Junior Netball Overview

Registrations for the 2019 season are now open. Go to the registration page to register.

Each year Chatswood Rangers Junior Netball Club enters teams in the Northern Suburbs Netball Association competition. The competition is played during the winter months, with games usually commencing in late March or early April and running through until August or September, depending on the age group. Please note games are typically not scheduled for school holidays.

The games are played on Friday nights and Saturday mornings at two main venues:

  • for players in teams 10-years-old and above games are played at the NSNA netball courts at Small St Willoughby (adjacent to the Willoughby Leisure Centre)
  • for younger girls under 10 years old playing in what is now known as NetSetGO! (formerly Nettas), games will be played at two venues: The Greens at North Sydney and North Sydney Girls High School. This is a change from previous years.

Why play netball?

What a fantastic game netball is! Not only is it played throughout Australia and New Zealand but also many other parts of the world as diverse as Africa, Asia, the UK and Europe, North America and the Caribbean. It doesn’t matter what level of skill or fitness you have or whether or not you have played before. Did you know that netball is the team sport with the most number of participants in Australia, not just among females but for both genders?

Netball leads to improved fitness levels and also encourages the learning ball skills and helps develop teamwork. Just as importantly players make new friends, improve their co-ordination and increase their self-confidence whilst having a lot of fun at the same time.

At Chatswood Rangers we’re passionate about our daughters, their friends and other local children having a strong and viable local community sporting club to represent. We have girls from a large number of local primary and high schools playing for the club, including Artarmon, Chatswood, Lane Cove West, Mowbray, Roseville, WGHS and many others. We feel that Chatswood Rangers can offer a smaller, friendlier and more personal club, with the opportunity for the players to learn under the BEST coaches and umpires in the game. As Rangers is a community rather than school club it gives the players the chance to meet girls from other schools and thus make many new friends.

Our main focus is grassroots participation and encouraging girls to enjoy a healthy lifestyle by participating in a team sport activity, particularly as they move into their teenage years. We’re always proud of our players who make the representative teams and go on to win local awards, as several Rangers players and officials have done in recent years.

Chatswood Rangers is not only a friendly community club but we’re also very competitive on the court! With 150 Junior players and 17 teams we’re big enough to offer players of all abilities a challenging experience on the court. Of the 13 competition teams last season (NB the four NSG teams did not play for points) 10 made the semi-finals, 7 made the grand final and 4 finished as premiers (U10D, U10G, U11E and U15C).

With the changing demographic of the local area we’re also working to encourage a greater cultural diversity within the club.

How does junior netball work?   

Junior netball is a winter sport mainly running in terms 2 & 3.

However in advance of the season:

·     there is a selection process (grading) which serves to form and register the teams;

·     followed by pre-season training sessions so the girls understand the basics of the game and get to know their teammates before the actual competition commences .

Please note that all girls who register will be placed in a team.

The Chatswood Junior Netball Club plays in the Northern Suburbs Netball Association (NSNA) competition.

For specific NSNA competition information/rules please refer to the NSNA website (see tab under Junior Netball).

 

Everyone involved with the Club should make themselves familiar with the Code of Conduct.