About us

Our Committee

Matthew Leighton – President

My involvement in netball started in 2011 when I went along to support my future wife and her two daughters playing netball on a Saturday afternoon at Daph Geddes Park. For about the first five years I was a parent and partner/husband to netballers. I supported my wife when she started coaching at Alloway and went along for something to do. After two years of that I was coaching club netball and later that year stood in to a vacant Vice President role at Alloway. Within a year I was the Alloway delegate at BNA meetings while still coaching club. In 2020 I started coaching BNA Rep netball however COVID made that extremely tough. In 2021 I stepped up to a vacant BNA Secretary role as part of a transition to 2022 where I became President.

I have a passion for coaching netballers as well as volunteering wherever I am needed.

sharyn batt – Vice President

Karen Holloway – Treasurer

I started playing netball as an 8 year old in Challengers at Acacia Netball wearing a beautiful lilac and black tunic with black puffy bloomers. When we moved to Bundaberg in 1998, I became played for Natives Netball Club and became a club representative on the BNA committee in 1999. I have 3 children, Elizabeth, William and Catherine. Both of the girls played club netball as well as represented BNA in their rep teams. William became an umpire whilst we were involved with BNA. I only play netball socially now during their summer social season. Something people might not know about me is that I represented SE Qld as a 12 year old in a defence position. Up to this point, I had been a mid court player. I continued to play defence for the rest of my playing career.

Shelley Richardson -Registrar

I started playing netball at BNA as a 13 year old, my friends and I got a team together called Glendales. Our uniform was a lovely tangerine tunic with a black belt. I have 3 children, Susanne, Fiona and Leonie. All of them came through the nipper movement and then ALL went on to play for Alloway. Two of my girls have played rep for BNA. I have been a Rep Manager and Rep Umpire for many different teams over the years. I received my National C Umpire accreditation badge in 2006. Also in 2006 I became a life member of BNA. These days I like doing the BNA office duties out of the cold and rain.