Cameo Tigers are your local Seaford, Carrum Downs & surrounding areas Netball Club.
November 1976 saw the beginning of the Cameos Netball Club in Seaford, when local mothers from the Belvedere Primary School discussed the formation of a local netball club for their daughters. Faye Muter, Jean Aldreton & a few others developed what we now know as The Cameo Tigers Netball Club. Most players came from the Belvedere Primary School and once word spread teams increased quickly over the years with clubs highest at 15 teams. Cameo's affiliated themselves with the Frankston District Netball Association, Jubilee Park, Frankston. Entering the Saturday competitions, where they have had and still continue to have, many successful years of competition netball for all its members; junior & seniors. Cameos became the local Seaford, Carrum Downs & surrounding areas netball Club.
The clubs colours were navy & white. Uniforms started out as a navy netball dress with pleats in the front with a strip of navy & white check gingham. It wasnt long after the clubs uniform was changed to a navy top with white collars & a white band on the sleeve, together with a navy skirt & a Cameo embroidered badge. All the tops were hand made at the time by Faye Muter, Jean Alderton, Wilma Wooley & others.
Apart from the Saturday competition, Cameo's participated in a Twilight seasons for seniors, Mother & Daughter Competitions & a Night Winter Competitions at FDNA.
When the FDNA indoor stadium was built in 1993, competitions changed to nights & midweek games played indoors, leaving the Saturday Competition for games outdoors.
In 2006 Cameo's uniform moved with the times to a navy & white body suit.
2012 Cameo's trialed an association with Seaford Junior Football Club, to build its exposure within the community, as numbers had dropped dramatically. This was an instant success, along with hours of hard work by the committee to keep the club afloat. 2013, the association become official, along with a new name, logo, colours & uniforms, all of which linked the club directly to SJFC. Building a stronger sporting community for the local youth.
Cameo's Netball Club was now called Cameo Tigers Netball Club. The logo incorporated both the old symbol & new symbol (Tiger). The Colours were to be the traditional navy & white, with the addition of gold & black. The uniforms moved away from the body suit to the Aline dress & a new polo t-shirt.
By 2014, all new uniforms had been introduced across all ages, a record amount of 18 teams were entered in for FDNA Saturday competition & another association was formed with the Seaford Football Netball Club.
SFNC provided another netball outlet for our seniors within the Peninsula Football Netball League. This new association brought to the club the expertise of Mandy Hopkins, the head coach at SFNC to assist our coaches & players in building their netball skill set.
2015 will break yet another club record, with 7 Cameo Tigers junior members being selected in the FDNA Squad teams. Due to the huge growth in members & members selected for FDNA Squad teams, Cameo Tigers introduced grading amongst its members in the 2015 Saturday Season.
2020 - Full netball season cancelled due to Covid & Lockdowns.
2021 Netball season only saw a part season played and the remainder cancelled again due to Covid & Lockdowns.
2022 - Saw a Covid uninterrupted season finally - It was great to get back to Netball. During this season, the club voted to leave FDNA after a long 46 years at the association to join the Chelsea District Netball Association starting 2023.