• Auckland Netball is now operating as per the Alert Level 1 guidelines. Community netball return dates have been confirmed and can be found on the relevant competition pages.

  • St Johns Year 7 & 8

    St Johns Year 7 & 8 futureFERNS 

    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

    Key Information

    Competition Format

    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.


    Usefuls forms for the Year 7 & 8 St Johns Competition



    Registrations for the new TERM 3 season close 23 June

    Yr 7 & 8 Competition St Johns 2020

    June 23rd June Year 7&8 Entries close
    July 1st July Fees and Team List Registration Forms due by 5pm | Penalty of 4 points
    28th July Grading Week 1
    August 4th August Grading Week 2
    11th August Game 1
    18th August Game 2
    25th August Game 3
    September 1st September Game 4
    8th September Game 5
    15th SeptemberGame 6
    22nd September Game 7
    OCTOBER 2nd October Entries close for Summer League – Junior (Year 3 – 8)
    13th October Prizegiving 4.30pm – St Johns to be confirmed
    20th October Summer League – St Johns Juniors (Tuesdays) commences (8 weeks)
    21st October Summer League – Windmill Park Juniors (Wednesday) commences (8 weeks)

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