Netball NZ - Weekly Update 19/2/16


Greetings everyone,

This week registrations opened for next year’s World Masters Games (WMG2017), 21-30 April 2017.
Netball is one of 28 sports that participants can register for and will be held at the Auckland Netball Centre. This is a great opportunity for New Zealand and Netball to get behind WMG2017.
25,000 athletes are expected to attend from more than 100 countries, with the event offering a rare opportunity to compete on a world stage and celebrate sport in a festival-like atmosphere.
Netball New Zealand is proud to be supporting WMG2017 – the world’s largest multi-sport event to be held across 10 days.
I encourage you all to gather your team, tell you friends and get involved in what will be a memorable event. For more information and to register, visit
Finally, last night I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Halberg Awards at Vector Arena, Auckland. This is a wonderful celebration of New Zealand sporting excellence and achievement.
I was proud to be there to witness the induction of former Silver Ferns captain and our second highest capped player, Lesley Rumball (nee Nicol) to the New Zealand Sport Hall of Fame. Lesley was one of four inductees - a tremendous achievement and we congratulate her whole-heartedly. 
I hope you all enjoy a relaxing weekend and I look forward to seeing many of you at next weekend’s NNZ AGM and Council meeting.


Kind regards,

Hilary Poole
Chief Executive
Netball New Zealand

Hatchwell joins NNZ Board

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Hatchwell to the NNZ Board. Hatchwell commenced her three-year term as an appointed board member in December. She replaces Lee Piper who finishes his most recent tenure after nine years of dedicated service to the sport - click to read full story

Community Netball ENGAGED!
‘Engagement’ was the word of moment at the recent Community Netball Development Forum, held in West Auckland. 

55 Community Netball Coach and Umpire Developers from across the country - as far north as KeriKeri and as far south as Invercargill – were in attendance with all five Zones represented -  click here to read the full story.

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 with details and we’ll be in touch!

Positions Vacant - various
The Netball New Zealand Jobs Board is the place to look for all Netball-related positions. Make sure you visit the website to view all the current job opportunities.




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