Club History

The first registration day for Coastal Waters netball Club was held on 17/2/1979, at that point a name had not been decided for the new Club. Some of the suggested names for the new Club were:

  • United Netball Club
  • Brisbane Waters Netball Club
  • Bellbird Netball Club
  • Sandpiper Netball
  • Coastal Waters Netball Club
  • As we now all know the latter was decided as the most popular. The Club was formed from the Gosford Youth Club.
The 1989 Pee Wees Team - Coached by Amanda Lovett

The 1989 Pee Wees Team – Coached by Amanda Lovett

The first President of Coastal Waters was Pat Courts, and the inaugural Umpires Convenor was Barbara McCarthy who is still a current committee member for Coastal Waters Netball Club, what fantastic service Barb has given to our great Club!

The original club colours were bone with green and the original uniforms were made during a working bee by volunteers.

It was also decided that the theme for the team names would be Coastal bird names. Some of the original team names were Seagulls, Wagtails, Ladybirds, Vultures, Sparrows, Penguins, Toucans, Lovebirds, Pee Wees, Budgies, Hawks, Flamingoes, Pelicans.

The 1981 Hawks Team - Coached by Rhonda Kavanagh

The 1981 Hawks Team – Coached by Rhonda Kavanagh

Some of these team names are still of course still used 36 years later. Coastal Waters Netball Club has always had a proud history of a family friendly Club and has over the many years had many mothers and daughters, sisters playing for our Club.

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