Defence workshops with Waimarama Taumaunu

Netball Central are excited announce the next in their Fill Your Kete sessions.  Coaches of all levels and experience are most welcome to attend these workshops with a strong practical focus to enjoy learning technique and theory in a relaxed informal environment from one of the best!

Waimarama Taumaunu ONZM MBE made her debut for the Silver Ferns in 1981 as a wing attack before going on to leave an indelible mark on the international game as a defender.  She mastered her craft and went on to become assistant coach of the Silver Ferns in 2008 before moving on to the head coach role from 2011 to 2015. Waimarama is regarded as one of the world’s best defence players and coaches having debuted for the Silver Ferns in 1981 and playing more than 70 international matches over a period of ten years. She currently works for the Netball Central Zone as High Performance Director as well as a specialist coach role for the Central Pulse netball team.

Waimarama's Workshop #1 will explore the elements of defence over the ball and 3 foot mark, defence of the shot and rebounding along with centre pass defence. 

Workshop #2 will explore the principles of space marking on defence and how this can create turnover opportunities.  This workshop will assist coaches to understand the key principles for space marking on defence and how players can use body position, speed and deception to gain intercepts and turnovers for their team. A great learning opportunity for coaches of all levels.

The two workshops are aimed to complement each therefore content will vary between both workshops and vary vastly from Yvonne Willering's workshop held earlier in the year.  Therefore can be attended as stand-alone workshops or in tandem to encourage a really solid grasp of successful defence tactics.

Defence Workshop #1:
Sunday 27th May 2018
12.00pm to 2.00pm
Walter Nash Stadium, Taine Street, Taita
Cost: $10 per person per workshop
Register online here: (registrations now closed)

Defence Workshop #2 - Dynamic Defence:
Date: Sunday 1st July 2018 (followed by the Beko Netball League game between Central vs South at 1.10pm at the same venue)
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Cost: $10 per person per workshop
Register online here:

Spaces are limited - register early to avoid disappointment!

We encourage coaches from all centres within the Netball Central Zone to attend this valuable coach development opportunity. It is sure to be entertaining and you will no doubt learn a lot in your time spent with this true NZ legend.

Registrations must be accompanied by payment to secure your space.

Internet Banking
Bank: ANZ Account Number: 01-1839-0302543-00
Please state your name and reference "Coach18" in the particulars when arranging payment.

Please make payable to "Netball Central Zone" and post to: PO Box 14-845, Kilbirnie

In Person
Payment accepted by cash, cheque or Eftpos between 8.30am-5.00pm at the Netball Central Zone Office located in the ASB Sport Centre, 72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie.

For enquiries email Tash Rowlands at


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