Team Lists

2020/21 Summer Night Season - Team Announcement

Ridgettes Committee will announce teams for the 2021 Winter Season on 16th February 2021.

We are looking forward to a fantastic Season of Fun, Friends and Fitness, we thank you all for joining us for the journey!!

TEAM NAMES will be assigned ASAP - you will be informed by your coach/manager.

We take the selection of our teams very seriously. Many hours of preparation, discussion and formatting of teams takes place before teams can be announced. 
Any communication regarding team allocation for Winter Season must be in writing to the Secretary by COB Friday 19th February 2021. 
Selection Process - 
  • All returning players from Winter 2020 & Summer 20/21 had reviews completed about their performance.
  • Players are rated according to ability including Movement Ability, Catching & Throwing, Court Position and Netball knowledge & application. 
  • Players are also given an Overall Rating (sliding scale 1 being exceptional to 5)
  • A player's willingness to support other teams by filling in when required which helps the club each week from previous seasons. 
  • Game & Training attendance from Winter 2020.
  • New players to Ridgettes have been allocated based on history provided, trials and discussions with other coaches.
  • Player's behaviour and adherence to the Ridgettes Netball Club and Netball Australia Code of Behaviour. 
  • If friend requests were provided as part of registration process. 

The aim of the allocation process is to form a balanced team for the season; that is - Attack, Mid-court and Defence. 

The number of players registered in each age group also have a bearing on team selection. Ridgettes preference is to formulate teams with a maximum of either 9 or 10 players in each team during the Season which takes into account player availability, absence due to holidays and carried over injuries. 

Due to numbers of players registered in some specific age groups, it sometimes means that players can play out of their age group (eg. Juniors move up to Inters). Selectors take this process very seriously and believe that any player which is moved up an age group are more than capable of achieving success. 

Please also note that if a player is selected in the number 1 team in each Division - friend requests have not been considered by the selectors or Coaching Convenor.

**Fee Payment** 
Due to the overwhelming amount of hours it takes to chase and reconcile fees, the Committee has introduced payment at time of registration. Payment can be made via credit card and direct debit. Payment plans will now be available via Netball Connect registration (please see details when registering).

Fair Play Vouchers - please ensure your valid voucher is emailed to ASAP

Ridgettes Teams

  • Each team will consist of a coach and a manager, with no fewer than 7 players and no more than 10 players depending on numbers, ability of players and availability of coaches.
  • Each team will consist of players of similar age and ability, with a balance of attack and defense players. 
  • Ridgettes Netball Club believes that by restructuring teams each season, players develop their netball skills by playing with new players and often new friendships are developed between the players. 

Team Communication

  • Once Ridgettes Winter Season teams have been released, each player will be provided with a team list consisting of names and a contact number of each player, coach and manager including club officials details.
  • Personal information is to be treated confidentially.
  • Medical information will only be shared with the coach and the manager of the team if required. 
  • It is expected that each player will notify the coach and manager in a timely manner of any inability to train or play. 
  • Each player has access to the draw via the Netball Connect App and will be provided game details each week via email or text from the team manager. 

Changing Teams or Filling in

Changing Teams 

Once players have been allocated to a team, they must remain in that team for the Season unless the Ridgettes Grading Committee has given approval in writing to the Registrar.

Filling in for another Ridgettes team 
  • GO players cannot play up in Juniors, Inters or Divisions. They can only play up a Division in their GO section.
  • All other players may play a fixture game for another Ridgettes team, as per the rules of the association. 
  • Players may play for another Ridgettes team in a higher Division or Grade, but never within the same Division or Grade or in a lower Grade.
  • A player can only play our of his/her own team on 2 occasions. On the 3rd occasion penalties are enforced by the Association. 
  • All Ridgettes teams are asked to be supportive of one another by lending players for fixtures whenever possible. Coaches wishing to borrow players must FIRST approach the coach of the team from which they wish to borrow a player. Permission by both coach and the junior player's parent must be given. If any request is denied, the matter should be brought to the attention of the Coaching Director immediately.