Year 7 and Year 8 Development Squad

Auckland Netball is running two Development Squads in 2019 – for Year 7 and for Year 8. Offering development squads for Year 7 and Year 8 players instead of Representative Teams is a direction aligned with the Netball NZ Junior Netball Policy and Auckland Netball’s focus on Player Welfare.

Each squad programme involves 3 x 2.5 hour sessions on Sundays plus a 1.5 hour session on a Wednesday evening. Each year level involves different training activities and focus areas, workshop components and different parent/whanau sessions, integrating Netball NZ’s new Muffin Break Player Development Programme with the most successful elements of Auckland Netball’s 2017 & 2018 squad programmes.

To get involved, players register themselves individually with a coach endorsement, and eligibility criteria applies.

Key Year 7 & 8 Development Squad dates 2019:

Programme overview available: Monday 25 March

Registrations open: Monday 1 April

Session #1: Sunday 19 May

Session #2: Sunday 26 May

Session #3: Sunday 9 June

Session #4: Wednesday 12 June

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Important Information


Players must be affiliated to a School or Club who play at Auckland Netball (St Johns or Windmill Road venues) and players MUST be attending School Year 7 or 8 in 2019.



Registrations for the Development Squad open on 1 April.


Cost: $160 per player

Location: Auckland Netball, St Johns

Contact: Leigh Ashton, Player Welfare Liaison,