Technical Netball Club
NEWSLETTER August 2011

The season is drawing to a close and we trust you have all had an enjoyable time, playing, coaching, umpiring or supporting. The last round of normal competition games will be Sat Aug 20, unless either of the next two weeks gets rained off.  After that, teams which have won their Section will play a semi-final game on Aug 27, with the winners moving on to finals on Saturday Sep 3. 
Then it is time to celebrate.  We have chosen this date for prize giving as we feel it is in everyone's best interests to make it happen before the RWC hits the country the following weekend.  It is also Fathers Day - what a treat for him - bring him along.  As a few people have not provided email addresses, would everyone please share the information in the newsletter with your team.


When:    Sunday 4 September 2011

Where:   Burnside Rugby Football Clubrooms, Burnside Park, entrance off Avonhead Road

Time:     Junior 2.00pm to 3.30pm          for U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 grades
Time:     Senior 4.00pm to 5.30pm         for Premier, Senior Reserve, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, U19, U17 grades, Skillwise 

We will be supplying light food refreshments.  A cash bar will be operating for drinks, although Juniors will be provided with a can of fizz.

We welcome everyone along to recognize and celebrate our netball achievements. There are awards for 'Most Promising', 'Most Improved', 'Most Improved', "Coaches Choice/Fair Play' for each team, plus overall grade winners.  Please tell your coach how many of you will attend so we can get the food right!.


All players are required to return their playing bag and jacket to their Coach (or a delegated person) before 31 August in good condition. Ensure you have cleaned your jacket and bag. Any player not returning their gear will be considered nonfinancial and will be ineligible to play netball in 2012 for any club until the gear is returned in good condition or satisfactory reimbursement is made to Technical Netball Club.  The Coach will be providing us with the list of players who have and who have not returned their gear.  You will be charged the current replacement cost of $37 for backpacks and $62 for jackets.

Coaches should return the team jackets/backpacks and the team gear bag on Prize Giving day. You also need to give us the list of names and issued gear, marked with who has returned the gear.  Check the numbers found on the backpacks and jackets do match those on the list previously supplied to you.  Ensure you have cleaned the bibs, gear and bag. Contact Raewyn Pope  if you need to return it at another time.


This will be held in March 2012 and we will be on the lookout for some more people to join us. Generally we meet once a month from January to September. We enjoy superb suppers, the usual discussions and make decisions that affect what happens to your daughter and her netball team. We would love to hear from any of you interested in joining us for next season, particularly from parents of the junior grades.


We are reviewing the way that we provide opportunities for player development next year.  In the past we have chosen players at this time of the year to be offered subsidised places at MotivatioNZ courses for the next season.  However it has been difficult to ensure these players do come back and play for Technical.  At this point in time we are looking towards making offers of subsidised courses to the players that make teams in 2012.  There are a range of opportunities and we will be casting our net wide to look for appropriate courses.   For instance we will be keenly following the progress of the new Canterbury Netball Junior Academy as one option.  


We welcome your feedback on how things have gone and any suggestions for improvements next year.  Either drop an email to us at, or drop a line to our PO Box 29 590, or bend the ear of a committee member at the Prize Giving (they will be the ones in Hi-Vis vests - just kidding !) It has certainly been an extraordinary year in which everyone of us has been challenged.  We hope that netball has given you some kind of sanity in your lives.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Prize Giving.

Technical Netball Committee.


Contact Details


PO Box 36222
Christchurch,  8146
New Zealand


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