2017 U17 Rep Information

Netball Wellington Centre are pleased to confirm the following Under 17 representative team management appointments for our 2017 season:

NWC U17 Black Lead Coach – Dion Te Whetu
NWC U17 Black Assistant Coach – Irene van Dyk
NWC U17 Black Manager – Melissa Salvador

NWC U17 Gold Lead Coach – Belinda Wotton
NWC U17 Gold Assistant Coach – Delphina Gray
NWC U17 Gold Manager – Sandy Wooldridge

Up to two U17 teams to be selected dependant on available talent at trials.

Names of players successfully selected in the 2017 Netball Wellington Centre U17 Representative Team/s will be posted below along with their affiliated school/club.

U17 Black Team

Ainsleyana Puleiata * St Mary's College
Charity Polu PIC Netball Club
Grace Masseurs Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Jordan Vailini PIC Netball Club
Lynette Sosefo St Mary's College
Mairangi Karaitiana Wellington East Girls' College
Paris Lokotui Queen Margaret College
Renee Savai’inaea * St Mary's College
Salote-Alison Taufa PIC Netball Club
Saviour Tui St Mary's College
Tiana Metuarau * Wellington East Girls' College
Tiuana-Marie Aiono Queen Margaret College

* Possible movement pending selection in NZ U21 Team - named in May


U17 Gold Team

Anna Price St Catherine's College
Emma Tickelpenny St Mary's College
Egypt Moeke St Mary's College
Izabella Ockey PIC Netball Club
Kitana Tawera Wellington East Girls' College
Lauren Smith Newlands College
Luisa  Stillwell St Mary's College
Maya Stillwell St Mary's College
Rachel Albiston Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Sophia Tutuila St Mary's College
Tamara Baker Wellington East Girls' College
Tomairangi Weston St Mary's College

U17 Gold Team Training Partners

Charlotte Strowger-Turnock Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Katherine Rayasi St Mary's College
Sarah Cunningham Wellington Girls' College


Under 17 Representative player commitments
some dates are still to be confirmed, possibility for further dates to be added
Trialists are expected to review ALL commitment dates and must commit to attending ALL training and tournament dates for the duration of their rep campaign.

Under 17 Trials:
Held outdoors at the Hataitai Netball Courts
Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 10.00am to 12.00pm
Tuesday 4th April 2017 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Update as at 4th April: Trial #2 venue moved indoors to Wellington East Girls' College Gymnasium, off Austin Terrace, Mt Victoria from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Sunday 9th April 2017 from 10.00am to 12.00pm

It is strongly recommended that trialists be available to attend ALL trials.
Exemptions can be granted where a valid reason is provided in advance at the time
of trial registration.

Trial dates and information shall be promoted via email distributed to previous trial attendees, via School Sports Coordinators and Netball Club Captains.  Please keep an eye on our website at www.netballwellington.co.nz and "Like" our Facebook page to stay up to date.  If you wish to be added to our mailing list so as to be included in our mail-out once registrations open please advise your email address and age level to ndo@netballwellington.co.nz

All trialists are required to submit a nomination form prior to attending the trials. 
Trialists are encouraged to self-nominate or can be nominated by their Parent/Coach/Sport Coordinator with the player's knowledge and permission.

Eligibility criteria
To represent Netball Wellington Centre, players must:
* Be aged under 17 years of age as at 1st January 2017
* Be currently be registered, fully financial (all fees prior to 2017 paid up in full) and actively playing for a current school or club affiliated to the 2017 Netball Wellington Centre Winter Competition played on Saturdays at either the ASB Sports Centre or Hataitai Netball Courts.

Trial conditions:
As each of the five netball centres within the Wellington region (Netball Wellington Centre, Netball Hutt Valley Centre, Kapi Mana Netball Centre, Netball Kapiti and Netball Wairarapa) intend to select their own Under 17 team/s in 2017 there will be no dispensations granted to trial for another centre.

The sole exception is for individuals who are allowed to play Winter Competition within two netball centres (eg, school team vs club team).  In this instance, following non-selection at their first choice of centre, a player may decide to trial for their alternative netball centre of their own free will.  Dispensation is not require.

Trialists must trial for their relevant age group as at 1st January 2017.
Trialists may not trial for a higher age group unless dispensation has been specifically granted by the Netball Wellington Centre General Manager.  Year 9s are therefore expected to trial for the Year 9 team and shall not be considered for Under 15 trials.

Under 17 trainings traditionally held Sunday morning and Tuesday evenings at the Hataitai Netball Courts – some flexibility for change
U17 Black Training - Sunday 10am to 12pm and Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
U17 Gold Training - Sunday 10am to 12pm and Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

All parents/guardians are invited to attend a Player & Parent Induction on first training day from 6.00pm to 6.20pm delivered by Netball Wellington Centre.  An opportunity for parents to meet Team Management and ask any questions while completing necessary consent forms.  Date yet to be set - parents will be advised after final team selection.

Following final team selection Team Manager/s will be in touch with all team members and parents via email to confirm further details.  All team members are asked to please make every effort to attend trainings whether injured or otherwise as it is important to bond with the team and take on board team strategy you can still learn from the sideline.  Please remember to advise your Team Manager whether you are/are not available to attend trainings along with keeping them up to date on any injury notifications throughout the rep season.

Tournament Dates:
Marjorie Jenden Tournament
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017 - hosted by Netball Kapiti at Te Atiawa Courts in Paraparaumu. 
Both teams to attend.

Betty Steffensen Tournament
Sunday 11th June 2017 – held at Vautier Park in Palmerston North. 
Both teams to attend.

NWC Invitational Fixtures
Sunday 18th June 2017 - held at ASB Sports Centre in Wellington.
Both teams to attend.

Netball New Zealand U17 Age Group Championships
Monday 17th to Thursday 20th July 2017 - held at Pukekohe Netball Courts.
Travel dates: travel by plane departing Sunday 16th and return Thursday 20th July 2017.
Both teams to attend.

Other possible rep team fundraising commitments:
• Gold Coin Days – Saturday 27th May & Saturday 24th June 2017 – collections at ASB Sports Centre venue.
• Netball Wellington Centre will book and front promotion for Movie Night or Quiz Night fundraising ventures - successfully selected players will be asked to fully support these ventures by selling tickets and promoting amongst their family and friends.
• Netball Wellington Centre may arrange other fundraising ventures such as chocolate sales or raffles on behalf of its teams - successfully selected players will be asked to fully support these ventures by selling tickets and promoting amongst
their family and friends.

All trialists are required to submit a nomination form prior to attending the trials. 
Trialists are encouraged to self-nominate or can be nominated by their Parent/Coach/Sport Coordinator with the player's knowledge and permission.

Please take care to submit completed forms by Under 17 Rep Nominations close 12pm Friday 31st March 2017.  Late registrations may be accepted at the discretion of Netball Wellington Centre in consultation with the Lead Coach.

An online nomination form will be posted here once available.  A print version of the nomination form will also be made available as an attachment at the bottom of this webpage in both a PDF or Word document format should this prove easier.

For further information phone or to be placed on our mailing list to receive notification once online registrations open please contact our Netball Development Officer via email to ndo@netballwellington.co.nz or phone (04) 387 6011.

(page updated 15 May 2017)


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