Ariels was formed as Victorian Churches Netball Association in 1930 and is one of the oldest netball associations in Australia. Over the past nine decades the association has continued to grow and promote the sport of netball, particularly in Melbourne’s eastern region.

The association is committed to providing support and opportunities to players, recognising and nurturing leadership and good sportsmanship and offering a pathway to higher levels of competition to allow players, coaches and umpires to reach their full potential.

Ariels VCNA – Vision, Philosophy and Values

For our players, coaches and umpires to reach their full potential within our netball program.
To provide as many players as possible the chance to play representative and VNL netball and develop to their highest potential, and provide a pathway for elite athletes.
  1. Personal Development
  2. Team work
  3. Empowerment
  4. Innovation

How we are ensuring our values are met

  1. Personal Development
    • Individual goals for every player
    • Structured development pathways
    • Personal skill, strength and conditioning sessions
  2. Teamwork
    • Working together for the best outcome of the team
    • Sharing ideas, knowledge, and experience
  3. Empowerment
    • Supporting our members to achieve and believe in their goals
    • Acknowledging and celebrating our individual and team strengths
  4. Innovation
    • Taking risks
    • Building creative solutions to our challenges
    • Evolving and growing with our sport and changing environment

Ariels VCNA

Ariels VCNA is different to many representative associations in that we deliberately cast our net wide and have as many teams as possible to give the maximum number of players the opportunity to play representative netball.

  • U11 – 1 Development and 1 Tournament / Playing team.
  • U13 – up to 3 teams
  • U15 – up to 4 teams
  • U17 – up to 2 teams
  • Open Age – 1 team
  • Premier Teams – up to 3 teams
  • U19 State Super Team


  • Premier Mens
  • Premier Mixed
  • Div. 1 – Mens
  • Div. 1 – Mixed

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