2022 All- Star Netball Squad
An Inter-association "All-Stars" competition in Netball was introduced in 2016 and was originally held between representative teams from School Sport WA - Government schools (SSWA) and the Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC). In 2020, IGSSA WA joined the competition to make it a tri-association challenge, and the competition now showcases the best talent in our Secondary Schools Students.
The ACC is a sporting association for Associated and Catholic schools, currently managing 89 member schools. SSWA represent students from all WA government schools and IGSSA is an independent girls’ schools’ association comprising of 8 member schools. All three organisations work on selecting their strongest side to represent their association. For a player to qualify is a very special achievement as they compete against players from other schools both in the metropolitan and regional areas for team selection.
Whilst IGSSA WA are a small association in comparison to our rivals, we are a force to be reckoned with. To nominate for an IGSSA All-Star team, a player must receive an invitation to nominate through their own school. To meet criteria for nomination, students must be in Years 10-12, have approval of the Director of Sport in their school, and actively represent and support their School in the IGSSA Sporting Program.
The 2023 All stars event was an amazing display of quality netball by the top school netballers in all school associations. All teams were outstanding, and our IGSSA players bought a level of skill, professionalism and determination that could not be faltered. IGSSA lined up against the ACC team for the first game of the day. Whilst the game was in the balance for the first half, the ACC came out strong in the final 2 quarters to take the victory 36 - 23. IGSSA then had to back up this match with another game against SSWA. Whilst coming out strong in the first quarter, the SSWA team came back to win 35 - 24. The grand final match against SSWA and ACC was an epic battle that was goal for goal for the first 3 quarters. But the ACC put on an amazing final quarter performance to win the game 33 - 25, and take out the 2023 Title.
The 2024 Tri-Association Challenge will be held on Sunday 13th October. All spectators are welcome to come and watch our top school students in action (free entry). The draw is as follows:
9.00am Match 1: SSWA v IGSSA
9.55am Match 2: IGSSA v ACC
10.50am Match 3: ACC v SSWA