Victoria Announces Nationals Squad

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Victoria is excited to announce its Full Squad of players for the 2016 Men’s and Mixed Netball Nationals to be held in Melbourne at the impressive Knox Basketball Stadium.

After an exciting trials in September our teams have been selected and we look forward to a fantastic 6 months in the lead up to the tournament.

Good luck to all teams and Go Get ‘em VICS!!!     WE ARE COMING!!!





Have you heard…. We’re back…and we’re stronger than ever.

The 2016 teams are set to take charge, Bigger, better, faster, smarter.

We have succumbed before, but don’t let that fool you.

Our hearts will bleed navy, uknighted we stay true.








VMNL holding 2014 State Team Selections


The 2014 Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Championships will be held in Brisbane over the Easter period (Saturday 19 April – Saturday 26 April 2014).

The Victorian Men’s Netball League invites all interested players to attend the state team selections in September. Each team will be selected by the respective coach and a selection panel.

Three trial sessions will be held to select the Victorian Cyclones teams for the 2014 Australian Championships. Attendance at all sessions is advised to improve your selection opportunity.

Dates/Times: 17 & Under Boy’s
19 & Under Boy’s
23 & Under Men’s
Open Men’s
Open Mixed
Men’s Reserve
Men’s Masters
Sunday 8th Sept 2013 Registration: 8.30am
Trial: 9am–11am
Registration: 10.30am
Trial: 11am–1pm
Saturday 14th Sept 2013 Registration: 4.30pm
Trial: 5pm–7pm
Registration: 6.30pm
Trial: 7pm–9pm
Sunday 15th Sept 2013 Registration: 8.30am
Trial: 9am–11am
Registration: 10.30am
Trial: 11am–1pm
Venue: Banyule Netball Stadium
2 Somers Avenue, Macleod 3085
Cost: $20.00 (to be paid with registration on first day of trials)
$200.00 (to be paid by final week of trials, refunded if not
Enquiries: Grant Crocker
0419 382 620

Nominations for the 2014 Victoria Cyclones support staff are now open.

The time has come once again to kick start the 2014 Victorian Cyclones Men’s and Mixed netball campaign. The Victorian Men’s Netball League is looking for experienced coaches and managers to take out all 6 national titles at the forthcoming 2014 Men’s Netball Nationals in Brisbane.

Applications are now being taken to become a member and play your part in the Victorian Cyclones’ 2014 Men’s and Mixed Netball Nationals Campaign. Positions range from our widely successful Open Men’s and Mixed teams through to developing our junior boys in the Under 17’s, 19’s and 23’s divisions.

Interested coaches and managers are to return a completed application form (available below) together with a brief covering letter and a current netball CV (preferably with two referees). Please also include a covering letter including the following:

• Reason for applying for this position
• Relevant experience relating to the position including individual strengths
• How you and the players would benefit from your appointment

For further details regarding any of the coaching or managerial positions please contact Daniel Cooke directly on 0415 913 524 by phone, or by email to

Applications close SUNDAY 4th August

Cyclones Dominate Championships Again

VIC CYCLONES For the 3rd successive year, Victoria took out five of the six titles up for grabs at the 29th Australian Men’s & Mixed Netball Championships.

Leading from the front, the Cyclones Open Men’s team went through the tournament undefeated, winning their 5th title in a row, and have now not dropped a match the past four championships.  Whilst that stat is impressive, the Mixed team have a similar record.  They took out their 6th successive championship, not having dropped a match over those 6 tournaments.

The level of excellence was similar across the remainder of the squad.  The 23 & Under Cyclones regained the title that they last won in 2010 despite spirited competition from the Vic Development team, who were runner up.  The 19 & Under division was again taken out by the Vic’s for the 7th successive year, whilst the Vic 17’s were never troubled throughout the week, winning the 17’s division for the 7th year in a row.

The only division Victoria missed out on was the hotly contested reserve’s.  Despite being the 7 time defending champs, the Vic’s were runner-up to a very good NSW side.  The Reserve division was a hotly contested grade, with 11 teams fighting it out, including 4 visiting international sides from Malaysia and Brunie.

Complimenting the team success, Victoria had more reason to celebrate at the post championship Presentation Dinner.  600 guests were on hand to congratulate no less than 56 squad members achieving national team selection.  The Vic’s were also most proud of the following individuals:

  • Andrew Simmons – Open Men’s Best & Fairest
  • Natasha Westbrook – Open Mixed Best & Fairest
  • Matthew Meaney – Men’s Reserve Best & Fairest
  • Jackson Mynott – 19 & Under Men’s Best & Fairest
  • Brodie Roberts – 17 & Under Boys Best & Fairest
  • Joel Owen – Umpire of the Tournament

Cyclone 2013 Teams Announced

12 teams will represent Victoria at the 2013 Australian Men’s & Mixed Netball Championships, March 31-April 6 at the Booroondara Sports Complex:

Christina Puopolo Jody Viktorin Marianne McKay
Natalie Puopolo Elise Caldwell Karen Wild
Tim Walker Sophie O’Kane Brent Holtham
Daniel Cooke Sophie O’Shea Corey Jackson
Dan Ryan Jacinta Todd Dave Chealuck
Andrew Simons Lauren Close Louis Samuel Lou
Ely Harrison Natalie Tommasini Ben Bruitzman
Guy Keane Natasha Westbrook Brent Pace
James Burridge Christopher Locke Andrew Waligora
Merrow Clough Clint Allwood Stephen Chambers
Matt Longhurst Adam Boldiston John Ioane
  Lachlan Crowe  
  Jarrad Walker  
  Jesse Boyd  

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