Summer League commences Thursday 12th October


Topic 1

Netball NZ Service Award Nominations


Karyne Ross, Community Netball Manager    or  


Nominations close 30 September


Netball New Zealand Life and Member service award nominations are now open.  There are so many wonderful netties across our community so check out the guidelines and get nominating 😊

A reminder that Life Member and Service Award nominations close on 30 September 2023. You can find the 2023 guidelines and nomination forms  here.

Topic 2

Cadbury Volunteer of the Year Awards


Jenna Murie, Netball NZ,


Nominations close Sunday 24 September


Nominations for the 2023 Cadbury Volunteer of the Year Awards are now open!

Netball New Zealand and Cadbury, our Official Volunteer Partner, are pleased to be acknowledging the very best of our Community Netball volunteers. Who at your Netball Centre couldn’t you be without? Who is always putting up their hand to help out? We know volunteers don’t do it for recognition however, nominating a volunteer is the perfect way to acknowledge the work that they do and to say thank you.

There are five categories a volunteer can be nominated for:

  • Volunteer Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer Official of the Year
  • Volunteer Administrator of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Volunteer Champion of the Year

The full ‘Category Descriptions & Judging Criteria’ (including the definition of a volunteer and the age limits for the youth category) can be found here.

Nominate here. More info on the NNZ Volunteer website here. Entries open: Mon, 4 Sep for 3 weeks and close Sun, 24 Sept at midnight.

Topic 3

Coaching Modules – Upcoming Dates


Tania Heap, Northern Zone Coach Lead


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Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre: CCA level 1 Weekend Workshop (Sat 30th Sep & Sun 1st Oct 2023)

Elevate your coaching game by investing in self-development with the NNZ Community Coach Award Level 1 (CCA1). This program is tailor-made for entry-level development coaches, designed to endow you with the skills needed to provide quality coaching for groups up to and including the U15 age group. 

Coaches from all Centres are welcome.

Link to register:

Hosted by Netball Waitakere:  Through Court and Centre Pass – presented by MG Mystics Coaching Team Tia and Rob

Avoid sitting in the Labour Weekend traffic for hours and instead join us for a fun presentation kindly hosted by Netball Waitakere

Coaches from all Centres welcome.

Saturday 21 October, 12pm-2.30pm

Follow the link to register:

Topic 4

Northern Marvels – Head Coach Applications


Phil Vyver, CEO


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Netball Northern Zone is seeking applications from coaches interested in the Northern Marvels Head Coach role for 2024-2025. 

The aim of the Northern Marvels Campaign and Programme is to increase the depth and quality of netball athletes within the Northern Zone, and to create upward pressure for selection into the ANZ Premiership, in the future.   

The Northern Marvels Head Coach has overall responsibility for the selection, leadership, coaching, management, and performance of the Northern Marvels Squad.  They will work closely with the Northern Mystics Head Coach, the Northern Zone High Performance Coach Developer, and the Northern Zone Athlete Development Lead.  This level of collaboration is designed to ensure an effective performance programme is implemented, where the primary focus addresses individual athlete development for team performance.   

Application Process:  

Topic 5

Good Sports – Survey             +  NNZ Good Sports Launch


Amanda Dyason, Centre Relationship Manager, Netball Northern Zone


Share with all Centre Membership 

Netball Northern Zone have a focus on Good Sports this year as have many Centres.  Ahead of our running Centre based workshops we wish to collate some background data.

If you would please send the following survey to your full membership that would be much appreciated.   Analysis and summary of findings will be shared with all Centres.

Zone Good Sports Survey:

Netball NZ – Launch of Good Sports Campaign

NNZ Resources are now available  on the website. NNZ will be posting Good Sports videos on NNZ Social media pages throughout the season and we encourage all Centres to share these with your community.

Topic 6

Tournament Tips


Karyne Ross, Community Netball Manager



The zone ran an online Q&A session for Coaches, Managers, and Umpires recently and for those that couldn’t join on the night please find below link to recording of the session.

Hear from experts MG Mystics Head Coach, Tia Winikerei and Assistant Coach, Rob Wright; NNL Marvels Team Manager, Amanda Dyason; Netball NZ National Squad Umpire, Zak Middleton and Netball Smart Development Officer, Amelia Pasco.

Some fantastic insights and well worth the watch!

Here is the link to our YouTube channel where you can watch the video: