Netball - Information


MOTHER EARTH Future Ferns – Year 1 & 2 – The focus at this age group is on exploring Netball and the development of fundamental movement and ball skills. It allows players to catch, pass, and shoot from day one, providing a fun introduction to the sport. The session will include skill development lead by a Junior Co-ordinator/Star Helper for 20 minutes followed by a 4 vs 4 game on a 1/3 of the court comprising of 2 x 8 min halves, 2 mins break in between.
All equipment on game day is provided. Season comprises of 10 sessions.


MOTHER EARTH Future Ferns – Year 3 & 4 – The focus on this age group is learning the basic skills in a modified game which is played with a 5 vs 5 format on 2/3 of the court. The Year 3 & 4 programme is designed to be fast and fun, maximising participation. There are five players in each team and rotating positions so that everyone gets an equal chance to develop their skills. Game duration 4 x 8 minute quarters, 1 minute at each interval and maximum 3 minutes at half-time. Rolling substitutions are allowed. 2.6m goal height. Season comprises of 10 sessions.


MOTHER EARTH Future Ferns – Year 5 & 6


The focus for this age group is for all players to get plenty of ball time and the opportunity to develop a broad skill set. The game continues to be modified; being played 6 vs 6 players on a full-size court with lowered goal posts (2.6m) Players rotate to prevent early specialisation in positions.
Game duration of 4 x 10 minute quarters, with a break of 2 minutes at the quarter and half time breaks. Teams change ends at half-time. Players must pass or shoot within 5 seconds. Rolling substitutions are allowed.
Year 5 & 6 season comprises 2 x 5 weeks round robin play (with promotion/relegation between rounds).

NB: Year 6 teams will have a grading session the week before the competition calendar commences


Trials – Please note that depending on numbers for the Year 5 & 6’s we may hold a trial to help determine where the children’s skill levels are at, and which team would be the most suitable.
All teams will need to provide an umpire for each game.



All games played at the Harbourside Netball Centre (Cnr Hull & Maunganui Roads)


Season Dates:

Years 1-5:
First game - Saturday 18th May 2019
Last game - Saturday 17th August 2019


Year 6:
Grading - Saturday 11th May
First game - Saturday 18th May 2019
Last game - Saturday 17th August 2019
NB: There will be NO GAMES Saturday 1st June (Queen's Birthday weekend); Sat 6th, 13th & 20th July (School Holidays).


Game Times:

Year 1 & 2 - Saturday 1030am
Years 3 & 4 - Saturday 1130am
Years 5 & 6 - Saturday 1230pm
NB: game times are only an indication and will depend on the number of teams registered and courtspace available within these timeslots.

Practises will take place at school lunchtimes / after school, days and times to be confirmed by the team Coach or Manager.



$80 per player, including the hire of a PPS netball dress (this does not include the cost of an umpire).


A school netball dress will be loaned to each player before the first game of the season. Black or dark blue boxer briefs / tight shorts are to be worn underneath. Players are not allowed to wear coloured stockings or bike bants that hang below the uniform. Players will be allowed to wear black thermal wear under their uniform dress if required.
Y1&2 do not require bibs. Bibs will be loaned by PPS for Y3&4 and Y5&6 teams.

* Earrings, studs, taonga’s, watches, bracelets, shall not be worn. NO JEWELLERY!! *
*Fingernails must be short and smooth*




Harbourside Netball Centre runs a lot of workshops and modules to provide clear pathways for coaches and umpires.
Year 1 – 4 Coaches workshop Monday 8th April, 6pm – 8pm
Year 5 - 6 Coaches workshop Wednesday 10th April, 6pm - 8pm
Please register your attendance by phoning the Harbourside Netball office on 575 9917 or contact Tania at

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