About NSW

Netball South West is managed by the Regional Management Board (RMB) which consists of voluntary, elected and appointed directors. The directors chair one of 6 working groups which are responsible for matters such as ‘competition and events’, ‘education and training’ and ‘marking and communications’ and have certain other responsibilities such as heading up our relationship with Team Bath and Severn Stars. The RMB is responsible for the management and development of Netball in the South West, identifying and meeting the needs of everyone involved in netball to enhance participation experiences and encourage the uptake of the sport. The RMB co-ordinate the Regional Performance Programme, organise the Regional Leagues, oversee the strategic future of netball in the South West and continually seek to develop coaches, umpires and volunteers.

Regional Management Board

The RMB are made up of the following members:

Karen Jones – Chairman

Linda Dyer – Vice-Chair & Director

Sarah Lewis – Director

Les Thomas – Director

Michelle Rutter – Director

Chrissie Brookes – Director

Issy Farrell – Director

Jenny Hannis – Director

Vanessa Taylor-Byrne – Legal Representative

Angela Rimmer – Director

Laura Woodruff – Regional Coordinator

Working Groups

Reporting to the Regional Management Board are the Working Groups. Each group is chaired by an RMB Director, ensuring a practical link to the RMB.

Competition and Events (chaired by Lesley Thomas)

Education & Training TSG (chaired by Sarah Lewis)

Media and Communications (chaired by Michelle Rutter)

Performance (chaired by Linda Dyer)

Finance and Management (chaired by Chrissie Brooks)

Cell Group (made up of our NDOs, Regional Coordinator & Partnership Manager)

Sarah Lewis  – Disciplinary Secretary

Our Vision

‘To be the number 1 sport for women and girls in the South West’

Our 2018 / 2021 plan is currently under development and we look forward to sharing this soon

Our Priorities

  • Umpire Development – increasing the number of umpires who progress from C to B and who are available for regional opportunities.
  • Understanding better why girls aged 14-18 drop out of netball and what alternative netball opportunities are available for that age group


Following on from the Netball South West Regional Goalden Globes our fantastic regional winners enjoyed an excellent time at the National Goalden Globe Awards. Netball South West are delighted that 3 volunteers received accolades on the night, Hazel Nicholls (Sheelagh Redpath Grassroots Official), Hayley McCalister (Teacher Award) and Jacqui Berry (Muriel McNally Award). 

More details on the winners can be seen here. This years awards are now open so make sure you nominate them.



NSW Constitution

A copy of the Netball South West Constitution & the GDPR Guidance can be found below:

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