Melbourne Vixens rookie helps launches Ultimate Netball Showdown

February 16, 2015


Melbourne Vixens new recruit, Emily Mannix will announce the 2015 Netball Victoria Association Championships Association hosts at 10am on Wednesday 18 February at the Victorian Baptist Netball Association in Essendon.

Mannix will be joined by Jane Harris, PR & Sponsorship Specialist at Lumo Energy, the major partner of the Championships, Netball Victoria Competitions Manager Angela Banbury, and rising young stars who will compete in the Association Championships.

Mannix, 20, played with the Bellarine and District Netball Association across all age groups and was talent identified for the Central West Zone Academy, which ultimately helped with her gain selection in the Victorian 15/Under State team.

“The Association Championships is such an important part of the Netball Victoria pathway in becoming an elite netballer. The talent identification process has certainly helped me achieve my goals and direct me towards playing with the Melbourne Vixens,” Mannix said.

“This competition is critical in establishing the athlete pathway in Victoria, and it goes without saying that sponsorship from Lumo Energy is crucial in delivering these events in our metropolitan and regional centres.”

The Netball Victoria Association Championships, now in its 16th year of competition, provides players from Victoria’s 223 netball Associations the opportunity to compete in what has become a crucial part of the Netball Victoria talent pathway, as well as assisting in the development of coaches, umpires and officials.

The Association Championships involve events across each of the six Netball Victoria Association Zones throughout metro and regional Victoria starting on 31st May. The championships culminate in finals held at the Waverley Netball Centre in Melbourne on Sunday 28 June.

What: Photo opportunity with Melbourne Vixens athlete Emily Mannix, Jane Harris, PR & Sponsorship Specialist at Lumo Energy, Netball Victoria Competitions Manager Angela Banbury and the rising young stars who will be competing in the Association Championships.

When: 10:00am – 10:30am, Wednesday 18 February 2015

Where: Victorian Baptist Netball Association - 29 Ramsay Street, Essendon VIC 3040

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