Year 7 & 8 Player Development Programme (PDP)

Auckland Netball offers Year 7 and Year 8 Development Squads as part of the Netball NZ’s national initiative. The PDP is an accelerated learning programme providing players the chance to develop and extend their technical, tactical and development skills as well as inspiring a lifelong love of the game. The programme has been developed as an alternative to Representative Teams, and will include tournament play as part of the programme.

For Term 3 we will be holding the PDP Programme at both of our venues - Windmill Park and St Johns, with all participants coming together for the Festival Day indoors at our St Johns courts. 


The Programme Includes: 

  • Physical skill and tactical development through diverse sporting approaches 
  • Athlete development 
  • Integrated Neuromuscular development/improving muscle control of a growing body
  • Improving and progressing Netball movement skills
  • Stage-specific strength activities 


  • Provide development opportunities for Year 7&8 players
  • Include tactical and technical development for all positions
  • Implement a National approach for the development of young players
  • Refocus on fundamental movement skills as athletes move through puberty

Self-Assessment of Key Strengths 

Players registering will be asked to identify which of the following apply to them:

  • A good work ethic
  • Executes netball skills at a good level 
  • A high level of responsibility and self-reliance
  • Works well in a team environment and supports others
  • Enjoys playing the game of netball 
  • Is an enthusiastic learner 
  • Has a high level of commitment and dedication

Windmill Park Programme​​​​​​​

Venue: Windmill Park, 48 Windmill Road, Mount Eden

6 weeks on a Tuesday afternoon from 4.30pm - 6.00pm

  • 13 August
  • 20 August
  • 27 August
  • 3 September
  • (No session on 10 September due to AIMS games)
  • 17 September
  • Festival Day - Sunday 22 September 4.30pm - 6.30pm (at St Johns venue inside courts)

​​​​​​​*It is expected that you can make all of the listed dates

St Johns Programme​​​​​​​

Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive

6 weeks on a Wednesday afternoon from 4.30pm - 6.00pm

  • 14 August
  • 21 August
  • 28 August
  • 4 September
  • (No session on 11 September due to AIMS games)
  • 18 September
  • Festival Day - Sunday 22 September 4.30pm - 6.30pm (inside courts)

​​​​​​​*It is expected that you can make all of the listed dates


Players must be in School Year 7 or Year 8, must play in a school or club team at Auckland Netball (includes Auckland Netball, Windmill Park and Three Kings netball competitions).

Cost: $200

Registration Details​​​​​​​

  • Unless contacted prior about any issues with this registration, the completed registration will enable the player to take part in the programme (you will receive a confirmation email)
  • Late nominations will only be considered by request


Registrations for Term 3 will open soon.​​​​​​​


Caitlin Smardon, Development Programme Officer, [email protected]