Mini-Netball is introduced to the girls in Grade 1. All girls are taught the many different passes, positions and rules of the game. Mini-Netball teams are selected during integrated sport lessons during the school day. On Friday afternoons, our girls participate in the SISA mini-netball tournaments against various other schools. Our A and B teams also participate in the D6 league where matches are played after school, during the week. All our coaches are certified and graded umpires. The season is concluded with a Winter Festival, where all our children participate.
Netball is a major sport at Woodlands Junior College. We have both A and B teams from Under-7 all the way through to Under-13. These teams participate in the D6 Regional Government league. The Under-7 to Under-9 players have the added bonus of also participating in the SISA league.
Woodlands presently retains three expert professional outsourced coaches (Graded) as well as five Graded teacher-coaches. The Woodlands Netball girls also participate in four tournaments during the netball season. At Woodlands we have a number of dedicated hardcourts, as well as grass courts.
In 2017, the Umder-10 team was undefeated throughout the season and won their league and all tournaments. One player, Makayla Makwetla, made it through to the second last round of Provincials. Everyone associated with her feels she will make it all the way in 2018.
A new addition to the Woodlands Netball offering in 2018 was the addition of Action Netball, where we have entered two teams into the Under-9 league. Both the A and B teams are currently at the top of their respective leagues.