Technical Netball Club
NEWSLETTER – February 2012

Happy New Year to you all, from the Technical Netball Club Committee. We hope you are all fit and well and ready for the 2012 season. TNC is the largest Netball Club in Canterbury and is run by a small group of volunteers but we welcome more. If you are able to help out with the trials or other general duties that are involved in running the club please do not hesitate to call us.

We need coaches and are willing to provide some training (no cost to you). Being a coach is a very rewarding position and looks great on a CV. Players who also coach a different team are offered a 50% discount on their subscription.  If interested please contact, Raewyn Pope on 3585 471 (evenings) or make yourself known at trials. 

We are required to supply 6 Club Umpires in order for us to be able to enter Saturday competition and ChCh Netball are now requiring that these are individual people who have passed the Local Centre Theory (questions and answers are available on ChCh Netball website).  Last year we were able to nominate certain teams to do this but it looks like this is no longer an option.  ChCh Netball are making this push in order to attract more people into Umpiring.  It should be considered as a viable sporting option, as there are opportunities for advancing to higher levels and representing Canterbury/New Zealand at the various tournaments. There is plenty of help available.  To encourage you, we are offering a payment of $150 for the season (15 rounds) to be a Club Umpire.  You do get the chance to choose which times you umpire, and also at what level. As a Club Umpire, you will be expected to umpire from U13 grade upward, depending on your abilities and confidence.  If you want to talk to someone and find out a little more then please contact Elaine Higgs – preferably by email to or text to mobile 021 410 824 in the first instance.

Westburn School, Waimairi Rd - Avonhead
Sunday 1 April 10am – noon

You need to come to the Club Day to be issued with your player backpack and jacket. We will record your details. If the gear is not returned at the end of the season then we will need to charge you the replacement cost. The current replacement costs are $36 for a backpack and $58 for the jacket.

If you have not returned your gear from last season then we will not be issuing you with any more gear until it is returned to us, or you pay for the cost of replacement.

You will need to buy uniforms and pay for your subscription on this day also, using either cash and/or cheque. No EFTPOS or credit card facilities are available.

All Coaches need to pick up their team bags on these days.

2012 AGM
This will be held at the start of the Club Day – 9.30am, Sunday 1 April at Westburn School, Waimairi Rd. If you are able and willing to help us out in any way this season we would love to see you there. Committee contact details will be advised after this.


Click here to download registration form.

Everyone must complete a registration form before trials.
Please fill out and send to (with or without your subscription):

    Post to: Registrations, Technical Netball Club, PO Box 29590, Fendalton, Christchurch 8540 

    Email to:

    In person: It is helpful if we receive this at least 2 days before the first trial, however we will accept them at trials.

Committee members and Coaches are volunteers so do not get refunded mobile calls. Please make sure you supply a landline phone number. As we send newsletters by email from our website, please ensure you provide an email address. Most of the information is required to be collected for registration with Netball New Zealand. Full name means first name, middle name(s) and family name.


All trials to be held at Hagley Netball Courts. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to starting time and ensure your details are checked. 

 Premier   Saturday Mar 3  11am - 1pm  Reg from 10.45am  
 (wet or fine)      Sunday Mar 4  11am - 1pm  
   Tuesday Mar 6  6pm – 7.30pm  
 Snr Reserve  Sunday Mar 4  11am - 1pm  Reg from 10.45am
 (wet or fine)  Tuesday Mar 6  6pm – 8pm   
 2nd, 3rd, 4th  Monday Mar 12  6pm – 8pm  Reg from 5.45pm
 (wet or fine)  Tuesday Mar 13  6pm – 8pm  
 U19, U17  Monday Mar 12  6pm – 8pm Reg from 5.45pm
 (wet or fine)  Tuesday Mar 13  6pm – 8pm  
 U15, U14  Sunday Mar 18  10am - noon  Reg from 9.45am
   Sunday Mar 25  10am - noon  
 U13, U12  Sunday Mar 18  2pm – 4pm  Reg from 1.45pm
   Sunday Mar 25  2pm – 4pm  

COMPETITION BEGINS Saturday 28 April 2012


 April 28
before Apr 3
 Premier, Senior Res, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, U19           $170  $145
 U17, U15, U14, U13, U12  $135  $110

Discounts available:
1. If you have 2 or more school age children playing, there is a 10% discount for each
2. Coaches who also play (in a different team) receive a 50% discount.
Only one discount option can be claimed.

You will notice that we have simplified our fee structure this year.  Some fees have gone down, but most others have increased about $10 to absorb another fee increase from ChCh Netball.  The subscription does also include a $10 fundraising levy which replaces the need to  have a major fundraising event. We do anticipate still selling Entertainment Books as they need to be paid before ordering and the distribution is easier. Also, there are a large number of people who expect to get their Entertainment Books from us.

For safety reasons we do not want you to take payment to trials, practice or competition games. Please post your cheque or make payment electronically. Payments by cash can also be made at Club Day.  Contact the Treasurer, Elaine Higgs to make other arrangements.

Receipts will only be issued if a request is made to the Treasurer.

Postal:     Technical Netball Club, PO Box 29590, Fendalton, Christchurch 8540

Electronic payment: Westpac 03 1591 0105537 00

You must include player first name, last name and grade as a reference. 
Only subscriptions are to be paid electronically – no Uniform payments please


All Players are required to purchase their own Technical Club uniform skirt and top. We sell uniforms on Club Day but if your size is not available it will need to be ordered. Payment must be made with the order.

Costs are: Skirts $32 Tops $47

Note that this is what it costs the Club to buy them and have our logo put on. We do not make any profit.

After some discussion, the Club will no longer be selling/buying second hand uniforms.  You are welcome to attend Club Day to personally sell any uniform items, otherwise we recommend you use other mediums for private sells such as Trade Me, or Buy,Sell & Exchange.  You may also choose to sell them at Trials.


Please ensure you read our Rules. Click here to view Club Rules. It is a condition of registration that you have read and accept our Rules.


Keep an eye on for all the latest news and information about your Club.

We look forward to seeing you all at Trials and to a successful netball season. 

Technical Netball Club Committee


Contact Details


PO Box 36222
Christchurch,  8146
New Zealand


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