In netball we aspire to be skilful, committed, dedicated, resilient players individually and as a team. We will play fairly but competitively to gain and increase our knowledge in netball. “Train hard, play hard”.

Kia ora keen netballers, it’s great to kick start another challenging and successful season of netball with our muster/day camp for both Juniors (Saturdays) and Seniors (Sundays plus invited Juniors only to trial for Premier teams).

The planning behind the scenes ensured a smooth weekend for our netballers to enjoy and show off their talents. I take this moment to thank my Committee for their dedication to our netball programme. I would also like to thank the many people who supported the weekend, especially my student helpers (Jade, Jenna, Paige), my umpires, coaches, selectors, guest speakers, PTFA, Sr Raewyn, Whaea Gina and our Principal Catherine Gunn. All netballers collaborated in setting our netball vision [above] and it was pleasing to see their enthusiasm, ideas and thought process that went into developing a strong statement, which was awesome.

We have now successfully placed approximately 170 netballers into their teams into the Hamilton City Netball Competition (we also have two teams out at rural, namely Morrinsville and Te Awamutu) and we are always keen to have support from parents and students to coach, manage and umpire. If you would like to support or contribute in some way, please contact myself or Tracey (Netball Committee Secretary).

– Coaches, Managers, Umpires Information Evening is run usually on the Monday prior to the first game of netball for all secondary schools (first week of second term). Click link for Umpires and Teams.

– Mission Cup is on 4 & 5 June which we are hosting and is being played at St Peter’s Cambridge. I invite you to support our Premier Netball and Hockey Teams in challenging other Mission schools throughout New Zealand. If you would like to provide assistance with catering or support, please text me on 027 299 8111.

– UNISS is being held in Papakura on 29 August to 2 September. I also invite you to support our Premier Netball Team at this awesome event.

– Team Mentors are there to support and assist you. They are your number one supporter and are at Minogue Park most Saturdays to be available for you. Click link for Mentors.

More information will be posted on our netball website to keep you updated with all netball events.

– The Netball Committee are dedicated volunteers passionate in working with our young women to sustaining a robust successful player-centred netball programme. Netball continues to be the most played sport in our school and it is only right that we dedicate time and effort to developing a player centred philosophy in the pursuit of excellence. We strive to provide quality player-centred coaching which maximises the potential of each player and progressively moulds that potential into competitive winning teams. If you would like to be involved and share your wisdom and knowledge, we would love to have your input. Our Information Booklet is attached for your information. Click link for Information Booklet.

I look forward to your enthusiasm and encouraging support at netball. Blessings and have an awesome season.

Alva Tohovaka-Staples

Chairperson, SHGC Netball Committee


  • Mission Cup – June – St Peter’s Cambridge – Premier/Premier Reserve Teams only
  • Tournaments – TBC
  • UNISS – September – Papakura – Premier Team only

Our 2017 Netball AGM will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017 7pm in the PE 1 Classroom.

All existing and new members are welcome to attend.
We will then move into a Committee meeting which everyone is welcome to attend.
Our focus is to continue to develop the netball programme here at Sacred Heart, we encourage and welcome people who have a passion for netball to come along and support us in leading Sacred Heart to being the best we can be.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me, Gina Marcum 07 8567874 ext 2837


Other Information

  • Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Coach Development Team have set up a new Facebook Page to create a platform to communicate with coaches as well as gain exclusive access to the latest information and resources on coach workshops and modules across the zone.
    The page will be used to post flyers and let people know when they have modules and workshops coming up in their area and create communication with the Coach developers via the page.
    Our link is
    The Coach Development Team are really excited to share this with you.

Netball Fees

Fees can be paid directly to the school account:
01 3150 329900 00

Please include details:

(Student name: e.g. A Staples)
(Team:  e.g. 9A2)
(Code: e.g. Netball)

Please discuss time payment with Whaea Gina or see: Information Booklet


  • Netball Umbrella Fundraiser…more
  • Supporters Gear – Please see Margaret Takitimu
  • Sponsors/Funding – if you know of anyone who would like to sponsor our netball programme, please kindly direct them to our Sports Co-ordinator and Teacher in Charge of netball, Whaea Gina.

Committee Meetings

Held every six to eight weeks for pre-season planning in January, Muster/Trials in February, then 21 May (Mission Cup planning), 4 July (UNISS planning), 5 September (end of season wrap up), 7 November (next season planning phase). Dates may change.


Alva Tohovaka-Staples
PH: 021 024 09110

Tracey Blake
PH: 021 581 436

Tami Laird
Funding Co-ordinator

Whaea Gina Marcum
Teacher in Charge of Netball and Sports Co-ordinator