St Johns Year 7&8 Competition

Years 7 & 8 St Johns futureFERNS Competition

At year 7&8 players have developed a considerable understanding of the game. The focus is now on skill improvement as well as participation and fun as players move to a 7v7 game on a full-size court.

Performance, challenge, and playing are keys for this age group. Players should rotate around positions and play at least half a game which will give them the opportunity to participate and develop.


Please click to view photos from the Year 7&8 Prizegiving 2019



This competition follows the rules of the game and players start to specialise in a certain area of the court eg. shooting, defence or mid-court.

  • Game times: Tuesday 4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm|  7.00pm
  • 15 minute time on court for warm up followed by a game
  • 7 v 7 (recommend 10 players per team). GK, GD, WD, C, WA, GA, GS
  • Substitutions during an interval or when play has stopped for injury/illness
  • Minimum of half a game per game
  • Provide opportunities for players to play a variety of positions
  • Played on a full size netball court. Goalposts at 3.05m
  • Play with a Size 5 ball
  • Games will be 40 minute duration – 4 x 10 minute quarters
  • Scores taken for competition points table
  • Year 7&8 Coach Workshops – Full training is provided for coaches – please see Coach Development page for upcoming dates.

Boys in futureFERNS Netball

Netball New Zealand Junior Policy 2017

  • All boys may play netball alongside girls up to the age of 12 (Year 8) without restriction.
  • Boys on court at any one time should not be more than half the team.
  • Note: Year 7 & 8 boys, a maximum of 3 boys are allowed on the court at any time, with only one in each area of play i.e. GS or GA | WA, C, or WD | GD or GK.
  • We would like to introduce a Boys Only Grade if numbers permit.

Yr 7-8 Competition St Johns 2019

MARCH26 MarchPreseason meeting Junior Netball Programme (futureFERNS Yr 1-8). Future Ferns and Y6–8 | 4:00pm. All school/club netball coordinators must attend
APRIL11 AprilYear 7 & 8 entries close
MAY2 MayFees and team lists due by 5pm (penalty of 4 points)
7 MayGrading 1
14 MayGrading 2
21 MayGrading 3
28 MayCompetition Commences
JULY9, 16 & 23 JulyNO PLAY | School holidays
AUGUST16 AugustEntries close for Intermediate Challenge Tournament - St Johns
25 AugustIntermediate Challenge Tournament
27 AugustLast day including Saver Day
27 AugustPrizegiving (Prizegiving will be on the 3 September if saver day used)

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