Why netball? Netball is a fantastic sport for kids. There are 8-10 kids per team (with 7 on court at once), which means they’re small enough so that everyone’s important, but no individual can dominate. On-court roles are specialized and restricted by zone, so there’s one for every type of player, and the best team is where everyone works together. There’s physical contact to teach body confidence – quite a lot of it, at older levels! – but very few head knocks or heavy collisions. There’s an elite competition you can watch on TV, with fantastic role models. And there’s a deep-rooted culture of positivity, respect and mutual support.

When is netball season? There are two netball seasons per year. The Autumn season lines up with school Terms 1 & 2 (Feb – June), and the Spring season with Terms 3 & 4 (July – December).

Is prior experience required to join? No! We’re an inclusive club and welcome players of all ages, skill level and experience (subject to capacity). In order to compete in the Parkville league, teams are graded starting at the 11 & Under level.

Can boys play? – Yes! Male participation in netball is rising rapidly, particularly at the younger levels. While the majority of our teams are all-female, we have male players in every age bracket up to and including 15&U, and one day hope to support an all-male team in the Victorian Men’s & Mixed Netball Association.

How much does it cost? Players must pay for club registration, Netball Victoria membership, gate fees, and a uniform.

KJNC Registration fees:

Single Player$308
Family (2+ children)$572
Development Squad (no games)$154
Concession Single $220
Concession Family$440

Prices include GST. These fees cover competition fees to Parkville Netball League, training venue fees, coaching & umpiring fees, equipment costs, and end-of-year presentations. We are a not-for-profit club.

All netball players must have a Netball Victoria membership, which is $64 for Juniors, or $87 for NetSetGO (includes a training shirt). This is an annual fee, so covers two seasons of netball in the same calendar year. It provides insurance coverage for injuries incurred at training or while competing.

Most teams play at Parkville Stadium, which incurs a seasonal gate fee of $48 per player (about $2.80 per game) to cover admission for all spectators to all games.

The only other significant cost is a uniform, which can be a dress or shorts & singlet, and costs about $65 if purchased new. Uniforms generally last two or three years.

When / where are games played? Most teams play all games, both home & away, on Saturdays at Parkville Stadium (previously known as the State Netball Hockey Centre) in the morning or early afternoon, at the same time each week. (Younger teams play earlier on Saturday; older teams play later.) Games last around 50 minutes. All 17&U and some 15&U teams instead play at Riverside Ascot Vale on Tuesday & Thursday evenings respectively. There are no games during school holidays.

How much training is there? One hour per week. Training times & venues vary from team to team – see here for details.

How do the age brackets work? These refer to the child’s maximum age as at December 31 of that year. For example, to be eligible for “11 & Under,” a child must be aged 11 or under on the last day of the year.

Do we play in wet weather? Most of our teams now train indoors, and almost all play matches indoors.

How can I inquire? Please use our online contact form.

How do I register? Download the latest version of our Registrations FAQ.

Where do I get a uniform or merchandise? The online uniform shop opens twice per year. Please see here for more information.

How do I know when my game is? Please find online fixtures here. Team managers also send out game info, including reminders of game times.