Future Ferns – Year 5

How to play

Some useful information regarding Year 5 & 6 Future FERNS.

Year 5 & 6 play 6v6 which is a fast game providing lots of touches on the ball. The 6v6 game is played on a full size court with three positions on each team. Players rotate to prevent early specialisation in positions. The emphasis is on all players getting plenty of touches of the ball and the opportunity to develop a broad skill set.

See helpful hints and video on the Netball NZ website:
Future Ferns Netball Years 1-5_How to play


Year 5

  • St Johns – Thursday afternoon 4.15pm, 5.10pm or 6.05pm

Programme Format

  • Play with a Size 4 ball and goalposts at 2.6m
  • Teams need to provide their own bibs and ball
  • Games will be 32 minute duration – 4 x 8 minute quarters
  • 6 v 6
  • Played on a full size netball court
  • Positions include 2 attacks, 2 defence and 2 centres
  • Rolling subs
  • Rotations of position throughout the game to ensure equal opportunities to all
  • No results tables
  • To support schools and coaches through the changes, full training will be given
  • Programme dates: 11 May- 24 August 2017

Boys in Future Ferns Netball
A maximum of 3 boys from one team are allowed on the court at any time. There are no restrictions on the positions they can play, they follow the normal rules of rotation which apply to all players.

For more information please contact Annalise on games@aucklandnetball.co.nz or phone 280 4131.