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Autumn 2018 Information Sheet
For 2018 MENA are utilising Aquinas College and Great Ryrie Primary School (GRPS) for its
competitions. There will be 8 courts available as follows:
These will be treated as 3 separate venues – Aquinas Indoor, Aquinas Outdoor and GRPS.
There will be competition/umpire co-ordinators at each of the venues plus volunteers to
support the operation of the competition.
Court AllocationsWhere possible we have teams playing in the same venue at the same time each week. Due
to venue constraints this was not possible across the board. We will switch the age groups
and sections around for Spring competition.
Fixture and Schedule Timing
To ensure we can get through all games in daylight hours (particularly in the winter) we
have taken out the quarter time break – there will now be a straight change of ends and re-
start at the quarter and 3⁄4 quarter time buzzers (one buzzer only). Half time will be 3
minutes with 2 minutes between games. This will require teams to move swiftly from the
court at the completion of their game to allow the next game to start.
Game timing will be operated independently at each of the venues.
Weekly Fixtures, Results and Ladders
We will no longer be printing and posting the weekly fixtures, results and ladders on a
noticeboard at the courts. Players and supporters are encouraged to use the MENA website
or the MyNetball app to get this information.
Primary First Aid will be based at GRPS and will come over to Aquinas if needed. Basic First
Aid support will be available at each of the Aquinas venues –indoor and outdoor.
Parking for netball attendees is not permitted in the Aquinas car park. There is limited
parking in the GRPS grounds. Parking will be on the neighbourhood streets.
There is parking within walking distance of the school. Drivers are advised to pay close
attention to the road rules and parking restrictions in Great Ryrie Street. Police and Council
Officers patrol the area and impose fines for breaches of traffic regulations, including
parking fines for drivers leaving their cars whilst in the no waiting zone, for any reason.
More importantly however, pedestrian safety is placed at risk when the traffic laws are not
Please also be mindful of the local residents when parking and do not impede their ability to
get in and out of their properties.
While we are doing all we can to avoid people having to cross the road we know that people
will be doing so. Parents should ensure that their children are well supervised if crossing the
road and do so away from the driveways at GRPS and Aquinas where there will be more
congestion. There are school crossings at each end of GRPS however these are not full
Toilet facilities at GRPS are next to the canteen at the front of the hall. At Aquinas the
toilets are not easily accessible from the outdoor courts – there is a small block in the front
foyer of the indoor centre however the main block is through the indoor courts and down
the back stairs. We will ensure there is signage however we would recommend that
children are accompanied if needing to go to these toilets.
Scoresheets will be available for pick up by the HOME team at your playing venue. The
winning team is responsible for returning the completed scoresheet before departure from
MENA will operate a canteen at GRPS which will sell limited hot food, plus drinks and limited
Single Game Vouchers, Strapping Tape, Whistles
These items will be available from the canteen at GRPS only. Players requiring a Single
Game Voucher will need to allow time to get this organised prior to their game – particularly
if they are playing at Aquinas. Competition staff at GRPS will have these available once the
canteen is closed.
Only players, team officials, umpires and scorers will be able to be inside the perimeter
fence at GRPS.
Aquinas Indoor and Outdoor Courts there is room at the ends of the courts only. No
spectators should be down the sidelines of the courts.
Warm Up Space
Both GRPS and the Aquinas outdoor courts have good amounts of space available for
warming up. The Aquinas indoor courts have limited warm up space so teams may have to
warm up outside the courts.