2018 marks the centenary for Netball Wellington Centre!

Our Netball Wellington Centre was first established in 1918 which makes 2018 our special centenary year... a time to reflect and celebrate 100 years of netball in Wellington!

There have been a fair few changes since that time, make no mistake... for instance, back in 1918 it used to be a 9-a-side game called basketball which throughout the ages morphed and adapted to become the game we can't get enough of today!  

In honour of the sport we love, we have a weekend of celebrations set aside beginning in the evening of Friday 22 June and continuing through to Sunday 24 June 2018.

TO REGISTER: access the 2018 NWC Centenary Celebrations online registration

The Centenary programme of events:

Friday 22 June - Meet & Greet
Hataitai Netball Pavilion 43 Ruahine Street, Hataitai Park, Wellington
7:00pm till 11:00pm
Events throughout the evening -
- Official opening of the Centenary
- Panel discussion with people from the past and present
- Memorabilia to view (if you have memorabilia you are happy to lend us for the night please contact Sue on gm@netballwellington.co.nz)
- Centenary book to view and purchase
- Chance to have a good catch up with old friends & foes
- Some soft music
- Supper, teas/coffees/soft drinks served
- Data show of photos running throughout the evening
- Cash bar

Please note minors will not be permitted entry to this event.

Saturday 23 June 2018
Centenary game time at ASB Sport Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie

11:15 am 7-a-side game - slightly faster than the 11:45am game
11:45 am 9-a-side game - fast walking netball

Please note our winter competition will be running on this day so a great opportunity to see our girls in action & participate in one of the above games. If you would like to put your name forward for one of the games or to umpire please indicate this on the registration form.

Dinner - Rydges Hotel 75 Featherston Street, Wellington
6:30 pm - Pre dinner drinks
7:00 pm - Dinner (Breads & dips, buffet main and then Chocolate Cake for dessert)
Events throughout the evening -
- Speeches
- Remembrance of past members
- Cutting of the Centenary Cake
- Have a whole lot of fun
- Cash bar

Sunday 24 June 2018
The Dale Wortman U17/U19 Invitational Fixtures event
ASB Sport Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
9:00 am till 3:00 pm approximately
Come along and see our young representative players in action up against teams from the likes of Manawatu, Christchurch, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Hutt Valley, Kapi Mana, Wairarapa and Kapiti. Teams are subject to change nearer to the time.

Morning Tea
ASB Sport Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
10:30 till 11:30am
Final catch up with old and new friends made over the weekend before heading down to watch some of the games in action as mentioned above.

Centenary Book
The past 100 years of netball here at Netball Wellington has been captured in our Centenary Book. This is a fantastic book of memories for all ages to read - with stories from old and current. If you want to reminisce or want to learn more about where we have come from this is a must buy and read.

The Author of our book Kate Manson met with a number of our people to create what we feel is a good solid recollection of who we are and where we have come from. A big thank you to all that have contributed to this book.

If you are looking for accommodation for the Centenary weekend. Ridges Hotel have confirmed the following rates:
Bed and breakfast for 1 Adult - $229.00 incl. GST
Bed and breakfast for 2 Adults - $259.00 incl. GST
Rooms come as Superior Twin or King Single and are normally $313.00 for 2 Adults. These rates will only be applicable up to 23 April 2018.

To book please follow this link www.rydges.com/private-page/netball-wellington-centenary/. If you have issues with this link then please email Sue on gm@netballwellington.co.nz.

All past and current members of our netball family hailing from far and wide are warmly welcome to attend and share their memories with us.  It should be a great chance to catch up with faithful friends, former team mates, coaches, umpires, managers and the like.

We are currently in the process of creating an online registration form and shall update this page further as soon as able.

If keen to register your interest in the interim and be placed on our mailing list and "kept up with the play", please feel free to email ndo@netballwellington.co.nz.

For now, lock these dates in your calendar - Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June right here in Wellington is not to be missed!

To register there are three ticket fares:
All-Inclusive Ticket for all events at the Centenary (Meet & Greet + Dinner + Morning Tea) - $65 
Dinner only - $55

Meet & Greet only - $10
Centenary Book - $20
Cash bars at evening events

Please note the accommodation is separate.


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Upcoming events in the next fortnight or so...

23 - NetballSmart workshop 6.30pm Hataitai (cancelled)
25 - Walking Netball 6.30pm ASBSC
26 - Rep Gold Coin Day #1 ASBSC
27 - Waimarama Taumaunu Defence wkshop 12pm Taita
27 - Through Court coach workshop 10am Levin
28 - Skill Analysis coach workshop 6.30pm Hataitai
31 - My Team & Me coach workshop 4.30pm Hataitai

1 - Walking Netball 6.30pm ASBSC
2&3 - Majorie Jenden Rep Tournament at Hataitai
22-24 - NWC Centenary celebrations

Online forms now active...
NWC Centenary Celebration registrations
2018 NWC Umpire Registration
NWC Online Shop
2018 NNZ Coaching Courses
NetballSmart workshop - 23 May
Informal Waimarama Taumaunu Defence workshop - 27 May
My Team & Me workshop for college coaches - 31 May

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