Matthews Netball CentrePerth's home of netball
The Matthews Netball Centre has been the home of netball since 1961, it was originally named after a hard working, persistent volunteer who was key in gazetting the land from the WA Government. Competitions have been run at Matthews every year since. It has been the office for the State body for decades, hosted the World and National championships and as such is pivotal in the history of Netball in Western Australia. With the recent redevelopment of the grounds and facilities, the Matthews’ Netball Centre will remain the prime place for grass roots netball in the state for meny more decades to come. In 2011, work commenced on redevelopment of Matthews Netball Centre and the precinct it sits within – the Wembley Sports Park. The new building and courts are modern and well-suited to the needs of a leading and growing netball association. The building was finished and opened in 2013 and provides offices of PNA staff, a canteen for competition days, change rooms and storage space for clubs, and rooms for first aid and training courses.
Parking & Traffic
The Matthews’ Netball Centre sits within the Wembley Sports Park on the corner of Salvado Road Selby Street in Jolimont.
The centre has undergone two major redevelopments in the last 8 years and now has the following facilities;
• Main hall with a capacity of 125 people,
• Boardroom with multimedia facilities,
• Fully equipped administration centre,
• Storage facilities for larger clubs,
• First aid room,
• Toilet and shower facilities,
• Full kitchen facilities,
• 46 hard courts (31 of these under lights) and 3 practice thirds.
Outside the centre, the Town of Cambridge provides permanent car parking facilities which can be extended into grassed areas at peak parking times. There are disabled parking facilities close by both of the main entry points and four sets of bike racks available to bike users.
Whilst there is a large number of parking spaces, on Saturdays this resource is stretched to its limits. PNA encourages all visitors to Perth Netball Centre to use alternative methods of transport to the grounds or to car pool where ever possible.
Public transport is also runs close by the centre, with quick access from the Circle Route (98/99) and a 20 minute walk from Daglish Train Station. For full details specific to your travel requirements please refer to the Transperth Journey Planner.