22nd  February 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome to the 2022 Netball Season.  It feels funny saying this when we are just starting out with our summer sports.

Your child has shown an interest in playing Netball this year for Taradale Intermediate. 

Before you register your child please read Hawkes Bay Netballs vaccination policy and ensure your child can meet these requirements. https://www.hawkesbaynetball.co.nz/COVID19/hbn-vaccination-policy

Please discuss this commitment with them. They will be required to attend at least one practice each week; at lunchtime, before or after school, and be ready to warm up 30 minutes before their games on a Wednesday.  Games are held at either the Onekawa Netball Courts or the Hastings Sports Park.  The season starts on Wednesday 18th May and goes through to the 17th of August.

Trial dates are as yet to be set.   Information will be on the school notices regarding these when dates have been confirmed with our selectors.

Fees for this year are $75.00 and need ot be paid at the time of registration.  (Please note we have kept the fees the same for the past 7 years.)

Fees cover the cost of the Hawkes Bay netball asssociation registration, new match balls, practice balls and bibs, uniform hire including repairs at the end of the season, gear bags, first aid kits and coaching support equipment.

We are estimating about 100 students will register to play netball so we may need your help with coaching and/or umpiring teams. Please note all our coaches and umpires must be fully vaccinated in line with HB Netball's and the Ministry of Educations guidelines.  

The number of teams we enter into the competition therefore depends on the amount of support we receive from whanau.  We are more than happy for two adults/parents to share the coaching together.

All teams are required to provide their own umpire which means parents of children in teams may be asked to umpire or find some-one to help.  Older siblings at High School who play are acceptable.  

Before you fill in the school registration form - could you please discuss with your child what positions they would like to trial for.  Please note that the selectors may decide to trial your child in another area that they think they have the skills for.

Centre Court:              WA/C/WD

Circle Defence:           GD/GK

Shooter:                        GA / GS

Could you please indicate if you can help with a team in any capacity: coaching, managing, umpiring, transport to the games.​​​​​​​

Once trials have been held and teams selected - you will need to fill in the Hawkes Bay Netball registration form.  This includes whanau who are helping in a coaching role.

Thank you for your support.

Nikki Wilson
​​​​​​​Netball Co-ordinator