Dear Centre Members

 

Our Executive Committee have met in preparation for our netball season for 2022.  It has been an interesting few years and Covid-19 has impacted many of our whanau and our community.  We wish to thank you for your support and patience through this time.  For those who have changes to your way of living; be it work, education, or within your home and family we wish you the best during these challenging times.

 

During this time we have followed the guidelines from Netball New Zealand.

 

Netball NZ will implement a three-phased approach to return to Netball:PHASE 1Get Ready for NetballCommenced on 15 May, 2020No Netball activity is to commence including trainings and workshops.PHASE 2Prepare to PlayNetball activity may start on or after 29 May, 2020This includes trainings and workshops. This does not include the delivery of competitions.PHASE 3Return to PlayAll Netball activity may start on or after 19 June, 2020.This includes the delivery of competitions. Centres moving into the delivery of each of these phases must ensure they are compliant with all requirements as outlined in the guidelines.  

 

The Trustpower Otorohanga Netball Season will begin on Friday 19th June for Year 5 - Year 8's and our senior competition. Future Ferns (Year 1 - Year 4)  will begin on Friday 24th July.  To enable us to run netball in a safe and manageable way we require all team, school and club delegates to attend a Trustpower Otorohanga Netball Centre Meeting next Wednesday evening,  3rd June at 7 pm at the Centre. This invitation to delegates is extended to any Centre member wishing to attend.

 

At this meeting explicit information will be shared with you regarding:

  • our current financial position
  • fees for the 2020 season (per individual):  Senior Player:  $25 , Secondary School:  $ 20, Year 5 - Year 8;  $17.50, Year 1- 4 $12.50, Invitational teams $50.  These fees are all at a 50% reduction from those set at the AGM early March 2020.
  • Contract Tracing - Friendly Manager - all Centre members; players, coaches, managers, umpires supporters to be registered on Friendly Manager
  • Health and Safety planning:  practises/competition day, entry/exit points to the Centre, parking, hand sanitising, rubbish disposal, drink bottles, ball/goal post cleaning, use of facilities, social distancing, working bee, cleaning
  • Competition Structure - due to social distancing, health and safety we have limited the Year 5 - Year 8 grades (Division 1 and Division 2) - maximum of 16 teams.  Senior Competition grades - maximum of 16 teams.
  • Start/Finish Dates:  Friday 19th June - 28th August (10 and 17 July holidays - no play) - 9 week competition rounds
  • Future Ferns:  Start/Finish Dates, Term 3:  Friday 24th July - 28th August (6 weeks)
  • Meet in the Middle League:  Term 3
  • Business House Netball Competition: Term 4  

A reminder while we are still in the Prepare to Play phase of netball to watch and take part in the  Netball Smart program.

 

Further information will be shared with you this week in regards to online registration for teams.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our meeting next Wednesday, 3rd June, 7 pm at the Centre.

 

If you have any queries please email:

Online registration:  Lauren King:  steveandlaurenking@hotmail.com

Team entries/Grading:  Audrey Greening:  audrey.greening@fonterra.com

Umpiring:  Marrianne:  te_roti@xtra.co.nz

Coach support:  Jo Trower:  jotrower2@hotmail.com

Health and Safety:  Kayli Van der Heyden:  kaylivdh@hotmail.com

Future Ferns:   Lauren King:  steveandlaurenking@hotmail.com

 

Kind regards

Dorothy Carr

Trustpower Otorohanga Netball Centre President

Dear Centre Members

 

We are so excited to  let you know planning for the 2020 netball season is well and truly underway. As you are aware there are challenges with the changes from one Alert Level to the next and we thank you for your patience and support during these times.

 

Netball in our Centre will begin on Friday 19th of June for Primary School (Division One and Division Two), Secondary and Club netball.  The details around contract tracing, health and safety, fees, competition structure and the like will be shared with you after the Executive Committee met following Monday's Government announcement. Following this meeting, and our organisation we will call a General Meeting for all club, school and team delegates to attend.  Future Ferns (Year 1 - Year 4) will begin in Term 3.

 

What we do ask of you is to start gathering your team members together, organising when you would like to begin training (from 29th May onwards), read the information with this update, and email any questions or queries you may have.

 

Audrey Greening our Draw Steward is extremely keen to hear from all schools,clubs and teams an expression of interest for the 2020 season. audrey.greening@fonterra.com 

 

In preparation for your netball season we suggest you watch:  Click here

 

We will be using Friendly Manager as our online platform which will make information sharing, online registrations, e.t.c so much easier for all this season.

 

Also please read the return to play guidelines below.

 

Continue to stay safe.  We look forward to seeing you all soon.

 

Kind regards

Dorothy Carr

Trustpower Otorohanga Netball Centre President 

 

COMMUNITY NETBALL RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

 

18 May, 2020

Netball NZ has released the COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Guidelines to support member organisations in bringing a safe return to community netball.

The guidelines have been developed after consultation with Centres and aims to provide the netball community with clarity about what type of netball activities can resume and how best to create safe training and playing environments that meet the requirements of COVID-19 Government restrictions.

Netball NZ CEO Jennie Wyllie said the priority for netball is to ensure that Centres take the time to ensure they understand that they can confidently and safely implement Government guidelines.

“It’s exciting to be preparing for the return of community netball across the country. Netball plays such a key role in the lives of thousands of Kiwis and we’re delighted that training, and eventually games, will be beginning to take place around New Zealand in the coming weeks,” she said.

“We’ve been focused on ensuring that any return to play is safe and in line with COVID-19  government restrictions and that Centres, clubs and schools across the country feel well supported as they start to return to the courts. We all have a role to play in ensuring we limit the spread of COVID-19 as we return to sport, and these guidelines provide a solid framework for our members.”

Netball NZ will implement a three-phased approach to return to Netball:

PHASE 1
Get Ready for Netball
Commenced on 15 May, 2020
No Netball activity is to commence including trainings and workshops.

PHASE 2
Prepare to Play
Netball activity may start on or after 29 May, 2020
This includes trainings and workshops. This does not include the delivery of competitions.

PHASE 3
Return to Play
All Netball activity may start on or after 19 June, 2020.
This includes the delivery of competitions. Centres moving into the delivery of each of these phases must ensure they are compliant with all requirements as outlined in the guidelines.

Alex Telfer Drive

PO Box 81

Otorohanga