Junior Netball Overview

Registrations for the 2020 season are now open.

Active Kids Vouchers need to be completed prior to registering if you want the discount.

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).

Download the Statement by a supplier form.  

Junior Netball Fees  

The fees will remain unchanged for the 2020 season for junior netball ($260 inc GST).

If an Active Kids voucher is applied, this will reduce the fees to $160.

As a club, our objective is to provide an opportunity for local girls to play netball at an accessible price.

Junior Netball Grading

Junior Netball grading is being held on:

Wednesday 12th February 

  • Under 10s and Under 11s 5:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Under 12s and Under 13s 6:00pm – 6:45pm
  • Under 14s and Under 15s 6:30 – 7:15

Wednesday 19th February

  • Under 10s and Under 11s 5:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Under 12s and Under 13s 6:00pm – 6:45pm
  • Under 14s and Under 15s 6:30 – 7:15

Wednesday 26th February

  • NetSetGo 5:15pm – 6:00pm
  • All coaches
  • Remaining junior teams are to attend if a previous grading session had been cancelled (as per the above time slots previously mentioned).

Click here to view the RANGERS JUNIOR NETBALL GRADING POLICY.

Junior Netball Training

Please note the times may vary according to coaching availability.

Training is held at Willoughby Leisure Centre Outdoor Courts (Small Street Willoughby):

RANGERS TEAM TRAINING TIME
Rangers 8 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 9 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 10 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 11 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 12 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 13 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 14 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 15 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 16 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 17 Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Rangers 18 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 19 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 20 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 21 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 22 Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm at Mowbray PS
Rangers 23 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Rangers 24 Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm at Mowbray PS



Wet Weather

If netball is to be cancelled due to weather conditions, an email will be sent out and the cancellation will be posted on our website.

The 2020 Season

The Northern Suburbs Netball Association (NSNA) season Round 1 commences on the 27th March. Please note that NetSetGo will now be held on a Sunday morning.

Upcoming details of games (such as court numbers) can be found on the NSNA website:

http://nsna.nsw.netball.com.au/default.aspx

Further season dates can be found via the following link:

http://nsna.nsw.netball.com.au/files/39216/files/General/2020%20proposed%20nsna%20calendar%2029112019.pdf

Uniforms

Available for purchase at Kingsgrove Sports from mid February.

Cost $60.

The same uniform is worn by both Junior and Senior Netball players.

Coaching

If you or your child are interested in coaching, please email the Junior Netball Secretary via juniornetball@chatswoodrangers.com.au who will then coordinate further information with the appropriate convenor.

All coaches need to complete the Netball Australia Foundation Course. They are also required to attend at least one NSNA coaching clinic.

Umpiring

All interested umpires are encouraged to site the online umpiring exam. Children need to be aged 12 or above. Once you have successfully completed the umpiring exam, please email the Junior Netball Secretary via juniornetball@chatswoodrangers.com.au who will then coordinate further information with the appropriate convenor.

Please note that with so many keen and experienced umpires, it may not always be possible for Corrine to immediately roster a new umpire on for games.

Playing for another team?

Players can only play up for another tea a MAXIMUM of two (2) times per season. If a player plays up more than twice then they automatically become a member of the lowest ranked team in the grade and/or age group above. The manager of the team needs to let the Junior Netball Secretary know the name of the child who played up, which team they belong to and which team they played up for.

Club Code of Conduct

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

All Junior Netball enquiries can be directed to juniornetball@chatswoodrangers.com.au