Welcome to the 2024 netball season

Welcome back to another year of netball and welcome to new students and families.  Please read this newsletter carefully as it contains everything you need to know as a parent, player or coach.


  • Mel Leatuafi            Netball Administrator​​​​​​​

Whaea Mel's role is to oversee the general running of netball and to put in place procedures and guidelines.  She also deals with the day to day running of netball, ie trials, registrations, draws, etc. 

Please do not hesitate to contact for any further information.

Email:   mleatuafi@npghs.school.nz  Phone: 028 2554 2779


All players are to register online using the Netball Registration tab on this site.

Registrations need to be completed online by Wednesday 13th March 2024 

If you have any trouble completing the form, please see Whaea Mel in the Sports Office.

Subscription Fees

Once you have submitted your registration form, you must pay your subscription fee.  This can be paid either online into the school account or to Student Services where you can pay with cash or eftpos.

Fees pay for affiliation to Netball NZ and Netball Taranaki, uniform replacement, equipment and administration. 

Subscription fees are due before the first game is played.  We have a no pay, no play policy.  Uniforms will not be issued to any player until her fees are paid.  No exceptions.

Fees per player for 2024 are:

  • Premier team        $215
  • All other teams     $130
  • Plus $40 uniform bond if applicable - please read below to see if your child is required to pay this.

School Bank Account:   15 3953 0478234 00                                                                                                                                                                              Particulars:  Player initials and Surname     Reference:   Netball​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Fees are now due - no uniform will be handed out until paid.

Uniform Bond

Every student new to the school must pay a $40 uniform bond.  The bond is a one off payment to cover your daughter for every sport that she participates in during her time at the school.  

Provided that all issued uniform is returned at the end of the season, this bond will be returned when the student leaves the school. 

If you paid a uniform bond last year you need not pay again unless your bond was forfeited.  You would have been advised if this occurred. 

If your bond was forfeited, please pay again.  Uniform will not be issued until this bond is paid.

Parent / Sibling Coaches

A player whose parent or adult sibling coaches their team will not be required to pay the fee.  This is to acknowlege the hard work and commitment that a coach puts into a season of netball.  If two parents coach, then half a sub will be charged for their daughters.


Trials are now underway.  Please check daily notices and the stadium notice board regularly for updates, as dates and times sometimes change.  Further trials will be held as needed.  

Social Teams

Girls are most welcome to organise their own team. 

To do this they need to get a Netball Team Sheet Form from outside Student Services.  They can list their preferred team mates/friends on this form.  Even if they do not have a full team, we ask that they still use this form as they will be placed in a team with their listed friends.

Please note, even if choosing this option, players must still register individually using this sporty site.

Uniform and Equipment

  • Players will be issued with a dress or skirt & top set.  Some teams also receive jackets and players bags.
  • Teams will be issued with at least 3 balls, 2 sets of bibs, first aid kit, and gear bag .

Every item has a unique stocktake number that will be recorded upon issue.  Ensure that the item issued to your child is the item that is returned at the end of the season.  You cannot swap gear or get it mixed up with team mates as you are responsible for returning the item issued to your child (like a library book - your issued item is your responsiblity).  Unfortunately, you will be charged for lost items.

Underwear - Please wear black/navy underwear.  NO visible bike shorts are to be worn under dresses.


  • Please join the NPGHS Netball facebook page for regular information and updates during the season.
  • Important information will also be in school Daily Notices.
  • Teams and parents will receive emails during the season from Mrs Yates.  Please keep an eye out for these.

Uniform Management

Uniforms are returned at the end of the season to an assigned adult in each team.  That adult will check the uniform off against the team uniform issue list.  Once all issued uniform is accounted for, that adult will return the entire team set to the Sports Office.  

This is a simple role for a willing helper and could be your small way to give back to the team as a parent.  It alleviates a lot of time and stress from the Sports Department.   

If you are keen to assume the uniform managers role, please tick that option in the registration form.

Coaches, Managers and Umpires 

​​​​​​​WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!

If you are interested in coaching or managing, PLEASE let us know.  We need coaches in order to have a successful season.  So please think about how you can help support your child.  Remember, if you coach, you will not have to pay the netball fee.  

We provide a selection of coaching resources that will assist with practices and games and can offer coaching courses to those who would like them.

We welcome student coaches and will assist them in their coaching role should they choose to undertake that challenge.  

We also welcome older siblings, other family members or suitable friends as coaches.

If you are able to help in any way, please tick the appropriate option in the registration form.  You are most welcome to contact Mel Leatuafi to discuss this option before you commit.


With over 300 girls playing netball, we regularly need uniform updates and replacements.

If you or your business are able to purchase a set of uniforms we would be extremely grateful.  Should you choose to sponsor a team, we can assure you that these will be worn by whatever team your daughter is in for the time that she plays netball at NPGHS.  

We are also able to offer other advantages that we can discuss with you and our school principal, Jacqui Brown.  If you can help with sponsorship, please contact Josie Cleaver [email protected]​​​​​​​


Check the Netball Taranaki website weekly - www.netballtaranaki.org.nz

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Satellite Season Dates

  • New Plymouth Satellite Saturday netball starts Saturday 6th April 2024 and ends on the Saturday 10th August 2024.
  • Satellite Pre-sason Tournament: Saturday 23rd march 2024 If you would like to enter your team, advise Mel Leatuafi and pay the team fee to Student Services. 
  • Fee TBA, usually $25.

Premier Season Dates

Premier season starts Thursday 18th April 2024 and ends on Thursday 4th July.

  • Pre-season Gameday:  Sunday 7th April 2024, HUB Hawera.
  • Semi Finals: Thursday 11th July, HUB Hawera.
  • Finals: Saturday 27th July, TSB New Plymouth.


Every player is required to attend a rules class run by Mrs Eliason - these classe will be run on Tuesdays at lunch time in the school stadium - 19th March, 26th March and 9th April.

Every team is required to supply thier own umpire.

All umpires must have sat and passed the on-line theory test on the Netball Taranaki website to meet regulations and attend a workshop (which is the rules class run by Mrs Eliason).  This is the link for the on-line test - 


If you are already a registered umpire and you would like to umpire this season, please let Mel Leatuafi know.

Failure to supply an umpire or using an unregistered umpire may incur a $150 fine by Netball Taranaki which the team is accountable for.  


Throughout the season teams may be required to do a team duty.  It is expected that everyone will help with their team duty.


Check the stadium notice board and NPGHS Netball fb page for the latest in Netball News.  If you have any queries please contact Mel Leatuafi.