Winter Season 2020 INFORMATION
Welcome to Winter 2020 with special mention to those new to our club.
Netball is a team sport and as such each player is expected to attend and be punctual for all trainings and games. Accepting a position at our club implies commitment to the team. No team operates well or improves if players are unreliable. If there is a reason why a player may have difficulty with this during the season the club needs to know now. Please, out of respect for our coaches who are volunteering their time, inform the registrar prior to trials if this is the case. Reasons may include transport issues, other heavy commitments, an extended holiday during the season, non-availability for the finals series or illness or injury.
If new to our club please inform us if you are transferring from another SAUCNA club and if you have ever played for their state or national teams as permission may be required from the association for a transfer. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org is fine.
Year Of Birth Age Group for Winter 2021
2013 8 & under
2012 9 & under
2011/2010 11 & under
2009/2008 13 & under
2007/2006 15 & under
2005 or later 17 & under
Opens 2004 or earlier
STRUCTURE OF THE WINTER SEASON
Refer to News & Events for exact dates & further information each season
Registrations open in December 2020 this year. Existing members will be emailed when registrations open, and a notice will be posted on our public facebook page.
2. COMPULSORY TRIALS
Are usually held in early February each year. Each age group generally has three trials, with the exception of U8s, U9s, U17s & Opens who only have two. Details of trial dates will be circulated when registrations open. Our uniform supplier attends trials & this is the best time to place orders for new uniforms to ensure they arrive before the first game. Click here for further information about uniforms
3. MEET & GREET
An official "meet and greet" will be held for all players, coaches and team managers on Sunday 28th February 2021 4.30-5.30, at 2 Retallack Ave, Marleston.
Players will meet their team mates, coaches & team managers. Training nights will be decided upon and further information will be distributed.
Training will commence in late Early March at 2 Retallack Ave, Marleston. Days and times will be decided upon at the Meet & Greet.
5. GAME DATES
The season structure is generally as follows:
The season generally begins early April and concludes in August. Each season consists of 15 minor rounds, and 3 rounds in the final series. Each season generally has three BYES, for Easter, June Long Weekend and the middle weekend of July school holidays. Please note that this is the general format, but SAUCNA may vary from this. As soon as game dates are know they will be put on SMAA calendar.
Please note that SMAA do not know the time or location of each teams games, until SAUCNA release the program.
SAUCNA generally doesn't release the program until a week or two before round one begins.
All teams are sent copies of the program as soon as they are released. Unfortunately when trials are conducted and teams are placed SMAA do not know what time or location the games will be held.
6. WINTER CARNIVAL
Each year SAUCNA hosts a winter carnival for the junior teams, held during the July school holidays.
Attendance at this carnival is optional.
Further information about the carnival can be found here.
7. PRESENTATION EVENING
Each season culminates with the presentation evening. For Junior players this night is held on Grand final night, for senior players it is the following week. The club pays for all players, coaches and life members to attend this event. Further information is emailed out closer to the event, and posted on facebook also. Please note that everyone who wishes to attend MUST book a ticket.
8. miscellaneous events
In the interest of player development SMAA may hold various training clinics for players throughout the season. Also during the season SMAA may hold various fundraising and club day events. Details of these events will be emailed out, posted on facebook, teamapp and the website.
SMAA Participates in the Combined Australian Netball Association Championships, and enters Representative teams in conjunction with Marleston Netball. Details of this competition is emailed to all relevant players, and advertised on facebook, in June each year, for Championships in October.