Transfers must be sought and completed before players concerned can play for teams in the League – Transfers are needed for all players who have played for another VNZ Club within the last 2 years.
Midlands League The Midlands League was started as an extra avenue of competition or as a stepping stone for those teams competing or looking to compete in the Northern Zone and Club Nationals competitions.The Midlands League is made up of teams from all across the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taupo.Any club team is free to enter the Midlands league. If you or your club team is interested you can contact the CoachForce officer (contact details found on contacts page).
Northern ZoneLeague The Northern Zone is ultimately the competition used to qualify teams for VNZ Club Nationals. The Northern Zone is comprised of teams from the Upper part of the North Island, this includes the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, Auckland and all the way up into Northland.The Northern Zone prides itself on being the strongest qualification Club competition in New Zealand.If you or your club team is interested you can contact the CoachForce officer (contact details found on contacts page).
Game start times are for the first serve. Tosses & net warmups must be held before those times. If a game finishes late, the following game (1st serve) on that court is to start within 20 minutes.
All player names (Surname and First name initial) - of players present - must be written on the scoresheet before the game starts – this must be signed by the coach and captain before the match starts. Players arriving late after the match starts can't be added to the scoresheet.
All players must be registered with VNZ (form on our website & the VNZ website) - Clubs have until May 19th to complete this – all players who have played for, or will play for a League team must be registered.
Match forfeits – teams must have at least 6 players present at the game start time, or otherwise the match is forfeited, leading to the loss of the Bond and loss of one competition point.
Duties – a minimum of 5 people are needed for duties listed on the Draw: 1st Ref (qualified, or under assessment), 2nd Ref, Scorer, minimum 2 linespeople.
Qualified 1st Referees: there is one Referee's shirt for each team's qualified Referee, plus shirts for unaffiliated Referee's. These have been provided by a sponsor – Aituz Chiropractic, and we ask that all 1st Referees for Zone League matches wear the shirts - (This is part of our move to improve the image & presentation of the League) which I will distribute to the Referees over the next 2 weeks.
Café at Mt Maunganui ASB Arena – this will be operating during the day – there will be 8 courts under way, with Midlands League matches also happening.
Otara Rec Centre – the Venue Controllers for the day (and other days with matches there) will be Lily & Don Vaimalu, from Saints Club. Our thanks to them for their help.
To contact one of our staff members please use the corresponding emails below:
(for general administration, invoicing and grant application queries)
(for social beach (including referees), Mauao Challenger, National Beach League, BOP beach and indoor secondary school champs, beach court and ball hire, tournament control roles and all general event/league queries)