Yoyo Fitness Testing for all NZ Umpire Academy Candidates this Saturday 25th May at 8am in the stadium

NNZ & NORTHERN ZONE UPDATES

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Centre Connect – Register Now!

Contact

Karyne Ross, Community Netball Manager

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Share with Centre Boards, Centre Personnel and Key Volunteers

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Centre Connect May 2024

Register Now– Northern Zone will host a Centre Connect in-person session on Sunday 5 May.

A super interactive session with plenty of time for chatting amongst your Centre colleagues and discussing burning questions posed by Centre personnel.   See information flyer sent to Centres this morning and attached.

Following our Engagement Sessions last year Centres told us they wanted time to connect and share with their colleagues hence we are facilitating the above opportunity.

Register Now: https://www.sporty.co.nz/dashboard/forms/view/289723


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Rebel Sport Grant

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Rebel Sport

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Share with Centre Boards, Centre Personnel and Clubs

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Grants | Rebel Sport

As the Home of Sport, we recognise the importance of sport and are passionate about helping all kiwis access it. So, every year Rebel Sport is giving away $160,000 via Rebel Sport Grants, a programme designed to help deserving grass roots clubs across New Zealand provide the means for more kiwis to get involved in and play sport.

Each club can apply for up to $10,000 to put toward expenses which are required to play sport and help enable more people to participate in grass roots sport. These expenses could be items such as uniforms or equipment, health and safety essentials, ground maintenance or club facilities.

Note that we will not cover non-essential items such as prize money or payment to a player, beverages or personal items which are not essential for playing sport. If there is misuse of any amount of the grant by the Grant Recipients, Rebel Sport may recover any amount of the grant that has been misused.

Click here for more information:  Grants | Rebel Sport

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NNZ Youth Board and NZ Police– Netball Tournament – 27th April

Contact

Deearna Buxton, centremanager@hpnc.org.nz

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Share with Centre Clubs and Schools

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https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/287675

Join HPNC, the NZ Police & NNYAB Collaboration Mixed Netball Tournament, Fast-paced 10-minute halves, experience the thrill of mixed netball hosted by Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre


  • Date: April 27th, 2024
  • Cash prize to be won as well as other prizes
  • Silver fern players in attendance 
  • Aimed at 17 + and also those interested in finding out more about joining the NZ Police.  


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Umpire Rule Changes – Workshops

Contact

Sharleen Morrell,  umpire@nebtallnorthern.co.nz

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https://netball.sport/game/the-rules-of-netball.

Northern Zone have 14 trained facilitators for the new rules ready to run workshops in netball centres, some have already been working with centres to set dates to suit umpires and coaches. Facilitators have resources provided by NNZ which can be used as well as the resources provided by World Netball that can be found here https://netball.sport/game/the-rules-of-netball. There are videos and PDFs that can be shared as well as a downloadable, printable version of the rule book. A printed rule book will be available at a later stage and NNZ is working on this now.

The facilitators are:

Mathew Chambers                       Briana Valgre                   Zak Middleton                                      Matt Davis

William Hudson                            Amie Pooley                    Sue Roberston                                      Eleanor Kitching

Cory Nicholls                                 Leah Lazarus                    Lorraine Hill                                   Jessica Cochrane

Tania Heap                                     Peter McInnes

Some of these new rules may have further implications than just what is umpired on court. Please start to consider what may be in your regulations around suspensions (are players automatically stood down for a period of time) and tactical changes (centrally timed games may be affected if teams make numerous (frivolous) changes at the end of a quarter or game, how could this be managed in your competition?). Please note we are awaiting a clarification from World Netball around frivolous changes.

Please contact Sharleen, Umpire Lead if you have any questions.


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Umpire – Sport Tutor – Learning to Umpire

Contact

Sharleen Morrell, Umpire Lead

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New Player Umpire Module – Instructions for Sport Tutor


The Learning to Umpire module on Sport Tutor updated with the new rules is now available and ready to go!

This is for new umpires and player/umpires (e.g. those doing team duty umpiring) to complete after they have attended the Introduction to Umpiring (or Beginner Umpire workshop that your centre may run). It is a pre-requisite to attaining an Introduction to Umpiring Award and a Centre Award.

Attached are the instructions for registering / logging in to Sport Tutor and to find the module. Please note the new module is called Learning to Umpire 2024.

Participants can download a certificate once they have completed the module and answered the questions at the end.


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Rep Dates and Working Group Recommendations

Contact

Amanda Dyason, Centre Relationship Manager

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Share with Centre rep, coach and umpire committees/convenors

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Game Format

It was agreed by the Auckland Region Centres to continue with the format of 2 x 40-minute games at each tournament.  The two 40-minute games reduces loading on players and umpires, allows coaches to test their teams in the longer game and better prepare their players for tournament.  Centres feel that there are far less injuries through the Representative season because of the format.

Rolling subs to continue but through umpires and calling time.  No stopping off clock.

Injury rule - 30 second change

A shared drive to be established for draws so that each Centre can access when preparing their tournament draws to make sure that teams are playing a variety of teams rather than the same teams each tournament. 

Umpires

Recommendation was made to continue with Zone theory as a minimum for umpires in the U18 grade and a Centre Badge for other grades.

A discussion around paying umpires was had.  The general consensus was that umpires should not be paid as rep tournaments are a development opportunity.  There is a real struggle around the expectation to be paid by a lot of umpires.  Some Centre’s are giving vouchers at the end of the season to cover travel expenses.

2024 Dates

  • Sun 19th May – Waitakere
  • Sun 26th May – Pukekohe
  • Sun 2nd June – Kings Birthday – no games
  • Sun 9th June – Auckland
  • Sun 16th June – North Harbour
  • Sun 23rd June – Papakura
  • Sun 30th June – Matariki Weekend

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NNZ Volunteer Programme and Volunteer of the Month dates 2024

Contact

Jenna Murie, jennam@netballnz.co.nz

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NNZ Volunteer Programme Info 2024 |  Cadbury VOM Information 2024


Welcome back to Netball for 2024. This year, Cadbury continue their involvement and support as netballs official Volunteer Partner. NNZ and Cadbury are very pleased to be able to offer you a range of tools to assist with your Centres volunteer management and capability.

Please read the attached Volunteer Programme Information,  and Cadbury VOM Information.

The VOM is such a cool way to acknowledge volunteers at your Centre and who doesn’t want to be in to receive a fantastic Cadbury Hamper!

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Tournament Tips

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Karyne Ross, Community Netball Manager

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https://youtu.be/jcgjbfpCVXc

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: https://youtu.be/jcgjbfpCVXc