About

Committee & Life Members

The Morialta Committee consists of the Minister OR Chairperson of the Morialta Congregation (appointed by the Church Council) as President, three confirmed members of the Morialta Uniting Church (one of which must be the Chairperson) and six additional members in a variety of roles. The committee is elected at the club AGM each year.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Bruce Ind – President (Church Member, Chairperson of Morialta Council)
  • Jude Johnson –  Chairperson (Life Member, Church Member)
  • Sandy Barker – Secretary (Life Member, Church Member)
  • Phil Johnson – Treasurer (Life Member)

General Members

  • Cheryl Buckingham – Complaints Officer (Church Member)
  • Lee Tremonte – Wellbeing Officer
  • Kylie Pedler
  • Karyn Leicester
  • Julie Thomas
  • Eliza Cornish – Player’s Representative

LIFE MEMBERS

  • Sally White
  • Bill Markwick (dec)
  • Heather Vincent
  • Graham Vincent
  • Gwenda Dansie (dec)
  • Neil Dansie (dec)
  • Amy Brebner
  • Chris Murdoch
  • Ray Clogg
  • Rusty Palmer (dec)
  • Helen Kreig
  • Jude Johnson
  • Sandy Barker
  • Katie Dansie
  • Mary Johnson
  • Phil Johnson

SELECTIONS SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Sandy Barker
  • Cheryl Buckingham
  • Erin Buckingham
  • Eliza Cornish
  • Paige Cowles
  • Morgan Dale
  • Tara Grove
  • Isabella Jawadi
  • Jude Johnson
  • Kylie Pedler
  • Kate Plew
  • Leah Overstreet
  • Matt Winterford

SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Sam Ion (Chair)
  • Nick Clark
  • David Dall
  • David Fotheringham
  • Steve Lydeamore
  • Nick Nechvoglod
  • Dan Pryor
  • Adam Sexton
  • Colm Walsh
  • Rajesh Singh

Coaches

Morialta has a great community of volunteers that help the club run as smoothly as it does. A large group of these volunteers are our coaches. Take a look below at our current coaches.

Winter Coaches 2023

  • A Team – Jude Johnson – Development NetballSA and Level 2 CANA
  • B Team – Mike King
  • C Team – Ian Parker
  • U17 (A) – Sandy Barker
  • U17 (B) – Bec Singh
  • U17 (C) – Sara Fotheringham
  • U17 (D) – Lee Tremonte
  • U15 (A) – Kim Sexton
  • U15 (B) – Sonia Clarke
  • U15 (C) – Liz Craft
  • U15 (D) – Erin Buckingham
  • U15 (E) – Grant Fleming
  • U15 (F) – Phil Boyle
  • U13 (A) – Leah Overstreet
  • U13 (B) – Matt Winterford – Foundation NetballSA
  • U13 (C) – Jude Johnson – Development NetballSA and Level 2 CANA
  • U13 (D) – Ryan Serocki
  • U13 (E) – Kylie Pedler – Development NetballSA
  • U13 (F) – Adele Missikos
  • U11 (A) – Daniel Barker
  • U11 (B) – Brianne Pryor
  • U11 (C) – Tiffany Gill
  • U9 – Hannah Fotheringham
  • U8 – Annis Flanigan

Our Story

Founded in 1950, Morialta Uniting Netball Club has had a storied past that has lead us to grow to our largest ever size, with 27 teams taking the court in season 2022.

1950
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.
1964
Our Uniform
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.
1970 - 1977
Our Name
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.
1984 - 1990
A Period of Dominance, and another new name...
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
Amalgamation, and one final name change...

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.

2001
Creation of the Under 8's

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.

2015
A Fully Matured Club

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

2023
End of an Era

At the end of Summer 2023, Morialta retired its recognisable green skirts and white shirts the U8, U9 and U11 players wore. All players now have the option of wearing the dress or top and shorts with our new inclusive uniform. 

Now
TODAY

Currently, Morialta regularly fields 25+ teams in both the Winter & Summer SAUCNA competitions.

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