Handy Information to Start Your Winter Season

 

Sports Control Registration Desk
Our experienced Competition Supervisors Jess Herder and Anna Korsoukova will run the Sports Control desk at the ASB Sports Centre from 7.15pm on a Saturday ably assisted by two people from the duty club.  Lucy Hegarty and Ray Hogan will run the Games Registration Office located downstairs at the Hataitai Courts from 12.15pm on a Saturday assisted by duty team members.  These friendly staff members will announce teams, call for umpires, liaise with WCC council staff at the ASB Sports Centre, ensure courts are safe, assist with new player registrations on the day and answer any other queries you may have. 
Please ensure all teams register at the Registration Desks at each venue upon arrival for your game and umpire duty.  Failure to do so will result in a fine in line with the competition rules.

Game Times
Premier 1 & 2 –  4 x 15 min quarters
60 minute games - 15 min warm up – 3min break /5min half time/3min break – 4 minute allowance for injury time.  Player team sheets must be submitted with the final score card for Premier 1 and Premier 2 games. These games will be played on courts 7 & 8 directly outside the café.

Premier 3 – Senior - Collegiate – 4 x 10 min quarters
40 minute game – 10 min warm up – 90 sec break /2 min half time/90 sec break 5 minute allowance for injury time. 
Due to time constraints there will be no injury time for college grades.

Club Duty
The club duty for ASB Sports Centre and Hataitai Courts will be made available on the web and distributed to clubs and teams once finalised to ensure you know when your club or team is required.  Club Duty involves 2 people assisting the regular Netball Wellington Centre staff with taking player registrations and co-ordinating umpires at the Sports Control Desk at on Saturdays.  A Club/School will be required at both ASB Sports Centre and Hataitai Courts.

Warm-up and Warm-down Areas
Teams will have 10 minutes between games to warm-up on the court. Teams are reminded to move off the courts and team benches quickly at the completion of the game.
Warm-up and Warm-down space is also available outside on the front court or around the outside of the building.
Please do not warm up where spectators are standing. 
Teams are reminded to move off the courts and team benches quickly at the completion of the game.

Courts
At the ASB Sports Centre, courts 7 & 8 (outside the café) will be used for Premier 1 and Premier 2 games.  At times we may need to share the ASB Sports Centre with other sporting codes.  We ask that you treat them how you would like to be treated.

Court Dividers
Court divider curtains will be down on all courts at the ASB Sports Centre.  This is to reduce the balls travelling onto other courts and the noise travelling.

First Aid
Ice bags are available for injuries only at the Sports Control Desk. The ice machine is located at the First Aid station, far end of the ASB stadium.  Ice can be obtained from the First Aid room at the Hataitai Pavilion - please let the Games Registration Office know you require assistance.
There are no St Johns staff in operation at the ASB Sports Centre or Hataitai Netball Courts this season.

Physiotherapist
The physiotherapist is based in the middle of the stadium under the stairs located between Courts 3 & 7– they are available for strapping, minor injuries and assessments. If you want strapping prior to taking the court please remember to bring your own strapping tape otherwise a small charge to cover the strapping costs will be incurred.

Benches on Courts
Each court has a score bench – each team must provide someone to sit there and take the score with the score card (this is the official score) and they can enter it on the electronic scoreboard in front of them if they wish.  There should be instructions on the desk. Please take care NOT to bump the electronic score pad and connection jack as this can cause a malfunction.

Court Area & Gear
Please ensure teams are at their benches and equipment (bottles, first-aid) is under or behind the bench. All prams, buggies, balls etc are to be kept to the side of the court.  Players are reminded not to sit on the courts.

Café
The café is open at the ASB Sports Centre from 8am every Saturday.  Stadium users are not permitted to bring food into the stadium in direct competition to the café with the exception of water.
There is no cafe currently operating at the Hataitai Courts but there is a bakery and other food vendors available in the Hataitai Village nearby via the over-pass.

Water
Water fountains are around the stadium and in the changing rooms at the far end of the stadium.  

Drink Bottles
Please ensure only water bottles are at team benches, no

water is permitted on the playing courts.  If you spill anything please ensure you or your spectators clean it up.  If there are large spillages on court please advise the sport office.

Court Area & Gear
Please ensure teams are at their benches and equipment (bottles, first-aid) is under or behind the bench. All prams, buggies, balls etc are to be kept to the side of the court. Players are reminded not to sit on the courts

Toilets & Changing Rooms
Toilets and changing rooms are available at both the ASB Sports Centre and Hataitai Courts for use for all patrons and teams.  If at the ASB Sports Centre, please advise the Wellington City Council Staff if the ASB Sports Centre facilities require service or stock replenished.  If at the Hataitai Netball Courts, please let the Games Office staff know if facilities require service or stock replenished.

Items for Purchase
The following items are available for sale from the Sports Control Desk at the ASB Sports Centre or from the Netball Wellington Centre office during the week.
Strapping Tape $8.00 a roll
The International Rule Book $8.00 each
Introduction to Netball Umpiring booklet $5.00 each

Whistles $5.00 each
Black Umpire Skorts $35.00 each

Umpires
Umpires are available for clarification on rules in the umpire room that is based upstairs in the Matarangi room.   If you are or know of people keen to umpire they can email uecwellington@gmail.com

Draw
Once compiled, the draw will be posted online via the following link - click here
The weekly draw including player umpire draw will be sent out on Tuesdays afternoons to club captains & schools. Results on the website from the ASB Sports Centre will be updated on the day with Hataitai results posted on Mondays.

Fee payment
The first fee payment is due Monday 29th April.

Team Registration on the Day
At the ASB Sports Centre (Premier/Division 1, Prem Reserve, Seniors & Collegiate 1-4 grades):
On arrival at the ASB Sports Centre head in the main doors and turn left past the main Sports Centre Reception Desk towards the Sports Control Desk. The Sports Control Desk will act as the traditional Games Office whereby you can approach the desk to tell the Competition Supervisors that you wish to register your team. Please provide your team's name and what time the team is due to play. The Competition Supervisors will then mark your team as present and let you know which court you are playing on. Where necessary, you may be asked to fill out the back of the official score sheet with the names of your team members. Please come prepared to write down both the full first and last name for all team members who intend to take the court on the day. If playing in a round that is self-umpired and your opposition has already registered before your team, you will be required to take the card to the court allocated to your game. There needs to be a minimum of 5 players present to be able to start your game.

At the Hataitai Netball Courts (Collegiate Grades 5 - 8):
On arrival at the Hataitai courts go to the Games Office situated on the ground floor of the Pavilion. Inside the building you will find a registration window called the Games Office (located opposite the entry to the Toilets and beside the First Aid Room). At the window, let the Competition Supervisors know that you would like to register your team and provide the team name and what time your team is due to play. The Competition Supervisors will then tick off your team as having registered. Where necessary, you may be asked to fill out the back of the official score sheet with the names of your team members. Please be prepared to write down both the full first and last name for all team members who intend to take the court on the day. If playing in a round that is self-umpired and your opposition team has already registered, you will be required to take the card to the court allocated to your game. There needs to be a minimum of 5 players present to be able to start your game.

Umpiring
There will be 2 umpires required at every game. For the self-umpired rounds, these will usually be one representative from your team and one from the opposition. If you are allocated by the Games Office to a game, you must report to the Games Office for umpire duty IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YOUR GAME whether you are rostered on or listed as a Reserve Umpire. The umpires are responsible for completing a pre-game jewellery check. Players are not to wear jewellery of any kind - no plasters are permitted other than a taped wedding band. A medic alert bracelet/necklace is also permitted but must be taped to the body. Also check that fingernails are short and smooth, no chewing gum and that all players are wearing the same uniform registered to their team. A scorer must be provided by the teams. Umpires do not change ends at the end of the quarters - the teams do. At the end of the game it is the umpires responsibility to return the match card to the office.

Defaults
Contact the Games Coordinator Peter McDonald as soon as possible in writing via email to games@netballwellington.co.nz. Default notifications received prior to 12.00 noon on the Friday before the scheduled game incur the following fines (at the discretion of the Games Coordinator):
* Premier, Division 1, Premier Reserve and Senior teams: $100.00 PLUS the loss of two championship points
* Collegiate teams: $40.00 PLUS the loss of two championship points
A late default fine will be incurred for defaulting after 12.00 noon on the Friday prior to the scheduled game. If the fine is not paid within two weeks of the late default, the team will be withdrawn until payment is made. A late default (notified after 12.00 noon on the Friday before the scheduled game or a no-show on the day) incurs the following fines which must be paid before the next playing day:
* Premier, Premier Reserve and Senior Competition teams: $200.00 plus loss of two competition points.
* Collegiate teams: $100.00 plus loss of two competition points
A defaulting team will still need to fulfil their team's umpiring committments on the day. Please note failure to turn up for umpire duty will result in a second fine.

Lost Property
Please ensure your valuables are secure and do not bring anything to the courts that you would hate to lose while left unattended.  As the ASB Sports Centre and Hataitai Netball Courts are public spaces there are people coming in and out all the time.
If you find you have left any of your belongings around the Hataitai netball courts or in the Hataitai Pavilion building, please contact us via email to info@netballwellington.co.nz or phone (04) 387 6005 to enquire about whether it may have been handed in. The Hataitai Lost Property table is located inside the downstairs Games Office in the Pavilion building therefore it is best to contact us to organise a time to come and view the items. We make every effort to gather up unclaimed items at the end of each day and keep them in a safe place for hopeful collection. Should items be left at the Hataitai Courts outside of competition hours, these may be collected by Wellington City Council staff at either venue and returned to a collective Lost Property housed within the City Council offices. Please contact the Council on 499 4444 to enquire.
If you have attended the ASB Sports Centre and believe you may have left something behind, please check with the friendly staff at the Front Reception Desk to the left of the main entry as you enter the building. The Wellington City Council staff retain all items for a month and have a register of items for easy checking. Please contact them on phone: 801 3400 for phone enquiries.

Nail Clippers
Nail Clippers are available from the desk please ensure your clippings go in the rubbish bin.

Ball Pump
The Ball pump is based at the Wellington City council desk at the front entrance of the ASB Sports Centre. A ball pump is also located beside the water dispenser at the Hataitai Netball Pavilion.

Complaints
Complaints can only be lodged by club captains or school co-ordinator and must be submitted in writing via email to games@netballwellington.co.nz or post to Complaints, Netball Wellington Centre, PO Box 14-845, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241 by Monday 12.00pm immediately following your game.  Please provide as much detail as possible with regards to the venue, court the game was played on, the time, the teams involved, player names/positions (where known), umpire names/description (where known), etc.




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