NNZ News Update 15 January 2016


Happy New Year to you all,

I trust you had a relaxing and enjoyable time over the Christmas and New Year period with your family and friends.
I would like to congratulate three Netball stalwarts who were recognised in the New Year Honours, acknowledging their individual Netball contribution and achievements: Waimarama Taumaunu MBE (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, ONZM), Jodi Brown and Carole Maddix (Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit, MNZM). It is rewarding to see Netball featuring in the NZ honours system which is a public way of saying thanks and well done to those who have served and those who have achieved in their area of expertise – read the full story.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding 2016 for Netball in New Zealand with the launch of the National Netball League, a new international competition with SANZEA, the launch of pilot programmes for ANZ futureFERNS Years 5 & 6, the second New Zealand Netball Awards, and much more.
Our High Performance team have hit the ground running and are looking forward to the first Silver Ferns and National Development Squad Camp, which gets underway next week.
Also, don’t forget registrations close for the Netball NZ AGM and Council on Wednesday 20 January and we look forward to adding your name to the list of attendees.



Hilary Poole
Chief Ex
Netball New Zealand


DON'T MISS OUT! 2016 AGM and Council

Time is running out to secure your seat at the 2016 NNZ AGM and Council meeting on Saturday 27-Sunday 28 February, 2016. Registrations close at 5pm, Wednesday 20 January – please contact Melissa Phillips to secure your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

MORE: 2016 NNZ AGM and Council information

New online learning platform announced

NNZ is pleased to announce the development of a new online learning platform, in partnership with The Tarn Group via their Bracken platform. The online learning platform will become the hub for all NNZ qualifications including umpiring, coaching and technical official frameworks - read the announcement.
For more information please contact Rhonda Karl

Umpire Theory Exams

Dates for this year’s exams are now available. Please check dates and closing dates carefully - see full details.

Digital Administration - Update

The team at Sportsground have been working through the break to get everything in place and ready for the 2016 season. There’s loads happening right now and there are some exciting developments in the works for the next few months. More information about the Digital Administration system will be sent directly to Zone and Centre contacts in the coming week. In the meantime, please contact Rhonda Karl with any questions.
MORE: NNZ and Sportsground shoot goals  in digital space.


Media Update
New Year and new goals for Moulds
Taumaunu named in New Year Honours List
Keenan tops off year
Fuller and Wilson announced for acclaimed HPSNZ coach programme


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The ANZ futureFERNS 'fun event' on Wednesday, 26 October was soooo much fun.  All the young ones, siblings and parents had a wonderful time.  Can't wait for the programme to start on Monday, 14 November.  Registration forms are available from the News article on the left.


ANZ futureFERNS 

We are thrilled to introduce the ANZ futureFERNS programme for Years 1 and 2. Check out how to register for our 'fun day' on Wednesday, 26 October (see News article to the left for the flyer).

Then, to complement the 2016 Summer Twilight Leagues, a 6 week ANZ futureFERNS programme will be run from 14 November.  Flyer and registration forms are attached to the News article to the left.



Yes folks, registrations are now open for our 2016 Summer Twilight League to be held at the Kapi Mana Netball Courts commencing Monday, 7 November.

See the News article to the left for the flyer, information and registration forms



Sport Wellington is delivering exciting courses for beginner coaches!!

Courses are designed for new coaches or those thinking about coaching in the future and are free for all attendees.  Registration is essential.

Check out further information in the article under News items to the left.


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