The Dandenong and District Netball Association is:

  • Governed by a volunteer committee of management elected Annually in Marchjunior netball melbourne

  • The association is the manager of the Gloria Pyke Netball and Sport Complex under a management agreement with the City of Greater Dandenong.

  • We are funded by the entry fees and court fees paid by our members, together with income from hiring of the netball facilities. We are not funded by council or government.

  • We are proudly affiliated with Netball Victoria.

  • We are Committed to providing well run competitions for our members with a range of options for Seniors, Juniors, Girls and Boys.

  • We provide pathways to develop our Umpires, Coaches, players and volunteers.

  • We pride ourselves on providing low cost recreational opportunities for all.

Our History 

The sport of netball, formerly women’s basketball, has been played in the Dandenong District since the 1920’s. In the early days, games were played on Saturday afternoons in winter at various outdoor locations, including school grounds and parks.

By the 1960’s, the growth in participation saw the Association divide to form the Dandenong & District Netball Association and teams west of Chandler Road, the Springvale & District Netball Association. During the 1970’s, the Dandenong Council provided 6 courts at Booths Reserve followed by 12 courts marked out on the Cheltenham Road Stock Market car park. Night games for seniors were started during the summer and were played at the King Street basketball courts, then the Jarvis Pavilion at Mills Reserve and the Menzies Avenue Hall. These Competitions were popular and extended to year round.

In April 1980, 15 asphalt courts were constructed at Greaves Reserve, and for the first time, all Saturday matches could be played at one venue. The Ella Athorn Pavilion was added in 1982 providing toilet, kitchen and meeting facilities. The Association contributed $25,000 to the capital cost of the building as well as paying for the fit out.

The Netball Complex was completed in 1996 when 4 timber floored indoor courts were added. The additions cost $1.2 million and the Association was again able to contribute $120,000 to the capital cost plus equipping the centre.


The Dandenong Representative 17&U Team

Central East Champions in 2016

Runners-Up in 2018


Current Board of Directors (2024)


Genevieve Rosewall

Elected for 2 year term


Teresa Abajo

Elected for 2  year term (1 year remaining)

Vice President

Elouise Ciccia

2 year term


Christine Ware

2 year term


All elected for 1 year term


Juanita Aguero

Rebecca Wilson


Paula Smith 

Sylvia Hunt


Chris Davis


 Meet Our President – Genevieve Rosewall

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Genevieve has been involved with the Dandenong and District Netball Association since she started playing as a Junior.

Genevieve is also a “B” badged umpire.

Genevieve joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and took on the role of President from Paula Smith