Moves for the establishment of a central organising body and a National Tournament came almost simultaneously from Queensland and New South Wales.
A National Body for Netball in Australia was founded at a meeting on August 26-27, 1927 when the All Australia Women’s Basket Ball Association was formed at a meeting held in conjunction with an Interstate Basket Ball carnival.
Foundation Members of the Association were:
• -New South Wales – The City Girls Amateur Sports Association
• -Queensland – The Australian Ladies Basket Ball Association
• -South Australia – South Australian Women’s Basket Ball Association
• -Victoria – The Melbourne Girls Basket Ball Association
• - Western Australia – The Basket Ball Association of Perth
Tasmania affiliated soon after, having competed in Carnivals since 1933 with Australian Capital Territory (1975) and Northern Territory (1977) subsequently becoming full Members.
In 1970 the name of the game was changed to “Netball” and the word “Women’s” was deleted, changing the name to the All Australia Netball Association .
The AANA was incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee on 18 September 1986 and is governed by the Corporations Act 2001 (as amended from time to time). “Netball Australia” was registered as a Business Name in 1993.
The Company operates under Memorandum & Articles that are resolved by the Council. This group consists of two Delegates representing each State or Territory, and it meets twice a year, once to focus on operational issues and once to act as a major forum to discuss issues of significance to the long term development and direction of netball.
The Board of Directors currently consists of President, Finance Director, Ordinary Directors (6) and the Chief Executive Officer (non-elected position). The Board is elected by and accountable to the Council for the operation and good management of the Organisation., including long term business and financial planning.
The Chief Executive Officer carries out the role of Public Officer for the Company.See more