In the beginning . . .  

1950 saw the first recorded history of Newton Methodist Basketball Club, located at Newton Methodist Church, Montacute Road Newton. In this first year, the club won a premiership and photographs show the Church courts as made of dirt, with "ditch" lines.
The earliest uniform (which survived in the lowest grades until 1982) was a green tunic (box pleat) with a wide tartan band, a red girdle and a white blouse. In 1964 Buchanan tartan ribbon replaced the material band and this ribbon has become part of the continuing tradition and is still and is still a part of the current uniform.

The first of three name changes occurred in 1970 to Newton Methodist Netball Club, when Australia and New Zealand changed from Women's Basketball to Netball.

With the union of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches to form the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, the club was renamed Newton Uniting Church Netball Club.
In the North Eastern Zone, Newton was a strong club, with many players representing both the North Eastern Zone, in the Zone Carnival held on the June long weekend and in Representative teams, selected at the Zone Carnival.

In 1984 and 1985, Newton Uniting won the A1 premiership and this team of players moved to SA Netball Association in 1986 to form Newton Netball Club, which in 1990 amalgamated with Jaguars Netball Club to form Newton Jaguars Netball Club.

1990 saw the amalgamation of Newton, Magill, Finchley Park and Rostrevor Uniting Churches and a move from Montacute Road to the Magill Church location of 26 Chapel Street and another name change, from Newton to Morialta Uniting Netball Club. Although Magill Uniting and Rostrevor Uniting had previously entered teams into the United Church Netball Association, both clubs had disbanded by 1990 and therefore there was only a name change, rather than an amalgamation of clubs.
By 2001, the club only fielded one team in the Open competition. In Summer 2002/2003 a number of ex-player's children had reached an age to play and together with some school friends, entered the first U8 team for a number of years. 2013 saw the first of these players being selected in the A team.

In 2015, Morialta had grown to its largest size ever, fielding 20 teams in the United Church Netball Association Summer season.

Currently (2019), it has 21 teams (3 Open and 18 Age Grade teams).

Significant events that were celebrated include:

  • Rebuilding of church courts which had decayed to an unusable state by 1963 and were reopened in 1967.
  • Erection of court lighting with the assistance of a National Fitness Council grant - 1967-1968
  • Erection of the canteen (Clubhouse) - 1971
  • Provision of a new outdoor toilet block in lieu of original "deep-holers" (provided by the church trust)
  • Twenty five years of competition in United Church Association - 1974
  • Sixty years of competition in United Church Association - 2009
  • Obtaining a Fund My Neighbourhood grant for $80 000, which resulted in a comprehensive upgrade of the courts and surrounds, complete September 2018.
  • 70 years of operation - celebrated by the Official Re-Opening of the Chapel Street Courts and a Gala at the Norwood function centre.