Netball


ANZA Netball is a not-for-profit organisation with many years’ experience in delivering quality Netball programmes to children aged 5 to 16 years. We deliver an inclusive programme focusing on fun, friendship and fitness. We believe in providing opportunities for children of all abilities to play Netball in a safe, positive and encouraging environment.

The success of ANZA Netball relies heavily on the on-going time and commitment of parent volunteers who are the cornerstone of our programme and without whom the ANZA Netball programme would not exist. There are a number of roles that parents can undertake within ANZA Netball ranging from Coach or Team Parent to Events and Uniform Coordinators. There are additional opportunities to volunteer at the Committee level. It is expected that all parents will play their part in supporting the ANZA Netball community and a range of roles can be found here

ANZA Netball are extremely lucky to be based at one of the best Netball facilities in Singapore, Tanglin Trust School, on Portsdown Road. Nine full-sized netball courts inside and outside ensure our members have the opportunity to play on different surfaces and in different conditions throughout the season. It also means there is minimal disruption to sessions due to weather conditions.

ANZA offers a range of sessions from teaching the basic techniques of netball for our 5-8 year olds to match play and league sessions for our older players, who range from 9 to 16 years. The introduction of professional coaches in the older age groups increases the skills and competitiveness of our ANZA teams.

Our season runs from September to March, excluding certain school holidays. We deliver approximately 20 sessions within the season which take place every Saturday morning at Tanglin Trust School. These sessions incorporate training as well as game play. Many of our ANZA teams also participate in external league tournaments and friendlies with other netball clubs in Singapore. Please check here for your child’s age group and session times.

What is Netball?

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. The objective is to pass a ball through the court in order to score goals by throwing the ball into the opponents goal ring. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court.

During general play, a player with the ball can hold onto it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals. Netball games are usually 60 minutes long but variations have been developed to increase the game’s pace and appeal to a wider audience. Netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide. It is the most popular women’s sport in Singapore with an estimated 80,000 players nationwide. Although traditionally a sport for women, it is increasingly played by men in mixed teams. For those who like a challenging, fun and social sport, netball is ideal.

What to expect at the different age groups

ANZA Netball offers its players a range of sessions, each one designed to deliver skills and play applicable to the age group. Our younger players focus more on ‘how to play’ such as basic hand eye coordination, throwing, catching, foot work skills and passing. Whereas our older players, as well as focusing on these skills, will progress to more strategic game play maneuvers such as defense, attack and goal shooting.

We also teach rules of play and sporting ethics in terms of fair play and respect for others which we strongly abide by both on and off the field of play. Within the older age groups we offer coaching by a majority of professional coaches to stretch the players abilities in order to partake in competitive opportunities representing ANZA Netball, both within Singapore as well as competition abroad.

SESSION TIMES
The season will run from Saturday, 1 September 2018 to 23 March 2019.

The session times are as follows:

Birth Year Session Time
2012 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
2011 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
2010 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
2009 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
2008 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
2007 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
2006 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
2005 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
2004 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
2003+ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

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