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Kia ora koutou


The Northland Cluster Working Group have been hard at work behind the scenes to set up the Development day. We hope you can help encourage your talented U18 and Opens players to attend. We understand the financial commitment from each centre is a great investment so representation from each centre will add great value and mana to the Kaupapa.


Please see the link below to attach to any emails or posts.


Nga mihi

Rhonda Martin-Raharuhi


Please see the attached flyer for all information which can also be found on the Cluster website page:


September Newsletter

September Newsletter 2022


U18 Cluster team announcement – congratulations to the Kerikeri Netball Centre players!


Kia ora koutou katoa

We were very excited to host our first Cluster trial last Sunday. 

The Cluster Working Group are extremely grateful to those that took time to support and assist on the day:

Annie Pivac, Phillipa King, Jody McKenzie, Natalie Moon, Rhonda Martin-Raharuhi, Tanya Proctor, Sophy Tua, Rebecca Simper and Trina Henare. 

We would also like to acknowledge the parental and whanau support of our players, and the support of the six Cluster Centres, and the Cluster Working Group members.


Sophy Tua has been appointed Team Manager and will be the point of contact for squad players.  Players have all been emailed to advise of selection and contact details.

A travelling team will compete at Netball North Harbour on Sunday 19th June, and we wish the team all the best for their first outing.


Congratulations to the selected squad members.


Squad Announcement Flyer 2022







Northland Rep Cluster – Under 18 Team Manager Applications

Dear Centres and members

The Northland Rep Cluster Working Group are inviting applications from experienced team managers to fill the role of U18 Cluster Team Manager.  The Manager will work with Head Coach Trina Henare and be supported by the Northland Cluster Working Group.


The U18 Cluster Squad will be selected from a trial being held on Sunday 12 June, and will participate in 2 or 3 rep tournaments in Auckland.  Travel and accommodation costs are met by the Cluster Working Group.  The U18 Squad is not travelling to national tournament this year.


Please send your completed application form and coaching experience to Karyne Ross, Community Netball Manager at Netball Northern,

Applications close Friday 10th June, 2022



More information can be found on our website page: or queries can be direct to: Karyne Ross, Administrator, Northland Rep Cluster Working Group,



Below is info regarding Auckland Rep tournaments for 2022

Auckland Region Centres – Rep Comms to all MAY2022


Below is the Northern Zone April Newsletter

April Newsletter 2022


Fortnightly centre operations email 29 April 2022

Kia ora koutou katoa

Two long weekends in a row means plenty of R&R with friends and whanau which was super awesome….just backlogged everyone a bit on the work front! Never mind, let’s enjoy the time off and this last bit of nice weather while we can.


In this issue we cover:

  1. Volunteer of the Month
  2. Umpires – NZ Theory Exam 1
  3. Centre Connect – Males in Netball 
  4. Zone Coach Lead – Rachel Browne-Cole
  5. Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre – Vacancies
  6. NNZ Spark Sport Promotion



Topic 1

Cadbury Volunteer of the Month


Jenna Murie, NNZ Volunteer Advocate


Share with all Centre Membership


Cadbury VOM Information 2022

All centres received an email from Jenna Murie this week outlining information on Cadbury Volunteer of the Month.  More info will be posted on Social Media Monday 2nd May so look out for it.

The VOM  is such a cool way to recognise all the wonderful volunteers at your Centre.

Its so easy to nominate, and anyone can submit a form.  So socialise this with your clubs, schools, parents and supporters.

Waiuku Netball Centre members submitted a whopping 138 nominations in 2021…that is outstanding…

The challenge is on…can your Centre top Waiuku’s effort from last year??



Topic 2

Umpire – NZ Theory Exam 1


Sharleen Morrell, Zone Umpire Lead   


Share with all umpire personnel – Closing date Monday 23rd May


2021 Umpire Exams Registrations Instructions – Sport Tutor

The NNZ NZ Theory Exam is the next step for umpires who hold a Zone Practical Umpire Award and are looking to attain the first step in their NZC Practical Umpire Award.


Registrations for the NZ Theory Exam 1, to be held on Monday 13th June 2022 between 6-8.30pm, are now open and will close on Monday 23rd May 2022. No late registrations will be permitted.


Payment details will be sent to applicants to pay online after registrations have closed. If their Netball Centre is paying for them, this can be done in one payment directly to Netball New Zealand, details will be in the payment email.


Follow the link to Sport Tutor on the Netball New Zealand website On the website there will be a “How to Guide” which will walk you through the registration process. A copy of that How to Guide is also attached.  Or they can follow this direct link if previously registered –


Topic 3

Centre Connect Series 3 – Males in Netball


Amanda Dyason or Karyne Ross


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Males in Netball…it’s a hot topic for many Centres so jump online and let’s get this chatter going!  Hear from Taranaki Netball Centre who have included boys in netball grades for many a year plus added boys/mixed grades to their Annual Under16 tournament. We also have Irene Van Dyk, Netball NZ Participation Manager to update us on where the Males in Netball working group is at and their findings over the past months.  And as always, we have Centres from within our Zone that can offer their experiences as we connect and share our experiences and insights.  

Join us on either Monday evening or Tuesday morning – Zoom links are below


Monday 9th May 7pm – 8.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 6848 8233

Passcode: 340289


Tuesday 10th May 10am-11.30am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 835 4414 5093

Passcode: 290128


Topic 4

Northern Zone – Coach Lead Interim – Rachel Browne-Cole


Karyne Ross, Community Netball Manager


Share with all Centre Key Personnel and Coaches



We are pleased to welcome back Rachel Browne-Cole in an interim Coach Lead role whilst we undertake recruitment for the permanent position, following Chonaire’s departure on 22nd April.

Rachel is well known to many of you having shared the Coach Lead role with Chonaire last year.  Rachel is part time so will be focusing on delivering against Centre Coach Support Plans objectives.

Other Zone staff will pick up NNZ programme lead support and reporting, Zone transition and project tasks.


Rachel is available on  Mobile: 0273219092


Please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel with any coaching enquiries or to complete your Centre’s Coach Support Plan.



Topic 5

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre – Vacancies


Amanda Dyason, HPNC President


Please circulate to all members


Junior Netball Convenor and Coach Developer Role Ad

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre have two roles currently vacant – check out the attachments and share far and wide!

This is an awesome opportunity to work locally and get into the sport sector.

The netball season is about to start so urgency is key!





Topic 6

Spark Sport Promotion


David Cooper, NNZ Head of Commercial,


Centre Management – take note!



Message from David Cooper, NNZ Head of Commercial


Greetings All,

We understand that Spark Sport are reaching out directly to Netball Centres asking for them to promote Super Netball to their database and also asking for posters to be put up at the Centre. In return they are offering some freebies.


Can I please ask that you communicate urgently to your Centres that this offer should not be accepted.


It would seriously undermine the relationship netball has with SKY and the tremendous support they provide that allows our game to be what it is through all levels. It also cuts across our own promotion of the ANZ Premiership and how you view that.


If any Centre has any questions please let them know they can email me on or call me on 021724830.

Ng? mihi,

David Cooper

Head of Commercial

Netball New Zealand




Ng? mihi | Kind Regards

Karyne Ross


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