The netball program at St Margaret's is supported by a highly qualified group of coaches with many years of experience. This group has coached and managed at school, district, regional, state and national levels.
Ex Australian player and Queensland Firebird coach Vicki Wilson is the patron of netball at St Margaret's. In the primary school, Vicki runs a yearly clinic for primary school students before the start of club season. At these clinics girls are coached and encouraged by Vicki Wilson and other state and national netball coaches.
St Margaret's netball teams represent the school in various competitions throughout the year. This includes QGSSSA competition, Downey Park Netball Association club competition, High Energy Youth (HEY) Tournament (formerly known as Southern Skies), QISSN and the Vicki Wilson Cup school competition.
Netball holds a significant position within the St Margaret's sporting program. Some recent achievements include:
- 2016 HEY Tournament U16 Cup Winners, Cadets Club Premiers, 12Yrs Club Runners Up
- 2015 HEY Tournament Winners, QGSSSA Open and Senior A Winners
- 2014 3rd Place Vicki Wilson Cup School Competition, QGSSSA Open Winners
- 2013 4th Place Vicki Wilson Cup School Competition, HEY Tournament Winners
- 2012 HEY Tournament Winners
This is the foundation for the development of netball at St Margaret's and is offered to all Prep, Year 1, 2, 3 girls in Term 4.
10-12 Years Development Netball
This is in preparation for future development of netball at St Margaret's and is offered to all Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 girls in Term 4.
Training commences in Term 2 and the competition commences in Term 3.
Teams are selected to compete under each year level - Years 7, 8, 9, 10, Senior and Open Teams.
Several teams are offered in each category. The exact number of teams is dependent upon student demand and coaching resources.
Windsor Park sporting fields
Open and A team members will be required to attend an additional conditioning session to assist in improving their physical performance. All teams are required to train twice a week.
Competition Dates and Venues
Venues vary depending upon the host school. Games are played on Saturday morning with home games played at Windsor Park. The QGSSSA competition begins in Term 3 from mid July to September.
Training: Girls wear their school HPE uniform
Games: On competition days, girls wear their St Margaret's netball dress
St Margaret's Netball Club gives opportunities for girls from 8 years through to 17 years of age to participate in the Downey Park Netball Association's Saturday competition. All girls are invited to trial for teams and girls are then placed in a team according to ability and train once a week.