Whangarei Netball Centre Field Days is a representative tournament is always held on the first Sunday of August every year. This annual tradition has been around for many years initially being held as the Netball North Field Days before WNC took over in 2013.
The Field Day involves representative teams from all the netball centres within the Netball Northern region including Hibiscus Coast, Kaipara, Rodney, Whangarei, Northern Wairoa, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands and Mangonui.
Traditionally representative age groups participating include Year 7 & 8, Year 9, Under 16 and Under 18.
As well as giving opportunity for players, coaches and managers this is also a great time for up and coming umpires to experience a tournament, with Umpire Coaches & Assessors from Netball Northern coming along for the day to assess and mentor umpires.
In 2018 a Top Club grade was introduced where three Centres entered one of their top clubs from their Premier grades, Northern Wairoas Naumai, Kerikeri's The Bubz and Whangarei Whangaruru. This was a great success with The Bubz taking out the grade.
In 2019 a exhibition game was held between Northland Cluster Under 18 and a Mens team, which was a fun game to watch.
Its always an exciting day and WNC always look forward to seeing all the Centres and their players, coaches, managers, umpires and officials!
2020 Tournament Information
Grades - Year 7 & 8, Year 9, Under 16, Under 18 This year the focus for the Year 7 & 8 grade will be on development, and a festival approach taken to the competition format.
Entries Close - Saturday 25 July
Entry Fee - $60.00 (incl GST) per team
Report Time - 9am, games start at 9.30am
Entry Conditions - Each team is to provide their own non-playing umpire. Representative teams must have Centre qualified umpires while Development teams may include developing Umpires with a min of a Junior Badge.