‘Development' has been the word of the week here at Netball New Zealand with the annual Community Netball Development Forum being held in West Auckland.
55 dedicated Netball development staff were present from as far north as KeriKeri and as far south as Invercargill, with each of the five Zones represented.
I had the pleasure of opening the three-day forum and I must say the positive energy and sense of commitment and passion in the room was contagious and I admit to feeling very humbled and proud to be amongst this dedicated group who work hard to develop and deliver Netball throughout New Zealand.
The Netball New Zealand Community team did a great job to bring the programme to life - this included professional development opportunities, the new INF rules updates and the NetballSmart Neuromuscular warm-up.
In a bid to grow excellence in the Netball coaching community, a strong focus of the forum was around the awareness and development of self. A diverse range of speakers added to the programme, delivering on a range of topics including:
- Understanding personality types and individual differences
- Working with a fixed vs growth mind-set
- Creating relationships between umpires and coaches
- Development, Foundation and Umpire modules
- Writing for the web and social media best practices
- High Performance Player Profiles
- ANZ futureFERNS
There is definitely an air of anticipation in Netball across the country at present. Preparations are in full swing for the start of the season, Zone AGM’s, the NNZ AGM and Council Meeting, and we also celebrated 50 days to go until the start of the ANZ Championship this week.
Wishing you all a relaxing weekend, long may summer last.
Netball New Zealand
Reminder: Job Opportunities - Various
The Netball New Zealand Jobs Board is the place to look for all Netball-related positions. Below is a snapshot of some of the positions currently being recruited for. Make sure you visit the website to view all job opportunities.
Netball Central is calling for expressions of interest for a National Netball League Team Manager - click here for a position description and more information.
Netball Mainland is calling for applications for the position of Coach Development Officer. Reporting to the Zone Performance Development Manager, this role will support coaches across the Zone and enhance the standard of coach development training and programme delivery – click here for a position description and more information.
The Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone invites applications for two Appointed Board Members as a three year term to conclude at the end of the Zone’s Annual General Meeting in 2019 and also for a one-year term to conclude at the end of the Zone’s Annual General Meeting in 2017 – click here for a position description and more information.
Netball Northern is calling for applications for the position of Technical Officials Development Officer. The role will be responsible for the development of all technical officials across the Netball Northern Zone, which is Auckland and Northland - click here for more information.
Netball Waitakere is calling for applications for the position of Games Administrator. The role is responsible for the delivery of all Netball competitions and also acts as the representative liaison - click here for more information.
Reminder: NNZ Heritage Project - can you help?
The NNZ Heritage Project team needs your help! Tasked with researching the history of the Silver Ferns, we are putting the call out for anyone who has any old photos, slides, newspaper clippings or memorabilia. If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details and we’ll be in touch!