Billie-Jaye Brougham; Elysha Willis & Rachael Mitchell (PL Co-Captains); Jo Charles & Georgia Huppatz (PLR Co-Captain)

All grades and teams are now well on their way into the current Winter18 season with some teams having successful wins. Re-grading for all grades has now finished and all teams and divisions have been set for the remainder of the season.
At this time, remember why netball has been your chosen sport. As BJ reflects upon her netball career, she shares:
“Behind all the hours of practice, and all the coaches who pushed you, there is a little girl who shot the ball, fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her”.
Successes are not only measured by the wins. To be successful remember the best team isn’t the team with the best players, but the team that plays best together. The skills developed and friendships made is what unites you together.
Our leadership squad has been formed to support and guide not only our league but all members of Newton Jaguars; you would have seen many of them out at trainings and on game days.
Our leadership team model gives voice to the playing group. Whilst it doesn’t take away the role of the coaches in setting the direction of the team, it provides a sounding board and peer to peer ways of dealing with issues as they arise. Leadership in clubs is too big for one person and leadership teams maximise the positive traits of each member.
They are chosen to lead by example. Georgia in particular embraces the visions, values and standards of our Club and has grown as an individual by encouraging her squad team mates, and our club as a whole, to do the same.
Keep up the good work and interaction with everyone and we will see you all at the Buddy Clinic on 3rd July 2018. Further details will be announced soon through your coaches.



Jim’s Blog

State League Coach Blog


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Thomas Edison – Inventor

This month I want to concentrate on one thing that is crucial to a team’s success and that is discipline.  Discipline is having a focused attention and effort.  It is doing what needs to be done, doing it the proper way to accomplish the task at hand, and doing it that way every time one is working to accomplish that task.

Too often, discipline is thought of in terms of punishment.  Discipline is actually a positive term & personal characteristic. Discipline is a choice. One who has discipline has chosen to do all that is necessary to succeed, whatever that entails.   Discipline is what can separate a player with ability and skill from a great player.

The disciplined person doesn’t just stay up late studying for an exam the next day (although that may be required to help achieve success on the exam).  The disciplined student pays attention in class, reads the required reading (and often more than just what is required), takes notes, studies the notes, and works toward an understanding of the material long before the night before the exam. The disciplined worker shows up at the job site on time, knows what needs to be done and does it without being told or reminded, and sees the job through until its completion.  The disciplined player is the player that turns up for training or the game and does what is not asked of them, gets  out on court and does the extra work, makes sure they are prepared for the session or game, is mentally focused on the task at hand.   It is the player who does the extra work both on and off court without being asked, it is the player who wants to succeed and is determined to do so.   Discipline carries people and it carries teams to heights unattainable without it.

Demand discipline from your team at an early age, make it part of their DNA, make it part of the Jags DNA.

Discipline is: knowing what to do, knowing when to do it, doing it to the best of your abilities, and doing it that way every single time.”

“If my players work hard every day, then they won’t have to worry about game plans, or where they play, or whom they play, or about rankings and so on. They have their daily behavior – their discipline – to fall back on.”

Pete Carill – College Basketball Coach


    ATTENTION BOYS AGED 11-17 The South Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (SAMMNA) are working to provide opportunities for Junior Boys in SA to develop their netball skills. Currently boys are only able to participate in competitive netball until the age of 12 and not again until they are 18, in our Open…


The AGM will be held after trials on 11/2/2018, The equation is simple, the more people who help, the better the club will be. A nomination form will be available for positions. any enquirers are to the Please come along and get involved.