HPNC ready for netball season

Summer league is all about getting out and enjoying the longer evenings playing netball with your friends and whanau.

Junior, college and senior summer league netball at Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre (HPNC) is starting soon.

Juniors will play on Tuesdays beginning on October 19. Game times will be 4pm, 4:50pm and 5:40pm for grades Year 3 – 8*.

Fees for Year 3 & 4 are $175 per team, Year 5 & 6 $210 per team and Year 7 & 8, $245 per team.

Registrations close on October 12.

College and seniors play on Wednesdays beginning October 20 with game times at 5:30pm, 6:20pm and 7:10pm.

Grades comprise College Girls, College Mixed*, College Boys, Ladies and Senior Mixed*. Fees are $350 per team. Registrations close on October 13.

It is an eight week season and teams provide their own umpires (*a maximum of three boys can take the court at any one time, one in each third).

“Summer league is all about getting out – after being contained to our houses for so long – and enjoying the longer evenings playing netball with your friends and whanau,” said HPNC netball administrator Tracey Limond.

“We’re particularly pleased about offering a college boys grade this year which provides a pathway for boys to continue developing their skills in the game.

“HPNC’s focus is to open up the sport of netball to more and more people who wouldn’t traditionally have had the opportunity.

“Examples are our Game Changers (Sommerville Special School) invitational team, a growing walking netball competition and having all boys teams in our Wednesday schools competition and summer league.”

* Competition enquiries to games@hpnc.org.nz, general enquiries to info@hpnc.org.nz.  Phone 534 7571 (post lockdown)