Administrator Marg Morgan says Warrnambool City Netball Association is open to suggestions about what it can do to create more opportunities for male players.
It comes after Geelong AFL player Patrick Dangerfield sparked debate on social media on Saturday when he tweeted "still struggling to comprehend how 3-on-3 basketball gets a gig in the Olympics but netball hasn't..."
Morgan would love to see netball included on the Olympic program.
"As they're saying 'why not get it for Brisbane?'," she said.
Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, former Australian netballer Liz Ellis explained netball's application for Tokyo was unsuccessful.
She said one barrier is the International Olympic Committee's insistence on gender balance in the Games.
Essentially, netball needs more males playing.
Morgan believes the 2032 Brisbane Olympics presents an ideal opportunity - giving the sport 11 years to get more blokes on court.
"It would be a great thing to develop young males to work towards," she said.
She's unsure what the Olympic product would look like - would there be male, female and mixed categories?
Netball Victoria and WCNA have been to promote male participation in recent years.
WCNA's mixed competition was struggling for numbers in early 2019 but has since been a success with about 30 males across six teams.
Morgan pointed out there was a mixed competition at the state titles for 17 and under.
She said there were some boys playing in the 13 and under girls' category at the association championships in June.
The WCNA secretary added there were boys in WCNA's junior female competitions and a youngster came along to the NetSetGo starter program recently.
"We've offered a number of times to run a junior boys (competition) but we don't seem to get the feedback," Morgan said.
One way WCNA has tried to get more males involved is through school programs.
There were hundreds of primary school students involved in a Netball Victoria primary school carnival earlier this year.
Morgan highlighted some of the south-west's best netballers led those sessions, including North Warrnambool Eagles' Skye Billings.
Morgan wonders how WCNA can be more active in schools.
Otherwise, she said it would be great to establish a men-only competition and that it wouldn't be foreign to Warrnambool.
She pointed out WCNA had a popular men's competition 20 to 30 years ago.
Morgan said one challenge for netball was the plethora of sports and activities available to south-west youngsters.
Meanwhile, Western Region Netball coaches have been appointed for the state titles in Melbourne on the first weekend in October.
Nirranda netballer Meagan Forth has been reappointed the 15 and under mentor.
Kerri Jennings will coach the 17 and under team.
The first try-out for the 15 and under 17 and under sides will be at the Caramut Road netball stadium on Friday at 6pm.
There's been a change to the second set of trials on Sunday - there will be no 15 and under try-out.
The second 17 and under trial will still be at 11am on Sunday.
There are also try-outs for both age groups on Friday, August 6.
There may be a third session for 15 and under.
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