Our History | Cavaliers Netball Club, Launceston

our history


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
2020 Open RU; 19&U premiers
2021 Open Premiers; 19&U Preliminary Finalists


  • Open Premiers 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2019, 2021
  • Open Runner up 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2015, 2020
  • 19/21&U Premiers 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • 19U/21U Runner up 2002, 2004, 2009
  • At least one of our teams has played in the grand final in 22/26 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 22/26 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.