St Finbar's Netball Club

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Welcome to St Finbar's Netball Club


Whether players have attended the NetSetGo! program at St Finbar's Netball Club, any other Club or Association, or not at all, girls from year 4 are eligible to play for St Finbar's Netball Club in the 11&Under competition at the Sandringham & District Netball Association (SDNA) at Thomas St, Hampton if they live or attend school in the Bayside City Council.


At SDNA, players participate in each age level for 2 years, so players will stay in 11&Under in year 4 and 5, then move up to 13&Under. There are 5 or 6 divisions in each age level, and we try to place teams into a division that best suits their skill level. However team grading is not an exact science and sometimes teams are moved into a more suitable division during the season depending on their first few matches played.


U11 Competition

The 11&Under level is all about participation. There is no 'ladder', the teams don't play in finals and the coaches are encouraged to rotate the players in to all positions on the court throughout the season so they get a good feel for the game. At the end of the season, all teams play in a 'round robin' against some of the teams in their level and all receive 'participation' medals.

The season usually begins with training a Round Robin event in mid February where teams will play 3 or 4 short matches to help the Association 'grade' the teams into their appropriate divisions. The season finishes in September (date to be confirmed) with another Round Robin.


Match Times

All first year 11&Under matches are played on Thursday evenings at 5.45pm or 6.30pm. Second year 11&Under matches play on Saturday mornings beginning from 8.15am and age groups progress throughout the day up to the Open Division in the afternoon. There is no way to guarantee what time each team will play until it is determined which division they are placed into, and how many teams there are in each division. But all the matches will be at the same time at the same place, which is at the courts on Thomas St, Hampton. 

Players are expected to arrive 30 minutes before their match time for a warm up. Matches will be 4 x 7 minute quarters. 

Please see the Team Selection tab for more information on how teams are chosen. 


Other Match Day Information
  • Parents are responsible for scoring the matches. Scoring is simple, and easily learned. Your Team Manager will provide you with a roster for scoring for the season. 
  • A BBQ is on site on Saturday mornings, providing sausages and bacon/egg rolls. The canteen is open all day, and a coffee cart is on site, but sometimes the queue for this can be quite long!
  • Our club is rostered on to the BBQ and the Canteen 3 or 4 times each season - all families are expected to volunteer for one or the other depending on your team's allocated time slot/s. Helping with the BBQ and Canteen is not onerous and can actually be quite fun. We try to arrange your time slot on or around the time your child is playing netball, so that you don't have to come back to netball later in the day.
  • Parking is always at a premium, especially for the early matches. Please arrive early to avoid parking miles away! But please do not park on the footpath around the carpark as the parking inspectors are often around.
  • Click Here to take a look at the layout of the courts at Thomas Street
Training

Training is also held at Thomas St Hampton. St Finbar's Netball Club has been allocated the courts for training from 4.00 on Monday afternoons. The training schedule is determined before the start of each season based on the availability of coaches. The parents sometimes organise a car pool to transport the players down to the courts.


Uniform

All St Finbar's Netball Club members playing at SDNA will require the club uniform consisting of a skort (skirt with built-in bike shorts) and a top. There is an optional Club Hoodie available too. These are ordered well before the season begins, so that the uniforms are available at the start of the season. See the uniform tab for more information and prices for the club uniform.

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