Core objectives of TNA’s Participation Netball Competition

In order to meet the objectives of the new competition, TNA will;

  1. Engage with the disability community and NDIS accredited support organisations to advertise and welcome all potential players;

  2. Provide a welcoming environment from all TNA members;

  3. Provide coaching and development for all players, with medium term integration of teams into clubs in TNA;

  4. Ensure that the rules are tailored for all participants, to ensure a maximum participation for all;

  5. With the clubs and schools, ensure that the benefits of the active lifestyle adopted while playing netball is understood and continued;

  6. Develop and welcome involvement in TNA from all family members, to allow them to share the experience together.

  7. Ensure a stream of players enters the mainstream competition;

  8. Together with Netball ACT, develop a sufficient number of players across the ACT to introduce a north side competition.

  9. Host a representative netball competition for all members of all associations with disability from across NSW.

  10. Develop sufficient skilled base of players such that the ACT can participate, and win, the Marie Little Shield. This element will be led by Netball ACT.

  11. With the Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association and ACT Men’s Netball Association, introduce a new competition for elite men with an intellectual disability, to correspond with the women’s Marie Little Shield.