The Invercargill Netball Centre season begins tomorrow (21st March) and we are excited to see teams back on court for 2015.
We understand March feels unseasonably early for netball but court unavailability at ILT Stadium Southland during the winter months was a major contributing factor. Other events such as International, National, Regional or Local can all bump our Saturday competition even when we have booked the use of the courts. When finalising the calendar, the INC Executive considered all options and felt an earlier start was the best solution to ensure a consistent season for clubs and players.
While we appreciate this puts some pressure on those already committed to summer codes, after taking feedback received regarding the 2014 finals format into account, our focus was on ensuring minimal disruptions. There is the option of submitting draw requests, and given the early season circumstances, we are working with teams especially over the first two weeks taking in to account the ending of summer sports.
We wish everyone good luck for the 2015 competition. Play hard, play fair and, most importantly, have fun.
Invercargill Netball Centre
Saturday 21st March 2015 Draw
is now online under the Saturday Netbal Tab.
Two Important Notes:
1. The results of all grading/challenge games played and the team entries received, will form part of the decision for final team placement.
2. No protocols catch-ups will be carried out on Saturdays during the season. ALL registered players on 6 March 2015, must complete protocols by 20 March 2015 as discussed at the AGM.
IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION
Now that final court bookings have been confirmed, and the feedback from last years’ season has been discussed, we can confirm the start date for Round 1 of Saturday competition netball is Saturday, 21 March 2015
for ALL Open grades.
Important Note - Some teams may be required to play on Saturday, 14 March.
Team entries must be received by 12 noon on Friday, 6 March.
Every player in Open grade has to be registered
and have completed
protocols by Friday, 20 March.
Secondary School and Year 7 and 8’s grades will start on Saturday 25th of April (Anzac Day) at 1pm
Team entries and individual registrations are due to the INC office, by Thursday 2nd of April
the last day of Term 1.