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.



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


Churton Park Comets

Crofton Crushers

Johnsonville Team 1

Khandallah Stars

Newlands Kiwis

Paparangi Puffins

Ngaio Kakapo

West Park Glitter 


Churton Park Stars

Newlands Tuis

Ngaio Tui

QMC Thunder

Redwood Rangers

St Brigid's Otters

Thorndon Stars

West Park Sparkle 


Bellevue Manuka

Newlands Pukeko

Redwood Risers

St Benedict's Manuka

St Brigid's Bunnies

Thorndon Challengers 


Bellevue Kauri

Cashmere Ave Green

Churton Park Storm

Johnsonville Team 2

Ngaio Ferns

Paparangi Penguins

Redwood Rhinos

St Benedict's Kowhai 


Amesbury Ferns

Cashmere Ave Blue

Cashmere Ave Orange

Churton Park Lightning

Churton Park Thunder

Khandallah Galaxy

Ngaio Steel

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