FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here you'll find a variety questions that we are typically asked on a variety of topics. If you have a burning question, check here first to see if there's already an answer available! This FAQ page covers the following topics:
Earrings, jewellery & splints
Registration & fees
Trials & grading
You can also check out the other topics in our 'More Info' drop down menu for more detailed information on these subjects.
Q: Where does my team train?
A: All of our teams train at Troy Park, off Burke Drive in Attadale. Click here for a map.
Q: When does my team train?
A: Your training night will be either Tuesday or Wednesday during the season. Up-to-date information on training days and times is posted on our Training & Games page when it becomes available.
Q: Do I have to train every week?
A: Yes. Excluding some public holidays, unless your coach has cancelled training for that week, you must attend training with your team, rain or shine. For general details on training days and times, see our Training & Games page.
Q: Do I have to wear my Club uniform to training?
A: No. We encourage you to wear clothes appropriate for exercise other than your Club uniform, such as a shirt with shorts or leggings. Many school-aged players choose to wear their school uniform. Please make sure you also bring a water bottle and wear appropriate footwear for physical activity: netball shoes are your best option.
Q: Where do games get played?
A: All games are played at Gibson Park, off High Street in Fremantle. Click here for a map.
Q: What day and time are my games played?
A: Games are played at various times on Saturdays during the season. For an approximate guide on when you might play, see our Registration page.
Q: What dates are games played for this season?
A: Season dates are available the Fixtures & Results page of Fremantle Netball Association's website.
Q: Where can I find my team's season fixtures?
A: Fixtures are available through the drop-down 'Fixtures & Results' tab on Fremantle Netball Association's website once they are finalised by FNA.
Q: I can't find my court, is there a court map available?
A: Yes, you can find a court map at the bottom of our Training and Games page.
Q: My game is due to start soon and my umpire hasn't arrived: what do I do?
A: Firstly, check the court number behind the goal post. Then, if your team is in a division between Set (7s & 8s) and 19U, send someone (eg. a parent, a sibling, or a bench player) to the FNA office and have them call our Umpiring Coordinator. If you are a seniors player, let FNA know which club's umpire hasn't arrived. The umpire that has arrived should be able to let you know the club that they represent.
Q: Where do I find my team’s score cards?
A: Each week, Fremantle Netball Association puts each match’s score card out in a box by the Main Office to be collected. If your team is listed first on the fixtures, you will be the scoring team and need to collect the score card.
Q: What do I do if my match ball dies/timer runs out of battery/bib gets lost?
A: If you are aware of an equipment problem prior to game day, then email our Property Coordinators for assistance. If the problem arises on game day, seek out a Committee Member to help you; there are invariably many of us around the courts on the day.
Q: I left my uniform at home! What do I do?
A: Look for a Committee Member to help you out; with luck, you may just be able to borrow one from someone else who plays at a different time.
Q: It's raining, are games still on?
A: Most likely yes. Games are only cancelled in circumstances of dangerous weather conditions, such as nearby lightning, and this decision is made by FNA on a time slot-to-time slot basis. You can check FNA's Facebook page for the most up-to-date information if the weather is particularly bad, or contact your coach.
EARRINGS, JEWELLERY & SPLINTS
Q: Can I tape my earrings to play?
A: No. All piercings and other jewellery must be removed before taking the court. Players who do not remove piercings or jewellery prior to taking the court may be asked to leave the court to remove them, leaving their position vacant. Attadale Netball Club recommends that you do not get your ears pierced without leaving enough time for them to heal enough to be removed easily prior to the season commencing.
Q: I have a medical bracelet, can I wear it when I play?
A: You are permitted to wear your medical bracelet, as long as it is taped.
Q: I have a hard cast/splint due to an injury, can I wear it when I play?
A: No. Fremantle Netball Association doesn’t permit players to wear hard casts or splints of any kind when playing, due to the risk to the player with the cast/splint and the other players on court. Soft braces are usually permitted as long as they don’t have sharp edges or hard components. If you are unsure about whether you can wear your injury support gear, please go to the FNA Match Office for guidance.
Q: Are we covered by insurance at training and games?
A: Yes, once you are registered and fully financial as a player, coach, umpire, or volunteer, you are covered by Netball Australia’s insurance program, including for Personal Accident. There are limitations to this insurance cover. For more information, please see the Netball Australia Insurance Website.
Q: What kind of injuries am I covered for if I am injured at training or games?
A: You can read more about the insurance coverage on the Netball Australia Insurance Website.
Q: How can I make a claim for an injury that I incurred at training or a game?
A: Check out the Netball Australia Insurance Website for more details on how to make a claim.
Q: Does my child need to wear the Club skirt and top uniform, or the Club dress?
A: If your child is playing in one of our Junior grades (Set Tier to JA), then they must wear the skirt and top uniform. If your child is playing in 17U, 19U or Seniors, then they must wear the dress. To find out which grade your child is in for the current season, go to our Registration page.
Q: How much do uniforms cost?
A: A uniform price list can be found here.
Q: How do I get my uniform?
A: Information on uniform ordering and collection is posted on our Uniforms page when it is available for the upcoming season. You can also join our ANC Uniform Swap Facebook Page to find second-hand uniforms.
Q: I forgot to order my uniform, what do I do now?
A: Please contact our Uniforms Coordinators to help you organise a solution.
Q: My uniform has been lost/damaged during the season, what do I do now?
A: Please contact our Uniforms Coordinators to help you organise a solution.
Q: I want to order a Club jacket, when can I do this?
A: Club jackets must be pre-ordered, and this can only be done on the specific days that the compulsory Club uniforms are available to be pre-ordered. Check our Uniforms page for the most up-to-date information on pre-ordering.
REGISTRATION & FEES
Q: My child has never played netball before, can they still join?
A: As long as there is a vacancy in their age group, we accept players of all skill levels at all ages.
Q: Is there a vacancy in my child's age group?
A: It varies from year to year, and age group to age group. After registrations close, vacancies will generally be posted in the News page here on the website. Check out our Registration page for more information. For further queries, send an email to our Registrar.
Q: How old must my child be to register to play at your Club?
A: In general, children must be turning 7 in the year they can start playing club netball with Attadale Netball Club. We do not currently run our own program for participants aged 5 and 6, however Fremantle Netball Association usually runs a Net program for these ages during the season. Find our more about this on their website here.
Q: I missed the registration cut-off date, is it too late for me to register myself/my child?
A: Unfortunately, if you miss the registration dates, we cannot guarantee you a position for that season. Speak to our Registrar for further assistance.
Q: How much does it cost to register at the Club?
A: Registration fees for the current season can be found on our Registration page during the registration period.
Q: Are there other costs besides the registration fee?
A: Yes, there are some. You must obtain a Club uniform, and as part of a team you may want to contribute to individual events or activities organised by your team. Some teams like to pool together to give their coach and manager a gift at the end of the season. The end of year Club Windup is, however, covered in your registration fees.
Q: Can I use a KidSport voucher to help with my fees at the Club?
A: Yes! Check out the KidSport website to find out more on how to apply online.
Q: I am having trouble paying my fees, what can I do?
A: Please contact our Treasurer to discuss your situation.
Q: My son wants to play netball, can he join a team?
A: Attadale Netball Club accepts registrations for boys from age 7 up to age 12. After age 12, it is not possible at this stage to play in teams at FNA, and therefore we aren’t able to accept such registrations.
TRIALS & GRADING
Q: Do I have to trial for a team?
A: Yes. In general, all players must attend the three weeks of trials for their age group prior to the commencement of the season. Trial details are posted on the Registration page when they become available. The only exception is that all Set Tier players and new-to-the-sport GO! G Tier players take part in two sessions introducing them to the sport instead of trialling.
Q: I/my child can’t make it to one or more of the trial dates. What do I do?
A: You should email our Selections Coordinator with the details. Please note that where players are unable to attend any trial dates it may impact the team that they are placed in. Read more about trials on our Registration page.
Q: What grade will I/my child be in?
A: Grades are determined by the year of birth, rather than the school year. In the pre-season, you can find details of the current year's grades on the Registration page. After trials are completed and during the season, it will be available on the Training & Games page.
Q: What is NetSetGO?
A: NetSetGO is the junior netball program that is run by Netball Australia through the Clubs and Associations. It is separated into three levels of program, with Net recommended for 5 to 6 year olds, Set for 7 to 8 year olds, and GO for 9 to 10 year olds. At Attadale, we accept players aged 7 to 10, and they play in teams with children born in the same year. This structure is due to Fremantle Netball Association's competition rules. Fremantle Netball Association typically runs a Net program during the season for players aged 5 to 7. Find out more about that program on their website here.
Q: Who will coach my child's team?
A: Coaches at Attadale Netball Club are all volunteers. A variety of people may volunteer to coach, so your child's coach may be a parent on the team, a player from one of our Seniors teams, a university student studying Sport Science or Teaching, and so on. Maybe it will be you! For more information on coaching, check out our Coaching page.
Q: I want to coach a team/my child's team, can I do this?
A: We love having new coaches on board at the Club, and take all requests to coach into consideration. Please send your expression of interest to our Coaching Coordinators.
Q: I want to get some coaching training, how can I do this?
A: There are many options available to you! FNA provides some coaching courses during the season, and you can access online coaching courses provided by Netball Australia through your MyNetball account. For more information on coaching development, have a look at our Coaching page.
Q: How old do you need to be to start umpiring?
A: At Attadale Netball Club, we accept new umpires who are turning 13 or older in the year that they play. For more information about learning to umpire, check out our Umpiring page.
Q: Who will umpire my child's team?
A: Umpires for Juniors, 17U, and 19U teams are organised by the Club's Umpiring Coordinator, and will typically players from other teams at the Club. Umpires may occasionally be provided by Fremantle Netball Association. For more umpiring information, check out our Umpiring page.
Q: How is umpiring managed for Senior (18+) games?
A: Each Senior team (aside from those teams in the lowest Senior grade) are allocated a game in the division below them each week to umpire. Senior teams at Attadale must arrange their own umpires, and are expected to provide an umpire that is capable of managing the grade that they have been allocated. Read more about umpiring at Attadale Netball Club on our Umpiring page.
Q: How much do I have to contribute to umpiring costs?
A: If you are a player in a NetSetGO, Juniors, or 17U team (ages 7 to 17) then you have paid your umpiring costs through your fees, and you won’t need to pay anything in addition to this for umpiring. If you are a Seniors player, umpiring is organised a little differently, and it is recommended that you read the Umpiring page to learn more about Seniors umpiring.
Q: I want to learn how to umpire, how can I do this?
A: If you are new to umpiring, we have the resources to give you all the basic training you need to get started. Check out our Beginner Umpires page for more information on umpiring training at the Club, and email our Umpiring Coordinator if you have any further questions.
Q: I am new to the Club but am already an experienced umpire, can I umpire for the Club?
A: We always love having new umpires on our team! Please email our Umpiring Coordinator for more information.
Q: I would like to manage a team/my child's team, can I do this?
A: Every team needs a manager during the season, and we take all requests to manage into consideration. Please send your expression of interest to our Coaching Coordinators.
Q: I would like to join the Committee, can I do this?
A: People who want to join the Committee are our very favourite! Generally, positions on the Committee are only open at the AGM at the end of the previous year. However, there are some exceptions. For more information, email our President.
Q: I would like to help out at the Club in another way, can I do this?
A: Volunteers are what allow our Club to run, and we appreciate all offers of help. If you are interested in engaging with the Club as a volunteer for a specific event or on a regular basis, please get in touch with our President.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If your question doesn't appear above, and also doesn't appear elsewhere on the website, then please feel free to contact the Club. For players, in many instances it may be easier for you to speak to your coach or manager to get an answer to your question. If this is not possible, then sending your question to the person who is best able to answer it will likely be faster and more informative for you. With this in mind, please have a think about the topic of your question, and try, as best as you can, to send it to the Committee Member who will best be able to cover your query.
Registration questions: our Registrar
Coaching questions for players under 18: our Coaching Coordinators
Coaching questions for players 18 or older: our Seniors Coordinator
Questions about player & coach development: our Development Coordinator
Questions about managing a team: our Coaching Coordinators
Umpiring questions: our Umpiring Coordinator
Questions about the rules: our Umpiring Coordinator
Questions about equipment: our Property Coordinators
Questions about uniforms: our Uniforms Coordinators
Training questions for players under 18: our Coaching Coordinators
Training questions for players 18 or older: our Seniors Coordinator
Other questions for players aged 7 to 10: our Juniors Coordinator
Other questions for players aged 11 to 15: our Intermediates Coordinator
Other questions for players aged 16 and up: our Seniors Coordinator