SATURDAY  WINDMILL PARK - MT EDEN YEAR 1 - 8  futureFERNS

SATURDAY WINDMILL PARK - MT EDEN YEAR 1-8 futureFERNS

The futureFERNS programme is divided into four key stages of development, from the youngest children in Year 1 right through to Year 8. The modified game transforms and becomes more challenging as the players get older and continue to develop their Netball skills.

Venue: Windmill Park, 48 Windmill Road, Mt Eden

Auckland Netball competitions are venue-based competitions. All competition games are to be held at Auckland Netball (St Johns and Windmill Park venues), and requests for specific game times or deferred games will not be accepted. However, Auckland Netball reserve the right to alter game schedules where deemed necessary.

KEY INFORMATION

Registrations

Player & team officials registrations for your school or club members are now open.

For new schools or clubs please contact info@aucklandnetball.co.nz 

Registrations for Teams close on 3 April 2024.

Registrations of Players in Team Lists close on 1 May.​​​​​​​

Boys in futureFerns Netball

Netball New Zealand Junior Policy 2017

  • All boys may play netball alongside girls up to the age of 12 (Year 8) without restriction.
  • Boys on court at any one time should not be more than half the team.
  • Note: Year 7 & 8 boys, a maximum of 3 boys are allowed on the court at any time, with only one in each area of play i.e. GS or GA | WA, C, or WD | GD or GK.

For more information please contact  info@aucklandnetball.co.nz

Forms

 for the Year 7&8 players​​​​​​​

Weekend clinics

Alongside our Saturday programme at Windmill Park, we also hold weekend netball clinics. These sessions are designed for junior netballers in Years 1-6 who do not have a school team to register with and would otherwise miss out on playing netball. 

More information can be found using the link below.

Further Information

Useful information and packs for the Year 1-8 Mount Eden Programme​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

futureFERNS PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 1 - 8​​​​​​​

Years 1 & 2

  • ​​​Game times: Thursday 4.00pm | 4.45pm
  • 19 minute skill session followed by a game
  • 4 v 4 game with a maximum of 8 per team
  • Rolling subs
  • Played across 1/3 of a netball court
  • Play with a 20cm textured playground ball
  • Goal post at 2.1m or handheld hula hoops
  • Each team must be accompanied by a coach or parent helper each week
  • Excellent for first time coaches to learn in a supportive environment

Year 1&2 Coach Workshops – Full training is provided for coaches – click here for more information

Years 5 & 6

  • Game times: Thursday 4.00pm | 4.55pm | 5.50pm  |  6.45pm
  • 15 minute time on court for warm up followed by a game
  • 6 v 6
  • Recommend 8 players per team
  • Rolling subs
  • Played on a full-size netball court
  • Play with a size 4 ball
  • Goal posts 2.6m high
  • Games will be 32 minute duration – 4 x 8 minute quarters
  • Positions include 2 attacks, 2 defence and 2 centres
  • No results tables

Year 5&6 Coach Workshops – Full training is provided for coaches –  click here for more information

Years 3 & 4

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Game times: Thursday 4.00pm | 4.55pm | 5.50pm
  • 14 minute skill session followed by a game
  • 5 v 5 
  • Recommend 7 players per team
  • Rolling subs
  • Played across 2/3 of a netball court
  • Play with a size 4 ball
  • Goal post 2.6m high
  • Each team must be accompanied by a coach or parent helper each week

Year 3&4 Coach Workshops – Full training is provided for coaches –  click here for more information

Years 7 & 8

  • Game times: Tuesday 4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm 
  • 15 minute time on court for warm up followed by a game
  • 7 v 7 (recommend 10 players per team)
  • Substitutions during an interval or when play has stopped for injury/illness or blood
  • Minimum of half a game per game per player
  • Provide opportunities for players to play a variety of positions
  • Played with a size 5 ball on a full-size netball court
  • Goalposts at 3.05m high
  • Games will be 40 minute duration – 4 x 10 minute quarters
  • GK, GD, WD, C, WA, GA, GS
  • Scores taken for competition points table

Year 7&8 Coach Workshops – Full training is provided for coaches – click here for more information