Koonung Heights Methodist Basketball Club, now known as Koonung Heights Netball Club, was formed in 1963 with its first meeting being held on 20 March 1963 at the Koonung Heights Methodist Church on the corner of Belmore Road and Winfield Road, Balwyn North. Those in attendance established a committee and drew up a constitution.

It was decided that two junior teams would be formed to play under the umbrella of the Methodist Girls’ Basketball Association. The annual fees were set at 5 shillings per year (50 cents) and players were required to bring along sixpence (5 cents) per week. It was decided that the girls would wear a royal blue tunic tied with a white cord over a white blouse with white socks and sandshoes. Royal blue bloomers were compulsory and mothers could borrow the sewing pattern to make them at home.

To be eligible for team selection, girls had to attend Sunday School at least three times a month as well as a monthly church parade. Games were played at the club’s home court at Koonung Heights Primary School (since demolished) or at away venues anywhere from Pascoe Vale to Bayswater. A Mrs Hearn was in charge of the first car roster.

Club Minutes tell us the following information regarding the history of the club:
  • 1965 The first seniors team was formed
  • 1966 A new, very ā€˜60sā€™ uniform was introduced
  • 1971 Basketball became known as netball
  • 1975 Julie Carter was club president
  • 1976 All netballers were required to wear positional bibs
  • 1978 A-Grade players change from tunics to skirts
  • 1986 KHNC play games at three venues, either Koonung SC, Heathmont and Bayswater
  • 1998 ā€“ 2008 KHNC teams compete in the Doncaster & Districts Netball Association
  • 2003 KHNC celebrates 40 consecutive years of competition with the inaugural award for outstanding contribution to KHNC presented to Anne Ericson
  • 2009 KHNC joins Boroondara Netball Association, located in Balwyn North
  • 2010 Introduction of mixed teams to Open competition
  • 2012 New design KHNC netball dresses introduced