Our Junior Netball Programme is now called futureFERNS

​​​​​​​Programme Overview

Introduced in 2014 the focus for this age group is on exploring Netball, and developing fundamental movements and ball skills. With a more balls, more goals, more fun approach! The programme will include skill development led by our Junior Netball Coordinators, Coaches & Star Helpers. 

Why have the rules, game and equipment been modified?

Sport for young people ought to be modified to suit their age, size and ability as children are not mini adults. Netball has been modified since the 1900’s and as we learn more from reviews, research and other sports, further adaptions have been made to ensure the game meets the needs of the players and grows as the players grow.

ANZ futureFERNS aims to provide the players a fun and safe environment, maximise opportunities to participate. The programme encourages the development their skills and provides a progressive introduction to Netball, developing a lifelong love of the game.


Papakura Netball Centre is proud to be able to offer the opportunity for our Year 1-6 players to participate in the ANZ futureFERNS program.

The ANZ futureFERNS progresses players though modified formats of Netball that recognizes their stage of physical and mental development. The aim is not only to grow their Netball abilities but also to help with their overall physical literacy which includes confidence, motivation, knowledge and understanding and physical competence.

Games are played on Monday evenings from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

2022 Summer Ferns Dates

  • Monday 12th September - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
  • Week 1 - 19th September
  • Week 2 - 26th September
  • Week 3 - 17th October
  • Week 4 - 19th October (Rainy Day, make up day)
  • Week 5 - 31st October
  • Week 6 - 7th November
  • Week 7 - 14th November
  • Week 8 - 21st November
  • Week 9 - 28th November
  • Week 10 - 5th December | Festival Day

Draws can be accessed below.  Please use the drop down box to select "Summer Ferns 2022" to see the Summer Ferns Draw.