The East Brighton Vampires Netball Club is more than a club, it is a community. It is a community of players, families, coaches and volunteers who love the game, enjoy seeing their families active and are willing to do their bit to make it happen. If that sounds like your sort of netball club then we would love to have you on our team. We welcome accomplished players and those who just want to play to have some fun with friends and be a part of a team.
We play in three different leagues:
Sandringham District Netball Association (SANDY)
Caulfield District Netball Association (CDNA)
Southern Football Netball League (SFNL).
The Junior Netball Club participates in the Sandringham District Netball Association competition, which runs games on Thursday evenings (for Grade 4, U11 players) and Saturdays (U11, U13, U15, U17), at the SANDY courts on Thomas Street, Hampton.
The club also participates in the Caulfield District Netball Club (CDNA) competition, which runs games on Friday evenings (U11, U13) at the Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena.
The Senior Netball Club participates in the Southern Football Netball League (SFNL) competition, and runs games on Saturday afternoons at the Springvale District Netball Association courts on Rowan Road, Dingley Village.
The East Brighton Vampires Netball Club (EBVNC) began life in 2010 as the Brighton Sparks with one U11 team. In 2016, we changed our name to EBVNC. We now have 25 teams from U11 through to seniors. We also run a fantastic NetSetGo program for Grade 2 and 3 children at Brighton Primary School and Gardenvale Primary School, hopefully sowing the love of netball in our littlest players.
The EBVNC believes in promoting good sporting values, skills development, team play and a healthy participation in netball at all levels. Players have the opportunity to develop further skills in umpiring and coaching within the Club and beyond. We are a true community club and we also advocate inclusivity in sport. Members of our committee were instrumental in setting up an award-winning all-abilities netball program with the SANDY.
Parents are provided with opportunities too, to coach, umpire and volunteer in a number of ways.
Our club is a ‘stay and support’ club, not ‘drop and go’ and membership of our club means getting involved, one way or another, for example, volunteering, attending events, watching training and games, and working with team managers, coaches and fellow club members.
Our club is run by volunteers in accordance with our constitution. Each year, the four office bearing positions are elected at the AGM.
The office bearers, along with members of the Executive Committee meet monthly to govern the club, adhere to policies and ensure training and matches are conducted in a safe and inclusive environment.
Our key office bearers are:
President: Murray Collins
Vice President: Position Vacant
Treasurer: Caly Price
Secretary: Pip Scarff
Diversity, Inclusion and Traditional Owners
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
EBVNC supports diversity and respects the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet. Everyone wins when sporting organisations are inclusive of our diverse community. The benefits are felt by all members of the community and the community is stronger for diversity.
The term diversity refers to the different characteristics of people who make up our community. This includes the following characteristics:
Gender (including male, female and unspecified)
Race (including nationality, ethnicity and colour)
Sexual Orientation (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer)
Disability (including intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities)
Inclusion in sport means everyone in our diverse community, regardless of their gender, age, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation or ability, is afforded a range of opportunities to participate.
Our club enacts the Netball Victoria Child Safety Standards to ensure our members play in a safe and inclusive environment.