Primary & Intermediate Netball Season Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Year 1 to 8 Netball Competitions

All team registrations are now completed through Sporty. School coordinators: please use your school login to register all teams this season.If you do not have your login information please contact the team at Sporty support@sportsground.co.nz.

For coaching resources please visit the FutureFERNS website coaching portal. 

Parents: please contact your school for registration information. 

FUNdamental coach workshops: will be held through out the season, please check out the coaching resource page from our website for more information. 

futureFERNS Year 1 & 2, 3 & 4

The Year 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 futureFERNS programme is delivered in Term 1 and Term 4 for a total of six weeks per term. The programme runs on Saturdays with rounds starting from 9am.  

  • Teams need to enter separately for Term 1 and Term 4.
  • All teams must supply their own "Star Helper"/Coach for the duration of the programme. 
  • Sections in 2024: Year 1 & 2 Learning to play, Year 1 & 2 Developing, Year 2 Understanding, Year 3 & 4 Learning to play, Year 3 & 4 Developing, Year 3 & 4 Understanding. we have changed our sections slightly to try & ensure we are able to group teams of similar ability for the six week programme. Learn to play = very first engagement with the netball programme, developing = have had some experience/ability can catch, pass, move, understanding = confident in abilities & able to catch, pass, move with little instruction. 
  • Team fees: $180 per team (please talk to your school about individual player payments in a school team). 
  • Individual fee: $45 (if your school does not have a team registered, paid direct to NHV). 

futureFERNS Year 5 & 6 

The Year 5 & 6 programme is delivered in Term 2 & 3 on Monday nights, with rounds starting from 4pm. 

  • Teams must have their own coach and umpire for the duration of the season.
  • Coaches are encouraged to attend the FUNdamental workshops to assist in your development & understanding of netball specific movement skills & technical aspects of the game. 
  • Umpires workshops are available and delivered by the Hutt Valley Netball Umpires Association. Umpires must be confident in calling obstruction, contact, stepping. 
  • Sections in 2024: year 5 only (high, medium, low), year 6 only (high, medium, low), year 5&6 mixed (high, medium, low)
  • Team fees: $410 per team (please talk to your school about individual player payments in a school team). 
  • No individual registrations are taken for this grade. If your school is not entering a team please email admin@netballhuttvalley.co.nz and we will do our best to accommodate your participation. 
  • PRIZEGIVING: all year 5&6 participants will receive their certificates at prizegiving (schools will be notified ahead of time).

futureFERNS Year 7 & 8 

The Year 7 & 8 programme is delivered in Term 2 & 3 on Saturdays, with rounds starting from 8.30am. 

  • Teams must have their own coach and umpire for the duration of the season.
  • Teams are to supply their own uniform, bibs and ball (size 5). 
  • Teams must supply their own scorer who will use My Netball Manager app to score. Scorers from both teams are to stand together for the duration of the match. 
  • Coaches are encouraged to attend the NHV FUNdamental workshops to assist in your development & understanding of netball specific movement skills & technical aspects of the game.  
  • Umpires are encouraged to attend the umpire workshops delivered by the Hutt Valley Netball Umpires Association.
  • Section 1 = high ability, section 5 - 9 = medium ability, section 10 - 14 = new to netball/ developing.
  • Team fees: $455 per team (please talk to your school about individual player payments in a school team). 
  • No individual registrations are taken for this grade. If your school is not entering a team please email admin@netballhuttvalley.co.nz and we will do our best to accommodate your participation. 
  • PRIZEGIVING: Year 7&8 Round 1 & Round 2 Winners will receive their certificates & trophies at prizegiving (schools will be notified ahead of time).

Year 7&8 McDonald's Hutt Valley Intermediate Challenge Match: The top two school teams in year 7&8 will play the annual challenge match on Senior Finals Day in 2024. 

Questions can be directed to admin@netballhuttvalley.co.nz

Primary & Intermediate League Dates 

Registration closing dates 

Term 1 year 1 to 4Saturday 10th February 2024
Term 2 year 5 to 8Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Term 4 year 1 to 4Friday 18th October 2024


Term 1 futureFERNS Year 1 to 4 programme dates 

WeekDate
Week oneSaturday 17th February 2024
Week twoSaturday 24th February 2024
Week threeSaturday 2nd March 2024
Week fourSaturday 9th March 2024
Week fiveSaturday 16th March 2024
Week sixSaturday 23rd March 2024
Reserve daySaturday 6th April 2024


Term 2 & 3 futureFERNS Year 5 & 6 programme dates 

WeekDate
School Administrator MeetingTuesday 12 March 5pm, Taita Courts
GradingMonday 6th May 2024
GradingMonday 13th May 2024
Round 1, week oneMonday 27th May 2024
Round 1, week twoMonday 10th June 2024
Round 1, week threeMonday 17th June 2024
Round 1, week fourMonday 24th June 2024
Round 1, week fiveMonday 22nd July 2024
Round 2, week oneMonday 29th July 2024
Round 2, week twoMonday 5th August 2024
Round 2, week threeMonday 12th August 2024
Round 2, week fourMonday 19th August 2024
Round 2, week fiveMonday 26th August 2024
Reserve dayMonday 2nd September 2024

No Play: Monday 20th May (Sports Awards prep), Monday 3rd June (Monarch's Birthday), Monday 1 July (Hutt Fest)

Term 2 & 3 futureFERNS Year 7 & 8 programme dates ​​​​​​​

WeekDate
School Administrator MeetingTuesday 12 March 5pm, Taita Courts
GradingSaturday 4th May 2024
GradingSaturday 11th May 2024
GradingSaturday 18th May 2024
Round 1, week oneSaturday 25th May 2024
Round 1, week twoSaturday 8th June 2024
Round 1, week threeSaturday 15th June 2024
Round 1, week fourSaturday 22nd June 2024
Round 1, week fiveSaturday 6th July 2024
Round 2, week oneSaturday 27th July 2024
Round 2, week twoSaturday 3rd August 2024
Round 2, week threeSaturday 10th August 2024
Round 2, week fourSaturday 17th August 2024
Round 2, week fiveSaturday 24th August 2024
Reserve daySaturday 31st August 2024

No Play: Saturday 1st June (Monarch's Birthday), Saturday 29th June (Matariki PH), Saturday 13th & 20th July (School Holidays) 

Term 3 futureFERNS 7-aside programme *year 6 only

WhatDate
Week oneMonday 2nd September 2024
Week twoMonday 9th September 2024
Week threeMonday 16th September 2024
Week fourMonday 23rd September 2024

*teams register directly with NHV. 

Term 4 futureFERNS Year 1 to 4 programme dates 

WeekDate
Week oneSaturday 2nd November 2024
Week twoSaturday 9th November 2024
Week threeSaturday 16th November 2024
Week fourSaturday 23rd November 2024
Week fiveSaturday 30th November 2024
Week sixSaturday 7th December 2024
Reserve daySaturday 14th December 2024


Year 5 to 8 Prizegiving Date

Year levelDate, time, location
Year 5 & 6 

Monday 2nd September 2024

4.30pm - 5.15pm

Walter Nash Centre, Taine Street

Year 7 & 8 

Monday 2nd September 2024

5.30pm - 6.15pm

Walter Nash Centre, Taine Street