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 2024. Please note this is non-refundable even if you trial but choose not to play for SMOG in 2024. 

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 2024. 

If you are unable to trial, please email smognetball@gmail.com to discuss. Please note that we expect all players to trial, unless there are extenuating circumstances that prevent trialling (placement in a team will be determined at the discretion of the SMOG committee).

Grade/TeamDate and TimePlayers who should attend this trialTeams expected to be named by


SMOG 1 - 5 (Premier 1 - 3)

SMOG 1 Head Coach: Tash (Taz) Tawhara

SMOG 2 Head Coach: Matt Kelly

SMOG 3 Head Coach: Maria Bertram

SMOG 4 Head Coach: TBC

SMOG 5 - self entered

Sat 9th March 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 14th March 7pm - 9pm

Sat 16th March 9.30am - 11.30am

SMOGGIEs who played in Prem 1 -3 in 2023

Past SMOGGIEs and/or players capable of playing Premier level netball 

Any school-leaver scholarship applicants



All remaining SMOG teams

Coaches TBC 

Thursday 21st March 7pm - 9pm

Saturday 23rd March 9.30am - 11.30am

SMOGGIEs who played Prem Reserve and/or Senior in 2023

Players from Premier trials may be requested to attend if not placed in a Premier team

Past SMOGGIEs and/or players capable of playing Premier Reserve or Senior level netball 

Players returning to netball after a reasonable break


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