Attached are the instructions for filling in scoresheets to be passed on again. (Club Note:- these can also be found in our useful links page at any time or on the CDNA website if you are looking for them). They have been getting much, much better, thank you, but there are still some teams not filling them out correctly or even at all. Games cannot be credited to those players and fill-ins, injuries can’t be verified and contact tracing cannot happen either. We certainly don’t want to take a backwards step but we may now need to look at some type of penalty to be incurred if serial offenders continue… (eg, deducting premiership points from individual teams etc)
Netball Victoria Membership
Please take the time to ensure all of your members have current Netball Victoria membership and are registered specifically to CDNA, no matter where else they play as well. Both are requirements of participating in our competition.
Attached is the Single Game Voucher link to pass onto any teams who may need it, especially perhaps the Open age teams? (Club Note:- this also be found in our useful links page at any time or on the CDNA website). This covers fill-ins for that one game only and remember that players may only purchase a maximum of 3 Single Game Vouchers in a year.
On the back of the latest change to restrictions, we will be removing the 1 spectator per person regulation but still asking for people to remain smart and vigilant with spectator numbers and social distancing.
In line with the current restrictions, we will still be asking scorers to wear face masks. If you cannot social distance, which scorers cannot do, then a face mask must be worn. That is the directive from the Government that we are upholding – please ensure scorers are aware of this as they will be approached by our Covid Safety Officers.
The court lights won’t be on during the school holidays but I have given council a new lighting schedule for when we come back, now that daylight savings finished last weekend.
We have changed the process for new umpires to go through to start umpiring so as to avoid having to deal with lengthy wait lists ever again. Please see the attached communication (Club note - see below) from our Umpire Coordinator Lucy and don’t hesitate to be in touch with her directly with any umpiring related queries on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited to announce the new CDNA Trainee Umpire intake process! We have been working hard on the most efficient system which will no longer involve a prophetical waiting list, years of wait time and frustration.
Potential umpires will now register for a trial day, in which they will work with a mentor in discussing concepts of umpiring netball and will have a go at umpiring a scratch match with some volunteer athletes. The assessment process will be thorough and feedback will be given to all participants. This process gives us the benefit of taking on new Trainee Umpires who are ready to learn, are confident, mature and respect the responsibility of being an umpire.
Our first Trainee Umpire Trial Day will be in the middle of the year, date TBC. To begin, we will have a maximum of 25-30 participants, comprising those on the current waitlist and mailing list who would like to try out. Any places left over will be opened to any interested members of the CDNA community. Registration details will be shared with those on the waiting list in the lead up to the day.
The umpiring program at CDNA continues to strive to provide the best umpiring experience both for umpires and for players. In the meantime, any members interested in starting umpiring can send an email directly to email@example.com
CDNA Umpire Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Net Set Go
Whilst some of you are running your own Net Set Go programs (Club note - see our page for our programme details), which we hope are going well, the Association are starting our own in Term 2. It will be run on Friday afternoons from 4pm-4:45pm. If you know of any littlies interested in starting, please direct them to this link: 2021 NetSetGO | MyNetball (sportzvault.com) or our Net Set Go Coordinator, Molly, on email@example.com
This isn’t something that CDNA enjoys raising at all but unfortunately, it needs to be mentioned that there have been some negative and quite unacceptable incidences of poor spectator behaviour already this year. Everyone is obviously excited about being back after so long away from the game and perhaps there are some new faces around too, but we’re all supposed be a united netball community that is here for the same reason and there is never any excuse for people disrespecting officials, players or volunteers. If people have questions, we are happy to answer them. If people have concerns, we are happy to listen to them. Disrespectful, rude and inappropriate behaviour is just not acceptable. Attached are CDNA’s current Parent/Spectator Code of Behaviour to remind members of our expectations and ask that you please pass this message on.
Also attached is the CDNA in-depth Photography Policy for everyone to have and to pass onto all of your members. This is really important to help clear up any confusion for new and excited family members but also more experienced ones who may have forgotten the guidelines. This is an especially vital policy for us all, as it’s purely about protecting the kids in our care, whether it be our own children or the ones we are being trusted to care for. So we really need support from the clubs with this and for you all to pass it on and stress how important it is for everyone. Thank you.
Penny is working right throughout the holidays if anybody needs anything at all. Otherwise, we hope all of you have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break and look forward to seeing you back on Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th April.
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