2021 Season.

Welcome to Nova Netball Club for the 2021 season.

This will be our 12th season with the Newcastle Netball Association and the club continues its commitment to making netball an enjoyable experience for all our players and supporters.

While being one of the largest clubs in Newcastle we believe we have stayed loyal to our values

Our motto is “Stars shining brighter” which basically means we want every player to be the best that they can be.

Below is some information for the forthcoming season:

Re- Registration

This year you will again be able to register directly online. We encourage everyone to do this

If you have registered with us previously you would have an email inviting you to register on line.We have prepared an online registration form accepting online payment via credit card. If you do not receive an email it may because your last registered email address was incorrect or we do not have an email address on file. If this is the case please contact the Registrar via email at grant@novanetballclub.com.au.

To pay via bank deposit or cash please also contact the registrar.

All you need to do is complete the form and  make payment into the account. We would like to give first priority to current players for next year. By re registering it will provide us with the approximate numbers required for each team. This will determine if we need to recruit more players or unfortunately turn away interested new players. If you are not playing again next season could you please also let us know.

Registration

If you have re registered as above you will not need to attend registration day. However, if you would like to register on the day you are more than welcome.

Registration day will be advised and may depend on Covid restrictions

This is also the opportunity to try on and order uniforms

Fees Schedule

Please see below fees for the 2021 season.

7- 9 years $150
10-17 years $170
Senior $185

All fees and any other payments can be made into the following account:

Newcastle Permanent

Bank Account: Nova Netball Club

BSB: 650 000

Account Number:989230907.

If you are making a direct payment please state what the payment is for in the description.

  • “Your Surname”  2021 Fees
  • “Your Surname” Uniform

Uniforms

Uniforms will be available to try on at the registration day. Anyone requiring a new uniform we would like to order as soon as possible after the registration day as they can take a few weeks to be delivered. Cost of uniforms will be $65 

Grading

Our policy with grading is to be a fair and transparent. The following steps will be adhered to:

  1. Contact all players to see if they want to be graded or not.
  2. If the majority of players wish to be graded then a grading day will be assigned
  3. Coaches from the previous season will complete a grading form for all of their players to be used as a grading tool.
  4. On the grading day players will complete a form indicating their preferred positions and if they have any special requests.
  5. Independent selectors will assess the player’s skill level during a grading session and grade accordingly. Players will be graded on current skill levels not potential.
  6. Teams will be posted on the website.
  7. If a player is unhappy with their grading they will have the right to appeal. The appeal will be heard by an independent committee and their decision will be final.

10 Years Grading

All 10 years teams are graded by the Newcastle Netball Association this season the grading day will be

Date of event: Thursday February 18, 2021 5:00PM

National Park Union St courts.

Playing
This year due to Covid restrictions 7yrs and 8 yrs may be playing on a Friday night, if this is the case the first game will be Friday 19th March 2021(more details to follow).

The first game of the season will be on the Saturday 20th March, 2021

There will be an official opening ceremony and banner parade on this day.

For this week only the times will differ, the first time slot will be 8.00 am instead of 8.30 am, the second time slot will be at 9.00 am instead of 9.30 am and the third time slot will be at 10.55 am instead of 10.45 am.

Training

Coaches will be appointed for each team and they will contact all players regarding their training times. Training will be at the Newcastle Netball Courts unless otherwise organised. 

Coaching

Our aim is for an experienced coach to be appointed to each team so that the players will have the best possible opportunity of improving their skill levels.

We are always looking at ways of improving our level of coaching and this year we may appoint a coaching committee and a coaching forum.

Team Management

Each team should have at least one manager to take some of the pressure of the coach. Managers will be responsible for communicating to their fellow team members about canteen rosters etc.

Child Protection Declarations

All adults who may have contact with young players during the season in any capacity will need to sign the Child Protection Document and submit it at registration.

Presentation Day

Hopefully this year we can have have a presentation day if so the venue will be the Mary Ellen Hotel for all teams

More details on times and date will be available during the season

At the presentation we have the following awards:

  • Participation awards for all junior players.
  • Most Improved player for each team
  • Coaches /Players award for each team
  • R/U Best and Fairest for each team
  • Best and fairest for each team
  • Overall perpetual trophy for Nova player of the year
  • Club person of the Year award
  • Medallions for club records
  • Medallion for goal scorer of the year.

All player of the year awards are based on 3-2-1 votes given to players in each game during the season by their coach.

If you know anyone interested in joining our club please pass this information onto them.

Again, welcome to the 2021 season and I look forward to catching up with everyone when the season begins..

Regards

Grant Hobden

President

NOVA NETBALL CLUB