Three trial sessions will be held for Premier grades and two trials will be held for Prem Reserve and Senior grades.  Players are highly encouraged to attend all trials to ensure you have the best chance to be seen by selectors and coaches.

All trials are held at the Ākau Tangi Sports Centre (formerly ASB Sports Centre) (72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie).

Group warm-up will be held at the start so please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.  We ask that you please make yourself known when you arrive at the courts so your name can be ticked off as being ‘present’ at the trials and we can placed into the trial teams. You can register for trials here - https://www.sporty.co.nz/smognetball/2023-information/register-for-2023?em=1

Trials run for 2 hours in a typical game format.

Registrations are open and will close two days prior to each trial. 


Once registered you must attend both trials unless you confirm with us otherwise. The trial fee is $20 and is part of your fees for 2022. Please note this is non-refundable even if you trial but choose not to play for SMOG in 2023. 

Bank Account:

St Mary's Old Girls' Netball Bank:  ANZ 06-0545-0365691-00

Reference: include Name and 'trial'

When you complete your registration form, be sure to include your netball history so we can see which team you would fit best.  Otherwise please get in touch with us at smognetball@gmail.com and we can assist you. 

If you are trialling for other clubs, that’s absolutely fine!  But please do kindly let us know at trials if you are doing this, as once we confirm our teams and name them on our SMOG Website, these team lists are then sent onto Netball Wellington Centre fairly quickly to be locked in as a registered player under the SMOG Netball Club for 2023. 

If you are unable to trial because you are self-isolating in accordance with COVID-19 regulations, please email smognetball@gmail.com to discuss. 

Grade/TeamDate & TimePlayers who should attend this trial:Teams expected to be named by:

Premier trials 

SMOG 1, 2, 3 and 4

SMOG 1 Head Coach: Tash (Taz) Tawhara

SMOG 2 Head Coach: Matt Kelly 

SMOG 3 Head Coach: Maria Bertram

SMOG 4 Head Coach Te Rae Wihapi 


THURS 16 March 

7.00pm - 9.00pm

(court 4)

SAT 18 March

9.00am - 11.00am

(court 7)

THURS 23 March 

7.00pm -9.00pm 

(court 4)

SMOGGIES who played Prem 1-3 in 2022 or earlier

Past SMOGGIES and/or players from other Clubs who have played or are capable of playing Premier level netball

All School Leaver Scholarship applicants 

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Prem Reserve and Senior trials 

All remaining SMOG teams 

SAT 25 March

9.00am - 11.00am

(court 2)

SAT 1 April

9.00am - 11.00am

(court 2)

SMOGGIES who played Prem Reserve or Senior (any grade) in 2022 or earlier

Players from Prem trials who are requested to return (may only need to attend one trial)

Past SMOGGIES and/or players from other Clubs who have played or are capable of playing Prem Reserve or Senior level netball

Players returning to netball after a reasonable break 

Tuesday 4 April 2023

If you are interested in being a fill in player, please contact us at smognetball@gmail.com