FAIRFIELD City District Netball Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
The association will hold a dinner on Saturday, August 10, with the venue to be announced soon.
FCDNA secretary Michael Lowe said the new season starts on Saturday, April 6, at Endeavour Sports Reserve at Fairfield West.
"We are going to have a march past to celebrate the 40th anniversary on the opening day," Lowe said.
Lowe is the association's first men's secretary; he took on that role six years ago.
"I was also the first male executive on the association and that was more than 20 years ago," he said.
He said there are nine clubs and 900 players registered under the FCDNA banner.
The clubs are: Rebels, Canley Heights Hotshots, Smithfield Catholic Club, Coyotes, Fairfield Tigers, Lansvale Hornets, Smithfield Panthers, Sydney United and Titans.
Lowe said the Rebels are the new club to join this year.
They are expected to enter six teams.
On the representative front, Lowe said Fairfield will have teams in the 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s state age competitions.
The coaches are: 12 years, Cheryl Mulvey, 13 years, Skelton Leo , 14 years, Luke McGrath, and 15 years, Michael Lowe.
The State League open age team coaches are: Michael Lowe, and Luke McGrath.
Grand final days for the juniors and seniors competitions are Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, at Endeavour Sports Reserve, Fairfield West.
Lowe said the FDCNA had provided girls and women to play club and representative netball.
Several FCDNA players who reached high honours include Amorette Wild who now plays with the NSW Swifts, and Sophie Halpin, who is vice-captain of the NSW under-21s team and Kim Ravaillion, 19, has reached the highest level and played for Australia.