Welcome to . . .

Northern Suburbs Netball Incorporated

Northern Suburbs Netball is a Junior Satellite of Netball Wellington Centre.

We are comprised of 19 Primary and Intermediate Schools within the Northern Suburbs, providing students (from year 1 through to year 8 inclusive) with the opportunity to participate in Netball.

The majority of games are played at Newlands College, with the remainder played at Newlands Intermediate.

Netball cancelled for 8th August

Brrr it's freezing out there! All year 5-8 games for the 8th August have all been called off due to weather. The combination of wet and cold with the windchill factor is just too much to play safely, so stay inside and stay warm!

2020 Season Fixtures

The draw for the years 5-8 grading games have now been finalised and can be found here.

2020 Team Registrations

Player Development Programme

The Year 7-8 Player Development Programme Registrations have now closed.

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2020 Competition

The Northern Suburbs (NSN) draw committee has considered the rules and guidelines provided by NZ Sport and NZ Netball and have drafted proposals on the following: 

  • 2020 NSN competition structure
  • Court usage during the competition
  • Specific guidelines to be implemented once competition commences 

It is important to note that the draw committee considered that the NSN compeittion will operate under COVID Alert Level 1. The guidelines below will provide a foundation, and if the situation arises that the government moves to Alert Level 2, NSN will move to include additional changes or mandate some of the guidelines. This should provide our community comfort and a level of security knowing that NSN has acted cautiously given the current pendemic.

What will the 2020 season look like?

The 2020 season will commence on Saturday 25 July 2020, and teams from years 5-8 will be playing in the competition. It will be a shorter season than usual, spanning the whole 10 week school term and will consist of:

  • Four grading games
  • Five competition round games
  • One rain reserve day 

The rain reserve day will only be used as required. If it has not been used by the end of the four grading games, the competition round will commence on week 5 of the season. There will however, only be one rain reserve day for the season, so any further cancellations will result in less games in the season.

Where will games be played? 

Both primary (years 5-6) and intermediate (years 7-8) games will be played across the Newlands College and Newlands Intermediate courts.

Game structure

The structure of the games will be unchanged from previous years. 

When will my team play each week?

Intermediate teams will start at 8:30am and all rounds should be finished by 1:30pm.  The Higher grades usually play in the earlier rounds, whilst the primary games will commence once the intermediate rounds have completed at each venue. Primary rounds are usually played in order of grades i.e. 6A, then 6B, then 6C, then 6D, then Year 5. More than one grade can play in a single round.

Please note though that this is a guide only and is subject to change as the draw committee have other matters to consider when scheduling the games. The draw will be released the Wednesday before each game confirming the time and the court that games will be played on.

What are the COVID-19 guidelines that will apply to the 2020 NSN competition?

  • No one should be participating (or leaving home) if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting a test, or if required to self-isolate. Designated officials can request a player to leave the grounds if they display symptoms of being unwell, and there will be zero tolerance.This will not be a comfortable conversation for anyone involved, so please do not put anyone in this position.
  • NSN will be displaying QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app. This will help the NSN community keep a digital diary of places they visit. Using the app will be optional and at the discretion of each person.
  • Social distancing rules no longer apply. We have however provided a map outlining the spectators’ area that should be observed at each venue.
  • There will be no public parking available on school grounds, including the Newlands Intermediate school grounds.
  • Every player, official and supporter is encouraged to sanitise their hands before and after their game. Sanitising stations will be located at the entrances of each venue.
  • Where possible, entry and exit will be via different gates. Foot traffic should be in a single direction to and from the courts.
  • The Newlands Intermediate basketball court area will be closed off and will be used as awarmup area. This will also provide some more space for spectators should they wish to maintain some social distancing. 

What should a team and/or individual families do on game day?

The steps below outlines a short summary of what you will have to do when your turn up for your game on Saturdays. 

  1. No one should be participating (or leaving home) if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting a test, or if required to self-isolate. Designated officials can request a player to leave the grounds if they display symptoms of being unwell, and there will be zero tolerance.This will not be a comfortable conversation for anyone involved, so please do not put anyone in this position.
  2. Arrive at Newlands College or Newlands Intermediate for warm up at the time agreed with your team. Remember to park on the surrounding streets as there will be no public parking on either school grounds.
  3. If you wish to, scan the NZ COVID Tracer QR code at the entrance.
  4. Sterilise your hands at one of the sanitising stations when entering the grounds.
  5. Go to your designated warmup area. If you are playing at the Newlands Intermediate courts (INT1 & INT2), you will need to go to the basketball court area at Newlands Intermediate. If you are playing at the Newlands College courts (COL1-6), you will need to go to the Newlands College courtyard. Please see the maps provided to get an indication of these locations 6. Around 10 minutes before the start of your game, make your way to the court you will be playing on. When arriving at the courts, you will usually have less than 5 minutes before your game starts, so it is often a good idea to get your team bibs on while you are in the warmup area. Have the last of your team talk and take the court, ready to start the game at the scheduled time.
  6. Each court will have a designated spectator area (see at the end of this document). We ask that spectators stick to this area as it gives official the room they need to do their job.
  7. Play the game, do you best and have fun!
  8. Remember that you will need a drink bottle and to take it home with you. The lost property area is in the shed by the Newlands college court exit area.
 

Pool Umpires

If you would like to register to be a pool umpire this year, please follow this link and fill in the form. Pool umpires are paid $10 per game by the team they umpire for.

 

NSN cancellation policy

Click here to download the updated policy 2018-08 NSN cancellation policy

Updated Handbook for 2018

Here's a great read which answers many basic questions and a few of those things you are just not sure about. You might even learn something completely new too. Thanks to all the committee members who have helped updated it. Click on 'Handbook 2018' below to see the PDF.

 2018 Handook - updated July

Queries . . .

If you have a query your first contact is your school delegate. Emails received from parents/members will be referred back to your delegate.

If you need to contact our chair or secretary please do so vie email : Chair or Secretary .

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AUGUST-2020

08 / AUG
YR 5 to 8 Games Cancelled
All Year 5 to 8 Netball Games are cancelled today

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