Friday, October 28, 2016

Facebook Page for Waikanae School Netball

After this season it has become evident that a 'go to' place for people to find information is on Facebook rather than a blog.

If you are interested in being part of the Waikanae School Netball community on Facebook, please click on the link below.

I will still try to maintain the blog for those who visit it frequently however the Facebook group will be updated more often.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


FINALS DAY DRAW - click here for the draw for finals day 17th of September 2016.   

IMPORTANT - PRIMARY UMPIRES Please note that on primary games – you will NOT BE UMPIRING YOUR OWN TEAMS – your umpire is are allocated to a different team and different timeslot – this is to ensure impartiality.  It is so important that your team umpire is available at their allocated time.  Please check the draw carefully.  If your team umpire does not show up for the game that they have been allocated to then this could affect your teams’ standings.

Primary prizegiving is at 11am and Senior Prizegiving follows the final of the Premier Final at approx 2.45pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TWILIGHT netball is coming....

I am the messenger for TWILIGHT.

If there is interest, I am happy to facilitate a gear bag and some paperwork however parents will need to take charge in the weekly team games etc.


Twilight Netball is coming..... - Our Twilight season will start Thursday October 20th and will run until December the 8th.  Primary Grades are for Year 6-8 and College/Adult Grades are mixed Social and mixed Competitive.  Primary team fee will be $120 per team and College/Adult fee is $200 per team.  


Year 6 Development programme for 2017 - the following players have been selected from the pink ribbon programme.

Parker Lynch – Kenakena PohutukawaGrace Charles – St Pats Leprechauns
Cara Guy – Waikanae FlashNatasha Goggin – Paraparaumu Comets
Greer Atkinson – PBS ExpressKeira Akavi – Kenakena Pohutukawa
Anna Woodman-Aldridge – Kapanui MysticsKeira Hewitt – Kenakena Pohutukawa
Ruby Farrow – Kapanui MysticsIsla Fellows – PBS Galaxy
Ellie Hall – Kapanui MysticsMichelle Codyre – Kenakena Matai
Grace Clark – Waikanae FlashElla Petrie – RSS Tigers
Hannah Millward – Waikanae FlashAshley Balejko – RBS Rebels
Sophie Stokes – RSS TigersAbigail Savage – Kapanui Tactics
Maia Rennie – RSS ShakersMikayla Mandich – PBS Galaxy
Grace McKenzie – Kenakena MataiElla Wingate – Kapanui Tactics
Madi Pervan – St Pats LeprechaunsEvie Peters – Kapanui Tactics

Please email Carmell with your contact details, including phone number.  Further details will be sent out via invitation in November.

Thank you to all players who participated in this initiative.

Monday, September 12, 2016


Congratulations to Extreme, Electric and Blitz on their season.

Impact and Flash are set to play this coming Saturday on FINALS DAY.  The draw has not been posted yet but as soon as it is I'll send out an alert from our school app.

It would be awesome to get as many supporters for these two teams as possible.  Show the RED AND BLACK support!

Please return all netball uniforms once they are washed.

Coaches, please return gear bags when convenient.

Thank you all soooooooo much!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Important Season Information

Hi All

Given the weather of the last two weeks and the ongoing unpredictability of the weather this season and with only 6 playing days remaining before the handover deadline of the Netball courts for the summer season to the Tennis club the board has decided that a variation to the publish competition schedule will be made.

This change will return the final scheduled season playing Saturday (24th of September) into the pool as a reserve day (currently we have none) and will bring the final scheduled playing day back within the school term window.

In order to facilitate this there is a need to modify the finals series from the current three-week series to a two week finals series. This will now take the format as below

Week one (Saturday 10 September) Semi Finals - 1st in grade plays 4th in grade, 2nd in grade plays 3rd in grade, 5th/6th playoff if applicable)
Week two (Saturday 17th September) Finals Day - winner of the two semi-finals play off in the final - all other teams finished

Finally, we know many have experienced the cold and wet conditions over the past few playing Saturdays and while netball is a winter sport we are aware that there are many views in our netball community about play continuing on these days and should a call have been made to cancel. The decision to either cancel or play Netball each Saturday is not one taken lightly and is not made by one person. The process involves input from both weather forecasts, live information such as rain radar images as well as inputs from people on the ground at the courts in real time. Many of our board members and officials are at the courts from 7.30am on a playing day till long after play has concluded for the day and many experience the weather conditions just as our players and spectators do. While they do their best to ensure that the correct calls are made each Saturday during the season this can prove challenging when conditions are changing over the course of the day round to round.

We would like to assure all our netball members that the board regularly reviews the decisions made with the aim of continuous improvement and the decisions regarding play from the last two Saturdays will be subject to this review process for future playing days/seasons with learnings factored in



John Roach
Netball Kapiti President