Technical Netball Club

Welcome to all new and returning players for the 2016 netball season. The recent warm weather has been great  and we hope we get many more sunny days over the coming Winter.  Teams have been organised and everyone advised. A huge thank you to the selectors and umpires of the trial games.  We take satisfaction in ensuring that we find a place for everyone that registers and turns up for trials.  There are places open in most grades, so if you have friends still wanting to play, encourage them to join us. For various reasons, players pull out, leaving us with gaps.   Coaches will be touch with you to advise when practices will start.  We realise it is a bit tricky with the school holidays looming, however you should be able to get in a couple of sessions before competition begins Saturday 7 May for all teams except Premier A and Senior B, who start earlier.

If you are new to the Club you may not be aware that we require players to buy their playing uniform (Technical shirt and skirt).  The cost of a complete uniform is $90, although you can buy separately the shirt for $52 and the skirt for $38 and are available on Club Day. We encourage second hand uniforms to be made available for sale on our facebook page.  In previous years we have issued jackets also, but we will be doing this differently this year and they will be issued in team lots at the start of the competition.

CLUB DAY        

Where:    Heaton Intermediate School, in the Hall (125 Heaton St, Merivale)

  Date:    Sunday 17 April

  Time:    3.00pm to 4.00pm    for uniforms and paying subs

             2.45pm to 3.45pm   for Coaches to pick up gear bags

SUBSCRIPTIONS are now due and may be paid on Club Day (by cash or cheque only), although you are strongly encouraged to pay these electronically to Westpac 03 1591 0105537 00, and using player name as reference.  Thank you to those who have done so already.  Please do not give to the Coach or take to netball courts, as it is just too risky these days.  Cheques can be sent to PO Box 36222, Christchurch 8146.
Grade Due by May 7 Discounted
(if paid by Apr 20)
Premier        $305 $280
Senior, 2nd, U19, 3rd,  $205 $180
U17, U15, U14, U13, U12, U11           $165 $140

Where a parent has 2 or more school age children playing, each player will receive a 10% discount.  A parent coaching a team will receive 50% discount off one subscription. A player who also coaches a different team will receive a 50% discount.  

A player providing an umpire for Third grade, U14, U13 U12 and U11 will be eligible for a 50% discount.  Only one discount option is available per player.

We are happy to accept payments by instalments (electronic banking only please) if this is more manageable.  Please email with proposed plan for the attention of the Treasurer. 

Help required

We urgently need some 3 or 4 volunteers to help out on Club Day to assist with fitting uniforms and accepting payments for subs.

Current committee members no longer have an association with teams from U19 down to U11 and therefore we would like to see at least one person from each of U11/U12 or U13 or U14/U15 or U17/U19 grades join us so that we can meet the needs of those players.  We get compliments on our efficiency, but we are sure there are some new ideas to take on board to improve your experience.  Meetings are held every 4 - 6 weeks on a Monday night from  7.30pm.

We could also do with some help in looking after our communications - monitoring our emails and facebook.
If you are at all interested in helping the Club, then get back to us.  You are welcome to ring Elaine (021 410 824) or Raewyn (027 321 0364) for more information or email us expressing your interest.

Entertainment Books for sale

We have an opportunity to raise funds by selling Entertainment Books in both digital and hard copy.  The digital version is very handy and saves having to carry the big book.  The Club receives $13 for every book sold.   The current version covers Christchurch, Canterbury and Nelson, however you can order books for other regions, such as Dunedin.  The link to the Technical Netball payment page is:

which is where you can order and pay online using credit card details.  The books cost $65 and we will deliver them to you on a Saturday at Hagley.  Alternatively you could put a cheque in the mail to our PO Box 36222, made payable to Technical Netball Club.  Ensure you include the name of the Technical netball player you know, so that we can get the book to you.  They will be available from mid May, for use as from 1 June 2016.

Umpiring requirements of teams

ALL players in Premier, Senior, Senior Reserve, Second Grade and U19 grade must sit the NNZ on line Centre Theory exam.  When you have completed the test on line, you must print out their certificate and hand to the coach.   If you don't hand in the certificate, then you are deemed to be unregistered and should not play.  A team playing an unregistered player can have competition points deducted. 

Teams in Third grade, U14, U13 U12 and U11 are required to supply their own umpire for their game.  Failure to do so will require a player to be stood down, ie the team will play with only 6 players.  The Coach will discuss with the team if a roster is necessary.  If you have someone (parent, sister, brother, friend) who is capable and willing to umpire for the team, then please advise your Coach.

You can now follow us on Facebook. Search for 'Technical Netball Club' and ask to join the group. 

As always, please check out the website for the most up to date information.

Happy netballing
Technical Netball Committee


Contact Details


PO Box 36222
Christchurch,  8146
New Zealand


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