Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions relating to PNAs Competition, Development, Registration, Coaching and more can be found below

COMPETITION

CAN YOU HELP FIND A NETBALL TEAM FOR ME OR MY CHILD TO PLAY IN THIS YEAR?

The PNA Winter Competition is a club-based competition. You can contact one of our member clubs to enquire about joining. Clubs affiliated with PNA can be found under the Get Involved tab on our website.

Please note that it can be difficult to join some of our clubs as they have limited places available. As an alternative, you can post a message on the PNA Facebook page (Perth Netball Association Inc) and any clubs still looking for players will contact you.

WHAT AGE GROUPS DOES PNA CATER FOR IN WINTER?

PNA offers the following competitions in Winter:

NetSetGo Years 2/3, NetSetGo Years 4/5, Junior Year 5, Junior Year 6, Junior Years 7/8, Junior Years 9-12, Open and Masters (35 years and over).

For more information head to the Winter Competition tab on our website.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SEASON DATES FOR THE WINTER SEASON?

Head to the Calendar tab on our website. You will find the dates in the calendar, as well as for download.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SEASON DATES FOR THE SPRING COMPETITION?

Head to the Calendar tab on our website. You will find the dates in the calendar, as well as for download.

WHERE CAN I FIND MY FIXTURES AND RESULTS?

For Winter: Head to our Winter Fixture and Results page on our website and click the appropriate link. Don’t forget to select your club and correct division.

For Spring: Head to our Spring Fixture and Results page on our website and click the appropriate link. Don’t forget to have Perth Netball Association selected (not your club from the Winter competition) and that the season and division selected are correct.

I AM FILLING IN FOR A TEAM BUT AM NOT REGISTERED. IS THIS OKAY?

If you are registered with Netball WA but with another Association for the current season, you will need to get a Casual Fill-in Voucher (CFV). CFV’s are available from the PNA Office on Match Day at a cost of $10.00.

If you haven’t registered to play netball at any Association for the current season, you will need to get a Single Game Voucher (SGV). SGV’s are available from the PNA office on Match Day at a cost of $16.00.

For more information on either of these vouchers consult our Competitions Handbook.

THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR GAME DAY ISN'T LOOKING GOOD, WILL MY GAME BE CANCELLED?

PNA monitors the weather forecast and local conditions in the lead up to all games. We have a thorough process to assess weather conditions and to make decisions on whether or not games should be played, taking into consideration the safety of all participants. If a decision is made to cancel games, this will be communicated to members in the following manner:

Please DO NOT contact the PNA office by phone with enquiries about cancellation of matches.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET INJURED WHILE PLAYING?

PNA has fully qualified first aid officers from St John Ambulance on site during all match days in our Winter and Spring competitions. In addition, a fully qualified physiotherapist from Horizon Physiotherapy will be on site during Saturday afternoons and physiotherapy students are available from 8 am on Saturdays. These services are available at our first aid post located near the Gold Netball Centre.

All registered players receive free insurance cover under the Netball Australia Insurance Program. Injured players must have an Injury Report Form completed for them and lodged with the PNA office. This is an important record and is necessary if an insurance claim for serious injuries is made at a later date.

MY TEAM NEEDS TO FORFEIT, WHO DO I CONTACT?

During the Winter Season, any team intending to forfeit a match must have their club contact notify the PNA Office by email advising full name, team name, age group and division. For further information consult our Competitions Handbook.

Any team intending to forfeit a match during the Spring Competition, must have their team contact notify the PNA Office by email advising full name, team name, age group and divison.

UMPIRING

HOW DO I BECOME AN UMPIRE?

You should first contact the Umpire Coordinator at your club. PNA also offers Netball Rules Workshops during the April, July and October school holidays which are ideal for new umpires. For more information head to the Umpiring page on our website.

Umpires seeking a team can also post a message on our Facebook page and any team looking for an umpire will make contact with you.

I AM AN UMPIRE AND WANT TO IMPROVE MY UMPRIING WITH A VIEW TO BE BADGED. HOW CAN I GO ABOUT THIS?

The best way to improve your umpiring is by practicing as much as possible.

  • Volunteer to umpire your club trials or PNA team trials.
  • Talk to your Club Umpire Coordinator to discuss a development plan which could include game day coaching or mentoring.

You should also complete the Netball Australia Online Rules of Theory Exam to ensure that your knowledge of the rules is up to date.

PNA conducts sessions throughout the year for club umpires. For more infromation head to our Umpiring page.

HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF THE NETBALL RULES?

To download a copy of the latest INF rulebook head to the Resources tab or the Umpiring page on our website. If you would like a hard copy you can purchase them from the PNA Office for $20.00.

DEVELOPMENT

DOES PNA OFFER HOLIDAY CLINICS?

PNA offers school holiday clinics for girls and boys of primary school ages. These clinics are run during the April, July and October school holidays. For more information head to our School Holiday Clinics page.

DOES PNA HAVE A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR ATHLETES?

PNA has the PIPP (Perth Identified Players Pathway) Program. The PIPP Program is a talent development program for PNA registered athletes aged 12 & under to 15 & under, inclusive. Participants are selected to take part in an 8 session specialist coaching program during Spring.

The PIPP program is primarily aimed at developing playing skills. Other attributes will be developed as well; including work ethic, leadership qualities and becoming a valuable team member.

Check out our PIPP Program page for more information.

COACHING

I AM A NEW COACH, WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?

Firstly, contact your club directly. They should have coaching material available or be able to direct you to coaching material. If you head to the Coaching tab on our website there are resources available to assist in your coaching development, as well.

PNA recommends that all coaches attain their Foundation Coaching Accreditation. This is a completely online course that is targeted primarily at beginner coaches, teachers, parents and NetSetGO coaches and outlines introductory coaching information and basic netball techniques. Login to the participants portal on MyNetball and head to the Learning tab, click browse all available courses and choose the Foundation Online Coach Accreditation Course. 

As a new coach, you may like to head to Sport Australia. They have a Community Coaching General Prinicples course which covers a range of general coaching topics to help with the basics of coaching.

I WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE MY COACHING KNOWLEDGE, WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

Any upcoming PNA coaching workshops will be displayed within the Coaching tab on our website. For information on the coaching pathway head to the Coaching Accreditation section on our website. For further information on coaching head to the Netball WA website.

REGISTRATION

I AM TRYING TO REGISTER FOR MY CLUB, BUT I CAN'T FIND THEIR REGISTRATION LINK?

Head to MyNetball, in the Find a Club search box type PNA’s postcode (6014 or 6913). This will load a new page – search the club in the organisation name. Click on the Register button next to the clubs name. This will open a new page where you can select a registration form based on the age of who you are trying to register.

I WOULD LIKE TO LINK MYNETBALL ACCOUNTS. HOW CAN I DO THIS?

Head to the Resources tab on our website and select the Participants and Parents heading. The Your MyNetball Record Guide is a quick reference guide, which will provide you with the step to step process of linking accounts.

HELP! I DON'T KNOW MY MYNETBALL LOGIN DETAILS.

Firstly, don’t stress. If you have previously played/ registered at Perth Netball Association contact the PNA Office on (08) 9387 7011, and they will be able to assist you.

If you have previously played/ registered at another Association, give their office a call as they will be able to access your record and assist you.