Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently asked questions relating to PNAs Competition, Development, Registration, Coaching and more can be found below
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?
WHERE CAN I FIND THE SEASON DATES FOR THE SPRING COMPETITION?
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.
HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF THE NETBALL RULES?
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 UMPIRING 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.
FOUNDATION UMPIRE EDUCATION COURSE
The Foundation Umpire Education Course is a pre-requisite for obtaining a National C Badge. The course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role. This course is accessible through the learning portal in your Netball Learning account. Once you have logged in head to the “Find Learning” tab and search “Foundation Umpire Education Course”.
HOW DO I OBTAIN MY C BADGE?
Pre-requisites for obtaining a C-badge:
– Online Umpire Rules of Theory Examination (70% or higher)
– Foundation Umpires Education Course
If you or your club feel that you may be ready to go to for your C-badge, please have your club contact PNA. PNA will organise umpire coaches to attend your game and complete a preliminary assessment. As our umpire coaches understand the C-badging criteria they will be able to offer support and coaching. If they deem you are ready, PNA will organise an assessment date. However, if they feel there are areas you need to improve in prior to undertaking the badging assessment they will provide support and coaching until they deem you are ready.
You must umpire a Year 7/8 or Year 9-12 game division to be tested for your C-Badge.
The cost of a C badge is $125.00.
HOW DO I OBTAIN MY B BADGE?
Pre-requisites for obtaining a B-badge:
– Online Umpire Rules of Theory Examination (80% or higher)
– Foundation Umpires Education Course
If you or your club feel that you may be ready to go to for your B-badge, please have your club contact PNA. PNA will organise umpire coaches to attend your game and complete a preliminary assessment. As our umpire coaches understand the B-badging criteria they will be able to offer support and coaching. If they deem you are ready, PNA will organise an assessment date. However, if they feel there are areas you need to improve in prior to undertaking the badging assessment they will provide support and coaching until they deem you are ready.
You must umpire an Open Division 1 or 2 game to be tested for your B-Badge.
WHERE SHOULD I GO FOR UMPIRE COACHING?
The first place to go to for umpire coaching is your club. Talk to your Club Umpire Coordinator or Club Coordinator about getting coaching at training and games. Your club can approach PNA to ask for our coaches to come and watch you umpire a game on Match Day and provide you with feedback.
WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME TO ATTEND?
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES TO UMPIRE AT PNA?
All umpires are required to complete the Online Rules of Theory Examination prior to umpiring their first game.
The Online Rules of Theory Examination is accessed through your Netball Learning account.
Once you have logged in head to the “Find Learning” tab and then search for “Online Rules of Theory Examination”.
DOES PNA OFFER HOLIDAY CLINICS?
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 to 20 & under, inclusive. Participants are selected to take part in an 12 session specialist coaching program during Term 1 and 2.
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.
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 your Netball Learning account and head to the Find Learning tab and search ‘Foundation Coach Accreditation’.
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?
I AM TRYING TO REGISTER FOR MY CLUB, BUT I CAN'T FIND THEIR REGISTRATION LINK?
Head to PlayHQ and in the ‘Find a club or association’ search bar search your club name. Select your club and you will be taken to your club’s PlayHQ home page. In the ‘Register’ tab, you will find your club’s registration links and you will be able to select the link which correlate to the participant you are trying to register.
If your club does not have any registration links available, please contact your club coordinator directly. Club contacts can be found on our Member Clubs page.
HELP! I DON'T KNOW MY PLAYHQ LOGIN DETAILS.
Firstly, don’t stress. Head to PlayHQ and select ‘Forgot password?’, enter your email address and select ‘Send revoery link’. You will recieve an email with you account recovery link to update your password.