Play Club Netball With Raiders

Playing Club Netball With Raiders

Raiders Netball Club welcomes all players, girls and boys, aged between 5 – 19 years to join in the fun of club netball.  No experience is required as players attend weekly training sessions with accredited coaches to develop their skills.  All abilities are catered for including:

  • beginners who are just starting to play netball
  • those wanting to play competitive, but social netball
  • more advanced players interested in playing rep netball.

The club is located in Thorneside at the Mooroondu Sport and Recreation Club and makes use of the training courts there for weeknight training.  Fixtures are played as part of the Redlands Netball Association (RNA) competition at Pinklands Sporting Grounds in Thornlands, at varying times on Saturdays.

Players interested in playing representative netball can contact the registrar at Raiders.  For more information about rep netball visit the Redlands Netball Association (RNA) as trials usually start in the October/November of the previous year.

Registrations

To play netball with Raiders in the 2021 netball season, your child needs to be a registered player with Raiders Netball Club before the season begins.  This allows players to be able to play in the pre-season grading games.  Players that are not registered will not be able to play for grading.

Our registration with Raiders is a one-stop registration process.  Players who are registered with Raiders Netball Club are automatically registered with the Redlands Netball Association (RNA) and Netball Queensland, which covers player insurances etc.

In some cases, late registrations may be accepted depending on the numbers in a given age group.

Registering players for club netball can be done in either of the following ways:

  • Sign on online – From Monday, 18th January, 2021
  • Sign on day at Raiders Netball Club – Sunday 31st January, 10am – 2pm, Mooroondu Sport and Rectreation Club, Mooroondu Rd, Thorneside
  • Sign on day at RNA – Saturday 6th February, Pinklands Sporting Complex, 226 Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Thornlands

Fees

We aim to keep the registration fees for playing club netball affordable for all families.  Currently, our fees are the lowest priced club fees in the RNA for families.

  • First child – $315
  • Sibling discounted fee for second child – $275
  • Sibling discounted fee for third and subsequent children – $265

Raiders Netball Club is registered with FairPlay, a Queenland Government initiative.  Families may apply for a voucher valued at up to $150, to contribute towards their child’s registration fees.

Net Set GO fees are outlined here.

Uniforms

The uniforms for club netball help to unify the team and provide a sense of belonging for all players and supporters.  The uniforms are available to purchase directly through the club.  Uniform items include:

  • Dress (compulsory) – $60
  • Bike pants (compulsory) – $25
  • Visor (optional) – $15
  • Supporters polo shirt (optional) – $40
  • Hoodie (optional) – $60

2021 Netball Season Dates

Fixtures start: Saturday 24th April, 2021

Fixtures end: Saturday 14th August, 2021

Finals: Saturday 21st August – Saturday 4th September, 2021

Season breaks (NB: games cancelled due to wet weather are occassionaly rescheduled during the holiday breaks):

  • May Day: 1/5/2021
  • School holidays: 26/6/2021 – 10/7/2021
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Teams For Club Netball

Club netball competitions at Raiders cater for all age groups from under 7’s to under 19’s.  The teams are decided after all the registrations have been received and the final number of players in different age groups are known.

Ages/Divisions

  • Under 7’s to Under 10’s – modified Net Set GO competition (*)
  • Under 11’s to Under 12’s – grading introduced, full rules
  • Intermediate (Uunder 13’s to Under 14’s) – grading, mulitple divisions
  • Cadets (Under 15’s to Under 19’s) – grading, mulitple divisions

(*) The Net Set GO program provides skill development for the youngest players, with groups available for 5 and 6 year olds to begin to learn the basic skills needed to play netball.  7 to 10 year olds who register to play club netball with Raiders will automatically be registered with the Net Set GO program and receive the participants pack.

Teams in the under 7’s, 8’s, 9’s and 10’s are based upon the ages of the children and the number of players.  There may be more than one team per age or age groups may be combined, depending on the number of players.  There is no pre-season grading at this level.

Teams generally begin playing on grass courts, moving onto composite courts as their skills develop. They begin with modified rules, as set by the Net Set GO program, and slightly lower hoops, which are generally increased to the standard height by the time the players are in the under 10’s.

Once players reach the under 11’s, full netball rules and grading are introduced and the teams are based around skill level and ability as well as age.

Grading

Grading allows teams to be more representative of players’ skill level, and there may be multiple teams for each age group depending on the number of players for each netball season.  This ensures that training is particularly targeted to a team’s skill level, by their accredited coach. 

Once the Raiders Netball Club has finalised their teams, the RNA holds 2 weekends of grading games for the under 11’s to cadets.  This ensures that each team is placed in the correct division of the competition for their skill level, making the overall competition for each netball season fair for all players.  Grading dates are as follows:

  • Player grading at Raiders
    • Under 11’s & Under 12’s – Wednesday 10th Feb (afternoon)
    • Intermediates & Cadets – Monday 8th and 15th Feb (afternoon/evening)
  • Team grading games at RNA (for under 11’s – cadets) – Saturday 20th March, 2021 & Saturday 27th March, 2021

This can result in multiple teams for a given age depending on the number of players.  This allows the training to be more targeted to the teams skill level and encourages those players who want to play netball with a more competitive focus.

Training

Each team playing club netball will have an allocated time on a given week night for training, during school terms.  This will be determined based on the availability of the coaches and players to ensure all players can attend training.  Players are required to attend training days each week to assist their own personal skill development and that of the team.

Players are welcome to use the training courts at Thorneside when they are not in use to develop their personal skills.

Fixtures and Ladders

Once the netball season is underway, teams can easily access their match times and results, by visiting the RNA website.  Please note these links will only be functional during the 2021 Club Netball Season.

Netball Pathways Supported By Club Netball

Playing club netball allows players to choose how they would like to play netball and provides opportunities to play socially or competitively.   Some players simply enjoy the competition of a social game and the opportunity to improve their skills through weekly training sessions, whilst others are keen to pursue netball at the elite level and go as far as they can in their netball journey.  

Social Netball

Once teams begin the grading process, we have teams of different skill levels with different netball goals.  We provide an environment for netball to be a fun and social activity for young girls and boys, while still encouraging them to improve their netball skills.  The RNA has multiple divisions within the Intermediate and Cadet divisions to cater for those who want to play netball at the social level.

Representative Netball

Representative netball is availabe for players from Under 11 to Under 15.  For Raiders players, club netball provides a great base to start from with coaches accredited at different levels able to help players advance in their netball skills and ablilities.

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Players can play rep netball for the RNA, competing in varouse Rep Carnivals and the State Age Championship, and progress to play for Brisbane East Netball (Tigers), being exposed along the way to the Netball Queensland High Performance Program.

For a great night of entertainment, families can enjoy a competitive game of netball and support the Brisbane East Netball club, Tigers.  Visit their website for more information.

Netball Queensland Pathways Information

At Raiders, our club netball program will support you in your chosen netball pathway.  If you are interested in playing elite netball, more information can be found on the Netball Queensland website.

Netball Rules

Whether you are playing, coaching or umpiring club netball you can find the most up-to-date, full netball rules here.

Thoroughly knowing the netball rules will help you be a better player, coach and umpire. 

All rep players need to complete the Rules of Netball Theory Examination and this rule book will help you to prepare and study for that examination.

We hope that whether you have chosen a social pathway or elite pathway, you will enjoy playing club netball at Raiders. 

Additional Competitions For The 2021 Netball Season

The Redlands Netball Association runs some additional competitions to the club netball season.  For more detailed information, please visit the RNA website.

Representative Netball Season

If you are interested in playing rep netball with the RNA, there are 3 phases of trials for rep netball usually beginning in the October/November of the previous year.

Twilight Competition

Tuesday 12th October – Tuesday 30th November

The Twilight Competition is run by the RNA for players aged 10 – 17 years.  The games are slightly shorter in duration and played on a Tuesday night.  Depending on the number of players, different age groups may be combined in one team.

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