Gawler Central Netball Club was established in 1987 when the Barossa & Light and Gawler & District Football Associations amalgamated. Netball and football then started being played at the same venues, by co-existing codes under the one club umbrella and over the years the netball Association has become known as Barossa, Light & Gawler Netball Association (BLGNA), of which 9 clubs are now members.
During this time the club has undergone significant change and is now well placed to be part of a growing Gawler region. Over the years we have enjoyed many successes and the club proudly places all teams in both Junior and Senior Divisions and encourages families to be involved across all sports associated with the club.
The Gawler Central Sporting Club Inc (established as the Football Club in 1889) covers sports of Netball, Football and Cricket.
Our total sporting club concept, allows you to show your support of the club through our ‘Tiger Card’ promotion. ‘Tiger Cards’ are issued to all players plus the cards are also available to supporters who apply for club membership. The cards provide holders with significant benefits from various supporting businesses around Gawler – the full list of these benefits is available on this website as are application forms for club membership. (add link to Tiger Card pages)
Where/when do we play?
The BLGNA annual competition is played on Saturday’s over the months of April-September, starting with the young juniors at 8.30am through to senior games played in the afternoons, last ones starting at 3pm. Both netball and football are played at the same venues allowing families to attend one location to watch and participate with both.
We play home and away games ie: half our games are played at our home courts at the Gawler Oval (on Nixon Terrace) with the other half played at opposition courts (Angaston, Barossa, Freeling, Kapunda, Nuriootpa, South Gawler, Tanunda, Willaston).
Pre-season trials to gain selection into the 18 teams are held each year – late January/early February with dates and times for these published on this website. Training for all teams is held mid-week on days/times to suit coaches and players, from 4pm for Juniors to 7pm for seniors (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday generally).
The 18 teams that we can field in the BLGNA competition are:-
Children are encouraged to trial and participate in grades they feel comfortable and capable, while they are encouraged to play ahead of age levels where ability to do so is evident.
2 Teams for Netta (age 7-11)
2 Teams for Primary (age 11 and under)
3 Teams for Sub-Juniors (age 13 and under)
2 Teams for Juniors (age 15 and under)
2 Teams for Intermediates (age 17 and under)
7 Teams for Seniors/Adults