History

Impalas Netball Club was created in 1975 but first season was 1976, when a group of people decided to seperate from Gazelles Netball Club and form a club to play in BHSNA. Impalas celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016.

The club chose the name Hills United Netball Club – Impalas, modified in later years to Impalas Netball Club.  It was decided to retain the green and white colours in which the club played at Gazelles because of the change of Association and less likelihood of a clash.

In its first year BHSNA, 11 of the 14 teams appeared in grand finals, with all being premiers – a great effort.

In its early years Impalas continued to grow and at one stage had 46 teams, but the average was about 35 teams each season. Over the last number of years we have stabilised at a healthy 30-40 teams.  Each year the club has a number of girls selected into the various BHSNA age representative teams.

Despite the shift in population and the growth of clubs, particularly through schools, Impalas – which is a community club – has maintained a very broad catchment for players.  This has been a very successful policy in terms of maintaining our position as one of BHSNA’s largest, strongest and most supportive clubs.

Where we train:

Coolong Reserve
Coolong St, Castle Hill New South Wales 2154

 

Life Members

Over the years, club members have been recognised for their long and valuable service to the club with the award of Life Membership.  Current Life Members are:

Jan Fontana (founding President)
Carole Wallyn
Elizabeth Hall
Leanne Perigo
Merilyn Rogers
Marienne Vawser
Carol Murphy
Carol Coyle
Rob Fitch
Paul Mills
Jane Willmott
Kathy Fitch
Anne Lambert