About Kidzplay Netball
Founded in 1999, Kidzplay Netball is an open netball league for Year 1 – 6 Primary School players based in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore. We offer an environment for children to take part in a team sport, to have the opportunity to have fun while learning ball skills, teamwork, fair play and the pure enjoyment of playing a sport.
Kidzplay Netball offers the following programs:

Winter Open Netball League – held over Terms 2 & 3

Spring Open Netball League – held in Term 4

Kidzplay Netball offers netball variants to suit each year level. Year 1 children play a non-competitive league 6-a-side version of netball and Year 2 upwards play 7-a-side netball with a variance to rules that ensure the players grow into the full game as they mature.

All netball takes place at Pinehurst School, 75 Bush Road, Albany. Your school team, or group of friends (not connected to a school) is invited to take part in our league. We look forward to your involvement.

Please note this league does not cater for individual players, only registrations of teams are accepted.

Winter League
Year 1
Year 1 children play a non-competitive league 6-a-side version of netball. They have two centres, two attackers and two defenders (bibs are provided). They play on a mini indoor court, with a size 4 netball and shoot at 1.8m (6ft) goal post. If providing your own umpire for this age group they must be an adult willing to work with our mentors.
Year 2
Year 2 play on a 3/4 size (10m x 23m) court, with a size 4 netball and shoot at 2.3m goals. These children are placed into the traditional positions of netball but the main emphasis is on the understanding of passing of the ball down the court towards their goal and then shooting a goal.
Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5
Year 3 – Year 5 play on a full size court with a size 4 netball and shoot at 2.6m goal posts. The players quickly develop their skill and understanding of netball.
Year 6
Year 6 play on a full size court with a size 5 netball and shoot at 3.05m goal posts. The players quickly develop their skill and understanding of netball.
Spring League
Year 1
Year 1 children play a non-competitive league 6-a-side version of netball. They have two centres, two attackers and two defenders (bibs are provided). They play on a mini indoor court, with a size 4 netball and shoot at 1.8m (6ft) goal post. If providing your own umpire for this age group they must be an adult willing to work with our mentors.
Year 2
Year 2 play on a 3/4 size (10m x 23m) court, with a size 4 netball and shoot at 2.3m goals. These children are placed into the traditional positions of netball but the main emphasis is on the understanding of passing of the ball down the court towards their goal and then shooting a goal.
Year 3 and Year 4
Year 3 and Year 4 play on a full size court with a size 4 netball and shoot at 2.6m goal posts. The players quickly develop their skill and understanding of netball.
Year 5 and year 6
Year 5 and Year 6 play on a full size court with a size 5 netball and shoot at 3.05m goal posts. The players quickly develop their skill and understanding of netball.
Changes to these guidelines/rules may be made at any time by the Kidzplay Netball management at their discretion.