Posted on Friday 16th April, 2021


After 608 days, Victoria University WRFL Netball will return tonight.

With the 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID-19, netball will make a welcome return to the courts of VU Whitten Oval in 2021.

This season 13 clubs will compete across four divisions of netball. In total 29 teams will take part, this is a 66% increase in team numbers since 2019.

Wyndhamvale, Albanvale, Laverton and Sunshine Heights will be playing in the competition for the first time.

While, Spotswood, Braybrook, Point Cook Centrals, Point Cook, Manor Lakes, North Footscray, Albion, Glen Orden and Sunshine will continue their association with the netball competition.

Albion netballer Rachael Neville said she was looking forward to being a part of a team again.

“Nothing beats the feeling leading up the first game of the season,” she said.

North Footscray player Simone Bonney agreed, saying she was excited to be back around her teammates after a long break.

“(I look forward to) getting back onto the court with my amazing teammates and hopefully coming away with a few wins,” she said.

“I am very lucky to have made friends off the court which makes playing netball a lot of fun.”

Laverton player Morgan Pollock said she couldn’t wait for the first whistle. She said she was looking forward to putting on her club dress on for the first time.

Victoria University WRFL Round 1 – April 16

Division 1

6.40pm – Spotswood Gold v Braybrook Whitten

7.40pm – Point Cook Centrals Great White Sharks v Braybrook Hawkins

8.40pm – Point Cook Centrals Sharks v Point Cook Blue

9.40pm – Manor Lakes Storm 1 v North Footscray She Devils 1

Division 2

6.40pm – Albion v Wyndhamvale Falcons Green

7.40pm – North Footscray She Devils 2 v Manor Lakes Storm 2

8.40pm – Spotswood Green v Point Cook Red

9.40pm – Point Cook Centrals Hammerhead Sharks v Braybrook Priest

Division 3

7.40pm – Albanvale v Point Cook Centrals Tiger Sharks

8.40pm – Glen Orden Westwood Hawks v Sunshine Kangaroos

9.40pm – Point Cook White v Braybrook Cowell

Bye – North Footscray She Devils 3

Division 4

7.40pm – Glen Orden First National Hawks v Wyndhamvale Falcons Gold

8.40pm – Laverton Magpies White v Sunshine Heights

9.40pm – Braybrook John v Manor Lakes Lightning