ANZ futureFERNS (Years 3 to 6) runs on a Thursday and Friday after school at Hagley courts and Saturday morning at Hagley Park courts .Please refer to the CNC Junior Coach Support Programme to the right for further information regarding times.
Christchurch Netball is committed to ensuring that all ANZ futureFERNS teams have quality coaching available to them which is why each new coach or coaches moving to the next level are required to attend the appropriate ANZ futureFERNS Workshop for the grade they are coaching. Register here
Running the ANZ futureFERNS programme would not be possible without the assistance of our Junior Netball Coordinator Assistants. Each year we look for people aged 15+ with an interest in learning to coach to apply for futureFERNS Coach or Assistant positions. These are paid positions reporting to the Junior Netball Coordinator.
Positions are available Mon – Sun during the Winter season and some assistants are required to start in February.
For further information, position description and application form please contact Sara Norton, 0279194474 or email.
Applications for 2023 close 16 January with positions commencing the first week in February.
All Year 3-6 coaches are expected to attend a brief meeting approximately 5 times over the season. For dtaes and times please check the CNC Junior Coach Support Programme link to the right.
Future Ferns Assistants run the warm-up and skill session each week for Year 3-4 teams.
Years 3 and 4: Netball Smart warm up followed by 15 minutes skill session. Play 4 x 8 minutes quarters with 2 minute breaks between each quarter.
Year 5 and 6: Netball Smart warm up.Play 4 x 8 minute quarters with 2 minute breaks between each quarter.
Years 3 or 4 are not permitted to play in the Year 5/6 grade. A mixed grade for years 3 and 4 is available for smaller schools/clubs who cannot field a full team in the one grade. A maximum of two Year 6 players are also permitted in the mixed Year 5/6 grade with prior approval from the Christchurch Netball Centre.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Junior Netball Coordinator.
ANZ futureFERNS - Year 5 and Year 6 teams only, will be required to supply an umpire for their games. Whistlers may be appointed, however, not guaranteed (request a whistler here). Years 3 & 4 ANZ futureFERNS requires no umpire. The game is controlled by the coaches on court who support and assist players. Anyone interested can attend a Basic Umpiring Course held at the Christchurch Netball Centre prior to the beginning of the season.
Cancellation of futureFERNS games will be notified by 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 7am on Saturdays. Please refer to the cancellation page of our website and our Facebook page.
Radio Stations: 92.1 More FM ph: 377 1999
Christchurch Netball Centre cancellation line 379 4486 - option 4, cancellation page, Facebook page or Christchurch Netball Centre App.
Please note: Car parking is NOT available at the Netball Centre on Thursday and Friday afternoon/evenings and Saturday mornings.