Do you want to get back into netball?

Want a fun, social netball program that is tailored for different fitness levels, age and skill levels?

A FREE four week pilot program will run from Tuesday the 17th of November from 6pm at the Bass Recreation Netball courts and is open for females 15 years and older.

Rock Up Netball is part of the VicHealth funding Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport, with the program in Bass a partnership between Netball Victoria, GippSport and the Kilcunda Bass Football Netball club, with the aim to help females play netball in a social, fun and inclusive environment.

Netball Victoria Participation Development Manager Scarlett O’Sullivan is excited by the uptake so far with 20 participants already registered ahead of the November start date.

“Bass is one of eight pilot programs across the state and the response overall has been fantastic with the Bass program being one of the highest registration rates,” Ms O’Sullivan said.

The program will offer flexible, participant-led and “pay as you go” activities for women and girls over 15 who want to become more active.

Designed to provide social, fun and unstructured opportunities for both beginners and those coming back to netball. With the first four weeks free, it gives the community a chance to be part of the program design and prove that an ongoing program can be sustained.

Corinella resident Kimberley Black has been instrumental in promoting the program through the Facebook group Rock Up Netball Bass and her motivation is simple.

“I’d love nothing more than to be able to get back on the court and play a social game with friends and others I am yet to meet in the local area,” Ms Black said.

“I haven’t played netball for fifteen years so going straight into a competitive environment wouldn’t work for me…the interest has been overwhelming and I can’t wait for our first session.”

GippSport, through the VicHealth Regional Sport Program, are focusing on developing new opportunities to increase the number of people participating in sport with a particular focus on those currently inactive or who have low levels of physical activity.  Program Coordinator Gene Parini believes the Bass program will go be a huge success.

Unfortunately, we know that girls and women are generally less active than men, particularly when it comes to participating in organised sport. We need to do more to encourage girls and women to play sport and these projects will provide females with fun, flexible, and social opportunities to be more active.” Said Mr Parini.

To get involved simply register your interest on the Netball Victoria Website at or just rock up ready to have some fun. If you require any further information you can contact Gene Parini at GippSport on 5674 6004 or gene@gippsport.com.au