HCNC Premier & Development Tournament


This tournament provides an opportunity for Secondary Schools to play against other schools from across the Zone and wider in preparation for UNISS. It also provides opportunities for teams to develop players for future UNISS tournaments and for mixed and male school teams from different Centre to play each other.

This is the replacement for the Monday Night Secondary School Competition.

Date:                  Sunday 28th July 2024

Venue:               Hamilton City Netball Centre, Moore St, Hamilton

Time:                 Times confirmed after entries are received.  No earlier than 8.30am

Grades:              Premier - A, B, C

                           Senior Development - Yr 11-13

                           Junior Development - Yr 9-10

                           Mixed  (No max or min of any gender on court)

                           Schools can enter as many teams as they like into each grade.

Cost:                  $80 per team - schools invoiced in receipt of registration                    

Registration:     Registrations close Friday 19th July

                           If you are a current Hamilton City Netball Centre registered team then your Club Managers can

                            enter the team through Friendly Manager.

                            If you are not a current Hamilton City Netball Centre registered team please

                            email admin@netballhamilton.org.nz

Umpires:         Each team must provide a qualified Umpire (minimum Centre Theory and/or ITU)

                         who will umpire their own team's games.

Gear:                All teams are to have matching bibs but uniforms are not required.

                         Each team is to provide a match ball.

Draw:               The draw will be available through your Friendly Manager login and on

                          the website (www.netballhamilton.org.nz)

                        All teams will have a minimum of 4 x 20 minute games and maximum of 6 x 20 minutes games

                        (10  minute halves; 2 minute half time)

                         Example structure: 

      1. Game 1 & 2 back-to-back – 8 minutes between games
      2. 1 hour break
      3. Game 3 & 4 back-to-back – 8 minutes between games
      4. 1 hour break
      5. Final Game/s

                         This format has been chosen to give teams the chance to play as many teams as possible and

                          replicate the 40 minute games at UNISS.  The format also takes into consideration NNZ Player

                          Development Guidelines.

Rules:              All teams will play under the NEW World Netball rules including substitution rules. 

                          All Hamilton City Netball Centre policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct, will be

                          adhered to. These are available on the website (www.netballhamilton.org.nz)

Time:                All games will be 10 minutes each way with 2 minutes at half time. 

                          No injury time will be added to the game times.

Refunds:            No refunds will be given if teams withdraw after draw is published.

Information:      For any further information or help with registering please contact


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