The Melbourne Vixens takes pride in its ties to the Victorian community and grassroots netball. Part of this commitment is to the community is facilitated through athlete appearances.
Our core focus in relation to player appearances relates to meaningful and sustainable activity rather than one-off events. Therefore, most of appearances are taken up as part of the Vixens ongoing community programs.
We aim to consider all requests and endeavour to reply within two weeks of the request being made. Netball Victoria organises these appearances and follow a strict process to ensure that it is fair and equitable for all. Please be aware it is likely that organisations will be asked to pay for an athlete appearance.
To assist junior development of netball, the Melbourne Vixens make numerous appearances to schools and netball clubs throughout the season and across the state. We preference Victorian-based netball clubs and associations, endorsed schools, nominated charities, and peak community organisations that promote the health and well-being of Victorian’s and those which actively promote women's sport.
Please read through the below information before applying for a Vixens Appearance Request:
- Please check the Suncorp Super Netball Fixture, as players will be unavailable game days and travel days.
- There is limited access to the Melbourne Vixens athletes in August to November 2017.
- All requests must be placed six weeks prior to event to be considered.
- Players availability will depend on their training and work schedules, with occasional short notice change to these.
- Please ensure you have all the details of the event finalised before requesting an athlete.
- Player appearances cannot exceed 3 hours.
- The players cannot participate in any exercise programs where there is a risk of injury.
- Ensure you have some money budgeted to cover any appearance or travel cost that may be incurred for the appearance. Appearances can be arranged from $220 per hour per athlete plus travel (66 cents per km). Once a player is confirmed, a more detailed quote will be provided.
- A tax invoice will be issued from Netball Victoria for payment of appearance, please do not give payment to athletes.
If a Melbourne Vixens athlete is unavailable for an appearance, we can offer a Vixens training partner, former premier representative netballer, or one of our elite pathway players from the Victorian Fury team. These will be organised at a different rate to the Vixens with quote to be provided.
Appearance Request Form
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