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.


Year 3&4 Schedule 2020 - Covid-19 Level 2


Amesbury Rockets

Bellevue Lightning 

Churton Park Cats 

Ngaio Tui

Paparangi Pukekos

QMC Jewels

Redwood Blaze

St Benedict's Manuka

Thorndon Piwakawaka 

West Park Lemurs 


Cashmere Blue

Churton Park Lightning

Johnsonville Diamonds 

Khandallah Comets

Newlands Primary Pukekos

Ngaio Kakapo

St Benedict's Kowhai

St Brigid's Bunnies 

St Brigid's Lightning 

West Park Dolphins 


Amesbury Stars

Bellevue Thunder

Cashmere Orange 

Churton Park Stars 

Newlands Primary Kiwis 

Newlands Primary Tuis

Ngaio Steel 

Paparangi Porcupines 

Thorndon Shooting Stars 

West Park Tigers 


Bellevue Tsunami

Churton Park Bolts 

Crofton Downs Lions

Khandallah Supernovas 

Ngaio Stars

Paparangi Pandas 

QMC Pearls

Redwood Royals 

Redwood Wizards

St Benedict's Fantails 



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