Year 1-8 futureFERNS


Netball Hutt Valley is proud to be an endorsed provider of Netball New Zealand's Mother Earth futureFERNS programme. 

This programme aims to develop a life-long love of the game and progressively develop the skills of both players and coaches & officials.

The modified game formats are designed to be fast and fun with more touches of the ball, more engagement and decision making opportunities for all players, and provide children with the best possible introduction to netball.  


Both boys and girls can play futureFERNS.  Schools enter teams, but we do take individual registrations in the Year 1-2 age group and help connect these players to teams.

No previous Netball experience is needed to coach futureFERNS. We provide free training and access to online resources so you can help your team to have fun and learn netball skills. 

Click on the age group below for further details. 

Year 1-2

Year 3-4

Year 5-6

Year 7-8

futureFERNS Coaching Workshops

futureFERNS coaching workshops are held in the Pavillion at Taita Courts. Courses run for approximately 60 minutes.

Upcoming coach workshops

Year 1 & 2 Wednesday 26 October 6pm Taita Courts

Year 3 & 4 Thursday 27 October 6pm Taita Courts

Register here Year 1-8 ANZfutureFERNs Coach Workshop Registration

​​​​​​​futureFERNS Coaching Portal

Access the coaching resources online. Regsiter your details and select the age group you are coaching. 

Register here

Netball Hutt Valley futureFERNS Facebook Group

Join our Facebook group to engage with other coaches within the Hutt Valley. Share your knwoledge to help develop our young players. 


  • 'Super Spectator' tips and our codes of conduct can be found HERE
  • NetballSmart 'Smart Parent' resource (with tips and tricks to help reduce injury risk and ignite a love of netball) can be found HERE
  • Netball NZ's futureFERNS website is  (videos, coaching portal and more)
  • Our Junior Netball FAQ can be found HERE