SJS Sports Alert - Netball Yr3-4

Reminder: Enrolments Close Monday 31 January

Kia ora Family/Whānau

Netball season is fast approaching, this year the focus for the year 3-4 programme is learning the basics of netball. It is designed to be fast and fun and maximises participation for all players.

Each session will follow this format:

Warm up > 15 minute skill development session > transition > modified 5v5 game (4 x 8 minute quarters) > warm down

ANZ Future FERNS Year 3-4 programme

The season will begin on Tuesday 15th February with two rounds 4.00 - 5.00pm and 5.00 - 6.00pm at Vautier Park and will finish Tuesday 5th April. Teams will be made of 6-7 players; both boys and girls. Fees will be $25 per player.

To be eligible to be placed a team payment must be received along with online Registration before Monday 31 January to the School Office.

Click HERE to Register for ANZ Future Ferns Netball Year 3 & 4.

Payment is preferred by Internet Banking. Please make payment to St James' Catholic School ASB Account Number 12-3442-0052178-00. Please code with your Child's Name and Code of Sport.

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 (

Any questions please contact:

Tracey Gunn

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, Spectators & Players. Please read them and familiarise yourself with them. This is available under the links on the School App.

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

Tracey Gunn

Teacher in Charge of Sport