The Cavaliers Netball Club was formed in 1995 to provide promising players from the North and North East with the opportunity to participate in netball at the highest level in Tasmania.
We are proud of our achievements that have been sustained from our first TNL season in 1996 to the present day. The table below shows that during this time the Cavaliers have been the most successful club, measured by the achievements of 19&U and Open teams.
|1996||Open 5th; 21&U premiers|
|1997||Open RU; 21&U premiers|
|1998||Open premiers; 19&U 6th|
|1999||Open RU; 19&U 5th|
|2000||Open and 19&U semi-finalist|
|2001||Open RU; 19&U semi-finalist|
|2002||Open premiers (undefeated); 19&U RU|
|2003||Open, 19&U semi-finalist|
|2004||Open and 19&U teams RU|
|2005||Open semi-finalist; 19&U premiers|
|2006||Open premiers; 19&U premiers|
|2007||Open premiers; 19&U semi-finalist|
Open RU; 19&U semi-finalist
|2009||Open premiers; 19&U RU|
|2010||Open premiers; 19&U semi-finalist|
|2011||Open semi-finalist; 19&U premiers (undefeated)|
|2012||Open semi-finalist; 19&U premiers (undefeated)|
|2013||Open and 19&U premiers (both undefeated)|
|2014||Open semi-finalist; 19&U premiers|
|2015||Open RU; 19&U premiers|
|2016||Open 6th; 19&U semi-finalist|
|2017||Open 6th; 19&U preliminary finalist|
|2018||Open preliminary finalist; 19&U premiers|
|2019||Open premiers; 19&U premiers|
- Open Premiers 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2019
- Open Runner up 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2015
- 19/21&U Premiers 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
- 19U/21U Runner up 2002, 2004, 2009
- At least one of our teams has played in the grand final in 20/24 of our years in the TNL
- At least one of our teams has participated in the semi-finals in every year of competition (both teams involved in 20/24 years)
- Eleven TNL Best & Fairest Player honours and Twelve Coach-of-the-Year awards.
Since its inception in 1996 the Cavaliers have been remarkably successful in attracting, retaining and developing athletes because we insist on high quality coaching and implement a philosophy of ‘players-at-the-centre’ of the Club. We encourage and support athletes in their netball and personal development - not just for State League competition but for higher state and national pathways and to enrich their life opportunities. We celebrate the individual athlete and team achievements.
The history of the Club from 1996-2015 has been extensively documented in the book “Courting Victory – Twenty Years of the Cavaliers in the Tasmanian Netball League” by Bret Salinger and Chris Carstens.