As promised we will be holding a NX Netball Festival in the first week of Term 4 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 1pm till 5.20pm. To make up for what has been quite a disappointing season, ALL TEAMS will be playing in a round robin competition, where they will have the opportunity to not only compete against other NX teams but also have some fun playing the game of Netball. 

ALL players who were in a team are expected to play (unless injured) in order to receive their Netball badges on Thursday afternoon. Please read the below information carefully so you are aware of how this Festival will run. 


  • Teams have been placed in a Grade based on the completed Grading Rounds at the NNH Competition. 

  • Each team has been allocated a number and it is this number that is shown on the draw, e.g. #13 = Team 7/10; #7 = Team 7/04; etc.

  • Games will take place at the following times: 1.20pm, 2pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm, 4pm, & 4.40pm. ALL PLAYERS will meet on the Green Astro at 1pm, lined up in their teams, ready for the briefing. 

  • Games will consist of 4 x 8 min quarters; with 1min team talk at each quarter time (this will be timed by the umpire/officials).

  • Teams will need to be ready to take the court immediately after the previous game has finished on their court. For every minute after the starting siren a team is not present on the court, there will be 1 goal awarded to the opposition team. 

  • At the end of the game teams will be allocated points based on the outcome - 4 points = Win; 2 points = Draw; 0 points = Loss; 1 point = Loss by only 1 or 2 goals. 

  • Thursday afternoon is Finals - A new draw for this will be posted on the NX Website, Netball Page when it is complete. Immediately following Finals there will be a Prizegiving where Certificates and Badges will be handed out. 

  • Players will be excused from class on all 3 afternoons to warm up for their game or watch the games in progress.

  • A Team Card will be present at the beginning of each game and the game officials will tick off all players who are there. Any absences will be recorded, with the reason if there is one.

  • The hard courts outside Room 9 (and the NLE) will be available for teams to use to warm up/practice when they are not playing. 

  • Outside Coaches and Managers are more than welcome to attend - we do ask that you sign in at the Office first and then join your team on the green astro courts. If your Coach/Manager is unable to attend that is absolutely fine - we will endeavour to help supervise those teams when they are playing, however we will also encourage the team to organise their own positions and ensure fair subbing is taking place. 

  • Each team will need their gear bag - if this has already been handed into school, that’s fine, we will give it back to the team for this festival.

  • There will be a meeting with all Netballers at school on Monday 12 October to go over the organisation and format of the festival, so they can plan accordingly and any questions can be asked and answered.

  • As games will conclude at different times for each team, it is important to note the finishing time for your child and ensure that there is a plan in place for your child to get home as it will be after 3pm. 

  • On Friday, there will be a STAFF vs the TOP TEAM at lunchtime of which all the players will be able to come along and watch if they wish. 


  • Make sure to attend the meeting on Monday - the time of that meeting will be in the This Day Notices on Monday morning

  • Be in your PE uniform for the Festival

  • Bring along your drink bottle - you will need it!

  • Meet at 1pm on the Green Astro and make sure you are lined up in your teams

  • If you have a clash with another event/appointment/team photos, make sure you communicate this with your team so this can be recorded on the Team Card.

  • Make sure you know your game times and have organised a way to get home if your last game is after 3pm.

  • Have fun and enjoy playing Netball again!

HERE IS THE NX NETBALL FESTIVAL DRAW AND THE TEAM LISTS FOR ALL THOSE PLAYING (Click on these links) - please note that if your team was re-named after NNH Grading, the team lists also reflect that change so teams will be going by their NEW Team Name.




The NX Netball teams for 2020 are listed below.

As always, we go through a very thorough selection process to finalise our teams and players have been placed in a team that our selectors have determined best suits their ability and experience.

There has been some movement of players, both up and down teams - it is important to remember that this movement can be a result of the following factors:

  • The position your child plays. As we can’t have a team made up of all mid-courters (for example), some stronger players may be named in teams that are of a lower ability. This is a direct result of the number of players who play that position. 

  • New players who didn’t play last year can also create movement for other players, especially if they are placed in a higher team, resulting in other players moving down to a lower team.

  • Individual development and growth over the summer (and lockdown) months. If individual players have put in an extra effort and completed further training over the past few months, this can definitely show during trials, resulting in higher performance on the court and some movement between teams.   

We understand that some students will have questions regarding the trial process and eventually the team selection – if your child does, please ask them to see me. 

As per our Sports Selection Policy, no correspondence regarding team selection will be entered into. If you wish to view it, please refer to our school website. 






Registration will be open from Tuesday 17th December for those students wanting to play Netball for Northcross in 2020. Before your child commits to this sport there is some very important information you need to know.

Games and Venue

Games are played at Netball North Harbour, Onewa Rd - Year 7 & 8 teams play on a Tuesday for Year 7 and Thursday for Year 8 with rounds starting at 4.00 pm and played at 45 minute intervals, with the final round starting at 6.30pm. Please be aware that games times are random between the rounds and commitment is required from 4.00 pm through to 7.15pm. 

Grading games commence Tuesday 5th May 2020 (Year 7's) and Thursday 30th April (Year 8's). All information regarding games and times can be found at  once competition commences.  

Fees         Girls and Boys      $170.00                       

To register your child for Netball this year, you will need to go to the NX Online Shop (you can find the link on the Northcross Website). A $50 deposit will be required with registration. Once teams have been formed, the balance will be loaded onto your child’s account and will be required to be paid in full (via the NX Online Shop) by the end of Term 2. This deposit is non-refundable. Registrations close on Wednesday 12 February - 3pm.


All students who register, will be placed in a team, however in order to ensure your child has been placed in the team that is right for them, trials will take place. The trials will be held at Northcross during the school day, the players being released periodically from their classes when called. Although we appreciate the support from parents, due to the format of the trials it is advised that parents do not attend.

Trials will take place on Friday 14 February (Year 8’s) & Friday 21 February (Year 7’s) from 9am – 3pm; Friday 28 February will be used as a Callback day from 9am - 3pm.

Coaches, Managers and Umpires

Each team will need a coach and manager. If we cannot get enough coaches we will have to reduce the number of teams and unfortunately some children will miss out on playing. If you are interested in being a coach or manager for Netball, please indicate this on registration.

All Coaches and Managers are required to be police vetted by Northcross. If you are keen to take on one of these roles and have not yet been police vetted by our school, please email sport(at) and we will send you through the relevant forms to fill out.

Netball North Harbour will be holding Coaching Courses for those who wish to attend.  Please see their website for further details regarding this. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding Northcross Netball, please feel free to email sport(at)

Thank you for your support in netball. We look forward to another successful season for Northcross Intermediate School.

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