COVID-19 - Level 4 - Lockdown

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks. 

Everyone should stay at home. This is the best thing we can all do to stop the spread of COVID-19. This will save lives.

The game of Netball will not be resuming in any form until the government lifts the Lockdown and allows sport to resume.

We will send out information to Club and Team Managers as and when it becomes available to us.

Do watch out on our website and Facebook pages in the coming weeks for ways in which you can still be part of the sport we all love from your home

Stay safe and stay at home so that we can see you all back on the courts in the near future.


2020 HCNC Netball Season Registrations

As you will be aware due to COVID-19 and the advisory of Netball New Zealand, all netball competitions are postponed until Saturday 2 May 2020 at the earliest. 

At Hamilton City Netball Centre we are still continuing to operate in an administration capacity and continue to prepare for the scheduled season.  This means that registrations for the 2020 season remain OPEN.

Please enter your teams into the appropriate competition and grade by 09 April 2020.  If you have not held trials yet estimate the number of teams you have and the grade they will be in.  We would prefer you to over-estimate the number of teams that you may have.  Teams can be removed later if needed.  A Team Manager and Umpire are required before teams can be approved.  Players names can be added at a later stage when you have these confirmed. 

We will send out invoices as usual for entered teams that are approved.  Once the season starts we can process any refunds required.

If you require any help with entering teams, please contact or 07 847 4007

Tuesday 17 March

Netball New Zealand Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Netball Advisory

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and the five netball Zones have met to discuss the latest developments and government announcements in respect of the national response to Covid-19.

NNZ has put out an advisory to all Centres today Tuesday 17 March

Hamilton City Netball Centre (HCNC) is adhering to all the items in the advisory of NNZ as follows.  HCNC asks that Clubs and schools also follow the NNZ advisory.                                                                                                                                           

All netball competitions are to be postponed until Saturday 2 May 2020 at the earliest. 

All community events, competitions, programmes, tournaments, workshops and player development programmes planned and in progress are to be postponed until Saturday 2 May at the earliest.  This means for HCNC that all Summer Leagues, Skills Sessions, Development Academies and Coach and Umpire course which are currently in progress or planned have been cancelled as of today.  HCNC will not be holding the Pre-Season Tournament on 18th April. 

Umpires, officials, coaches and managers meetings to prepare for a May start will be conducted online wherever practicable. Where this is not practicable, all current Ministry of Health recommendations around safe practises will be adhered to.

Recognising the need for teams to prepare for a competition starting from 2 May at the earliest, clubs and schools in the process of trialling, naming teams and commencing trainings are to postpone until four weeks before the start of their competition or the first week in April at the earliest.  Given the changing environment this position may change in coming weeks. HCNC trials were scheduled for after 01 April and at this stage will be continuing as planned.

The Centre AGM will be postponed until May at the earliest.

Court hireage for practices will be postponed until Tuesday 05 May at the earliest.

Netball New Zealand and the Zones are liaising with government officials at national and regional levels in both health and sport constantly, monitoring all developments and reviewing the above advisory fluidly and in response to the changing environment.  HCNC will stay in constant contact with NNZ and our Zone and will follow any further advisories.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we move through these difficult times.  We will do everything we can to get our community playing on our brand new courts as soon as it is safe to do so.


David Bluett                                                       Clare Frankhouser

Board Chair                                                         Centre Manager

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