SJS Sports Alert - Netball Yr1-2

Reminder: Enrolments Close Monday 31 January

Kia ora Family/Whānau

The focus for the Year 1 & 2 programme is exploring the game of Netball. Allowing players to learn the skills of passing, catching and shooting right from game one, while providing a fun introduction to the game of Netball.

The season will begin on 21 February between 3.45 pm and 4.45 pm at the Vautier Park, and will run for 8 weeks, finishing on 4 April.

Teams will be made up of 5-6 players, both boys and girls. Fees will be $25 per player.

If paying by Internet Banking, please make payment to St James' Catholic School Account Number 12-3442-0052178-00. Please code with your Child's Name and Code of Sport.

To be eligible to be placed in a team, payment must be made and the Registration submitted online Monday 31 January. Please click HERE to Register for Year 1 & 2 Netball.

Every team requires a Coach/Manager

NO COACH/MANAGER = NO TEAM No experience required

By signing up to a Sports Code run by St James' Catholic School, children, coaches and spectators will agree to the Fair Play Guidelines for Parents and Spectators. Please read them and familiarise yourself with them. These are also available under links on the School App.

COVID-19 – Sport and Recreation Under the current Government’s Traffic Light Framework

On December 3rd, 2022 the Government announced that the New Zealand COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights system) would come into effect and replace the Alert Level System.

For Netball Manawatu this means that any programmes, services, or competitions with more than 50 people, vaccination passports will be required for everyone (volunteers, staff, players, spectators, umpires, coaches, managers) over 12 years old. Therefore, as we organise teams for next year, please consider that it will be very likely (almost certain) that you will be required to be double vaccinated (and hold a valid Vaccination Pass) to participate and/or spectate in netball in 2022.

While several other regional and national sports organisations have brought in the mandate effective immediately, at Netball Manawatu with no competitions until Mid-February they have the luxury to wait and see what the Government has to say on the 17th of January 2022, before they make any further decisions.

For more details on Sport under the Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) please check out the following documents from Sport New Zealand.

snz-cpf-one-pager-3_6-1-_2.pdf (

snz-cpf-orange-guidance-at-a-glance-5_10.pdf (

To ensure you stay informed about Netball please sign up to receive Netball alerts School App.

Tracey Gunn
Teacher in charge of Netball