WHAT ARE THE RULES OF NETBALL
The full rules can be downloaded here: https://netball.com.au/sites/default/files/2020-02/INF-RulesofNetball2020.pdf
WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR A TEAM? 

Summer Registrations - open in late June (until teams fill)

Winter Registrations - open in late November (until teams fill)

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates and to avoid missing out on a place in a team. Places will be offered to existing players who have played within the last year before being offered to new players.  Existing players are required to register on time to be considered for a spot on a team. 

CAN I JOIN THE CLUB TO BE IN A TEAM WITH MY FRIENDS? 

Whilst we appreciate that players may like to join a netball club as a result of existing friendships, unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee placement in a team with friends.  Where possible we will consider friendships in team placement, but we cannot guarantee that this will occur.  New players to the club will be placed where a place is available, which may not be on the same team as their friends.  We prefer to keep players of the same age group together rather than allowing players to move up age groups early to be with friends or siblings as it makes it more difficult for coaches to coach a broad range of ages and abilities. 

DO YOU HOLD TRIALS?

Glenunga netball club do not currently hold trials.  Continuing players are given priority in existing teams provided that they register and pay on time.  Feedback from coaches and managers may taken into account in the team selection process, as to whether a player may be moved up or down in a division depending on suitability, skills and development from the previous season.  Team selections are done with a team of selectors which consists of committee members and coaches. Players may be moved up and down divisions at the discretion of the selection committee and may not stay in the same team  over multiple seasons depending on experience, ability, playing level and spots available.  

HOW ARE NEW PLAYERS PLACED IN TEAMS?

New players to the club are placed in teams where there are positions available and possibly based on previous experience.  Providing our club with as many details of a player’s netball background may assist with team placement but does not guarantee a position as it will depend on vacancies within existing teams from previous seasons.  There are a limited number of places for new players due to our limited court space and umpire availability. 

CAN I VOLUNTEER?  

Yes, Glenunga is run fully by volunteers, from the President, Treasurer, Secretary, Umpire Co-ordinator, Kit Co-ordinator, Coaches, Team Managers and Score recorders. We appreciate all that our volunteers do. Their work helps us as a club to keep our registration fees low.  We do encourage all parents to get involved, put their hand up to manage or coach a team, or to join the Glenunga Netball committee.  SAUCNA, the association is also run by volunteers.  They  are always looking for willing and enthusiastic helpers, they can always find a suitable role to utilise your particular skills.  Many hands make light work! 

There are various volunteer jobs required by the club. All families will be placed on a volunteer roster unless they pay the $50 volunteer subsidy to be removed from club duties roster for the season. All families are required to make themselves available for a two hour volunteer stint when rostered to do jobs like Covid Marshal duties, gate duties, working bee at SAUCNA etc. 

WHO COACHES AND MANAGES MY TEAM?  

All coaches and managers of our teams are parents and volunteers.  We encourage any interested parents put their hands up to coach and those with no knowledge about netball can always help out by managing a team which doesn't require much knowledge of the game.  If we don't have volunteer coaches and managers, we cannot put a team in the competition.  Please respect your coaches decisions and don't tell them how to do their job.  It is their job to decide on setting positions, and is not up to parents what position their child should be placed. All parents are welcome to put their hand up to coach if they would like to set positions in future seasons.  

CAN BOYS PLAY? 

As per the SAUCNA policy, please see the SAUCNA webpage for policies in full.

Boys
• Boys are eligible to play.
• They must be eligible for 11/U but can play in 13/U.
• There is a maximum of two boys per team allowed on court at any one time and they must always be positioned in different thirds
o This means they cannot play: GA & GS, GD & GK, C & WD/WA.
o However, they can play GA & WA, GD & WD, C & GA/GS/GD/GK

 

WHAT ARE THE GAME DAY CODES OF CONDUCT?

Glenunga proudly supports and endorses the codes of conduct as set by the SAUCNA.

Players

  • Play by the rules

  • Never argue with the umpire’s decisions

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse, deliberately contacting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted

  • Work hard for yourself and for your team. Your team will benefit and so will you

  • Be a good sport

  • Foul language is not acceptable or permitted

Parents/Spectators

  • Encourage your team to play by the rules

  • Do not abuse them or yell at our team or the opposition

  • Coaches, managers and committee are all volunteers, without them, there would be no team, please be respectful

  • Do not argue with umpires or officials.  Umpires are often children learning to umpire, please be respectful and patient

  • Act as role model.  Lead by example and be reasonable in your expectations

  • Foul language is not acceptable or permitted, you may be asked to leave the courts if you are using foul language

 

IS TRAINING COMPULSORY? 

Training is compulsory during the Winter season.  Players not attending training may receive reduced court time if all other players are available at the discretion of the coach.  In the summer season, Glenunga does NOT run compulsory training sessions.

 

HOW MUCH IS REGISTRATION? 

Registration is currently set at $140 per season.  Fees are to paid by direct debit in full at the time of registration and include a $50 non-refundable deposit.  This will be refunded in full only if Glenunga cannot place you in a team.  If you haven't paid your registration fee at the time you register, you will not eligible for selection into a team.  We will not hold places for unpaid players if there are players on the wait list who are prepared to pay their registrations. Glenunga Netball is not setup to accept Sports Vouchers at this time. 

 

HOW DO I ORDER UNIFORMS? 

Uniforms are ordered through the Nelson Teamwear online portal, details will be emailed out after the registration period closes and shortly after the try-on day.  The portal will be open for 10 days only in order for the uniforms to be delivered by the beginning of the season.  We recommend attending the try-on day as uniforms cannot be returned due to incorrect sizing.  Dresses are compulsory, jumpers and training t-shirts are optional.

CAN I REGISTER LATE IF I MISS THE CUT OFF DATE? 

Late registrations will only be considered if there is a position in a team or grade for which you or your child is eligible or in the case of a late cancellation.  Often you will only find out a week or two before the beginning of the season if a place becomes available due to last minute cancellations.  Generally our teams fill  very quickly from the opening of registrations. Please don't rely on late registrations or you may be disappointed. 

U8 / U9 TEAMS

All teams use full sized goal posts unlike many school competitions. Please consider if your child has the strength to reach a full sized goal post before registering.  Children should be at least 7 years old to register for an U8 team.