Club History – 2010 onwards

NETBALL AT IT’S BEST

(2010 – 2018)

2010

The club fielded 33 teams and we once again enjoyed the thrill of winning the State League Premiership in an absolute nail biter of a Grand Final by one goal in overtime shot by Amanda Martin in the dying seconds of the game. The new CEO of ETSA Utilities has become our No. 1 ticket holder – Mr Robert Stobbe. Margaret Angove retired as SASI coach and returned to ETSA Contax as State League Coach 16 years after leaving our club as State League Coach to become the inaugural Thunderbird Coach. Tania Obst our State League Coach was appointed as her replacement as SASI Coach.

  • Our State League Reserves were a very young team with a lot of new up and coming talent – they were not able to make the finals in 2010.
  • AMND 11 teams playing grand final with 7 premierships
  • Club Excellence award was again won by our club.
  • Lee-Anne Petherick succeeded Rod Hook who has represented ETSA Contax on State League Management committee since it’s inception
  • Netball SA restructured the State League competition and renamed it Premier League for season 2011. All positions were declared vacant with all State League Clubs left to apply for positions in the new Premier League.
  • Our President – Lee-Anne Petherick completed our submissions assisted by Marg Angove, Virginia Reddy and Lorraine Obst and ETSA Contax was awarded a place in the Premier League in season 2011. Controversially, not all clubs were successful with only 6 club achieving a position in Premier League for the coming year.
  • Kim Hocking (Nee Smith) retired as a player.
  • Thunderbirds squad included Natalie von Bertouch, Emily Beaton and Georgia Beaton. Australia Diamonds team Natalie von Bertouch Vice Captain.
  • State League team of the Year players included Kristen Hughes, Amanda Martin, Kirby Morley, Bianca Reddy.
  • Margaret Angove Medal Best Player in Grand Final Amanda Martin
  • Subway Cup Best and Fairest Kirby Morley.
  • State League Players Player Kirby Morley.
  • ETSA Contax State League continued as Ambassadors to the Royal Flying Doctor Service – “Healthy Living Program” – Yalata was the town visited this year to conduct clinics in rural SA.
  • ETSA Contax Netball Club has the following players selected in the 2010 – 17 & Under and 19 & Under State Representative Teams:
  • 17 & Under- Gia Abernethy, Chelsea Lemke, Madeleine Proud (SASI Scholarship Holder), Sheree Lewis Coach
  • Following the Nationals all of the above athletes were selected in the 17 & Under National T.I.D Squad.
  • 19 & Under: Leah Thomson, Lenise McIntyre, Kate Shimmin (A.I.S. Scholarship Holder)
  • Following the Nationals Kate Shimmin was selected in the 19 & Under National T.I.D. Squad, and Lenise McIntyre was later added as an Invitee to the Squad.

2011

This season saw another change to Netball our State League was renamed Premier League. The change saw 10 teams reduced to 6.  Marg Angove again accepted the position as coach of the Premier League side and the Reserves was coached by Kim Hocking. Our Premier League finished minor premiers but were beaten in the 1st Semi and then again in the Preliminary. Likewise our Premier League Reserves finished 2nd but were also not able to make the Grand final.

  • Kristen Heinrich was named Premier League MVP for 2011 and Netball SA Team of the year included Banca Reddy, Kirby Morley, Amanda Martin and Jane Fitzgerald. SA Netball League Most Consistent Player Kirby Morley
  • ETSA CONTAX Premier League Best and Fairest  Kristen Heinrich
  • Reserves Best and Fairest  Chelsea Lemke
  • We farewelled 3  Premier League players Amanda Martin, Christie Nash and Kristen Heinrich.
  • ETSA Contax also won the Club Excellence award again.
  • We fielded 32 teams and won 9 Premierships.  AMND league won their grand final and the other 8 premierships were won by under age teams including Inter 1 and Junior 1.
  • AMND Sylvia McCubbin SJ Goal Throwing won by Sub Jun “1”
  • AMND Betty Fisher Junior Goal throwing award won by Junior ‘1”
  • We were fortunate enough to receive three financial grants in 2011 and the money was put to good use for skills workshop Junior umpire development and education of coaches.
  • Our umpires Jill Hunt and Lynda Robinson again had a team of girls training as umpires.
  • Our esteemed treasurer Virginia Reddy was awarded with Life Membership
  • ETSA Contax achieved Starclub status with Office for recreation and Sport.
  • Achievements for 2011 Australian Diamonds Vice Capt then eventually Captain Natalie von Bertouch
  • Australian Diamonds Extended Squad  Emily Beaton

17 & Under representatives Gia Abernethy Captain, Stephanie Drogemuller, Kaila Greenwell, Morgan Hill, Chelsea Lemke  (Also Talent Identification Squad), Briony Pratt, Che Revill, Maddy Turner, & Coach Sheree Lewis
19 & Under State Representatives Casey Gregory, Jessica Johannsen ( Talent Identification squad Australian Team), Chloe Joyce  (Talent identification squad AUSTRALIA Team) & Madeleine Proud (Talent identification squad and 21 and under Australian team)
21 & under State Reps Gia Abernethy, Georgia Beaton, Jessica Johannsen, Chloe Joyce, Chelsea Lemke & Lenise McIntyre

2012

Once again Contax was sponsored by ETSA Utilities We also had 10 club sponsors 15 individual sponsors and 21 teams sponsors 2012 was the 60th anniversary of Contax Netball Club. A lunch was held at the Cremorne Hotel to celebrate the occasion A Rival revival match against Garville netball Club was played with past players participating. Our Premier League coached by Leanne Eichler and ably assisted by Kim Hocking finished top in minor round and went on to win the grand final. It was Leanne’s first year as Premier League coach. Reserves coached by Tonia Hutton  were also Premiers. Premier league players Kirby Morley who played 276 games for Contax,  Bianca Reddy 145 games and Amanda Martin  241 games all retired. AMNDS was represented by 33 teams in the Grand final finally winning 11 Premierships Contax again won the Netball Excellence award for the 10th year. Lynda Robinson and Jill Hunt again took over the role of Junior Development . Thundebirds squad  Natalie von Bertouch, Emily Beaton and Madeleine Proud. SA National League Team  Georgia Beaton, Jane Fitzgerald. Chelsea Lemke, Madeline Proud and Gia Abernethy. SASAI SAcholarship Holders. Gold   Georia Beaton,  Madeleine Proud Silver  Gia Abernethy,  Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner. Bronze Olivia Clark, Charlee Hodges,  Kelsey Williams.

Achievements
Australian Diamonds Natalie von Bertouch Captain. Australian under 21 team,  Madeleine Proud captain,  Chelsea Lemke Australian under 19 team  Chelsea Lemke. Australian School Girls  Kelsey Williams SA Representatives SASRAPID Tammy Brixton,  Alexandra Connell, Kelly Robertson, Jodi Smith. 17 and under state,  Maddy Turner (national Talent ID squad) , Olivia Clarke, Charlee Hodges, Kelsey Williams,  Kim Hocking assistant coach 19 and under,  Gia Abernethy (national talent ID squad)  Madeleine Proud  (National talent ID squad), Casey Gregory, Chelsea Lemke (National talent ID Squad) 21 and under  Gia Abernethy, Chelsea Lemke (national talent ID squad)  Madeleine Proud (National talent ID squad) Leah Thomson Maddy Turner  Sheree Lewis Assistant coach Asics team of the year Contax Representatives Chelsea Lemke,  Georgia Beaton, Jane Fitzgerald, Bianca Reddy. Netball  SA Premier League Rookie of the Year  Chelsea Lemke

 2013

2013 was a significant year with a change of uniforms.  Dresses were the new uniform replacing bodysuits. Our major sponsor was again SA Power Networks. We had 13 Club 18 Individual and 28 Team sponsors Premier League coached by Leanne Eichler ably assisted by Kim Hocking were once again premiers. Reserves coached by Tonia Hutton assisted by Sheree Lewis were runner up. There were 32 teams in AMND with 6 winning Premierships. Contax were joint winners of the Club Excellence award. Lynda Robinson and Jill Hunt once again took charge of training our Juniors umpires. After 22 years we were saddened when  Lorraine Obst retired  from our committee due to ill health. Lorraine was assistant secretary for 22 years, State League Manager for 3 years, State League Convenor for 12 years and was a Life member.
Australian Diamonds Natalie vonBertouch captain Australian Under 21 team World youth cup  Gia Abernethy Australian 19/u TID  Gia Abernethy,  Maddy Turner  17/U TID  Lucy Armfield Thunderbird representatives were Natalia von Bertouch and Emily Beaton Australia School Girls  Charlee Hodges AN L Reps Chelsea Lemke. Gia Abernethy, Maddy Turner,Maddy Proud Captain. SASI Scholarship holders   Gold  Chelsea Lemke,  Madeleine Proud  SILVER   Gia Abernethy, Maddy Turner,  BRONZE   Olivia Clark,  Charlee Hodges,  Kelsey Williams, Lucy Taheny SA Representatives  SA Primary School,  Gabriella Vidmar, Tayla Whitehouse, Eliza Grenvold. SA Secondary Schoolgirls Adele Demasi, Elissa Noolan, SASRAPID  Alexandra Connell, Kimberley Phillis, Sofie Kneebone. 17 and under State team Olivia Clark co Captain, Charlee Hodges co Captain, Kelsey Williams, Lucy Armfield,  Kim Hocking Coach 19 and under State Team  Gia Abernethy Captain, Maddy Turner vice Captain, Kailah Greenwell, Molly Affolter, Maddy Hicks, 21 and under State team  Maddy Proud Captain, Gia Abernethy, Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner. Netball SA Excellence award joint winners again. Netball SA  Premier League Team of the Year reps GS  Chelsea Lemke, WD Georgia Beaton,  GD Jane Fitzgerald,  GK Maddy Turner. Netball SA Premier league Rookie of the Year  Maddy Turner. Netball SA Marg Angove medal for Premier League Grand Final  Georgia Beaton.

2014

SA Power Networks were once again our Major Sponsor Our Premier League coached by Leanne Eichler with
assistant coaches  Jane Fitzgerald and Sarah Vidmar  finished 3rd. Reserves coached by Sheree Lewis and
assistant coach Deanna Riley also finishes 3rd. AMND teams had 5 premierships. Lynda Robinson and Jill Hunt were again buisy coaching Junior umpires. Net Set go was run by Pauline Fielden ably assisted by Amanda Shiell. Sponsor ship is growing 2014 we had 16 club Sponsors, 22 individual and 25 teamsponsors for which we are very grateful Thunderbird reps Emily Beaton, Maddy Proud, Carla Borego, Kate Shimmin,  Assistant coach Tania Obst. SA National League reps  Geogia Beaton, Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner. SA Scholarship holders, World International Class Athlete  Emily Beaton Developing International Athletes,  Chelsea Lemke,  Madeleine Proud, Kate Shimmin Potential International Athletes  Gia Abernethy, Lucy Armfield, Maddy Turner. Emerging Potential Athletes.  Olivia Clark,  Charlee Hodges, Lucy Taheny

Achievements
Netball Australia’s Centre of Excellence Program  Maddy Proud Australia 21/u Team  Maddy proud (Captain), Gia Abernethy (withdrew due to injury) Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner Australian 19/u TID  Lucy Armfield Australian 17/u TID Charlee Hodges SA Representatives. Primary School Krystal Anderson-Ives, Eliza Jones, Tahlia Dnistrjanski DSA Secondary School,  Chloe McGough, Sophie Freeman, Jade Anderson Ives, Sarah Chigwidden, Bianca Reddy Assistant Coach SA Rubys SASRAPID, Alexander Connel, Catherine Benke, Alison Muirhead  (Coach)  Tricia Crockford (Assistant Coach ) 17/u   State team Charlee Hodges, (Co Captain)  Emily Hunter 19/u state team Maddy Turner (VCaptain)  Kelsey Williams, Lucy Armfield 21/ State team,  Maddy proud (captain)  Gia Abernethy, Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner, Molly Affolter. Netball SA Premier League team of the year.   GD Georgia Beaton,  GK Maddy Turner

2015

Once again our major sponsor was sa power networks
Our number”1” ticket holder was Sarah McKay (Sutter)  and our patron was again Rosemary Crowley
2016 Contax entered 33 teams across Premier leagues and Adelaide metro division.  23 teams contested the final rounds of which 13 team contested grand finals winning 9 premierships.
Premier league was again successful in winning the grand final after being 2nd at the end of the final round. Coaches were Leanne Eichler with assistants Sarah Vidmar and Jane Fitzgerald. Sheree Lewis was reserves coach and they finished in 2nd place.  Deanne Riley was assistant coach.
We were saddened during the season with the passing of our coach Deb Aston.
Jill Hunt and Lynda Robinson once again took control of our umpires.
Contax players who were represented in the following were:
Adelaide Thunderbirds:   Emily Beaton, Maddie Proud, Renee Ingles, Kate Shimmin.
Thunder Babes:  Gia Abernethy, Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner.
South Australia national league southern force:
Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner, Gia Abernethy, Charlee Hodges, Kate Shimmin (awarded ANL competition MVP)  Tania Obst, coach.
SASA scholarship holders
2014/2015  scholarship holders – world international class athletes: Emily Beaton
2014/2015scholarship holders – developing international athletes:  Madeleine Proud, Kate Shimmin
2014/2015 scholarship holders – potential international athletes: Gia Abernethy, Lucy Armfield, Maddy Turner, Chelsea Lemke, Charlee Hodges.
Achievements
Netball australia centre of excellence residents program,  Chelsea Lemke,  Maddy Turner
Centre of excellence tour: Maddie Proud
Australian 21/u team  Gia Abernethy,  Chelsea Lemke.
Australia 19/u Lucy Armfield
SA Rubies SASRAPID representatives:  Alex Connell, Sophie Kneebone, Catherine Beinke reserve, Jodie Smith reserve, Tricia Crockford coach.
17 & under state reps: Adele Demasi
19 & under state  reps:  Lucy Armfield Charlee Hodges,  Kelsey Williams,  Kim Hocking coach.
221 & under state reps, Gia Abernethy captain, Lucy Armfield, Charlee Hodges, Chelsea Lemke, Maddy Turner (San Remo MVP)
Netball SA Premier League awards
Team of the year GD Maddy Turner, Charlee Hodges reserve, Georgia Beaton reserve
Premier league most valuable player runner up: Charlee Hodges
Rookie of the year: Charlee Hodges
Premier league best and fairest:  Georgia Beaton|
Best in final series:  Kate Shimmin
Reserved best and fairest tie: Kailah Greenwell, Tayla Johnson
AMND Premiers  AMND League,  Intermediate 1, Inter 3, Jun 1, Jun 6, Sub Jun 1, SJ3, SJ4
Ten year service badges awarded to: Angela Butterfield, Saraid Kustermann, Paula Malkin, Rebecca Mcdonald, Kate Pittman, Tayla Revink, Amanda Shiell, Emily Simmons,  Maddy Turner
Player life member: Georgia Beaton, Taylor Petherick

2016

Season 2106 saw Contax netball Club enter 35 teams which includes premier league, Reserves and 33 AMND teams.  Premier League was again coached by Leanne Eichler and they finished 2nd. Narrowly losing to Matrics in the rand Final.  Assistant coaches were Jane Fitzgerald and Sarah Vidmar.  Reserves was coaches by Deanna Riley being her 1st year Reserves also finished 2nd.  Bianca Partridge was Reserves assistant coach.  In AMND competition 25 teams contested the final rounds and 18 teams played in the Grand Final culminating in 12 premierships. AMND Winners  B4   Junior 2,  3,  4,  5,  7,  Sub Jun  2,  3,  4,  5,  7,   Prim  4.

SA Power networks again sponsored the club.  Sarah McKay was the clubs No 1 ticket holder.

It was with great sadness we lost a very loved and hard working Life member in Lorraine Obst.  Lorraine was a tireless worker and was very passionate about her beloved Contax. Another sad loss was a past legend of the club captain Karen Whelan.

Jill Hunt and Lynda Robinson again trained our junior umpires .

The following people were congratulated on their achievements.

Thunderbirds     Emily Beaton,  Maddy Proud,   Kate Shimmin,   Toni ANDERSON (t Birds draft)
Thunderbirds Training Partners    Gia Abernethy   Charlee Hodges
ANZ Championship Reps from Contax   Maddy Turner Sydney Swifts,   Chelsea Lemke Queensland Firebirds,
New National league  Maddy Turner Sydney Swifts,  Maddy Proud  Sydney Swifts,  Kate Shimmin Queensland Firebirds
SA Australia national League  Gia Abernethy Leadership group, Toni Anderson, Lucy Armfield, Charlee Hodges, Geogia Beaton, Sasha Glasgow (Southern Force MVP & ANL MVP Runner up) Amehlia Schmidt,  Tania Obst Coach
SASI Scholarship Holders  Gia Abernethy, Lucy Armfield, Sasha Glasgow,  Charlee Hodges Chelsea Lemke, Madeleine Proud, Maddy Turner, Chelsea Blackman (invitee
Australian Fast netball   Kate Shimmin
Australian Under 21 squad  Lucy Armfield, Sasha Glasgow, Toni Anderson (NSW Contax T/Birds draft), Tania Obst coach
Australian National Squad   Charlee Hodges
Australian National Squad    Under 17     Chelsea Blackman
Australian National Squad    Under 15     School girls  Tayla Williams   Captain
Australian Diamonds squad camp  Maddy Turner
SA Primary schools  Keeley Kustermann
SA Secondary School girls under 15  Quillen Economou,  Georgia Horjus
SA Rubys SASRAPID Reps   Alex Connell,   Tricia Crockford Coach
17 and under State Reps    Tayla Williams,  Chelsea Blackman
19 and under State reps Sasha Glasgow, Charlee Hodges,  Jo Whelan Manager
21 and under State Reps  Lucy Armfield, Charlee Hodges (Vice Captain),  Maddy Turner (NSW 21 U Named National 21U most valuable  Toni Anderson (NSW 21U)
Netball SA Premier league awards  Team of the Year,   GS  Sasha Glasgow,    GA  Charleee Hodges, C  Gia Abernethy
Rookie the the Year  Sasha Glasgow
Premier League Reserves most valuable player   Molly Affolter
Premier League Best and Fairest     Gia Abernethy
Premier League Best in finals   Gia Abernethy
Premier league reserves best and fairest   Molly Affolter
Ten year service badge    Gia Abernethy,   Imogen Abernethy,   Eliza Inglis,   Emma Hatwell,  Merrily Carter
Player Life member   Colette Ransom,  Elyse Hicks,  Tayla Johnson.
Life member   Deanna Riley

2017

What a great year Winning Premier League premiership and  Reserves followed by 12 teams from AMND.   A good effort from 38 teams fielded.  The Premier League was an exciting final winning 59 – 50 against Matrics. Unfortunately Sasha Glasgow ankle and Chelsea Lemke knee were injured during the match  but the players who came on did a wonderful job. The team was again Coached by Leanne Eichler aided by Jane Fitzgerald and Sarah Vidmar.  The reserves was coached by Deanna Riley assisted by Bianca Reddy and they also beat Matrics 49-37.

All up we had 38 teams 27 playing in the final series 20 of which played in the Grand final 14 of which won Grand Final.  Winning Teams from AMND AMND League, B2, Inter “1”, Inter “4”, Junior “1””, Junior “2”, junior “3”, Junior “6”, Junior “7””, Primary “1”. Primary “2” (2), Primary 4

Amanda Shiell was President this season and did a great job.  Contax was once again sponsored by SA Power Networks (formerly ETSA). Jill Hunt and Lynda Robinson again undertook the job of Junior Umpire Development program which has been a great success.  Lynda also was in charge of umpire allocation.  Contax also ran the Net Set Go program which is always a huge success.  A number of Contax Players were selected in SA Squads and teams.

Thunderbird Training Partners   Gia Abernethy,  Charlee Hodges,  Sasha Glasgow.
Contax ANZ Championship Reps Suncorp Super National League  Maddy Proud (Swift) Maddy Turner (Swifts) Kate Shimmin (Firebirds)  Tania Obst Assistant Coach GWS Giants
SA Australian National League – Southern Force Gia Abernethy (Captain), Chelsea Backman, Charlee Hodges, Sasha Glasgow, Amehlia Schmidt, Chelsea Lemke, Rebecca Winch.
SA Sports Institute Program  Chelsea Blackman, Sasha Glasgow, Charlee Hodges, Tayla Williams.

The following people were congratulated on their achievements.

Australian Fast 5   Kate Shimmin,  Maddy Turner.
Australian 21U World Youth Cup Sasha Glasgow,  Tania Obst (Coach)
Australian National Squad 17U  Chelsea Blackman,  Tayla Williams
SA Representatives SA Primary School Keeley Rathjen,  Tabitha Packer
SA Secondary School 15U Krystal Anderson-Ives, Tahlia Dnistrjanski, Alicia Harford,  Georgie Horjus, Reserves Emma Sleath, Jessie Grenvold.

2018

Sponsored by SA Power Networks

What a great season with Premier League and reserves Back to Back. Congratulations to Leanne Eichler and Deanna Riley our successful coaches

We fielded 36 teams in 2018.  31 team contested the final rounds 19 of which played in the Grand Final winning 10 premierships .

We were joint winners with Matrics for the Club Excellence Award.

Lee-Anne Petherick was our President with a hard working Committee.

Sarah Sutter was our No 1 ticket holder

Lynda Robinson did a great job as umpires co-ordinator.  Lynda and Jill Hunt did a great job training our umpires

Once again Pauline Fielden ran a successful Net Set Go Program

Congratulations to the following players who represented our club

Adelaide Thunderbirds,  Kate Shimmin, Sasha Glasgow,  Charlee Hodges, and Bongi Mosumi (Draft player)

Thunderbird Training Partners  Gia Abernethy,  Chelsea Lemke, Chelsea Blackman.

Suncorp Representatives   Maddy Proud Sydney Swifts,  Maddy Turner Sydney Swifts, Tania Obst Assistant Coach GWS Giants.

SA Australian National League reps Gia Abernethy (Captain)  Chelsea Blackman, Sasha Glasgow

SA Sports Institute Program Scholarship holders, Chelsea Blackman, Tahlia Dnistrjanske, Georgie Horjus, Tayla Williams

Australian Fast Netball  Kate Shimmin

Australian School girls  Georgie Horjus

Australian National Squad 17u  Tahlia Dninstrjanski, Georgie Horjus

SA Representatives

SA Primary School  Phoebe Kitto, Shanee Proctor, Willow Stewart-Ratray

SA Secondary School Girls 15U  Amelia Anderson, Jessie Grenvold, Tanaye Nolan

SA Rubys SASRAPID SA Reps, Tricia Crockford Coach, Paul Beinke Trainee Coach, Reserve  Sophie Kneebone, Catherine Beinke.  Training Umpires Lynda Robinson,  Shelley Walker

17 and Under Reps National Championships  Tahlia Dnistrjanski, Georgie Horjus, Abby Siviour

19 and Under Reps   Chelsea Blackman Captain, Bethany Lane, Tayla Williams (withdrew due to injury) Jo Whelan Manager

Netball SA Premier League team of the year  WA Imogen Abernethy, C Gia Abernethy, WD Georgia Beaton, GK Amehlia Schmidt,  Reserve Goaler Georgie Horjus