Competitions

This should be read in conjuction with the overview.

Premiership Comp
Top KMNC Competitive competition primarily comprising of Open (18+) age group players and teams and played on a Wednesday night indoors at Te Rauparaha arena. Teams may contain school Year 9 to 13 players. Teams of only school Year 9 to 13 players may be admitted. Normal 7v7 Netball. Teams are placed into divisions and then play round-robin and finals series to determine winners of each division. Promotion/relegation within the Premiership may apply during the season. Winner of Premiership is the top ranked team at our centre and is given admission into the end of season Super Club competition. The bottom ranked team (or teams) in Premier 3 at the end of the season are relegated to the Championship for the next season. Closed competition that new teams must win entry to from the Championship. From time to time KMNC may permit direct entry at their discretion. KMNC will make the final determination of suitability of teams for any competition.

Year 10 to 13 players can try out for the talent development programme. Year 9 to 13 players may trial for the Under 14, 16 and Under 18 representative teams as per eligibility criteria.

Championship / Championship Reserve Comps
Competitive competition comprising of Open (18+) and college (Y9 to 13) age group players. These competitions combine and replace the Premier 4/5 and Collegiate grades/competitions previously offered. These competitions are designed to provide a more accessible and competitive pathway into the premiership competition for all collegiate and above aged players and teams. Teams may contain a mix of Year 9 to 13 and open (18+) players, or be solely open or college aged teams. Normal 7v7 Netball. Teams are graded at the beginning of the season (initial grading positions based on previous seasons results). The initial grading round is 5 games. Based on the results of grading, two competitions are then formed – The Championship and Championship reserve (once the season has started, these are separate competitions and do not cross over). In addition, the Championship Reserve competition DOES NOT allow Open (18+) players or teams – therefore any team containing non-school aged players will either end up in the Championship, or social grade (by negotiation with the centre based on grading results). Please note, in exceptional circumstances, the KMNC may consider the entry of a year 8 team into the Championship (but not the Championship reserve). KMNC will make the final determination of suitability of teams for any competition.

NOTE: Three format options are being considered for these competitions in 2021. These options have been communicated separately to our membership delegates to determine a majority preference. Once the preference is determined, this document will be updated with the final formats.

Year 10 to 13 players can try out for the talent development programme. Year 9 to 13 players may trial for the Under 14, 16 and Under 18 representative teams as per eligibility criteria.

Social Comp
Social competition primarily comprising of Open (18+) age group players and teams with no progression pathway into either the Championship or Premiership competitions. Normal 7v7 Netball. Teams are placed into divisions and then play round-robin and finals series to determine winners of each division.

Teams may contain school Year 10 to 13 players. Teams of only school Year 10 to 13 players are strongly encouraged to enter the Championship competition instead of the social competition. Such teams are likely to be graded into Championship reserve.

School aged players (Year 10 to 13) can try out for the talent development programme and additionally trial for the Under 16 and Under 18 representative teams, but there is no specific development objectives for players in the social competition.

Junior Comp
Competitive competition comprising of School Year 7 and 8 players and teams. Normal 7v7 Netball, full court, full height hoops. Teams are graded into divisions and then play round-robin and finals series to determine winners of each division. Promotion/relegation within the junior competition may apply during the season. Open competition that any school or club year 7/8/or combination thereof team can enter.

NOTE: The format of this competition for 2021 is currently unchanged from previous years, however it may change as a result of the decision made around the Championship competitions in order to keep all Saturday competitions aligned from a timing perspective.

Additional development is provided to Year 7 & 8 players through the delivery of the NNZ Year 7&8 Player Development Programme.

Future Ferns
Single non-competitive (scores not kept, teams not ranked) competition run as per NNZ Future Ferns Guidelines. Programme is designed for fun, participation and the development of fundamental netball skills. Players/teams are grouped by school year and game is modified to suit e.g. Year 3 & 4 play 5v5 and Year 5 & 6 play 6v6

There is no additional development programme associated with this competition as development is an integral part of the Future Ferns competition programme.

Ladder

2022 Prem 1 R2
POS TEAM PTS
1 Misfits 1 14
2 KBJ 1 13
3 Te Tai Timu 1 13
4 Bluebirds 12
5 Norths 1 5
6 Aotea College Senior A1 4