2024 Season

The Year 7 & 8 competition starts on Saturday 4th May at Queenstown Event Centre

4 May: Season start date – Open Day Festival - all teams playing 3 small games  (theme “Something Blue”)
1 June: Kings Birthday – Netball games WILL be played
29 June: Matariki - No court availability – we are working on a solution for these games
7 July: Year 6 to 8 Festival Fun Day to end the season – PLEASE NOTE being held on a SUNDAY

There will be certificates, music, photo opportunities and some giveaways. We are looking forward to a fun afternoon!


Game Day Format:

Warm-up: 10 mins total (5 min NetballSmart power warm up, ball drill and bibs)

Game: 4 x 10min quarters  

Breaks: 1 min, 3 mins, 1 min

Warm down: 5 mins


Coach Workshops:

Coach workshops will be held for any interested coaches.

Wakatipu Netball is offering a number of coaching workshops for primary coaches. The aim of these workshops is to provide coaches with the foundational skills needed to deliver quality, age-appropriate coaching sessions.

Workshops TBC

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Code of Conduct for Players and Parents:

​​​​​​​PLAYERS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

• Play for fun and enjoyment of Netball.

• Treat all players as you would like to be treated.

• Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another player.

• Control your temper. Verbal abuse or deliberate contact and abusive behavior is unacceptable.

• Play according to the rules of Netball and the principles of fair play.

• Play equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team's performance will benefit and so will you.

• Be a good sport, cheer all good play from your team and the opposition.

• Appreciate and co-operate with your coach, teammates and officials; there would be no game without them.

• Take responsibility for your performance on and off the court.

• Bring a positive sporting attitude to each practice and game.

PARENTS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

• If children are interested, encourage and support them to play.

• If you disagree with an official, raise the issue via appropriate channels rather than question the official's judgment and honesty in public.

• Recognise and value the importance of coaches and other volunteers, who give their time and resources to provide Netball; they deserve support.

• Teach children that effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

• Encourage children to play to the rules and respect umpires' decisions.

• Support the removal of verbal and physical abuse from the game.

• Lead by example.

• Children learn by taking risks and making mistakes; encourage and support this.

• Applaud good play by players on both teams.

• Avoid forcing children to play if reluctant.

Our structure is built on the Netball New Zealand philosophy “Junior Netball is aimed at ensuring young participants having fun, learning skills and developing a lifelong love of the game”.

All games to be on Saturday at the Queenstown Events Centre with the exception of Year 6 to 8 Festival Day on Sunday 7 July.

One draw will be prepared at the beginning of the season and it will be placed on the WNC website.

Scorecards will be provided in the coach starter pack to be used at the coach’s discretion, there willbe no recording of scores, therefore scorecards do not need to be handed in to WNC.

Player rotation is to be used in all year groups – player rotation spreadsheets will be provided by WNC to help coaches work out fair player rotations.If a School has more than one team in a year group those teams need to be structured with mixed ability to create even teams

– no GRADING and no TRIALS foy any age group are to be held -