Year 3-6 futureFERNS | 2024 details coming soon!

This information relates to Year 3-6 participants. For preschoolers and Years 1 & 2, see Nettabury and futureFERNS Year 1-2. Note: Players must play in the correct grade.

In 2023, futureFERNS (Years 3 to 6) was offered on a Thursd

Coaching Workshops | For futureFerns teams

Christchurch Netball is committed to ensuring that all 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

futureFERNS Assistants | How to get involved

Running the futureFERNS programme would not be possible without the assistance of our futureFERNS Assistants. Each year we look for people aged 15+ with an interest in learning to coach to apply for futureFERNS Assistant positions. These are paid positions reporting to the Junior Netball Coordinator.

Positions are available Mon – Sun during the winter seaso,n 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 are still open with positions commencing the first week in February.

2023 application form: Click here

2023 position description: Click here

​​Coach Catch Ups | With CNC

All Year 3-6 coaches are asked to attend a brief meeting approximately five times over the season. 

futureFERNS Assistants run the warm-up and assist with the skill session each week for Year 3-4 teams.

Playing Procedures | NetballSmart

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 a 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

The 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.

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Christchurch Netball Centre 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.