Safe Netball for Children

As the kaitiaki (guardians) of Netball, Hamilton City Netball Centre (HCNC) is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We recognise the responsibility to promote safe practices that protect children and young people from harm and exploitation while ensuring Netball is kept fun, safe and inclusive for all. All staff, contractors, and volunteers responsible to HCNC and working within our Centre will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people. The intention of this policy is to reduce the likelihood of harm to a child as well as minimising the risk of an allegation or complaint being made.

  • Children and young people’s safety and well-being will always be put first.
  • Children and young people should feel respected, listened to, valued, and encouraged to enjoy and participate in Netball.
  • All children and young people have the right to be free from harm and abuse.
  • Child safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
  • HCNC will guide the Netball community to adopt, implement and promote the well-being of children and young people.

Hamilton City Netball Centre may share information with appropriate agencies (such as health and education providers or other agencies involved with your child’s life) if sharing that information may/is likely to protect or improve the safety, health or well-being of the child. Our agency can always legally share information with Oranga Tamariki and the Police.

Further Information can be found in our HCNC Safe Netball for Children Policy 2023 at the bottom of this page.

Should you have any concerns that you would like to raise you can:

  • email
  • contact the HCNC Child Safeguarding Representatives  
    • Clare Frankhouser - - 027 310 3589 
    • Aoife Fyall -
  • speak to any of the HCNC staff

All adults engaging with children are encouraged to complete the FREE Sport NZ safeguarding modules

Child safeguarding bite-sized learning series

Child Protection in Play, Active Recreation and Sport

It is recommended that Netball clubs follow this HCNC Safe Netball for Children Policy and the NNZ Safe Netball for Children Policy. For further information and resources please visit the Sport NZ website

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