The University of Waikato Netball Club

Founded in 1987, the University of Waikato Netball Club is the biggest netball club in the Waikato, entering at least six teams into the Hamilton City competition annually. Both tertiary students and community members are able to join.

The premier team competes in the Hamilton City Premier competition on Thursday nights, which they won for the twelfth consecutive year in 2020.

Alongside the Premier team, the University of Waikato Netball Club also has a premier reserve team, which was in premier grade second division in 2020, as well as four lower grade (more social) teams (in 2020 but this is dependent on trialists).

All welcome – Competitive and Social Teams. You are also welcome to organize your own social team but must come along to the first trial to register the team. Games are played on Saturdays from April through to August (including Uni holidays -you must be willing to commit). Fees are $200 per player for the season.

2024 Trial Information:

Premier and Premier Reserve Uni A Team Trials

19th/21st February: 5:30pm (registration) - 8pm

Waikato Dio School Gym

Please note the premier team train Mondays 6.30-8pm during season

Fitness trainings start following trials 6.30-7.30pm

Please ensure you can attend all trainings and games before you commit to a team

Premier Coach - Ngawai Hawera

Premier Reserve Coaches - Sian Foot and Karen Head

Uni A Coach TBC

Saturday Team Trials

19th and 21st March  on outdoor courts - 5:30pm registration

Gate 3a, University of Waikato, Silverdale Rd, Hillcrest

All trialists:

Please use the following form to register for trials.

Feel free to contact the club if you have any questions.


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For Draws and Results go the Netball Hamilton website.


Tauranga Sports Netball Club

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UTSNZ Netball

Join Team Waikato and represent the University of Waikato at the University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) National Tertiary Netball Championships which are set to take place in September every year.

For more information and to register please 2024 UTSNZ National Tertiary Netball Championship Information website.

Social Sport

Social Sport is one of Hamilton’s premier social competitions and takes place on campus at the University of Waikato. Offering a range of sports including Futsal, Netball and Touch, Social Sport caters for all levels of sporting ability.

The Social Sport Indoor Series takes place between March – October, with all games being played at UniRec (Gate 1, Knighton Road). Social Sport netball follows this format:

  • Six-week leagues
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays (separate leagues), 5.30pm – 10.00pm
  • 45 Minute games on Tuesdays, 30-minute games on Thursdays
  • Mixed teams (minimum of one male, maximum of three males per team on the court)
  • Six players on the court (maximum of ten per team)

For more information, visit the Social Sport website.


Enter a student team into a Tauranga social football/netball competition. Register as an individual or team at the Sport and Wellbeing at Tauranga website.

Tauranga QEYC Drop-In Sport:

Drop-in sport at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) in Tauranga. These sessions are free to all students. Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm during University semesters. All equipment is provided.

For more information about Tauranga, please email:

High Performance

The University of Waikato works in partnership with Netball Waikato BOP to support talented netball players. For out how the University provides athlete support.