We exist to enrich the lives of individuals within our community through the sport of Netball!
The Donvale Netball Club Inc. was established in 1971 by our founder Dawn Long. Since then we have grown to consist of players, umpires, coaches of all ages and a dedicated team of volunteer administrators. When an indoor sports center was built behind The Pines Shopping Centre, the Doncaster & Districts Netball Association was relocated to the rear of The Pines Shopping Centre. Due to The Pines Shopping Centre plans for renovations and extensions, the netball association needed a new home. In 1994, Templestowe Primary School was closed, the Council purchased the land, which was made available to the Doncaster & Districts Netball Association and its member clubs as its new home. In 2005 the club had entered a total of only five teams - one in each of the five age groups (11&U, 13&U, 15&U, 17&U and Open). Facing an uncertain future, the new committee in 2006 took steps to recruit and rebuild. In 2007, further steps saw a new logo, new playing top, Club website, registration with a number of council and sport-associated entities, and promotional involvement in local festivals and schools.
In 2010, new Club developments were “skorts” (skirts & built-in shorts) and Facebook page. In 2011, to help fund further Club initiatives such as coach education and senior teams moving into dresses and “patches” rather than bibs, sponsorship links were established with several local and sports equipment entities. Also, an official mission statement was developed - “We exist to enrich the lives of all individuals within our community through the sport of netball”.
In 2019, with a new committee, the Club’s emphasis is strongly on community involvement, coach and umpire education, leadership and netball enjoyment in line with its mission statement. From only 50 members in 2006, the club is going strong with over 150 members in 2019.
DNC has played an integral role in providing an opportunity to participate in a competitive and fun environment for over 40 years. The Donvale Netball Club welcome ALL ages and abilities in all areas from playing to coaching, umpiring and admnistration.