New Partnership Brings Magic to Netball in South West Sydney

25 Aug 2023

Netball NSW has proudly announced a new Premier League netball team, South West Mounties Magic, the next step for elite sports within Mounties Group. 

In a partnership between the group's health and wellbeing offering, Mounties Care and Liverpool City Netball Association, the introduction of an additional Premier League netball team will offer a clear pathway for players under 6 through to an elite level. 

In confirming the partnership, Mounties Group CEO Dale Hunt said, "it's not only a win for netball, but more particularly for South West Sydney, with a clear pathway for athletes, coaches and officials to participate in the game at a professional level". 

"At a time when women's sport is enjoying the spotlight, it is a tangible response that will provide greater opportunity for athletes, both male and female, in our region - one of the fastest growing in Sydney. 

"The opportunities need to keep pace with this growth and this exciting announcement of South West Mounties Magic is evidence of just that," added Mr Hunt. 

With more than 230,000 members within the Mounties Group family, the organisation has for decades, supported sporting and cultural endeavours in and around the communities in which they operate. 

"Our commitment to the members who choose to spend their time and money with us, is one which we take seriously. We are always exploring ways to add real benefit, and this partnership with Liverpool City Netball Association is further reinforcement of this vision and our contribution in improving the lives of our members and the local community," continued Mr Hunt.    

"The Netball NSW Premier League is a flagship high performance competition that has been the breeding ground from which many NSW Swifts and Giants Netball athletes, State coaches and national officials have emerged, and this commitment to the game provides a further foundation on which the state can build," he concluded. 

The financial funding provided by Mounties Group will ensure the long-term financial stability for the venture, confirming that the expansion into the elite level will not have adverse financial implications on grassroots sport and the local community.  

Liverpool City Netball has a strong representative history, this new partnership will see players, coaches, and officials from the region able to compete at the next level.  

Speaking on behalf of Liverpool City Netball Association, President Rebecca Wakefield said she is excited for this new team to make its mark on the competition. 

"We are very excited to be partnering with Mounties Care and bringing Premier League to South West Sydney. This is an incredible opportunity not just for our own Association, but for all of netball within the South West region.   

"We can't wait to share with you all the magical things that are about to happen in netball," added Ms Wakefield. 

The addition of South West Mounties Magic will see both the Open and Under 23's return to a 10-team competition, which will ignite a magical 2024 season. 

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