We are nearing the end of Round 2 and the School Holidays are not far away. A reminder that there is no netball on Sat 14 July, but there is July 7 and 21, so please give your Coach plenty of notice if you will be away on those dates.
Round 3 is the Championship round, starting July 21, whereby all teams will be sorted into Divisions within their grades. All sections within a division will be considered of equal merit. Division 1 teams will be stronger than division 2, who in turn will be stronger than division 3 etc. There are more stringent rules around which players can substitute in other teams for this round. Any player asked to play for another team, must consult their own coach first to ensure they don't break the rules and cost valuable competition points. Coaches will be advised before July 21 about which teams they can use to resource substitutes. Keep an eye out on the ChCh Netball website for the draw to be published in the school holidays.
There are still a number of players who have not paid their subscriptions. Coaches will be advised and a follow up email will be sent this week, however, we would appreciate it if you could pay these online and as soon as possible. We will accept payment in instalments. $205 for all Adults and U19. $165 for those in U17 teams and below. For those players in the Catholic Cathedral teams, please see your coach for the amount due. The Club is pleased to be associated with the school and to encourage more people to be able to play our sport.
This year we have introduced Hoodies that can be purchased with $10 going to the Club. These Hoodies are for you to purchase and keep. We encourage teams to find a sponsor to help pay the cost (or at least a part of it). The cost will depend on if you want your name and sponsor on the hoodie, and how many are ordered at one time. Check out our facebook page for ordering from Glenn Hemi. Delivery is usually within a couple of weeks, so still time to wear them this season.
We still have Entertainment Books available to purchase, hard copy books and digital versions available. These will be delivered to you in person at Hagley courts on a Saturday. Order online from our website. The books are $70, with a credit card transaction fee on top.
Congratulations to our B team who won promotion to Premier 2 grade. We are thrilled to have a team capable of playing in this grade, and providing supporting players for the A team, who also continue to lead the way in Premier 1, despite having 6 players involved with BEKO league and higher. Encouraging to see Lily Marshall get game time for the Tactix and Anna Thompson for Northern Stars in the ANZ Premiership.
Remember when you're down at Hagley on a Saturday to follow the Positive Sideline Supporters Code:
#1 Cheer smart - Learn about the game, so you can encourage friends and family to take part.
#2 Cheer with honour - Respect the rules and traditions of the game, and all participants.
#3 Cheer proud - Set an example of fair play for alls; Give the cold shoulder to abuse & bad sports.
#4 Cheer fair - Be dignified and gracious whatever the result, whatever the ruling.
#5 Cheer loud - Give it heaps in a way that lets everyone know we love the game.
If you have serious ongoing issues (players, umpiring or sideline) while a game is in progress and you want something done about it - go to the OFFICE, and ask for someone to come and observe. ChCh Netball will not action any complaints made after the game if no attempt has been made to get an Official. It is surprising how the presence of an official will calm things down.
If players, family and coaches are having an issue within their team, please contact Elaine Higgs 021 410 824 or Raewyn Pope 027 321 0364 to discuss the matter in the first instance, and in confidence if necessary. Generally, Elaine is often at the courts all day on Saturdays, and can be found in the Office - so you are welcome to call by and have a quiet chat.
There is a wealth of information to be found on our website and Facebook page, also that of Christchurch Netball, so please check them out and make yourself familiar with them. Make use of Facebook to tell us a brief run down on how your team's game went each week - keep it brief and positive.
Facebook: Technical Netball Club
Technical Website: www.technicalnetball.co.nz
Christchurch Netball Website: www.netballchristchurch.org.nz
Technical Netball Committee
24 June 2018