GRADING TODAY 25TH FEB
***IS GOING AHEAD AS PLANNED****
U10s/Year 4, Saturday 18 Feb, 8am – 10am. Register from 7.45am. Grading starts at 8.00am sharp. (2nd grading Saturday 25th Feb)
WPS Netball & NSG in 2017
Netball and NetSetGo registrations closed on Friday 3rd February.
WPS 2017 Team Grading Dates (U10, U11, U12 only)
All U10s, U11s and U12s girls registering to play netball for WPS Netball Club will be individually graded and allocated to teams based on their skills and ability. All players in each age group will need to attend both grading sessions. Please read this important note about school grade 4 and 5 girls in 2017 wishing to play in the U10s and U11s competition.
School grade 4/U10s –Saturday 18 & 25 February, 8.00am-10.00am
School grade 5/U11s – Saturday 18 & 25 February, 10.15am-12.15pm
School grade 6/U12s – Wednesday Feb 15 & 22nd, 3.30pm-5.30pm (wet weather hold, Wed 1 March)
Important information for girls in school grades 4 & 5, 2017
In 2017, WPS Netball Club will fall into line with Northern Suburbs Netball Association’s policy that all girls in the U10s and U11s play in their calendar-year age groups, not school-grade groups. As of 2018, all WPS girls in the Friday night competition (U10,11,12) will play in their calendar age groups, not school grade groups. This applies to all clubs in the NSNA competition.
Exceptions to this age-based grading are dependent on registration numbers, and will only be made after registration has closed and grading is complete. To assist with team formation, NSNA allows a maximum of 6 younger girls to go through to the upper age group if the club is otherwise unable to form teams of appropriate numbers. In this case, independent graders will select the most able girls to ‘play up’, based on skills and abilities. For this reason, we are allowing ‘younger’ girls to attend grading in their school grade group, rather than their age group. The remaining ‘younger’ girls will be grouped into a team together to play in their calendar age group. Teams of composite school grade groups will be avoided where possible.
Calendar year age-based team formation will not apply to girls in year 6, 2017. This is because NSNA only introduced the requirements for girls starting in the 10s in 2016 (who will play in the 11s in 2017). As such, the girls who played in the U11s competition in 2016 are unaffected.
WPS Netball Club Photos
All WPSNC netball team photos are now available to be purchased online through Advanced Life Photography. There are copies of all the team photos in a book in the office. Please contact your team manager for the code to access your photo.
Netball squads and training available at WLC
WPS Netball Club is a parent-run organisation encouraging all WPS students from Grade 2 to Grade 6 to participate in the sport of netball.
Our teams play in the Northern Suburbs Netball Association (NSNA) winter competition, which runs from the beginning of April until the end of September. For more information regarding Netball, click here to go directly to the NSNA website.
All girls under 10 are eligible to participate in a modified rules version of netball, called NetSetGo. The NetSetGo Comp (formerly Nettas) is designed to teach younger players the rules of the game, as well as good sportsmanship and netball skills.
NetSetGo U8s and U9s are generally not graded and the girls mostly play in friendship teams. NetSetGo matches are played on Saturday mornings from 7:45am at a venue to be determined in 2017. The competition commences in April 2016. Match times will be provided by NSNA in March 2017.
The top grades of U9s NetSetGo are played under full netball rules with lowered posts.
Our U10s, U11s and U12s players, participate in Friday night netball, from 4.30-7pm at the Willoughby Leisure Centre. Some of the 12s teams may play on Saturday mornings at WLC. This will be determined by NSNA in March 2017.
All players, parents, coaches, managers, umpires and spectators must abide by the Willoughby Netball Club’s Codes of Conduct.
|All U10s, U11s and U12s girls registering to play netball for WPS Netball Club will be individually graded and allocated to teams based on their skills and ability. The grading process is independent and is undertaken by graders provided by Northern Suburbs Netball Association.
Coaches and managers from the previous season are also asked to rank the players in their teams.
The U10s, U11s and U12s teams play in a competition where all Clubs individually grade both their players and teams to ensure all girls are playing in the division which best reflects their capabilities.
In registering your daughter to play for WPS Netball Club you agree to accept this grading process and the decision of the Club on team selection. If you chose to withdraw your daughter from the Club following grading you will forfeit the registration fee.
You can see more about our grading policy here.
For NetSetGo, the netball convenors will do their best to ensure that all requests to play with friends are accommodated.
All U9s girls who are in Year 3 in 2017 will remain in their friendship teams from 2016.
Girls STARTING to play in the NetSetGo comp in year 3, 2017, will be allocated a team to play with. Friendship groups will be accommodated where possible.
Important Age Note for 7 year olds (2017): players who commence NetSetGo at age 7 (based on calendar year), may be required to play 3 years of NetSetGo.
Training begins in early March and is held either at school, Willoughby Leisure Centre or at Club Willoughby (Crabbes Ave) before or after school.
The 2016 training timetable will be determined by the end of February.
Please note that training days and times are subject to change, according to court and coach’s availability.
Codes of Conduct
WPS Netball Club has Codes of Conduct for all players, parents, guardians, spectators and coaches. Failure to abide by the Codes of Conduct may result in expulsion from the club or a ban on attending matches.
Contacting the Netball Committee
If you would like to know more about the WPS Netball programme, please contact the netball committee on firstname.lastname@example.org Contact details for the Netball committee in 2016 are:
|Netball Convenor||Alison Rourke||0410 908 email@example.com|
|Netball Convenor||Melissa Fisher||0418 450 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Netball Secretary||Kirsten Delaney||0418 272 911|
|Netball Treasurer||Janice Choy||0413 581 871|
|Umpire Convenor||Linda Shaw||0405 745 email@example.com|