Primary Coordinator Information 2023

This page is designed for Primary School Coordinators (and Hibiscus Coast Primary Coordinators) to assist you with registration information for your school teams in 2023.

Team Registration

Additional Players

As from 22nd May - any new players to be added to a team are now an ADDITIONAL PLAYER.  Please go to this page to access the information on how to register an Additional Player


Registration of your teams is through Team Builder in Sporty.  For instructions on this and how to register your players, please click here.

Team registration closed 31 March 2023

​​​​​​​When selecting the grades to put your teams in, in Team Builder, you will see them on the right of the Team Builder page.  Please make sure you select the right age group and location (ie Northcote, Westlake, Glenfield or Hibiscus Coast).  

You only need to put down the number of your team - DON'T WRITE YOUR SCHOOL NAME, THAT IS ALREADY AUTO GENERATED!  We use numbers for team - NO TEAM NAMES!  (Hibiscus is the exception)

Please write your team numbers as follows ... 3/1  (Year 3 Team 1), 6/1 (Year 6 Team 1) and so on.

Player Registration

You can reinvite your database from 2022 to reregister - instructions are here

Primary Competitions Offered

  • ANZ futureFerns - Year 1 & 3 teams.  Monday afternoons.  10 week programme for Y1&2, 13 weeks for Y3 at Northcote.
  • Junior Netties - Year 4 to 6.  Saturdays at Westlake Girls and Glenfield College.  12 week competition.
  • Year 4 Primary - Monday afternoons.  14 week competition at Northcote.
  • Year 5 & 6 - Wednesdays afternoon.  14 week competition at Northcote.

Hibiscus Coast Teams

  • Year 3 & 4 Thursday afternoons at Edith Hopper Park.
  • Year 5 & 6 Wednesday afternoons at Edith Hopper Park.

Year 1 & 2 at Hibiscus Coast.  This is run a little differently.  Individuals register, not teams.  Individuals register themselves via a form which will go up on the website (they do not register through the school).  The HBC Y1 & 2 programme is on a Saturday morning from 9.00 am - 2 x 6 week blocks.

For any Primary enquiries, please email Teresa

Important Dates

31st March 2023

Friday, 21st April 2023​​​​​​​

28th April 2023

Registration closes for team entry

Deadline for Time Requests​​​​​​​  - information further down the page and access to the Time Request form.

Players registered in their teams

Important Dates for Coaches/Managers:

Primary Information Evenings for Year 4, 5 & 6 - 3rd & 5th April at 6.30 pm

No need to book, just turn up on one of these days.  Handouts given.  I will also Zoom if people cannot make it to the Centre.  They will need to pick up their handouts at some other date.

Please urge your coaches/managers* to attend these.  Topics include rules at NNH, how we run the competitions, what they need to do and the all important rotations for Year 4 and 5.

Hibiscus Coast Coaches/Managers Year 5 & 6 teams are welcome to come to these sessions, in particular, Year 4 & 5 teams to learn the rotations.

I will record the Zoom and both Information evenings will be available via Zoom.

Informal Practical Coaching Year 4 to Year 6 Coaches - 29th March at 6.30 pm at Netball North Harbour

Informal Practical Coaching Hibiscus Coast for Year 4 to Year 6 coaches - 3rd May at 6.30 pm at Edith Hopper Park, Manly 

A great session run by Michele Wallace on some basic skills for this age group.  Registrations will be required and there is a cost of $25.00 per person.  If you wish your school to be invoiced, please let us know on the form.

ANZ Futureferns - 1st May at 6.30 pm at Barfoot & Thompson Centre

Coaches information evening.  A requirement that all coaches* helping a Year 1 to 3 team regardless of where they are playing, attend this.  Bookings will be required and the cost is $10.00 per person.  We can invoice schools.  You can group book parents by emailing Teresa with the names of the person and the age group they will be coaching.  Registration will be required and we will let  you know when that is open.

*if coaches/managers cannot attend, please send someone else along to hear and pick up information.

Composition of Teams

The information below is for all teams no matter where you play.  Please note Hibiscus Coast Year 4 teams will still play the 5aside game for 2022 but Year 5 is switching to 7 aside with rotations at HBC.


Team Size (maximum number recommended)



Year 1 & 2

​​​​​​​4 aside game (6 maximum)


NNH provides match ball.  School provides practise balls.  2.4m high hoops.  2.4 m portable hoop

Year 3 

5 aside game (7 maximum)


Schools to supply Size 4 balls for practise and game.  We do have bibs for teams to borrow. 2.6m high hoop.

Year 4 & 5

7 aside game.  10 maximum.  Please keep these teams as close to 10 as possible, 8 or 9 is optimal because of the rotations

Yes - and important coaches know how to do them properly as there is a set rotation they need to follow.

Schools to supply Size 4 balls and bibs. 2.6m high hoop.

Year 6

7 aside game.  10 maximum in the team.


Size 5 ball.  3.05m high hoop.

NNH's philosophy for junior players is about participation and learning the game, therefore, we have some rules regarding teams and players:

  • Please try and stick to the minimum numbers for teams, as there is a rule for every child to play at least half a game each week.  With too many players in a team, this becomes difficult for both team management and players alike (if there are too many players we recommend teams stand down a player each week, which isn't fun).
  • Every player at Primary over the course of the competition, ie 14 weeks, must have fair time on court.  That is, the strongest players are not allowed to play full games each week at the expense of the weaker players who only get half games.  This is monitored.
  • Boys - only a maximum of 3 boys are allowed on court at once.  You can have more registered in the team, but only 3 on court at once.  
  • Combination age teams - you can enter mixed age teams but only within a year of each other, ie Year 3/4, Year 4/5, Year 5/6.  You cannot have a Year 3 in a Year 5 team or a Year 4 in a Year 6 team for health and safety reasons.  Combination teams are entered in the grade of the higher age group, ie Year 5/6 goes into the Year 6 grade.
  • If you have a strong Year 3 team, they can enter the Year 4 grade and likewise if you have a beginner Year 4 team and you think they will be better off with the 5aside game, then you can put them in the Year 3 5aside version of the game, but please let Teresa know.
  • If your numbers are tight and don't stack up as far as ages and teams, please contact Teresa and I can help you work out where your team will best fit.  At the end of the day we want all players to participate at the level that is right for them and exemptions can be given for the odd player playing down, etc, BUT this has to be approved by Netball North Harbour.


ANZ futureFerns at Northcote and Year 3 at HBC = $470.00 per team 

ANZ futureFerns = $250.00 per team at Glenfield College (6 week blocks)

Junior Netties = $500.00 per team

Primary Year 4 to 6 at NNH and HBC = $670.00 per team 

Year 1 & 2 HBC Individual = $50.00 per 6 week block.

Time Requests = $20.00 per request

Additional Players = $10.00

Late Default Fee = $50.00

All fees are inclusive of GST.

Time Requests

Time Requests are to be made by the Primary Coordinators ONLY.

Applications for time request can be made here on the local form completing the required areas .  Cost $20.00 per request. Please note these are for NNH netball clashes only and not anything outside of the sport (ie coach/player and umpire clashes within NNH competition).  Coaches who have to work late, etc, will not be accepted.

Time Requests to in by Friday, 21st April.


All teams need to supply their own umpires for Year 4 to Year 6 teams at all venues - Northcote, Westlake and Hibiscus Coast.  All umpire enquiries should be directed to Sharon Fraser

The cost for an umpire per game is $10.00 per game.

School Camps & Productions 

Please advise when you have teams that will not be able to play, ie school camps and productions, between May and August.

During grading games the teams will be left of the draw, and during the competition, teams will have a Bye.

Defaults & Cancellations

Teams/schools need to nofiy Teresa on the day by 12.00 pm if a team is defaulting.  This allows us to get the message through to the opposition.  I can accept a 1.00 pm default but if it is later, the school will be fined a $50.00 Late Deafult Fee.  

Notify Teresa via email (below) of any defaults.  Phone calls can work too but please back up in writing.  Preferrably from the School Coordinator but happy to get them from parents.  If a parent rings with a default I will let the school know.


We vey rarely cancel netball but if we do we will make the decision at 1.00 pm.  We will email all the schools and use the website and social media to distribute the message.  Please ask parents not ring NNH at 10.00 am in the morning if it is raining!! 

The most likey games to be cancelled would be Year 3 games as they are younger and outside.  The Year 1 & 2 players are inside.  On wet and cold days we are happy for our young players to put jackets and jerseys on as long as bibs can be seen.

For all enquiries:

Primary School Coordinator - Teresa Smeed