The WNC Representative Programme focuses on developing the WHOLE player. We take a holistic approach to the program & are guided by Sport New Zealand Physical Literacy guidelines & Dr Mason Duries’ Te Whare Tapa Wha model. We want our players & coaches to not only learn about the skills required for the game but also the behaviours that make a world class player.
The program is a full season programme & will run from June through to end of August and follows a training plan. Trials will be held at the beginning of each year.
Please note - to field a Representative team there must be sufficient interest & trialist for that specific age group, and interest from a Coach and Manager. Please also read the Registration Form in full.
To be considered for a Representative team, players must play in their age group and are expected to trial - Under 14 players are encouraged to trial for the Under 14 grade only.
Under 14 - 13 years of age as at 1 January of that current year (i.e. 1 Jan 2022 for 2022 season)
Under 16 - 14 or 15 years of age as at 1 January of that current year (i.e. 1 Jan 2022 for 2022 season)
Under 14 and Under 16 Representative Teams will have a focus on development, attending three to four Regional Tournaments including Whangarei NC, Kerikeri NC and Mangonui NC Field Days.
For more information about the 2022 Season & requirements for each position please click on the applications → → → → → → → → →
2022 Trial Information
Applications close Sunday 29 May 2022, we will not be accepting any court side registrations on the day of trials.
If you are unable to attend trials due to prior committments, a selection panel is avilable for courtside from Friday 6 May to Saturday 28 May 2022
Club & School Coaches may also nominate using a from that can be collected from control and returned to control with contact details of the players and to show there availability athletes must also register below.
Selection Process consists of four weeks of athlete identification (if required) followed by 2 days of trials.
A selectors panel will be at the courts on the following dates; · Friday 6 May, Saturday 7 May · Friday 13 May, Saturday 14 May · Friday 20 May, Saturday 21 May · Friday 27 May, Saturday 28 May
And Trial dates booked for: · Under 14's - Tuesday 31 May 2022 & Wednesday 1 June 2022, 5.45 pm to 8.30 pm. · Under 16's - Thursday 2 June & Friday 3 June, 5.45 pm to 8.30 pm. All trialists must register so teams can be prepared for the trial dates and to allow quality time on court in their preferred 2 positions.