Year 3 and 4

Year 3-4 games are played on the Newlands College netball courts in term 3 from around 2-4pm (depending on the number of teams registered). Sessions run for 45 minutes and include a warm-up, skills session and a game.


The focus for this age group is learning basic skills in a modified game of 5 v 5, using two thirds of a netball court. Mother Earth Future Ferns Year 3 and 4 is designed to be fast and fun, maximising participating and touches of the ball. With modified equipment and less players on the court, in 5 v 5 the game is less complicated. Five players in each team and rotating positions ensures everyone gets an equal chance to develop their skills.


COVID Level 2 Rules

We can continue to offer Year 3 and 4 netball under level 2. The information in this section supercedes all other rules.

We can play games, but not run the skills sessions. Each team will have a time-slot. The games will run for 20 minutes: 2 9-min halves and a 2-min half time. Rolling subs are allowed. Only courts 1, 3, 4 and 6 will be used.

These are the requirements that will enable games to go ahead:


  • Each team needs to have its own bibs and ball - these are NOT being supplied at the courts
  • There are no spectators
  • Each team can have 2 adults with them - a coach and a manager
  • Masks are to be worn by anyone 12 years and over. When on court, masks do not need to be worn
  • There are no toilet facilities
  • Contract tracing forms for each team need to be emailed to Amanda ( by 5pm on the Sunday after the game. Please only send one form per school.
  • A draw has been emailed out to the relevant parties, and supercedes the draw below


Entering the courts:


  • Teams meet their coach and amanager in the Newlands College Quad 15 minutes BEFORE your game time 
  • Organise your temas with their bibs etc in the quad area - do not wait to get to court for this
  • Do not come up to the courts until the court controllers stationed in the quad tell you to head up
  • Scanning is mandatory. The QR coedes will be available as you enter the courts
  • Everyone should sanitise their hands before and after their session. Sanitising stations will be avialable in the quad/warm-up area


Exiting the courts: 


  • Teams will leave the courts promptly at the end of the game. Court controllers will direct each court to leave separately so there is as little crossover between teams as posible. Please wait at your court to be told when to leave 


We know that not everyone will agree with these requirements and the way we operate under these rules, but please help us to help you. Play by these rules and we will hopefully  get out of this level sooner rather than later. Most importantly, BE KIND to those who are doing their best to give the players a few more rounds of netball this season - they are a huge asset to what we do.


All teams are required to have a coach (or star helper) that completes the appropriate training/s as set out by Northern Suburbs Netball committee.


If you have any questions please contact


Click here to download the Year 3 and 4 game information brochure.


click here to download the Year 3 and 4 rules.


On the day

  • Please meet your team in the quad area of Newlands College and do a warmup with them there - the year 3/4 handbook has a good warmup in it
  • Come to the courts just a few minutes before your skills session start time
  • Games are 2 x 9 minute halves with a 1 minute break between. Players change ends at half time
  • Rolling subs are allowed

Season Dates 2021

July: 31st

August: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

September: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

25th September is our Festival Day 


Year 3&4 Schedule 2021

Warm up in Quad 12:30pm; Game 12:45 - 1:05pm


Court 6

Newlands Kiwis

Ngaio Kakapo

Court 3 

Khandallah Stars

Crofton Crushers

Court 4 

Churton Park Comets

Paparangi Puffins

Court 1

West Park Glitter

Johnsonville Team 1 

Warm up in Quad 1:10pm; Game time 1:25-1:45pm


Court 6 

Redwood Rangers

Thorndon Stars

Court 3 

QMC Thunder

Newlands Tuis

Court 4 

Churton Park Stars

St Brigid's Otters

Court 1 

West Park Sparkle 

Ngaio Tui 

Warm up in Quad 1:50pm; Game time: 2:05 - 2:25pm


Court 3

Bellevue Manuka

Redwood Risers

Court 4 

Thorndon Challengers

St Brigid's Bunnies

Court 1 

Newlands Pukeko

St Benedict's Manuka 

Warm up in Quad: 2:30pm; Game time 2:45 - 3:05pm


Court 6 

Ngaio Ferns

Redwood Rhinos

Court 3 

Johnsonville Team 2

Cashmere Ave Green

Court 4 

Bellevue Kauri

Paparangi Penguins

Court 1

Churton Park Storm 

St Benedict's Kowhai 

Warm up in Quad: 3:10pm; Game time 3:25 - 3:45pm


Court 6

Churton Park Thunder

Ngaio Steel

Court 3 

Churton Park Lightning

Cashmere Ave Blue

Court 4 

Amesbury Ferns

Khandallah Galaxy 

Court 1

Cashmere Ave Orange 

Paparangi Pukekos



Weekly Skill development Sessions


Here is the list of activities for each session. Underlined words are clickable and take you to an example of it on Youtube.


Week 1 : Balance

In the river, on the bank

In the orchard

Outside Leg


Week 2 : Ball skills


 Order Ball

Skrink and grow


Week 3 : Shooting

Square Up

Shooting Relay

Shooting Rhythm


Week 4: Pivoting

Pivot Tag

Line race

Pivot Ball


Week 5: Dodging

Knee Tag and dodge protect

Dodge and collect



Week 6: Defence

Shake the Shadow




Week 7: Shooting



Numbers Netball


Week 8: Ball skills

Pass and go

Square Pass

Variety Ball


Week 9: Take-off

Rats and rabbits

First there

Foot forward first and stop


Week 10: Tournament