ANZ futureFERNS Years 3-6

2022

Junior Netball Season Dates 2022​​​​​​​

Block One – 4 weeks
Start Thurs 5, Fri 6, Sat 7 May
Finish Thurs 26, Fri 27, Sat 28 May

Block Two – 2 weeks
Start Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 June
Finish Thurs 16, 17, 18 June

Block Three – 2 weeks
Start Thurs 30 June, Fri 1, Sat 2 July
Finish Thurs 7, Fri 8, Sat 9 July

Block Four – 4 weeks
Start Thurs 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 July
Finish Thurs 18, Fri 19, Sat 20 August

ANZ futureFERNS is available for years 1 to 6 school age children (boys and girls) interested in building their netball skills.

Note: Players must play in the correct grade.

The following information is for years 3 to 6. For preschoolers and Years 1 & 2, see Nettabury and ANZ futureFERNS Year 1-2.

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.

Coaching Workshops

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

ANZ futureFERNS/Junior Netball Coordinator Assistants

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.

Positions for 2022 are currently full

​​Coach Catch Ups

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.

Playing Procedures

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.

Game officials

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.

Cancellations

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.