Barfoot and Thompson Year 7 Development Squad

After a hugely successful first season in 2017 Auckland Netball is excited to be running our Year 7 Development Squad again this year. This is an initiative aligned with our focus on Player Welfare and supported by the Netball NZ Player Development Guidelines and Junior Netball Policy.

The Barfoot and Thomson Year 7 Development Squad will focus on the building blocks of game-intelligence and physical fitness to help players:

  1. Extend their capabilities in the game of netball that they love
  2. Work cooperatively with others in a variety of competitive situations
  3. Build Athletic ability
  4. Develop functional and core strength to minimise risk of injury

The programme involves 8 x 1.5 hour coaching sessions, a parent-interaction session, attendance at an ANZ Premiership game and a festival day. We have integrated Netball NZ’s new Muffin Break Player Development Programme with the most successful elements of Auckland Netball’s 2017 Development Squad programme.

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 in 2017.



The number of participants is capped at approximately 45 players and a set criteria applies. Players will need to submit a skills profile endorsed by a recent coach with their application.



Coaching sessions will run 4.30pm-6.00pm on Wednesdays for eight weeks, commencing Wednesday 9th May. Extra session dates/times to be advised.



Cost: $160 per player

Location: Auckland Netball, St Johns

Contact: Debbie Christian, Player Welfare Liaison,



Applications for the Development Squad open on 9 April and close on Monday 30 April. Successful applicants will be announced on Friday 4 May.