Welcome to Chatswood RSL as the club’s major sponsor for the 2019 season! Sharing similar values of community support and development, we are extremely delighted to have Chatswood RSL join the Rangers family. With their valuable support will see all netball players and senior football playing in the new uniforms next year. Junior football will […]
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Chatswood RSL, senior and junior netball players and senior football players will be using brand new uniforms for the 2019 season! We are sure you will agree that the new kit looks fantastic and will get us off to a roaring start to the season.
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.
Junior Netball players 10-17 years old
Junior Netball players 7-9 years old
Active Kids Rebate
The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.
Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.
Obtaining a voucher through Service NSW
All participants who wish to utilise the Active Kids Voucher will be required to apply for the voucher through Service NSW. A Service NSW account will need to be created in order for the parent/guardian to obtain a voucher.
The process to obtain an Active Kids Voucher number is outlined in the steps below:
2. Create an account or log in to your existing account from the links at the top of the page.
3. Once you have completed the setup/logged in, select the Office of Sport from the Services box.
4. The Office of Sport will now appear as one of your selected services.
5. Click on the Office of Sport logo (now under ‘My Services’).
6. The service page for Office of Sport will now appear.
7. Click on the ‘Apply for voucher’.
8. This will take you to the voucher signup process, starting with step 1 of 6.
Please note that in order to complete the voucher application, a valid Medicare card will be required for the student identity verification.
Once the voucher process is complete, a printable version of the voucher will appear on screen. It is advised that you print the voucher confirmation before closing your Service NSW account.
- Payment can be made online at the time of registration (credit card fees applies)
- To pay by Direct Bank Transfer (Please ensure you add the player's name as a reference)
Chatswood Rangers Sports Club
- Your registration will not be complete until payment is received.
For further assistance please contact email@example.com
Rangers provides umpires for all junior and senior matches. All umpires who receive payment must complete the Payment to Supplier with no ABN form.
NetSetGo teams must provide their own over 16 years old umpire. It is recommended that two parents from each team volunteer to share this very rewarding role. NSG umpires must attend the Mature Red Robin Clinic held pre season at the NSNA courts. No previous experience is necessary!
Junior Umpires : Friday evening matches and Saturday mornings. Umpires must be turning 12 in 2019 and have passed the online exam. Junior umpires are paid on a sliding scale depending on their level. The first 3 games are free, as service to the club. Umpire money is paid at the end of season presentation event.
Convenor: Lyn Wells mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Umpires : Saturday afternoon matches 12:45pm to 4:15pm. Senior umpires must be 16 years + or hold the National C Badge. Senior umpires earn $20 per match.
Convenor: Erin Kiley mailto:email@example.com
What is involved?
All umpires attain a 70% pass mark and keep the Netball Australia Rules of Netball online exam current. Please send the junior or senior umpire convenor copy of the certificate. This course is free and runs through the rules. I would suggest having the rule book open on another tab to refer to. The exam is timed but you can attempt it as many times as you need to. Once passed, Brett will give new umpires a whistle! It is strongly recommended to attend the NSNA Junior Red Robin Umpire Session tentatively scheduled for 22 and 23 March 2019 at the NSNA courts. The Rules of Netball Certificate is valid for 4 years and must be re-sat when expired.
New junior umpires will be rostered on one eligible game per week over 3 consecutive weeks, usually from term 2. They umpire various U10 or U11 teams on Friday nights, under the support of an experienced umpire mentor. After 3 weeks there may be an opportunity to be assessed by the NSNA umpire committee for the first ‘level’ which is Junior Level 3 (JL3). This level is only attained on a Friday night. Mentors must stay on the sideline and they provide feedback in the quarter time intervals.
On Game Day:
- Arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the game
- Print your name clearly on the umpire sign on sheet before the match
- Check sidelines for obstacles, you should not have to go onto the court to avoid drink bottles/bags/spectators
- Introduce yourself to the other umpire – you guys are a team!
- Check nails, jewellery, no elastic bands or bracelets etc – note piercings must be removed and cannot be covered by tape.
- Captains must do the toss and advise you of the outcome
- At the end of each quarter, meet the other umpire in the middle of the court or talk with your mentor – also on the court.
The key things for a new umpire are loud and clear voice, loud and clear whistle, decisive calls, (it doesn’t matter if they are not quite the right calls), keeping up with the game (running down the sideline and round the base line).
Umpire development forms a big part of being an umpire and the girls really enjoy the challenge to see if they can get levelled at least once in the season. Umpiring is a fabulous way for a player to develop an understanding of the rules and as such be better players themselves. There are umpire coaching opportunities throughout the season, we are lucky to have the support of very experienced National C badge umpires to guide our girls.
If we don’t have one of the required grades ourselves we need to borrow matches from other clubs who are also trying to level their umpires. Please be patient as it is not always possible to borrow other club's matches. Sometimes borrowed matches for levelling are unpaid as different clubs have different payment structures and some don’t pay at all. Junior levels are attained by players U15 and below. Senior levels by players 16 and over playing in senior grades.
JL2 will need to have experience and be assessed on 13C/14D/15D and above grade matches. It is not necessary to wear whites for this level. This level is attained on Saturday morning matches only.
JL1 must wear whites and umpire 12A/13A/14C/15C.
SL2 are recommended to wear whites and umpire B5/C3/C4/C5/D1 to attain this senior level.
SL1 must wear whites and umpire B3/B4/B5/C1/C2 to attain this senior level
National C Badge
Juniors need to umpire 14A or 15A. Sunday umpiring of a Rep Carnival or several is required to gain the required high level match experience, as well as passing the online Foundation Umpire Course. Foundation is a paid course on MyNetball and contains five modules to complete. Senior umpires who want to attain National C badge must also attend a rep carnival and are assessed on A3/A4/B1/B2 level.
It is possible to attain more than one level in one season if we get the required matches and opportunities and depending on the availability of the umpire and mentors. We are also asked to help other clubs from time to time. Any court time is valuable experience and the all the club umpire convenors at NSNA work very closely together supporting each other to have matches covered. Remember umpires are UNBIASED so are expected umpire any team to the same standard as they would their own club.
No umpire = match forfeit!
Please contact one of the convenors if you have any questions or would like to join the roster.