August Newsletter 2022

Kia Ora Koutou,

Hard to believe the netball winter season is coming to an end, where did the year go! 
Here is our latest newsletter.

Official Canopy Opening

Saturday, 6th August 2022, saw the Blessing & Opening Ceremonies of the new Canopy which covers Courts 9 – 12.  This was an exciting event for Netball Manurewa, as we welcomed our members and key strategic partners and funders to take part in this momentous event!  Our thanks to Eke Panuku, Auckland Council, Wiri Licensing Trust, Foundation North, Grassroots Trust, Manurewa Local Board, Manurewa Marae, Brian Blake, Angela Dalton & Daniel Newman for their outstanding and ongoing support of the Netball Manurewa Community & Events Centre.  We know our community will enjoy the ability to play sport under cover of the new Canopy, for many years to come!


This year we had one U16 Representative team who competed at the Auckland, Waitakere, North Harbour, Papakura and the Waiuku Inter-Centre tournaments.

For many it was their first time exposed to tournaments in a representative team. Our players were definitely nervous but were able to showcase some awesome netball. At the Waiuku Inter-centre tournament, we had a tight game against Mangere/Otahuhu and came away with our first win 5-6 to Manurewa. All representatives played with great spirit & fantastic skill. There has been many highlights and we look forward to seeing many of these players representing Netball Manurewa in future years. Huge thank you to our Umpires Jasmine Tukukino, Lee Manaia, Coach SandIna Cameron & Manager Debbie Fuimaono for supporting our girls at these tournaments. 


What exciting sessions we had for PDP this year. 

Netball Manurewa organised for Northern Mystics players Elisapeta Toeava and Fa'amu Ioane to take a session, which they worked on creating space and passing into space. This session was enjoyed by both PDP participants, coaches and parents.  To end the programme for the year, our PDP team received our gift pack and participated in the Counties Manukau Inter-centre Tournament. Below are the results for that tournament. 

Manurewa 10 - Waiuku 9
Manurewa 11 - Pukekohe 2
Manurewa 7 - Papakura 13

Well done to all our 2022 participants and PDP coaches Kyly Josephs, Simote Kaihau, Shyro Luani & Umpire Harley Henare, you definitely did Netball Manurewa Proud. 


Huge thank you to all our volunteers this season! We wouldn't be able to do it without you!


Our futureFERNS prizegiving is Saturday 13th August at 11am.

Intermediate, College & Seniors will be held on Saturday 20th August at 12.15pm.

We thank all our clubs and schools for participating this year and we look forward to seeing you all back in 2023!



Summer is rolling on in and we have a FREE Whanau Multi Sports Nights coming up.

Netball Manurewa is collaborating with other sports to provide this FREE event for our community. 



In April 2022, Netball Manurewa (NM) surveyed all Manurewa local schools, with a view to understanding the “barriers” that schools currently experience, which may contribute to entering teams at NM, in season.  NM has worked hard to try to alleviate or reduce these barriers, and as a result, the new NM “Netball Revitalisation programme 2023” has been created. 

The programme will involve a 4-Tiered approach:

  • Player development
  • Umpire development
  • Coach development
  • Netball Leaders development

The programme delivery will provide experienced and qualified netball deliverers, to work with School Students in school settings (at a day/time which suits schools best) and at the NM Community & Events Centre (Netball Leaders development programme for Y9+ youth).  

The “Netball Revitalisation programme 2023” will provide participating schools with:

  • sports equipment (netballs, ball bag, whistles, umpire/coach resources)
  • increased knowledge of netball and netball qualifications, through player, coach, umpire development in school delivery
  • encourage more rangatahi & youth to be more involved in sport and learn ‘transferrable skills’ to add to their CV and build self confidence, self esteem & knowledge.  Assisting Y9+ students with achievement of NCEA credits relating to Sport Officiating.
  • providing a FREE 6 week netball competition at the conclusion of the programme delivery

15 local schools and 5 clubs will be the recipients of the new programme.  We’re excited to deliver this programme to in 2023. If your school or club is interested in participating in this programme please contact the office before 20th August.

Funding is pivotal to our ability to deliver this programme, we are hopeful our funding application is approved in the near future.


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