Phoenix Netball club is a community-based organisation that is run by a group of passionate volunteers. If you would like to help the club please volunteer for one of the many roles available. There are many different roles you can help with from management committee positions, coaching, fundraising, grounds maintenance or game day support at Downey Park.

To ensure we can keep the club running, improve our facilities and provide new and exciting opportunities for our members, we ask that each family volunteer at least once during the season. If you can give some of your time or expertise your family levy of $60 will be refunded to you at the end of the season.

Some of the ways you can volunteer are:  

    • Committee Member 
    Join the Phoenix management committee by nominating for one of the Management Committee positions.  You can nominate for an elected position by completing the Office Bearer Nomination form and submitting it to the club's Secretary.

    • President 

    • Vice President 
    • Registrar - Manage player registrations.
    • Secretary - Manage incoming mail and record meeting minutes.
    • Treasurer - Receive payments, pay invoices, reconcile accounts, budget and compile monthly reports 
    • Coaching Convenor - Support coaches, Recommend coaching courses.
    • Equipment Convenor - Organise and distribute team equipment at the beginning of the season and collect at the end of season. Purchase extra equipment as required.
    • Fundraising Convenor - Identify fundraising opportunities and help organise fundraising events.
    • Sponsorship - Setup relationships with other organisations providing benefits for all parties.
    • Tour Convenor - Coordinate netball trip for senior players (13 years and over).  Trip is once every two years and usually overseas.  It will involve liaising with a travel agent who offers a planned itinerary.
    • Umpire Convenor (shared role) - Support umpires on game days and prepare weekly umpire roster
    • Uniform Convenor - Manage the purchase and selling of club uniforms and merchandise.
    • Volunteer Convenor - Create and manage online volunteer register. Email reminders to volunteers. 
    • Web ManagerMaintain Website and administer Committee email accounts.

    The committee meet once per month from 7-9 pm on a Thursday at the Gaythorne RSL.

    General Members can also nominate to provide support for club activities as needed, including fundraising, barbecues, grant writing and team photos.

    • Fundraising support
    Spend 2 hours assisting the club with fundraising activity. Opportunities will be listed here throughout the year. These will include: retail barbecues (Bunnings), club fundraiser day at Downey Park, Pink Sports Day, Legacy Badge sales (Anzac Day and Remembrance Day).

    • Game Day Netball Liaison (Downey Park)
    Spend 2 hours on a Saturday observing off-court behaviour of spectators, coaches and managers. All clubs are requested to provide a netball liaison on behalf of DPNA each Saturday fixture round. The role of game day liaisons is to help encourage a positive culture for players and ensure the DPNA Code of Behaviour is followed by people off-court.

    Liaisons are required to be a member of an affiliated club (this includes players parents), wear the DPNA yellow vest and be a responsible adult.

    Game Day Liaison checklist (for Phoenix volunteers) 

    • Ground Maintenance 
    As required, work as a team to maintain Phoenix courts and immediate surrounds, located at Tramway Street in Ferny Grove.  Duties may include mowing, leaf blowing, cleaning drains, gardening and general clean-up. 

    • Team Coach 
    Train a team for an hour one afternoon/night a week in the lead up and during the Downey Park winter Netball season.  Prepare and coach the team at Downey Park on Saturday's  for about 1.5 hours.  There are usually 14 games during the season.

    • Team Manager 
    Co-ordinate team communication and provide a liaison role between parents/players and the club management committee.
    Ensure score cards are signed by all players.
    Return score cards on game day as required.  
    Organise team scoring and/or fruit roster. 

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