The 2016 Australian Championships will be hosted by the Victorian Men’s Netball League in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs. Tournament administrators have sourced a new venue for elite netball, and are excited to bring some of the worlds best netball to the state basketball centre in Wantirna South.
Entering its 33rd year, the Australian Championships has a rich history of presenting some of the very best netball in the world. In 2016 AMMNA is expecting the event to be the biggest and most successful tournament we have ever presented. Contested by the biggest team count we have ever seen, and fueled by a carefully planned promotional marketing campaign, spectators can expect to enjoy some of the worlds best netball in a fun and energetic atmosphere.
These divisions are only open to each Australian states number one netball team in Men’s & Mixed competition. This is AMMNA’s most elite competition. It is from these divisions that AMMNA selects its two senior Australian teams that will tour New Zealand in November, 2016.
We are expecting five states to contest the Men’s, and six teams in the Mixed.
Many believe our reserve divisions provide some of the most fiercely contested netball in the tournament. 2016 will be no different. These divisions are open to each states ‘reserve’ teams, as well as affiliated organizations who have the capacity to enter representative teams, and visiting international teams. We are also now getting interest from regional or country netball associations. Through our tournament, netball associations have the opportunity to expand their representative netball programs, by providing their players men’s and mixed playing opportunities.
In 2016 these divisions will be contested by 8-10 teams in the Men’s, and 6-8 teams in the Mixed.
UNDER AGE MEN’S DIVISIONS – 23’s 20’s & 17’s
Open to each states under-age Men’s teams, visiting internationals, AMMNA affiliates and regional based netball associations.
In the past our under-age teams have provided the championships with some of its most memorable matches.
Australian teams will be selected from these divisions, with the Australian 23’s joining the senior Aussie teams touring New Zealand in November 2016. The Australian 20’s & 17’s will also head to New Zealand in 2016, but in September as guest at the New Zealand National Championships.
For all tournament enquiries, please contact AMMNA Game Development Advisor James McCallum:
- 61 439 651 492 (international)
- 0439 651 492 (Australia)