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Ninety-fourth Annual Report

2018 We live this game.


Photography: Michael Bradley Photography mbphoto.co.nz 94th Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 12 months 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018. The Annual Report and these Financial Statements will be presented to the 92nd Council Meeting of Netball New Zealand to be held in Hamilton on Saturday 23 February 2019.

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

CONTENTS BOARD CHAIR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE REPORT

05

KEY STATISTICS

12

NETBALL NZ BOARD AND STAFF

13

PRESIDENT REPORT

14

TANIA DALTON FOUNDATION

16

18 THE ZONES

COMMERCIAL REPORT

25

OUR NETBALL FANS

29

31

LAURA LANGMAN

37

SILVER FERNS

NATIONAL SQUADS AND TEAMS

44

EVENTS OVERVIEW

46

73

COMMUNITY IN REMEMBRANCE GEORGINA SALTER

57

49

NETBALL AWARDS

BEKO NETBALL LEAGUE

76

SILVER FERNS PLAYERS

SERVICE AWARDS

81

59 NETBALL SUPER CLUB

77

PACIFIC SPORTING PARTNERSHIP

80

43

61 DOMESTIC EVENTS

78

LIFE MEMBERS

79

91

PARTNERS

97

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

WON PLAN

85

THE NETBALL SYSTEM

88 FINANCIALS

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NZA PROGRAMME

FAST5 FERNS

ANZ PREMIERSHIP

67

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BOARD CHAIR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE REPORT Mai I Te Manukura, Mai I Te Tumu Whakarae

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE AMAZING WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS, OFFICIALS, COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS, PLAYERS AND PARENTS WHO CONTINUE TO DRIVE POSITIVE OUTCOMES ACROSS MANY FACETS OF NETBALL.

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A pinnacle event year always adds an extra set of challenges

at retaining the teenage demographic in our sport. How

to normal business, and 2018 proved to be no different.

young people in the 12–18 age bracket want to participate

Games). The outcome was different experiences and

in sport is changing, and while Netball remains the number

learnings during the international window, which

one participation sport at secondary school level in

involved eight home Tests. The Netball Quad Series and

New Zealand, we don’t want to rest on our laurels.

Constellation Cup, in particular, drew very strong crowds,

From a Silver Ferns perspective, tough times were endured through the early season, culminating in a disappointing fourth place finish at April’s Commonwealth Games, while at the other end of the spectrum, Netball was flourishing at community

We want to make sure we continue leading in that space,

level with several positive initiatives hitting the mark.

so this project has had a real focus on looking for more

Out of this adversity, the shining light to emerge has been the rallying together of the entire Netball community and with

We would like to acknowledge former Silver Ferns captain

deliver.

and Netball NZ High Performance Director Tracey Fear for

With funding assistance from the New Zealand Community

move forward together.

Trust, New Zealand Secondary Schools assistant coach

inspire and remains the foundation of our future success.

perfect fit in leading the project. Hundreds of young people,

Netball New Zealand was delighted to celebrate the commitment and service of four recipients from the Netball community, who continuously give back to the game, in the annual Netball NZ Community Netball Volunteer Awards.

of the main protagonists. The feedback is ensuring Netball

(Administrator), Kuini O’Connor-Thompson (Coach) and Ella Higgins (Youth) were recognised for their contributions at grassroots level after being standouts in their respective categories. The quartet were presented with their awards during halftime by Dame Pasty Reddy, Governor-General, and Louisa Wall at the sold-out Constellation Cup Test between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds in Wellington in October. There has also been a successful continuation of the South

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Involved for over 30 years as an inspiring player and administrator, Tracey remains a strong

a master’s degree in youth engagement, has been the both girls and boys, along with parents and coaches, have

Wall at parliament, Sandy Phear (Official), Linda Liggins

her significant contribution to Netball, who was made an

and Emerging Talent selector, Charissa Barham, who has

GROW

After being hosted by MP and former Silver Fern Louisa

selling out almost instantly.

opportunities for a more authentic youth voice in how we

that has come a willingness, from all, to embrace change and

The work being achieved at community level continues to

the fourth and final Constellation Cup match in Wellington

been interviewed, enabling us to hear first-hand the views NZ remains participant-focused and connected while working closely alongside the relevant parties. It’s important that we offer the forms of games young people want to participate in, so we’re looking at a lot of variables, such as, game innovation, the duration

figure in Netball. practitioner, each leading the way in our Netball communities with hands-on support through regular workshops, clinics and advisory sessions, with a positive push to raise awareness and educate all players and coaches in injury prevention. We are very proud of the work Sharon is doing in leading research in New Zealand around reducing the incidence of ACL (serious knee) injuries among Netballers.

and placement of the Netball season, where it can be

Another important piece of research, the Voice of

played, Netball leaders, student coaching and umpiring,

Participant survey, undertaken by Netball NZ in partnership

participation roles, supportive schools and development

with Sport New Zealand, was conducted during the year

programmes.

with the aim of finding out how Netball players view their

experience with their Centre. The findings have shown that

It’s important that we offer the forms of games young people want to participate in."

Out of this, and with strong support from parliamentarian

where we have put programmes in place, with a focus on

CONNECT

of presenting the Test format during 2018, which included

Youth was a key focus in 2018, with an important area of

programme has gone from strength to strength. In a first

back-to-back-to-back as well as double-header options.

Funded by the Ministry of Youth and Development and

FutureFERNS programme with the focus in 2018 being on

supported by Aktive, the project was another huge success

emphasis being directed, through hands-on engagement,

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Year 7 & 8, which is the final stage of this programme to be

for the sport, all Zones now have a fulltime NetballSmart

Also of huge significance was former Silver Fern and Silver Fern Coach Yvonne Willering, who received the ultimate acknowledgment in our sport, a Netball New Zealand Life Membership for a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the sport.

outing of special significance, with the participants vying

physiotherapist Sharon Kearney, the NetballSmart

We have had continuing success in our Mother Earth

International Testing Panel Cadet.

coaching and junior spaces as we expand on these resources.

work done by Netball Northern in making it all come to life.

back into the community.

entirely and will continue to be involved in Netball as an

entertained by the Parly Ferns vs Media Ferns contest, an

In looking for variety and innovation, we trialled different ways

remains a key component in our future growth.

his long and successful contribution. He will not be lost

Netball Quad Series held at Spark Arena, the crowd was

Supported by ACC, and run by former Silver Ferns

coaching and umpiring with a view to taking the learning

we would like to acknowledge and thank Jono Bredin for

we will target to have the same positive impact shown in the

grow it further in 2019. We would like to acknowledge the

ongoing focus on this project and its impact in schools

Following his retirement from umpiring during the year,

opportunities especially in the umpiring talent pathway, which

rolled out.

on creating leaders at secondary school level and involves

a strong presence and voice at government level. The

work with North Harbour Netball and the community.

Between games during the double-header matches of the

during 2018. It remains our intention to broaden its base and

year. Using Netball as a vehicle, it is a programme focused

Louisa Wall, we will form a Youth Advisory Group ensuring

Utting, who was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for her

specific areas we are seeing benefits. That has highlighted

Events play a major role in our connection with the Netball community and wider public. The year delivered a full calendar of events, from age-group to international level, with the Silver Ferns, in particular, experiencing an extra busy year with a 21-Test programme.

Auckland Youth Project, which was piloted the previous

We’d also like to congratulate North Harbour’s Elaine

for the inaugural Tania Dalton Memorial Trophy. There was overwhelming support for this initiative which honoured Tania’s memory and the important work achieved in the community through the Tania Dalton Foundation. We’re delighted that the Parly Ferns have made the Foundation their charity of choice. Led by MP Louisa Wall, the Parly Ferns could not prevent the Media Ferns from winning the inaugural contest for this special trophy. We’ve enjoyed a strong and growing relationship with the new government, which has had lots of positive engagement with Netball NZ during 2018. Minister of Sport Grant Robertson attended many Netball events throughout the year, alongside a number of key government MP's who

Some of that revolved around high performance with

supported Netball. National Party representatives have

the idea of the team testing themselves in a like-for-like

also played their part and shown their support, which

situation for an upcoming pinnacle event (Commonwealth

shows sport can be something that unites people.

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The response of a united and supportive wider netball community was uplifting and demonstrated our collective strength."

WIN

In terms of Win, major campaigns in 2018 produced hugely frustrating and disappointing times for the Silver Ferns. Results in the first half of the year cast a long shadow with losses in the Northern Quad Series and the Taini Jamison Trophy compounded by a 4th place finish at the Commonwealth Games, which dropped the Silver Ferns to third in the world rankings. It was an agonisingly low time for the Silver Ferns, their management, the organisation and the fans, prompting our Netball NZ Board and CEO to respond swiftly with the launch of a review in May. An independent review panel of three, chaired by Auckland lawyer and experienced sports director Don Mackinnon and including Team New Zealand chief operations officer, Kevin Shoebridge, and former Silver Fern Linda Vagana, were appointed. We always conduct a review after pinnacle events, but in this instance, it was important we took a deep dive and looked into all factors that contributed to the Silver Ferns performance, the brief being to examine the state of the Silver Ferns performance over the past two years (from 2016 up to and including this year’s Commonwealth Games campaign). The objective of the review was to identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign and any other material factors contributing to the Silver Ferns results. The review panel conducted extensive consultation with the key stakeholders over a two-month period. Ultimately, the findings of the review showed that there was no one single reason for the Silver Ferns poor performances; rather it was a combination of factors, with areas being identified that Netball NZ needed to act on promptly.

It was an incredibly challenging time for the Silver Ferns management, coaches, athletes and support staff, and we would like to acknowledge the integrity and willingness of all those involved for their honest and sincere contributions. We greatly appreciated the open and transparent way in which everyone conducted themselves. We would particularly like to acknowledge former Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby and her assistant Yvette McCausland-Durie for the manner and open spirit in which they participated throughout, what was at times a challenging, process. The value that they added and the insight provided was appreciated. We would like to thank them for the huge amount of time and commitment they have poured into Netball and look forward to their continued involvement. Our thanks go out to the review panel and the peer review panel of Tracey Fear and Eddie Kolhase, as well as the countless other people in our Netball community who added their voice to an overwhelming wave of support in helping shape positive change for our sport. The response of a united and supportive wider netball community was uplifting and demonstrated our collective strength. Ahead of the September leg of the Netball Quad series, we re-established the NZA programme, broadening our base of players to gain exposure at the highest level with matches against Australia, South Africa, England and the Silver Ferns. The NZA programme reflects the expanding wave of talent that is continuing to emerge from our ANZ Premiership and Beko Netball League competitions. The programme also offered opportunities to give our elite coaches experience at a higher level with Yvette McCausland-Durie and Kiri Wills guiding the NZA team through these matches. Work is being done to implement a world-class campaign with the support of high performance experts who can be embedded into the Silver Ferns environment. This has involved working closely with High Performance Sport NZ to review the service and ensure that it is fit for purpose.

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We have welcomed former Silver Ferns captain Bernice

Through the Netball Quad Series and Constellation Cup, the

The Beko Netball League, which has now completed three

Mene onto the Netball NZ Board, enhancing our Netball-

building blocks had been set, and to see the FAST5 Ferns go to

seasons, continues to go from strength to strength as

specific acumen while adding a knowledgable voice in high

Melbourne and bring home a seventh world title out of the nine

standards and expectations grow with it. This competition

performance matters. This goes hand-in-hand with a High

times it’s been up for grabs shows the phenomenal ability and

provides a strong foundation as a feeder to the next level

Performance Advisory Group that will assist the Board and

resilience that Netball NZ and its people have.

while adding to New Zealand’s budding depth of talent.

provide advice and guidance to management while adding

We would like to acknowledge coaches Debbie Fuller and

weight in helping us achieve our high performance goals.

assistant Helene Wilson and the team, which included

With the short time frame of just six weeks leading into September’s Netball Quad Series, hosted by New Zealand and Australia, we welcomed Noeline Taurua aboard as the 11th coach of the Silver Ferns. The midcourt dynamo

Congratulations to Central who also won back-to-back titles as Beko Netball League champions.

six new players to the format, for their tremendous

Combining the ANZ Premiership and Beko Netball League,

achievement.

we now have more than 130 athletes involved in the wider

SUSTAIN

talent pathway, which is a great outcome.

Netball Super Club

Acknowledgements In a year of change, there’s also been several changes at Netball NZ Board level. Earlier in the year, John Bongard was acknowledged at the Netball NZ Council when he concluded his role as Board Chair after completing his full term of nine years, formally finishing up in November. Allison Ferguson was appointed the new Chair in what has been a challenging year for the Board, but they have embraced the issues wholeheartedly with total engagement in pursuit of the best outcomes. We would like to recognise Shirley Hooper, who finished her

capped player in Silver Ferns history. It’s an outstanding

In a significant project that has many different moving parts, we have been working towards a national membership solution. Ultimately, we want to understand our membership structures better to ensure that we have a fit-for-purpose digital solution for all parts of our Netball system.

achievement, and we offer our congratulations to Laura for

For the Centres, it is about ensuring they can be effective

her immense contribution to our game.

We would like to thank Nelson City Council, Nelson Netball

and efficient in what they do, for the Zones it's about

presence at many Netball events around the country and

and Major Events for their support of this increasingly

has provided wisdom and been an invaluable support and a

understanding who their people are, and for Netball NZ, it’s

popular event, with Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse taking the

phenomenal figurehead for our organisation.

about making sure we make good decisions in that space.

honours to be named 2018 Netball Super Club champions.

for our franchise coaches. All were provided with the

In 2018, we have focused on looking at our individual versus membership structures. There will be further investigation

Commercial

level. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Zones and

opportunity of having some experience of being involved in the Silver Ferns programme during the second half of the

and consultation into solutions with our Netball Centres

At Netball NZ, we remain focused on ensuring we manage

Netball community despite the many challenges.

international season.

and Zones on this major piece of work.

the business now and also for the long term. For the 2018

Tactix coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek was involved as a

In the latter stages of the year, we were excited to

second assistant coach during the Netball Quad Series while

introduce our new high performance member management

Laura Langman returned as captain of the Silver Ferns, supported by vice-captain Katrina Grant. Leading from the front, the experienced duo played key on and off-court roles in strengthening the Silver Ferns core values. The entire Netball community celebrated Laura’s special moment when she played her 146th test match during the Constellation Cup to become the most

Alongside Noeline and her assistant Debbie Fuller, we have embraced a specific initiative to give wider exposure

The year heralded some innovation, with the introduction of the two-point shot, and the second edition of Netball Super Club was enthusiastically embraced by the eight participating clubs from around the world. It proved refreshing for the athletes, in adding a point of difference while the requirement of some tactical expertise also injected an air of anticipation into a keenly contested tournament.

financial year, we have delivered a small surplus, which is an improvement on what we had budgeted.

term on the Board after nine years, and will now continue to serve Netball at international level on the INF Board. We are also grateful to Jill Hatchwell who served three years on our board. We welcomed Matt Whineray as an appointed member during the year, and following the Commonwealth Games review, Bernice Mene was also welcomed to the Netball NZ Board. Bev Douglas is due to finish her four-year tenure as Netball NZ President in February (2019). We would like to acknowledge the outstanding job Bev has done. She has been a positive

It has been a financially challenging year, particularly at Zone their Boards for the tremendous work they do across the

Lastly, we would like to make special mention of the Netball NZ staff who have ridden the highs while being a real part of the lows as well. With their dedicated and

system, CYA. This tool was created with High Performance

However, looking forward we have some pinnacle event

selfless attitude to go above and beyond the call of duty,

Sport NZ and is a data-packed information base for use by

years, and along with funding and the commercial space,

we are very fortunate to have the staff that we do at

the Zones where all relevant player details, information and

the financial challenges remain. We are committed to

Netball NZ.

statistics are stored, providing an easy access one-stop

ensuring that Netball remains strong and sustainable, and

shop.

it is important that we take a long-term approach to that.

ANZ Premiership/Beko Netball League

We are grateful for the continued commercial support we

All franchise coaches participated in the December Silver Ferns trials camp ahead of the team being named for

There was a big leap forward in the second year of the

MYOB, High Performance Sport NZ, Sport NZ, ANZ, Puma,

January’s Netball Quad Series in the Northern Hemisphere.

ANZ Premiership, with strong ratings being delivered

NZME and our wider family of partners.

Jennie Wyllie

Netball World Cup bid

NETBALL NZ CHIEF EXECUTIVE

a noticeable lift in the on-court action meant closer games and uncertainty around outcomes. We would like

In conjunction with Major Events, Sport NZ and ATEED,

to acknowledge the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel on

Netball NZ managed a bid for the Netball World Cup 2023.

winning back-to-back ANZ Premiership titles – a wonderful

This bid was presented in late November with an outcome

achievement and a perfect way for their long serving

expected by March 2019.

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham filled a similar role during the Constellation Cup. Amigene Metcalfe, who will coach Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in 2019, came into the programme when the Silver Ferns played Australia in Hamilton during the Constellation Cup.

On the playing front, the final campaign of the year provided a positive and encouraging end to 2018 when the FAST5 Ferns continued their strong record in the shortened version of the game to secure a seventh Fast5 Netball World Series title.

as viewership numbers increased 30 percent while

captain Wendy Frew to finish her playing career.

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receive and would particularly like to acknowledge SKY,

Allison Ferguson NETBALL NZ BOARD CHAIR

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KEY STATISTICS

#1

FEMALE

1

TEAM SPORT

#1 MĀORI & EUROPEAN

team sport

girls

#3 ASIAN team

#2

girls

SECOND BIGGEST sports brand in NZ

Female players in Netball v other codes

sport

WORLD RANKING

3.2M TV Audience

girls

#2 PACIFIC ISLAND

team sport

2.2 M FANS

NETBALL

145k

RUGBY (25k)

NETBALL NZ BOARD AND STAFF Jennie Wyllie Chief Executive Jacqui Swan Executive Manager Commercial and Business Development

Finance and Services

David Cooper Head of Commercial

Lisa Greenaway Senior Finance Manager, Netball NZ and Zones

Rebecca Annan Business Development Manager

Claire Britton Assistant Accountant

Sara Farr Commercial Servicing Manager

Paula Bos Accountant

Communications and Marketing

EXCEEDED ATTENDANCE TARGETS

7 IUA

Kerry Manders Head of Communications and Marketing

High Performance

Rachel Barr Marketing and Brand Manager

Keir Hansen Head of High Performance

Rhonda Karl Digital Engagement Lead (until June)

Janine Southby Silver Ferns Head Coach (until Jul)

Troy Han Marketing and Communications Executive Anne Park Junior Graphic Designer

Sammie Gordon High Performance Administrator (commenced Jan)

John Whiting Communications and Channel Manager (commenced July)

Yvette McCausland-Durie Silver Ferns Assistant Coach (until July) Esther Molloy Silver Ferns Manager

Community Netball Ruth Stanley Head of Community Netball

CRICKET (25k)

Hayley Griffith Community Netball Sports Co-ordinator (until Aug), Member Management Project Manager (commenced Aug)

FOOTBALL (20k)

Stacey Lawrence Finance Manager

Alysha Jensen National Programmes Manager

Elissa Phillips National Player Development Manager (commenced Feb) Noeline Taurua Silver Ferns Head Coach (commenced Aug) Debbie Fuller Silver Ferns Assistant Coach (commenced Sept)

Tania Karauria National Training Manager

307,489 SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS

Tammy Mehrtens National Training Manager (commenced Feb)

#1 sport played in

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

NNZ Registered Coaches

11.924

NNZ Accredited Umpires

2,112

NNZ Coach Workshop Attendees

8,907

netGO Launched

FIJI, COOK ISLANDS, SAMOA & TONGA

Total NNZ Affiliated Players

139,529

Brand Strength

Ashvina Patel Acting Community Netball Sports Co-ordinator (commenced Aug) Garratt Williamson National Technical Officials Manager

Netball NZ Board John Bongard ONZM Netball NZ Board Chair (until Feb) Appointed Netball NZ Board Member

Sharon Kearney NetballSmart Programme Manager

Allison Ferguson Netball NZ Board Chair (commenced Feb) Appointed Netball NZ Board Member

Events and International

Beverley Douglas Netball NZ President

Kate Agnew Head of Events and International

Sue Gordon Elected Netball NZ Board Member

Shannon Courtney Events Co-ordinator

Shane Harmon Appointed Netball NZ Board Member

Emma Fowlie Events Manager

Debbie Hodges Elected Netball NZ Board Member

Melissa Phillips Events Manager

Shirley Hooper Elected Netball NZ Board Member (until Feb)

Ivan Harre Programme Manager – Pacific Sporting Partnership

Jill Hatchwell Appointed Netball NZ Board Member (until Oct)

Angela Southee Programme Co-ordinator – Pacific Sporting Partnership

Lesley Murdoch Elected Netball NZ Board Member

Bernice Mene Co-opted Board Member (Elected from Nov) Matt Whineray Appointed Netball NZ Board Member

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PRESIDENT REPORT

the stadium. This was an amazing sight. We could all feel the passion and love for the Silver Ferns. The Mother Earth FutureFERNS are now well underway, and I am hearing success stories from those who have followed the programme from the start. Congratulations to the Zones and Centres that have embraced this programme. It is great to see that children who started the programme in 2015 now have

Mai I Te Perehitini

a much better understanding of how to play the game. The umpires, bench officials and selectors work tirelessly

DURING MY TIME, IT HAS BEEN PLEASING TO WATCH SO MANY YOUNG PLAYERS DEVELOP FROM BEING SECONDARY SCHOOL PLAYERS TO CONTESTING FOR THE SILVER FERNS.

throughout the season. I meet with you regularly at different events, and thank you for your commitment and dedication throughout the year. Congratulations to those who received recognition throughout the year. My congratulations to Tracey Fear and North Harbour’s Elaine Utting, who were recognised in the NZ Royal Honours in 2018. To those who received Netball NZ Service Awards at the Council Meeting in 2018, well done – your contribution to the sport has been exemplary. Of special significance was Yvonne Willering, who received Life Membership for a lifetime of commitment and dedication to our sport.

At the start of 2018, there was much anticipation and

The 2018 ANZ Premiership and Beko Netball League were

The Netball community is mourning the loss of Otago stalwart

excitement around the Silver Ferns campaign for the

both keenly contested, and I so enjoyed getting to see some

Georgina Salter, who passed away peacefully in late November.

Commonwealth Games in April. Those travelling to Australia

of the games. The development of our younger players has

Georgie, as she was commonly known, left a lasting imprint on

to support the Silver Ferns were looking forward to a

been evident. To be given the opportunity to compete with

Netball through a long career as both a player and a coach.

fun-filled time of sport and relaxation. Sadly, we didn’t

the best has brought out maturity and determination. The

experience the result that we were all looking for. Our Silver

future of Netball is in good heart.

Ferns are a proud unit who wear the Silver Fern with pride and work hard to achieve the results required. But 2018 was not our year for medals. However, on a positive note I always felt the sport would get through this difficult time, and with strong direction and governance, progress is being made.

staff who are under the strong leadership of Chief Executive Jennie

Champs, and once again they did not disappoint. The games

Wyllie, I thank you for all your support and commitment over the

were keenly contested at all grades, with some games

past 12 months. I would also like to acknowledge the Life Members

very close. The challenges at the various Secondary School

for their continued support and wisdom – you continue to build the

Competitions to reach the Pita Pit NZ Secondary School

strong foundations of our sport.

Netball Champs reached all expectations in rivalry. Those that qualified for the Champs experienced some tough

Taurua was appointed as Head coach of the Silver Ferns

competition with teams working hard for their final placing.

was much anticipation for the remainder of the year. To all the coaches, management and support staff of our high performance team, we applaud you for your commitment and dedication. You help ensure our elite players reach their highest level. To see a mix of younger and experienced players stand up as the FAST5 Ferns and produce an outstanding performance to win in Melbourne was fantastic. What a great way to end the season. Congratulations to you all.

This is my last report as President of Netball New Zealand, and I thank you all for the opportunity and experiences that I have had in my role. I love this sport and it is all about the people. I have met

Netball Super Club, hosted in Nelson, was a great event to

many of you throughout my four years, and I have had many

attend, and the visiting countries enjoyed New Zealand’s

memorable experiences.

hospitality as well as competing against our top three 2018 ANZ Premiership teams. Volunteers are at the heart of our sport. We cannot deliver the game without your support. My thanks to all who work behind the scenes, giving their time generously and with passion to produce our game week in and week out. The supporters and fans are amazing. When the Silver Ferns took

Beverley Douglas

to the court for the first time following the Commonwealth

NETBALL NZ PRESIDENT

Games in September at Spark Arena, the roof nearly lifted off

We live this game.

Chair following the resignation of John Bongard, and our very capable

I was fortunate to attend the Netball NZ U17 and U19

Following the resignation of Janine Southby, Noeline in July. With Laura Langman returning as captain, there

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TANIA DALTON FOUNDATION THE POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF TANIA DALTON SHONE BRIGHTLY IN 2018 WHEN THE FIRST INDUCTEES OF THE FOUNDATION NAMED IN HER HONOUR WERE ANNOUNCED. Dalton, who played 37 Tests for the Silver Ferns, passed

Makaea (surf lifesaving, Auckland), Samalulu Clifton (surf

away in 2017 after collapsing from a brain haemorrhage.

lifesaving, Auckland), Dhys Faleafaga (rugby, Wellington),

The Tania Dalton Foundation was subsequently created by

Renee Holmes (rugby, Gisborne), Ainsleyana Puleiata

her husband Duane to continue her passion for supporting

(Netball, Wellington), Theresa Ngata (Netball, Auckland),

young women in sport.

Leah Mafua (basketball, Wellington), Sharne Pupuke-

In March, the Foundation announced its first initiative with

Robati (basketball, Auckland).

11 athletes from challenging circumstances being awarded

In September, a charity match was held at the opening

scholarships.

Netball Quad Series match to raise funds for the Foundation.

The athletes come from a range of sports Dalton and her

The Media Ferns went on to win the inaugural Tania Dalton

family had a strong bond with, including Netball, tennis,

Memorial Trophy and with it reflected on the Netballer who

touch rugby, surf lifesaving, basketball and rugby. The

continues to be a positive influence for so many. The Media

scholarship provides financial help, mentorship and

Ferns beat a team of New Zealand politicians, the Parly

personal development support to young women to help

Ferns, 21–11 in what was a special outing.

them fulfil their potential.

The media team included former Silver Fern Bernice Mene,

There was a significant response to the initiative with

Wendy Petrie (TVNZ), Dana Johannsen (Stuff), Bernadine

donations flowing in from many quarters while the

Oliver-Kerby (SKY TV), Ravinder Hunia (Radio NZ) and

Foundation’s mentors, who will help guide the young

Tania’s daughter Tayla Dalton.

athletes through the important transition from school and beyond, were all in some way connected to Tania.

They went head to head with the Parly Ferns, which was captained by former Silver Fern and Black Fern

One of the main goals of the programme is for these young

representative MP Louisa Wall and included Poto

women to grow and evolve from their experiences, and then

Williams, Nanaia Mahuta, Kiritapu Allan, Carmel Sepuloni,

contribute back to their communities and continue the

Meka Whaitiri, Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki and Melissa Lee.

legacy for future generations.

The two 10-minute halves were played in front of a

The 11 scholarship recipients were Isla Norman-Bell (touch

crowd of 6,000 at Spark Arena, bringing the important

rugby and rugby, Auckland), Mahina Paul (touch rugby and

work of the Foundation into the spotlight.

rugby, Whakatane), Holly Stewart (tennis, Auckland), Lucy

We live this game.

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

THE ZONES

NETBALL NORTHERN Northern Wairoa Netball Centre joins forces in Sportsville Dargaville On 29 September 2018, Northern Wairoa Netball Centre celebrated the opening of a new home as part of Sportsville Dargaville. The Kauri Coast Recreational Society has been leading the development of the sports hub in collaboration with seven sports and with support from Sport Northland. The new facilities include six hard courts for Netball and tennis, four changing rooms, storage, a canteen, as well as a multi-purpose and control room. The significance of the hub is huge for the local community, and the collaboration between the sport organisations to get the facility completed has been inspiring. The new facilities will enable Northern Wairoa to deliver our much-needed Netball programmes and allows space for growth.

Netball Manurewa building youth volunteers through Netball Leaders Netball Manurewa partnered with Netball Northern Zone

Netball Waitākere attracts new and past participants with Walking Netball

to introduce the pilot Netball Leaders programme at their

In late 2017, Netball Waitākere introduced Walking Netball

develop their leadership skills and grow into young leaders

alongside its outdoor recreational league. The programme

within their communities. Twelve participants attended

is played indoors, with all equipment provided and with

the three-day leadership course in July 2018. Using the

participants paying as they go. It started with four teams

leadership skills they learnt, the Netball Leaders assisted in

and grew to 18 teams by August 2018. The programme has

delivering three tournaments and the Player Development

been successful in attracting past players and bringing in

Programme at the Centre and are now working on

completely new faces who have never played Netball before.

delivering their own tournament in 2019. Netball Manurewa

Three ex-Netballers have championed the programme and

has found the programme has developed participants’

promoted it to businesses, resthomes, RSAs, supermarkets

confidence and provided a framework to support their

and libraries. An additional benefit of the programme has

growth as volunteers. Netball Manurewa can see that

been the new volunteers for Netball Waitākere as past and

having a stronger connection with their youth is helping to

new players connect with the Centre.

build the Netball Centre into the future.

Centre. Netball Leaders use Netball as a vehicle to provide opportunities for young people to learn about leadership,

Board Members Murray Lockwood (Chair, since Apr), Sue Brewster (Deputy Chair, since Apr), Dianne Williams (nee McAteer) (was chair until Apr), Diana Puketapu, Lynette Gubb, David Ronaldson, Raewyn Henry, Brad Walker

Staff Nicole Spratt, Chief Executive; Chris Tennant, Operations Manager; Carin Oelofse, Admin and Finance; Anita Coy-Macken, Community Netball Manager;

Chonaire Huriwai, Coach Lead – Auckland (Joined Jul); Irene Gubb, Junior Development Officer - North (Maternity leave Dec–Feb); Melanie Kemp, NetballSmart Officer; Rhonda Martin-Raharuhi, Coach Officer – Far North (Joined Aug); Sharleen Morrell, Umpire Development Officer (Joined Mar); Sophie Tua, Coach and Umpire Officer – North (Joined Jul); Suzie Belcher, NetballSmart Officer; Tania Heap, Coach Lead (Left Apr); Tracey Spencer, Junior Development Officer – Auckland; Trina Henare, Team Leader – North; Vicki Morgan, Team Leader – Auckland; Zak Middleton, Project Coordinator – Leadership (Left Oct); Tia Winikerei, Performance Manager; Helene Wilson, Mystics Head Coach; Meghan Robinson, Team Operations Manager

Centres Mangonui, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Northern Wairoa, Whangarei, Rodney, Kaipara, Hibiscus Coast, Waitakere, North Harbour, Auckland, Mangere-Otahuhu, Howick–Pakuranga, Manurewa, Papakura, Pukekohe, Waiuku

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NETBALL WBOP

NETBALL CENTRAL

For the Waikato Bay of Plenty (WBOP) Zone, 2018 could be described as a year of stability versus change, structure versus flux, direction versus drift.

2018 was a great year for Netball Central Zone with lots of achievements on and off the court.

The previous two years had been a period of constant

The Zone’s player performance pathway Magic in the

Our Zone had 21 umpires achieve their Zone Award and four

Secondary School team that competed in Netball Australia’s

change for WBOP, so the Zone welcomed stability, clarity of

Making continued to give opportunities for the Zone’s

receive their NZC Award. Caleb Binns, Renee Harrison, Lockie

17 from 1-5 October.

direction and focus. Relationships with the Netball Centres

emerging talent to grow and develop.

McLaren and Jessica Williams all attended the 2018 Pita Pit

improved, and their adoption of National and Zone initiatives grew significantly. A major highlight at a grassroots level was that over 200 secondary school aged umpires across the Zone undertook the Introduction to Umpiring course.

The Level 2 programme targets up to 40 players with the goal of breaking into the WBOP Beko squad at the trials in September. A highlight of the programme was a combined training session and game against the ACT Academy squad

The 2018 ANZ Premiership season was a mixed bag, with

(aligned to Greater Western Sydney Giants). The 2019 Beko

some outstanding performances; however, significant

squad includes two players who have come through this

injuries to several starters ultimately torpedoed the season.

programme.

Off court, substantial progress was made, with game

The Level 1 programme works with up to 60 players from

attendances increasing by 38 percent compared with

across the Zone. They attend a one-day camp in Tokoroa

2017 and nine new or returning sponsors committing

as an introduction to the Netball NZ profiling system. The

their support. We created a piece of New Zealand sporting

programme also includes umpire development. Along

history, with our innovative partnership with Hobbiton

with testing, the players had a range of position and unit

Movie Set, bringing a slice of Middle Earth to Claudelands

sessions, led by some of the best coaches from across the

Arena.

Zone and supported by Magic players.

Kelly Jury, Casey Kopua and Samantha Sinclair made the

Strong school performances were a feature with six of

Silver Ferns Squad, and Monica Falkner was selected for

the top 15 schools at UNISS hailing from WBOP (Hamilton

NZA and the FAST5 Ferns.

Girls’, St Paul’s, Trident, St Peter’s, Morrinsville and Waikato

The Beko Netball League was a highlight, with WBOP playing some excellent Netball on their way to a top placed finish in the round robin, clocking up eight wins and two

Diocesan) and four WBOP players identified in the A-Grade Tournament team. Hamilton Girls’ High School finished 7th in the Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs.

losses. Although stumbling at the final hurdle to a slick

In August, WBOP staged its first Zone-wide awards event.

Central team in the final, WBOP made huge strides under

Combining awards for the ANZ Premiership, Beko Netball

the expert guidance of Head Coach Mary-Jane Araroa and

League and community Netball, it was a true celebration

Assistant Coach Rebecca Gabel. Congratulations to WBOP

of Netball across all 50,000 square kilometres of the Zone.

captain, Simmon Howe, for being named the 2018 Beko

Such was the success of the evening, the event will be

Netball League Player of the Year.

cemented in the Zone calendar.

NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs and Marlissa Howard umpired the final. Furthermore, Angela Armstong-Lush, Gareth Fowler, Ann Hay, Jessa Lea and Ken Metekingi were all selected in the 2018 National Umpire Squad. Angela, Gareth and Ann all umpired during the Netball Quad Series, Netball World Cup Qualifiers and the FAST5 Netball World Series.

The 2018 Beko Netball League team was the youngest in this year’s competition, with an average age of 19, and only two players returning from the successful 2017 team. The team played 10 games – five home and five away. With seven wins out of 10 games in regular season, it resulted in a top-two finish which earned a grand final place against Waikato Bay of Plenty. Thanks to a superb third quarter performance, Central won

We thank the tireless services of New Zealand Umpire

62-53. This was the third consecutive finals appearance since

Development Group (NZUDG) representatives Linda Liggins and

the inception of the Beko Netball League, winning the grand final

Anne Bloomfield for their continued work within the Zone and

for the second consecutive time, a first in the competition’s

Ann Hay who was appointed to the NZUDG as a cadet. A special

history. Congratulations goes to Maddy Gordon, who was named

congratulations to the Netball NZ Volunteer Award recipients

Most Valuable Player of the final. We recognised Elle Tumu as the

Linda Liggins (Volunteer Administrator of the Year) and Sandy

Central Zone’s 2018 Beko Netball League Player of the Year.

Phear (Volunteer Official of the Year).

The Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse had a thrilling year, making

In year two of the Netball NZ Coaching Framework, we have

the finals for the second year in a row and securing our first

had 27 coaches attain the CCA1 and five attain the CCA2

home grand final against the Ascot Park Hotel Southern

accreditation. We had excellent attendance at Fill Your Kete

Steel in Palmerston North. The battle unfolded, and we were

Workshops facilitated by Yvonne Willering, Waimarama

left hanging on the edge of our seats right up until the last

Taumaunu, Yvette McCausland-Durie, Sandra Edge, Pelesa

minute of the game when the southerners claimed back-to-

Semu and Charissa Barham and have been able to build the

back titles 54-53. The silver lining was that Katrina Grant was

My Team and Me Introductory Workshops held in Kapi Mana,

named 2018 ANZ Premiership Player of the Year. National

Wairarapa, Rangitikei and Taihape.

honours came fast for the team with Katrina Grant, Aliyah

Congratulations to all the Central teams that competed in the Netball NZ U19 and U17 Champs. It was a repeat of last year as Manawatu and Wellington achieved top-four finishes at the U19 Champs and Wellington won the U17 Champs. Furthermore,

Dunn, Karin Burger and Ameliaranne Ekenasio all selected for the Silver Ferns. In addition, Whitney Souness, Claire Kersten, Sulu Fitzpatrick and Tiana Metuarau were all named in the Sliver Ferns Development Squad.

our Centres achieved top four finishes in both the A, B, C and D

The Zone would also like to acknowledge Carolyn Young who is

grades at the U15s. Charity Polu, Paris Lokotui and Saviour Tui

now the CEO for Special Olympics NZ, ending her five-year term

also get a special mention, being named in the New Zealand

as CEO of Netball Central Zone. We thank her for her dedication and wish her well on her new venture.

Board Members Dr Bev Edlin (Chair), Dr Wayne Beilby, Bryan Graham, Julie-Ann Hallett, Carole Maddix, Dr Judy Moreland, Karyn Vincent, Patrice Wynen Staff Rohan West, CEO; Ruth Aitken, Performance Manager; Debbie Fuller, Performance Manager; Alison Wieringa, Community Netball Manager; Margaret

Forsyth, Magic Head Coach (Jan-Aug); Amigene Metcalfe, Magic Head Coach (Sept onwards); Ashley Livingstone, Events and Communications Lead; Rachel Andrews, Finance and Funding Administrator; Grant Metcalfe, Commercial Manager (Contractor); Natalie Kelly, Events Administrator; Kim Hunt, Coach Lead; Jan Teesdale, Umpire Lead; Natasha Mtakwa, Junior and Youth Lead; Amanda Foster, NetballSmart Officer; Trudi Kemp, Coach Development Officer; Kim Higgie, Umpire Development Officer; Hikitia Gallagher, Umpire Development Officer; Rachel Davis, Coach Development Officer; Jo Martin, Junior Development Officer; Anita Lafferty, Community Netball Administrator

Centres Cambridge, Eastern Waikato, Gisborne, Trust Waikato Hamilton City, Harbourside, Hauraki Plains, Kawerau, KCE Maniapoto, KCE Otorohanga, KCE

Taumarunui, Matamata, Mercury Bay, Morrinsville, Opotiki, Paeroa, Putaruru, Rotorua, Taupo, Te Aroha, Paperplus Te Awamutu, Te Puke, Thames, Tokoroa, Waihi, Whakatane

Board Members Carol Sanders (Chair), Scott Moran, Graeme McCullough, Angela Abernethy, Leanne Walker, Fay Selby-Law, Charlie Howe, Oriwia Raureti Staff Fran Scholey, CEO; Stuart Savage, Community Manager; Irene van Dyk, Junior Development Officer; Tash Rowlands, Coach Development Officer; Lee Smart, NetballSmart Development Officer; Waimarama Taumaunu, High Performance Director; Yvette McCausland-Durie, Pulse Head Coach; Sandra Edge, Pulse Assistant Coach; Jo Holmes, Pulse Operations and Team Manager; Vai Tuita’alili, Events Manager; Jane Hunt, Media Liaison; Pelesa Semu, Performance Manager and Beko Head Coach; Lenore Anderson, Finance Administrator; Tracey van den Eijkhoff, Accountant

Centres Netball Taranaki, Taihape Netball Centre, Hawke’s Bay Netball, Dannevirke Netball Centre, Netball Whanganui, Rangitikei Netball Centre, Netball Manawatu, Netball Horowhenua, Netball Wairarapa, Netball Kapiti, Kapi Mana Netball Centre, Hutt Valley Netball, Netball Wellington Centre

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NETBALL MAINLAND

NETBALL SOUTH

It was a record-breaking season for the Silvermoon Tactix who finished in the top three after the regular season, contesting the finals for the first time in our 11-year history when we played the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in the ANZ Premiership Elimination Final.

With a strong focus on building capability within our Centres, Netball South Zone achieved positive results in 2018. South increased its membership numbers – a reflection of

team never quit, firing off seven unanswered goals to clinch victory and send long-serving captain Wendy Frew into

It was encouraging that we finished the 2018 ANZ Premiership

Netball Mainland is very appreciative of the strong relationship

our community’s connection to Netball across various levels.

in third position.

we have with Regional Sports Trusts – Sport Canterbury and

In the junior space, our Night ‘n’ Day primary school

There were a number of new club records set along the way: • Most wins in a season – seven. • Beat all teams in the competition at least once during the regular season. • Ellie Bird shot 541 goals at 81 percent, which is the highest volume of goals by a Tactix player. • Qualified for the final of Netball Super Club for the first time, finishing runners-up. National honours were earned by several of our players and

Sport Tasman, as well as tertiary education providers across the Zone. We are grateful to Lincoln University and ARA (in 2019) who both offer Netball scholarships. Our Silvermoon Tactix players and Netball Mainland staff have been active across the Zone: • Delivering in-schools and holiday programmes, coaching sessions, skills development, competitions/events and roadshows • Providing support to Centres

management:

• Producing a video to promote the benefits of coaches

• Silver Ferns – Temalisi Fakahokotau, Erikana Pedersen

• Training 877 junior coaches

and Jane Watson • Silver Ferns Assistant Coach – Marianne Delaney-Hoshek • NZA and FAST5 Ferns – Kimiora Poi • FAST5 Ferns Manager – Leanne Harris • Silver Fern Development – Ellie Bird, Erikana Pedersen and Kimiora Poi • NZ Secondary Schools – Georgia Stroud and Olivia Burnham.

attending coaching courses • We have trained 11 new Umpire Coaches and we currently

In the Beko Netball League, the South team chalked up two

Otago edition attracting 50 teams.

wins during a campaign focused on the development of our

The introduction of the Year 7 & 8 national programme was well received and implemented by Centres. A continued thirst for learning was evident with hundreds throughout the Zone attending workshops, along with an increase in trained coach developers in our Centres. Congratulations to our own Coach Development Officer Jess Huia who earned her Performance Coach Qualification – a great role model for the many coaches in our Zone embarking on their own journey, following the completion of their CCA 1 and CCA 2. NetballSmart was embraced by Centres and schools, with

developing our young umpires.

fantastic engagement from teams at tournaments.

teams to a total of 25 and augers well for 2019. • We supported our Netball Centres taking the initiative to develop Year 7 & 8 programmes and festival days.

Southland Girls’ earned second overall in A grade at the South Island Secondary School Championships, while Menzies College and Aparima College won B and C grades respectively.

emerging talent. Several players transitioned strongly into the Steel environment. The South was strongly represented on the international stage with Shannon Francois and Te Paea Selby-Rickit competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Gina Crampton and Te Paea Selby-Rickit continued to shine in the Silver Ferns environment later in the year, while Shannon Francois was joined by Courtney Elliott, Kate Heffernan and Jennifer O’Connell in the Silver Ferns Development Squad. Our reputation for producing great whistle blowers continues with Jono Bredin, Gracey Farquharson, Danielle Maulder, Sasha McLeod and Kristie Simpson all featured in the National Umpires Squad. Looking ahead, Netball South remains committed to working collaboratively and proactively with our dedicated Centres to ensure the continued growth of Netball across our region,

St Hilda’s went on to place 8th with SGHS 10th at the highly

with a targeted focus on

other sports, with trainers from Netball NZ, Canterbury

competitive national tournament.

junior and youth

Rugby, Sport Canterbury and Netball Mainland.

At the top echelon, the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel

development.

Under-pinning our franchise programme, we have developed

• We ran our Coach Developer training with developers from

a longitudinal Beko Netball League programme (rather than a campaign) to support athlete and coach development. Due to this change, our Hellers Mainland Beko Netball League

tournaments continued to thrive with the inaugural Central

have 112 umpire coaches working around the Zone • Our Zone U15 Championships saw an increase of seven

retirement a champion.

• The introduction of a NetballSmart Development

team have improved with more consistent performances on

Officer working in our Zone has seen the integration of

the court; moving from bottom of the points table in 2016 to

programmes at all levels to support the reduction of

competition finalists in 2017 and then missing out by just one

injuries. This area will continue to be a focus in 2019.

earned back-to-back ANZ Premiership titles with a gallant 54-53 victory over the Central Pulse in the Grand Final. Down by as many as 11 goals during the encounter and still

point in the 2018 finals.

trailling by six with less than three minutes remaining, our

Board Members Scott McCrea (Chair from Apr), Anne Marett (Chair until Mar), Tim Kerr, Darren Wright, Jan Barber (Deputy Chair),

Board Members Paul Buckner (Chair), Adrienne Ensor, Dean Johnston, Alistair McKenzie, Kerry Seymour, Angee Shand,

Staff Brigit Hearn, Chief Executive Officer; Hannah Coutts, NetballSmart Development Officer (replaced Amy Eckersley – Aug); Marianne Delaney-Hoshek,

Staff Reinga Bloxham, Colleen Bond, Kate Buchanan (until Dec), Sonya Fleming, Jess Huia, Sophie Johns (until Mar), Dayna Kaio, Alex Morrison-Bailey

Vicki Reid ONZM, Jan Whitehead (replaced Lynette Rayner – Mar), Rachel Harris

Head Coach Mainland Tactix; Tamika Green, Junior Development Officer (including Officials Co-ordinator); Leanne Harris, Office/Tactix Team Manager; Sally Hayes, Events and Business Relationship Manager; Jen Hooper, Performance Development Manager; Debbie Johnson, Coach Lead/Development Manager (replaced Geni Tuilagi – May); Geni Tuilagi, Community Netball Manager (replaced Tammy Mehrtens – Apr). PART TIME: Julie Seymour, Assistant Coach Mainland Tactix; Ronelle van Dongen, Head Coach Mainland Beko Netball League; Andrea Cousins, Assistant Coach Mainland Beko Netball League; Toni Torepe, Manager Mainland Beko Netball League; Emma Hodgkin, Commercial Manager (replaced Megan Keith-Mitchell – Sept) (Contractor)

Centres Buller, Christchurch, Geraldine, Golden Bay, Hokitika, Hurunui, Kaikoura, Malvern, Marlborough, Mid-Canterbury, Motueka, Nelson, North Canterbury, Selwyn, South Canterbury, Temuka, Waimate, West Coast

Colin Weatherall (Netball NZ Appointed)

(until Jul), Carla O’Meara, Lauren Piebenga, Jan Proctor, Jo Ward, Lana Winders (Chief Executive)

Centres Central Otago, Central Southland, Dunedin, Eastern Southland, Invercargill, Menzies, North Otago, South Otago, Upper Clutha, Wakatipu

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COMMERCIAL REPORT DURING 2018, PARTNERS OF NETBALL NZ UTILISED HIGHLY ENGAGING ACTIVATIONS TO CONNECT WITH OUR FANS.

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We feel privileged to have such a strong portfolio of sponsors and partners. Their support helps Netball NZ, and much of the wider Netball system, to operate in the way it does. Silver Ferns Coming into their second year as Principal Partner of

their support of our Silver Ferns by becoming a partner in

This year also saw Pita Pit, TAB, Direct Sports (BLK

the Silver Ferns, MYOB leveraged their relationship in a

2018, alongside their current All Black association.

brand), 2XU, ASICS, Gilbert, Veuve du Vernay, Go Media

number of ways. The Silver Ferns were a key feature in highlighting and supporting their business through eyecatching video pieces, which also included former Silver Ferns great Irene van Dyk. While it is principally the naming-rights partner of the elite national league – the ANZ Premiership – ANZ’s presence

Thrifty Car Rentals has been an invaluable partner, increasing their association with the Silver Ferns and Netball NZ this year and becoming a Category Partner. PTP Fitness and Voyager have supplied the Silver Ferns with rehab fitness equipment and luggage respectively.

and Screen Vistas become official partners of the ANZ Premiership. SKY Sport and NZME were our Media Partner, and G.J. Gardner Homes partnered with our match officials.

Netball Super Club For the second edition of Super Club, Netball NZ enjoyed

with the Silver Ferns has continued to showcase their wider

For the home international matches, we continued to enjoy

support once again from some of our national partners,

support. While the ANZ brand sits strongly alongside our

the fantastic support of Pita Pit, House of Travel, 2XU, SKY

in particular, Beko, Thrifty Car Rental, Gilbert, SKY Sport,

two strongest propositions, their support of community

Sport, NZME, ASICS, Gilbert, Elastoplast, Lee Kum Kee, TAB,

NZME and Suzuki. Several local Nelson businesses also

Netball is also very strong.

Veuve du Vernay and Augustine for another year. Go Media

added their support, including Intepeople, Jens Hansen

came on as our outdoor media partner.

Jewellers, Talley’s and Richmond Mall.

ANZ Premiership

Beko Netball League

The second year of the ANZ Premiership delivered an

Beko provided fantastic opportunities at matches for

outstanding competition.

fans to win home appliances. Beko’s support is greatly

After a long search for the right apparel supplier to partner with the Silver Ferns, iconic global brand Puma came on board for the second half of the year while signing on for another three years beyond 2018. Also, for the second part of the international season, Kellogg’s, through the Special K brand, grew their relationship with Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns taking a strong branding position in games via the goalpost

We are hugely grateful for ANZ’s ongoing support and to their team who work alongside us – their involvement over many years has been hugely beneficial for both of our brands.

pads and the shooting circle decal in addition to their

Throughout the 2018 season, ANZ continued catering to

existing category partnership.

the fans with match day offerings, as well as promotions, to

Suzuki has been a Netball NZ partner for two years now,

help drive attendance.

and this year, extended their relationship by taking further

For the second year, Beko featured on the goalpost pads,

branding positions on the court in our international matches.

while this year, they were also prominent on the goal circle

Frucor Suntory, one of New Zealand’s leading beverage companies, who distribute Gatorade and H2Go, signalled

decal. Suzuki took additional on-court branding in 2018, much like they did for the Silver Fern’s Test Matches.

We live this game.

appreciated, and we look forward to working closely together in 2019 to keep top-level amateur Netball in New Zealand strong. Beko has seen huge growth in the home appliance category in New Zealand, and it is pleasing that this, in part, has been attributed to their involvement with Netball. Direct Sports (using the BLK brand) supplied the uniforms for all six teams, and we really appreciate their support and expertise in this important part of the game.


Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

Netball New Zealand As well as all of the great partners we have at our events, Netball NZ also enjoys relationships across other parts of our business. In particular, Mother Earth is the new naming partner for the Mother Earth futureFERNS and have supported a number of initiatives at Netball NZ. SKY Sport also remained as a partner to the futureFERNS programme in 2018. G.J. Gardner Homes continued as the official sponsor of umpires through all levels of the game. Muffin Break assisted us in starting a new programme for Year 7 & 8 (10 year olds) and organised franchisees to work closely with Netball Centres to make sure the support given was not just national but local as well. Pita Pit took up a new role as the naming rights partner

Netball was also available free-to-air on Prime Television through a mixture of full delayed coverage of Test Matches and highlight packages of both the ANZ Premiership and Super Club. The Prime platform, and the way SKY use it, allows almost all New Zealanders to watch our premier Netballers in action. SKY also continued its support of our national tournaments, providing excellent coverage.

through a platform via our website. We also have a relationship with Lagardère Group, a global media company, and they have rights to allow access to our games in some territories. NZME via Radio Sport continued to support Netball throughout the country including live broadcasts of all elite Netball games.

Funding Organisations

Champs, and we continued our great relationship with

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful support

Barfoot & Thompson in their role as an official sponsor of

received from the following organisations (in no

our coaching programmes.

particular order):

Further relationships exist with ASICS, in and around our

• NZCT

NetballSmart programme and age-group teams, and with

• Lion Foundation

Gilbert as official ball supplier to all our Netball NZ run

• One Foundation

tournaments and competitions. Thrifty Rental Cars was our

• The Southern Trust

official rental car partner.

• Grassroots Trust

ICG is a valued and inspiring partner for our marketing team

• Four Winds Trust

and KPMG continue to provide financial and audit services

• Infinity Foundation

to both Netball NZ and the Zones.

• North and South Trust • Trillian Trust The Ministry of Youth Development Fund, set aside by

We continue to have an outstanding relationship with SKY

the Ministry of Youth, supported the Youth Leadership

Sport. SKY and Netball have had a long relationship, and

Programme is currently being piloted. Now in its second

we are truly appreciative of the work SKY does to bring a

year, it is run by Netball Northern and supports young

world-class production to homes around the country, and

Netballers in South Auckland.

indeed around the world. As is well-known, SKY backed our changes that happened between the 2016 and 2017 seasons and supported Netball NZ in getting the ANZ Premiership off the ground. This year, they were rewarded for that faith with average live audience broadcast numbers increasing across the ANZ Premiership by over 36 percent and with a more than 20 percent increase in the numbers watching Silver Ferns matches.

We live this game.

3.2M

Internationally, Netball NZ live-streamed games when available

of the Pita Pit New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball

Broadcast

OUR NETBALL FANS 109,763k LIVE ATTENDANCE ALL EVENTS

307,489 SOCIAL MEDIA

TOTAL TV AUDIENCE

FOLLOWERS as of Nov 2018

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SILVER FERNS A THOROUGH INDEPENDENT REVIEW WAS INSTIGATED FOLLOWING THE SILVER FERNS COMMONWEALTH GAMES CAMPAIGN WITH THE FINDINGS LEADING TO SEVERAL CHANGES INCLUDING A REBUILD OF THE SILVER FERNS ENVIRONMENT AND THE APPOINTMENT OF NOELINE TAURUA.

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In what has been a year of two halves, the appointment of Noeline Taurua as head coach has injected a strong sense of purpose as the Silver Ferns build into a new era. With much groundwork to cover, a change was never going to happen overnight but Taurua took the opportunity to test and work with a number of players. There is certainly enough to suggest the Silver Ferns are headed for more prosperous times ahead. As 2018 unfolded, there were ominous signs early on for

Playing Malawi first, the Silver Ferns produced a compelling

In terms of their placing in the pool, the Silver Ferns needed

the Silver Ferns in a year that involved a hectic 21-Test

75–42 win. In the process, promising defender Michaela

a win against Malawi but failed to contain their opponents’

international programme.

Sokolich-Beatson became Silver Fern #169 while shooter

relentless challenge during the second half. In control

Ameliaranne Ekenasio made her return following the birth

after a solid first half, the Silver Ferns were sent reeling

of her first child.

in the second as an increasingly confident Malawi moved

Starting in January and wrapping up in October, in what was far from a vintage year for the women in black, the key

into the lead and kept their kept their noses in front for the

factor to emerge was that the standard in world Netball has

Spearheaded by towering shooter Jhaniele Fowler, the

improved and there is now real competition across the six

aerial and accurate Jamaicans grabbed a 59–51 win over

top teams.

the Silver Ferns after a drawn first quarter. Hitting the lead

After a 60–29 win against Scotland, the Silver Ferns could

during the second quarter, Jamaica remained in front for

not match England’s accuracy in the final pool game where

the rest of the match.

both shooters were firing, consigning the Kiwis to a

That has not been an excuse for the Silver Ferns, who have a proud tradition and without question set the highest of expectations. In the final build towards April’s Commonwealth Games,

The Silver Ferns were untroubled in posting an 88–27 win over Fiji which earned a re-match with Jamaica in the final.

remainder of the match to win 53–57.

54–45 loss. There was an anxious wait before the Silver Ferns place in the semi-finals was confirmed and with that came a clash

former Silver Ferns Head Coach Janine Southby and

With many Jamaicans now playing in various leagues

the Silver Ferns headed to England for the Northern

around the world, it no doubt helped them to secure the

Hemisphere leg of the Netball Quad Series in January.

Taini Jamison Trophy with a 59–53 win.

The Silver Ferns opened their campaign with a thriller against

Midcourter Claire Kersten received a late call-up to the

the England Roses. Both teams had their chances to win in

Commonwealth Games team after ongoing injury problems

The tough week of Netball ended on a disappointing note

regular time after England successfully overcame a handy

ruled Kayla Cullen out.

for the Silver Ferns when they lost 60–55 to Jamaica in the

Silver Ferns lead, the Roses winning 64–57 in extra time.

In their opening match against Uganda on the Gold Coast,

against world number one Australia. The Silver Ferns were never really in the match, falling behind early and never recovering, losing 65–44.

Commonwealth Games bronze medal match.

With the series moving to South Africa, the Silver Ferns

the Silver Ferns prevailed 64-51 but could not afford to

In the wake of the Silver Ferns underwhelming campaign,

repelled the SPAR Proteas challenge with a 51–46

let their guard down against a team that has climbed from

a thorough independent review was instigated. The

all-the-way win before unravelling 67–48 against Australia.

15th to 7th in the world rankings over the past three years.

findings have led to several changes, the appointment

In a final hit-out before the Commonwealth Games, the

Continuing to mix and match their combinations against

Silver Ferns hosted the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, Malawi

Wales, the Silver Ferns had a strong second half to record a

Queens and Fiji Pearls in the Taini Jamison Trophy on the

comfortable 70-44 win.

North Shore in March.

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of Taurua highlighting the emphasis on rebuilding a strong Silver Ferns environment. Hitting the ground running, the highly successful Taurua became the 11th coach of the Silver Ferns in


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In a final hit-out before the Commonwealth Games, the Silver Ferns hosted the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, Malawi Queens and Fiji Pearls in the Taini Jamison Trophy on the North Shore in March."

late August, the Netball Quad Series and Constellation Cup

For the season-ending, four-Test Constellation Cup series,

allowing her time to consolidate her requirements ahead of

newcomer Erikana Pedersen, Maia Wilson and in a heart-

next year’s all-important Netball World Cup.

warming story, Sulu Fitzpatrick, back for the first time

The changes started with the second leg of the Netball

since playing a solitary Test in 2011, were introduced.

Quad Series hosted by New Zealand and Australia, where

The Silver Ferns made a bright start in the Brisbane opener

Taurua got her first opportunity to test the waters.

to be all-square after the first quarter but were outclassed

After 18 months away, dynamic midcourter Laura Langman was elected captain on her return to international Netball

for the remainder of the match as Australia went on to win 57–42.

while fellow midcourter Gina Crampton and defender Jane

There was a much-improved effort from the Silver Ferns in the

Watson earned recalls. Impressive domestic seasons gave

second outing with Townsville, hosting a Test for the first time.

up-and-coming shooter Aliyah Dunn, Karin Burger and midcourter Elisapeta Toeava the opportunity to become first-time Silver Ferns. A serious knee injury on the eve of the series ruled athletic defender Temalisi Fakahokotau out of contention with Michaela Sokolich-Beatson taking her place. The new-look Silver Ferns took time to find their feet against Commonwealth Games champions England in their opening match, but they remained in the contest until the three-quarter mark. However, England’s experience shone

Lining up in Townsville for her 146th Test, Langman’s longevity and immense contribution to Netball was honoured when she became the most-capped player in Silver Ferns history. The result did not go New Zealand’s way, but there was plenty of resilience and spirited determination shown in the 56–47 loss. Hamilton staged the third Test, the Silver Ferns celebrating a return to home soil with their best outing of the year and a decisive 55–44 win over the Diamonds.

through in the run to the finish line and they clinched a

Maria Folau was at her best with a standout performance,

52–39 win.

which netted 40 goals from 41 attempts while Watson and

It was a much more efficient and effective Silver Ferns who lined up against the SPAR Proteas, an 11-goal unanswered

vice-captain Katrina Grant continued their recent form to nullify Australia’s shooting options.

scoring streak early in the first quarter setting up a

There was plenty of anticipation ahead of the final Test of

comprehensive 61-37 win.

the year in Wellington, but Australia kept the Silver Ferns on

Played in Melbourne, the Netball Quad Series decider against Australia gave glimpses of where the Silver Ferns

the back foot to post a resounding 58–47 win to keep their hands on the trophy.

are headed. The Silver Ferns pushed Australia all the way

Taurua has now set the platform. The real work begins

with a spirited and never-say-die attitude as the Diamonds

now as she sets her sights firmly on the bigger picture and

scrambled to a 60-55 win.

positive results at the 2019 Netball World Cup.

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LAURA LANGMAN LANGMAN CREATES A SLICE OF SILVER FERNS HISTORY AT 146 NOT OUT. Pushing new boundaries has been the hallmark of Laura

Showcasing her tenacious qualities, Langman has

Langman’s career, the midcourt dynamo adding another

fashioned an enviable record during her career. For 11

chapter when assuming sole ownership as the Silver Ferns

years after her debut in 2005, the bundle of energy clocked

most-capped player.

up an almost unthinkable run of 141 Tests, taking the court

It was business as usual for the ever-professional

in every Silver Ferns Test in that time.

Langman when she lined up in her 146th successive Test,

Having 18 months away from international Netball,

fittingly against perennial rivals Australia, in the second

Langman, once again, gave an indication of her standing

Constellation Cup match in Townsville. In the process, she

when making a seamless return to the Silver Ferns this

eased past former team-mate and shooting great Irene van

year while also assuming the captaincy. Having played just

Dyk to claim a special place in New Zealand Netball history.

club Netball in Hamilton during that time, it spoke volumes.

Langman first made headlines in 2003 when she was

A no-fuss, get-on-with-the-job type of player, Langman’s

named in the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic while still at

DNA is the push behind the product. Records have little

school, setting the scene for what was to follow and now,

bearing, but as a consequence, the midcourter has become

a well-reported 15 years later, has once again soared into

one of the most influential and respected players in world

unrivalled territory.

Netball. And one of New Zealand’s finest.

“I’m very lucky. I came into this sport in a quality era,

This Netball story is far from complete. Langman is poised

and I couldn’t have asked for better mentors and sports

to carve out another instalment. Watching closely in the

science staff who kept me on deck really,” the ever-humble

wings will be her long-time mentor Noeline Taurua.

Langman said after her record-breaking outing.

After coaching Langman over many years, including the

“I live for the moment, and every game’s like my first game.

Magic, Mystics, Australian domestic league and now at

There’s no prouder moment than pulling on the black

international level, recently appointed Silver Ferns coach

dress with your roomy when it’s game day. I just love the

Taurua is delighted with the latest turn of events.

friendships that get built, and this is just a real special moment.” Showing a maturity beyond her years and a level of performance that set her apart, Langman became Silver Fern #133 in 2005, captaining the NZU21 team to the Netball World Youth Cup title the same year in Florida.

“She’s a trooper and definitely a legend of our sport, for what she’s done and what she continues to do both on and off the court, and the standards that she sets. “She’s the epitome of a high performance athlete, and while she’s been away for 18 months, I know there’s more that I can get out of her game. I’m just rapt that she’s here and

The athletic midcourter became a striking presence in

rapt that she’s committed to the Silver Ferns again and

the Silver Ferns engine room, with exacting standards,

wearing the black dress.”

drive, preparation, ability to stay injury-free and a touch of stubbornness, notwithstanding her inbuilt talent and skillset, combining to produce an outstanding Netballer.

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SILVER FAST5 FERNS IN WHAT HAS BEEN A NEW ZEALAND’S YEARLEGACY OF TWOIN HALVES, RICH THE THE APPOINTMENT SHORTENED VERSION OF THE NOELINE OF GAMETAURUA WAS AS HEAD COACH HASTHE HIGHLIGHTED WHEN INJECTED A STRONG FAST5 FERNS SECURED SENSE OF PURPOSE THE FAST5 NETBALLAS THE SILVER FERNS BUILD WORLD SERIES TITLE INTOAASEVENTH NEW ERA.TIME, IN FOR MELBOURNE IN OCTOBER.

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... a wholehearted team defensive effort and a masterful midcourt display highlighted the FAST5 Ferns versatility as they kept their noses in front to clinch the title."

The FAST5 Ferns closed out a busy international season on a high while widening New Zealand’s pool of talent.

With Melbourne’s three-year hosting of the tournament

Dropping their opening match of day two, 23–22, to pre-

coming to an end this year, the FAST5 Ferns closed out the

tournament favourites Jamaica in a dour struggle, the

Australian chapter of the event the way they started it in

FAST5 Ferns rebounded strongly in their must-win outing

2016 with a title-winning run after finishing fourth last year.

against Malawi with a decisive 36-16 win to earn their place

With just three players – Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Whitney

in the final for an eighth time in nine attempts.

Souness and Monica Falkner – returning from last year, six

Reversing their round robin result, the FAST5 Ferns

new players were introduced to the FAST5 Ferns in 2018,

highlighted their ability to mix exhilarating attacking play

going on to revel in the vibrant and energetic nature of

with staunch defence to shade a well-performing Jamaica

the abbreviated version of the game, which includes three

34-33 in a pulsating final.

different scoring zones, power plays and unlimited rolling substitutions.

Coaches Debbie Fuller and Helene Wilson were quick to show their ability to embrace the nuances of Fast5 in the

The team included a dynamic blend of youth and experience

rematch with Jamaica, the New Zealanders doing their

with captain Sulu Fitzpatrick, vice-captain Claire Kersten

homework to deliver a tactically astute reply.

and a returning Bailey Mes providing the wise heads while successfully combining with the rising talent of Karin Burger, Aliyah Dunn, Holly Fowler and Kimiora Poi.

Taking their power play (worth double points) in the second quarter was not as productive as the FAST5 Ferns would have liked, but their ability to chip in two-point shots

Involving the world’s top six teams, the FAST5 Ferns

throughout the match, with all shooters contributing, kept

slipped under the radar coming into the tournament but

the New Zealanders well in the contest.

came together impressively and were the only unbeaten team after the first day’s play.

With an imposing Jamaica taking their power play in the last quarter and trailling by just nine, compounded by the

That included an opening 32–19 win over defending

threat of long bomb specialist Shanice Beckford, the signs

champions England and a 39–36 win against South Africa

looked ominous for the FAST5 Ferns.

before ending the day with a stirring come-from-behind 34–32 win over Australia.

Potting the close shots, a wholehearted team defensive effort and a masterful midcourt display highlighted the FAST5 Ferns versatility as they kept their noses in front to clinch the title.

We live this game.

RESULTS FAST5 Ferns vs England 32–19 FAST5 Ferns vs South Africa 39–36 FAST5 Ferns vs Australia 34–32 FAST5 Ferns vs Jamaica 22–23 FAST5 Ferns vs Malawi 36–16 FINAL FAST5 Ferns vs Jamaica 34–33


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NZA PROGRAMME AS A RESULT OF MAY’S INDEPENDENT REVIEW, WHICH CLOSELY EXAMINED NETBALL NZ’S HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME, ONE OF THE KEY RECOMMENDATIONS WAS THE NEED TO OFFER OUR GROWING DEPTH OF TALENT MORE EXPOSURE AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. As a result, the NZA programme was re-established almost immediately with a 14-strong squad named to play matches against Australia, South Africa, England and the Silver Ferns in the build-up to September’s Netball Quad Series. Coach Yvette McCausland-Durie and her assistant Kiri Wills led the NZA team through these matches, highlighting the programme’s purpose of also offering our elite coaches greater experience at a higher level. With the ANZ Premiership and Beko Netball League competitions continuing to produce a burgeoning pool of talented players and coaches, we were delighted the NZA programme was able to offer more players and coaches opportunities to gain experience and test themselves against some of the best in the world.

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NATIONAL SQUADS AND TEAMS Key Northern Netball Quad Series – N Taini Jamison Trophy - T

Silver Ferns

Commonwealth Games - CG Southern Netball Quad Series - S

Karin Burger, S

Constellation Cup - CC

Gina Crampton, S, CC

NZA Programme

Pathway to Podium

Kate Burley

Ainsleyana Puleiata

Monica Falkner

Bianca Nagaiya

Sulu Fitzpatrick

Braxton Te Riini

Holly Fowler

Emily Ussher

Shannon Francois

Greer Sinclair

Kate Heffernan

Jess Allan

Claire Kersten

Lahaina-Lee Upu Toparea

Bailey Mes

Lisa Mather

Tiana Metuarau

Madeline Gordon

Jennifer O’Connell

Paris Lokotui

Kayla Cullen, N, T

Kimiora Poi

Renee Savai'inaea

Aliyah Dunn, S, CC

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson

Saviour Tui

Ameliaranne Ekenasio, T, CG, S

Whitney Souness

Tamara Leoni

Maia Wilson

Taneisha Fifita

Temalisi Fakahokotau, N, T, CG

MANAGEMENT (July–Dec)

Sulu Fitzpatrick, CC

Head Coach: Noeline Taurua

Maria Folau, N, T, CG, S, CC

Assistant Coach: Deb Fuller

Shannon Francois, N, T, CG

MANAGEMENT

Assistant Coach Southern Netball Quad Series:

Katrina Grant, N, T, CG, S, CC

Head Coach: Yvette McCausland-Durie

Marianne Delaney-Hoshek

Kelly Jury, N, T, CG

Assistant Coach: Kiri Wills

MANAGEMENT

Assistant Coach Constellation Cup: Reinga Bloxham

Grace Kara, N, T, CG

Team Manager: Meghan Robinson

Head Coach: Yvette McCausland-Durie

Team Manager: Esther Molloy

Phoenix Karaka, N

Physio: Itabera Otumuli

Specialist Coaches: Irene van Dyk and Jodi Brown – Shooters

Medical Lead: Dr Melinda Parnell

Claire Kersten, T, CG

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Stephen Hotter

Casey Kopua

Physio: Mark Overington

Laura Langman, S, CC

Performance Analyst: Hayden Croft

Bailey Mes, N, T, CG Erikana Pedersen, CC

Salote-Alison Taufa Khiarna Williams

Sandra Edge – Midcourt, Rebecca Gabel and Anna Galvan – Defenders

FAST5 Ferns

Physio: Amanda Foster

Karin Burger Aliyah Dunn

New Zealand Secondary School Team

Silver Ferns Development Squad

Ameliaranne Ekenasio

Addi Albert-Jones

Te Paea Selby-Rickit, N, T, CG, S, CC

Monica Falkner

Bianca Nagaiya

Sam Sinclair, N, T, CG, S, CC

Ellie Bird

Sulu Fitzpatrick

Charity Polu

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, T, CG, S, CC

Kate Burley

Holly Fowler

Georgia-Mae Stroud

Whitney Souness, N

Courtney Elliott

Claire Kersten

Georgie Edgecombe

Elisapeta Toeava, S

Monica Falkner

Bailey Mes

Greer Sinclair

Jane Watson, S, CC

Sulu Fitzpatrick

Kimiora Poi

Khiarna Williams

Maia Wilson, CC, T

Holly Fowler

Whitney Souness

Killarney Morey

Shannon Francois

Nanise Waqaira

MANAGEMENT (Jan–July)

Kate Heffernan

MANAGEMENT

Olivia Burnham

Head Coach: Janine Southby

Claire Kersten

Head Coach: Deb Fuller

Saviour Tui

Assistant Coach: Yvette McCausland-Durie

Kate Lloyd

Assistant Coach: Helene Wilson

Taneisha Fifita

Team Manager: Esther Molloy

Tiana Metuarau

Team Manager: Leanne Harris

Tayla Earle

Medical Lead: Dr Melinda Parnell

Jennifer O’Connell

Physio: Corina Ngatuere

Vika Koloto

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Stephen Hotter

Erikana Pedersen

Physio: Mark Overington

Kimiora Poi

MANAGEMENT

Performance Analyst: Dr Bobby Willcox

Whitney Souness

Head Coach: Mary-Jane Araroa Assistant Coach: Charissa Barham Physio: Amanda Foster Team Manager: Meghan Robinson Analyst: Jade Shaw

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EVENTS OVERVIEW

The international season started early with the Taini Jamison

Throughout the international season, a feature of the event

Trophy being held at the North Shore Events Centre in March.

presentation was the live anthems; however, the Porirua trio

This multi-day, four-team event provided the Silver Ferns

Le’Art took this to a whole new level in the final Constellation

and Fiji with preparation games ahead of the Commonwealth

Cup match, leaving the crowd entranced.

Games. The series was taken out by the Sunshine Girls from Jamaica, the first off-shore winner of the Taini Jamison Trophy. This series marked a move by the Events Team to

BUILDING STRONGER CONNECTIONS – CREATING GREAT EVENTS AND MEMORIES ACROSS NZ

encourage greater crowd engagement activating through the Monstavision screen. Award winning producer, Nic Manders, created a suite of recorded anthems with outstanding local talent led by Lavina Williams. These anthems will be used in the future and have already been sought out by other codes. The home internationals kicked off again with the Netball Quad Series being held at Spark Arena in mid-September. A strong turnout of 5,200 fans for the double-header witnessed the Australian Diamonds and South Africa in a closely fought game,

This year marked the second year of two key events on the

Following an epic ANZ Premiership Grand Final, the 2018

calendar – the ANZ Premiership and Netball Super Club.

edition of Netball Super Club returned to Nelson where new

followed by the Silver Ferns up against the Commonwealth Games gold medallists, the England Roses. The showcase of

teams joined this international event.

It’s exciting to see the ANZ Premiership fanbase continue

Netball included the Parliamentary Netball team taking on a

The Beko Netball League continued to provide a pathway for developing elite players, coaches and officials. The televised matches of these games moved into the pre-ANZ Premiership slot resulting in increased awareness. Once again this was a tight competition with no team going unbeaten. Eventually, Central emerged victorious for the second consecutive year defeating Waikato Bay Of Plenty 62–53. The NZ Secondary Schools Champs returned to Timaru, with Pita Pit as the new naming rights sponsor. As always, there was a huge following for this event, with fans able to watch the action via the SKY Sport highlights package and the final two games being live-streamed. Fifteen thousand viewers tuned in to see Mt Albert Grammar School take out the title for the sixth time, defeating Westlake Girls who had their first-ever appearance in the final.

to grow with a total attendance of 77,150 in 2018 - a seven

One of the goals of Netball Super Club is to promote global

media side between the two Tests. The Silver Ferns then headed

percent increase on the previous year. The Ascot Park Hotel

engagement. The attendance of the International Netball

to Tauranga where they were greeted by a sold-out crowd and

The Netball NZ U19 Champs were held in Tauranga at ASB

Southern Steel maintained their loyal support base with an

Federation's Umpiring Manager Christina Davidsons and two

secured a resounding victory against South Africa.

Baypark Arena, and with 16 teams competing, it was Auckland

average attendance of 2,200, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

International Umpires (IUAs) from Singapore, Yu Bee Ling and

recorded a 2,200 average and Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse

Joan Abdullah, along with all eight teams participating in a

pulled a 2,000 crowd average. The Northern Stars moved to a

highly successful Community Engagement Day helped ensure

new venue at Pulman Arena, and their fans followed with many

this event was a success. The introduction of the two-point

of their games sold out.

goal created great excitement, with it looking likely to feature again in next year’s competition. While some teams used

Families were the key demographic for the three Super

the new rule a little too enthusiastically, as the tournament

Sundays, and the entertainment was tailored to suit - the

unfolded it created great competition for all sides with every

unplanned lights-out at Pulman Arena on the final Super

team chalking up a win.

Sunday gave many future stars, including Casey Kopua’s

JANUARY

NNZ COUNCIL/ AGM

We live this game.

Arena encounter saw the Silver Ferns convincingly defeat the Australian Diamonds spurred on by a vociferous capacity crowd. Moving to TSB Bank Arena in Wellington for the deciding match, the Silver Ferns were greeted by another

North at the Netball NZ U17 Champs the outcome was reversed, with Wellington triumphing over Auckland. Both events were strongly supported by their communities with Netball Manawatu going above and beyond, relishing the opportunity to host the 42 teams at Netball NZ’s largest event.

sold-out venue full of loyal supporters. Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General, attended the game, and it was fitting for suffrage and the centenary of the Armistice.

MOTHER EARTH FUTUREFERNS FESTIVAL DAYS

TAINI JAMISON TROPHY

FEBRUARY

Hamilton and Wellington to end the series. The Claudelands

who claimed the title over Wellington. However, in Palmerston

her to present the trophy on the 125th anniversary of women’s

daughter Maia, the chance to show their dance moves!

NETBALL QUAD SERIES

The Constellation Cup rounded out the year with games in

MARCH

February-July

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

BEKO NETBALL LEAGUE May-July

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

ANZ PREMIERSHIP May-August

JULY

CONSTELLATION CUP

NETBALL QUAD SERIES

NNZ NNZ U17 U19 CHAMPS CHAMPS

AUGUST NETBALL SUPER CLUB

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER NZSS TEAM TOUR

NZSS NETBALL CHAMPS

FAST5 NETBALL WORLD SERIES

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ANZ PREMIERSHIP THE ANZ PREMIERSHIP DELIVERED A COMPELLING COMPETITION IN 2018, HIGHLIGHTED BY CLOSELY CONTESTED MATCHES, AN ARRAY OF SKILLED ATHLETES AND A SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN AUDIENCE.

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In a demanding schedule, the six-team competition was played over 13 rounds, with all teams meeting each other three times. This provided a healthy dose of Netball for the growing numbers of those attending games while SKY Television’s live broadcasts of all matches enjoyed a spectacular rise in viewers.

Elite level Netball featured three times a week on Sundays,

On the back of having the best defensive record and best

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic had a challenging

Mondays and Wednesdays while three Super Sundays, when

shooting accuracy, the Pulse set the pace for much of the

season that was beset by injury and the loss of

all six teams played at the same venue on the same day,

season but would look back on the one that got away when

key players.

were a strong component of the schedule. These were held

a maiden title slipped from their grasp in a nail-biting Grand

in Rounds 1, 6 and 12 in Palmerston North, Christchurch

Final.

and Auckland.

Influential shooter Lenize Potgieter was a late starter after biding her time with a foot injury,

However, there was much to admire about the Pulse’s

putting the Magic on the back foot from the outset.

The season culminated in a two-game Finals Series,

season with long-serving captain Katrina Grant delivering

The later double loss of the effective in-circle pairing

featuring the top three teams, the make-up of those three

on all fronts to earn the ANZ Premiership Player of the Year

of Kelly Jury followed by the inspirational Casey

keeping everyone in suspense until the final match of the

award for 2018.

Kopua was a telling blow.

regular season.

There were plenty of positives for the Pulse with teenage

Captain and live-wire midcourter Samantha Sinclair

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse claimed the minor

shooter and new recruit Aliyah Dunn having a sensational

was a tower of strength with her positive leadership and

premiership for the first time in their 11-year history and

first year at the elite level while strapping defender

robust energy. Potgieter showed her class to lead the

with it hosting rights for the Grand Final.

Sulu Fitzpatrick and midcourter Karin Burger also left

shooting averages across the competition when delivering

impressive imprints.

an average of 39.9 goals per match.

Silvermoon Tactix posted the highest finish in their 11-year

Having the best season in their history, the Tactix have set

With a new coach in Kiri Wills and into just the second

history while going on to compete in the Finals Series for

a solid foundation, with more to come from this talented

year since they were formed, the Northern Stars had an

the first time. Their seven wins during the season was also

team. Through the season, coaches Marianne Delaney-

encouraging second season.

a club record.

Hoshek and Julie Seymour transformed the perennial

In securing third place at the end of the regular season, the

The close nature and competitive edge on show throughout

battlers into a cohesive and competitive team.

the competition was highlighted when 47 percent of the 45

The Tactix had to cope with the loss of popular and

matches played during the regular season were decided by

desperately unlucky captain Jess Maclennan and Zoe Walker

five goals or less.

early on to injury but rebounded in style. Fellow defenders

The number of young players introduced to the elite level was also encouraging, all teams exposing new faces during 2018 with none looking out of place. Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel built perfectly into the season, timing their run to perfection and hitting top form at the right time. Taking the long route through the Elimination Final, the southerners produced a dramatic

Temalisi Fakahokotau and Jane Watson were a continued source of inspiration while midcourter Kimiora Poi, in her first season, and the competition’s tallest player in shooter Ellie Bird, provided plenty of optimism for the future. The Mystics had their moments but were left to settle for 4th place after failing to make the most of their opportunities.

final quarter to pip the Pulse 54–53 in a thrilling Grand Final

On their day, the Mystics were scintillating but could not

in Palmerston North.

produce their best often enough. Captain and Mystics

It was a fitting finale for Steel captain Wendy Frew, the 176th game of her stellar 16-year career at the elite level providing a fairy tale farewell for the popular stalwart in making it back-to-back ANZ Premiership titles. The experience of shooter Te Paea Selby-Rickit and influential midcourter Gina Crampton were key contributors in the Steel’s late season push while 1.93m shooter Jen O’Connell showed her growing credentials with a standout season.

We live this game.

stalwart Anna Harrison, in her final season, and as always leading from the front, was a tireless contributor and had the ability to pull off some inspiring pieces of magic. She had a more than capable ally in the midcourt, Elisapeta Toeava, the competition’s shortest player regularly showcasing her speed, footwork, vision and precision of pass with heady effect.

With five losses of five goals or less, the Stars were unlucky at times not to come away with more to show for their efforts. Shooter Maia Wilson delivered an impressive and consistent season, her 566 goals being the most of any shooter during the regular season. The talented Holly Fowler made a successful return after a long comeback from injury while Beko Netball League defender Kate Burley made a sensational impact. The loss of exciting young talent Fa’amu Ioane to a seasonending injury was a major blow, but there is plenty to be positive about for the future of this emerging team.

FINAL PLACINGS 1st Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 2nd Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse 3rd Silvermoon Tactix 4th SKYCITY Mystics 5th Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 6th Northern Stars


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ANZ PREMIERSHIP PLAYER OF THE YEAR TE WĀNANGA O RAUKAWA PULSE CAPTAIN KATRINA GRANT WAS NAMED THE 2018 ANZ PREMIERSHIP PLAYER OF THE YEAR. She played in every minute of the Pulse’s regular season as they netted 12 wins from 15 games. Grant has spent nine seasons with the Pulse, the last eight as captain, and has played a leading hand in helping her side make the Finals Series for the last two years.

LEGENDS OF THE GAME RETIRE WENDY FREW

(NEE TELFER)

National Bank Cup – 2002–2007 Southern Sting ANZ Championship – 2008–2011, 2013–2016 Southern Steel ANZ Premiership – 2017–2018 Southern Steel

ANNA HARRISON

(NEE SCARLETT)

National Bank Cup – 2002–2005 Otago Rebels, 2006–2007 Auckland Diamonds ANZ Championship – 2011–2012, 2014, 2016 Northern Mystics ANZ Premiership – 2017–2018 Northern Mystics

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THE TEAMS NORTHERN

STARS

COACH: Kiri Wills ASSISTANT COACH: Temepara Bailey MANAGER: Dee Leggat

SKYCITY

MYSTICS COACH: Helene Wilson MANAGER: Meghan Robinson SPECIALIST COACHES: Linda Vagana and Sonya Hardcastle

WBOP

MAGIC COACH: Margaret Forsyth ASSISTANT COACH: Amigene Metcalfe MANAGER: Sandra Carter

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PLAYER

DOB

HEIGHT POSITIONS

Ama Agbeze (ENG)

12/11/82

184cm

GD, GK, WD

Kate Burley

23/04/97

181cm

GD, GK

Olivia Coughlan

19/10/94

190cm

GK, GD

Kayla Cullen

13/02/92

183cm

WD, GD, C

Holly Fowler

18/07/97

181cm

GD, WD

Paula Griffin

11/07/88

185cm

GA, GS

Ellen Halpenny

25/07/90

185cm

GS, GA

Fa’amu Ioane

11/03/96

172cm

C, WD

Grace Kara (c)

18/03/88

177cm

WA, C, GA

Christina Oscar

24/06/97

170cm

WA, C

Anna Thompson

18/06/86

176cm

GA, WA, C

Maia Wilson

21/09/97

189cm

GS

PLAYER

DOB

HEIGHT POSITIONS

Tera-Maria Amani

06/08/93

183cm

GA, GS

Maria Folau

18/02/87

188cm

GA, GS

Anna Harrison (c)

15/04/83

188cm

GK, GD, WD

Jamie Hume

22/03/96

183cm

GA, GS

TE WĀNANGA O RAUKAWA

PULSE

COACH: Yvette McCausland-Durie ASSISTANT COACH: Sandra Edge MANAGER: Jo Holmes

SILVERMOON

TACTIX

PLAYER

DOB

HEIGHT POSITIONS

Karin Burger

12/04/93

184cm

GD, GK

Aliyah Dunn

19/10/99

190cm

GA, GS

Ameliaranne Ekenasio

11/01/91

186cm

GS, GA

Sulu Fitzpatrick

20/08/92

187cm

GK, GD

Katrina Grant (c)

06/05/87

186cm

GK, GD, WD

Claire Kersten

09/07/89

175cm

WD, C

Tiana Metuarau

15/01/01

183cm

GA, GS

Mila Reuelu-Buchanan

11/05/98

172cm

WA, C, GA

Renee Savai'inaea

15/07/00

179cm

WD, GD, C

Whitney Souness

12/10/95

174cm

WA, C

PLAYER

DOB

HEIGHT POSITIONS

Ellie Bird

22/03/93

196cm

GS

Kate Beveridge (AUS)

25/07/85

193cm

GS, GA

Charlotte Elley

24/06/96

174cm

WD, C

Temalisi Fakahokotau

09/09/94

182cm

GD, GK

Sophia Fenwick

12/12/92

182cm

GD, GK

Brooke Leaver

17/12/93

183cm

GA, GS

Jess Maclennan (c)

08/11/89

188cm

GK, GD

Lily Marshall

21/07/97

180cm

GD, WD

Erikana Pedersen

28/07/94

173cm

WD, C, WA

Phoenix Karaka

06/11/93

186cm

GK, GD

Tori Kolose

17/09/99

169cm

C, WD, WA

Bailey Mes

27/05/89

187cm

GS, GA

Samon Nathan

07/12/92

178cm

C, WD

Storm Purvis

20/04/93

186cm

GD, GK

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson

02/10/96

184cm

GD, WD

Kimiora Poi

01/11/97

168cm

C, WA

Elisapeta Toeava

10/03/94

161cm

WA, C

Zoe Walker

11/11/93

183cm

GK, GD, WD

Jane Watson

07/03/90

181cm

GK, GD, WD

PLAYER

DOB

HEIGHT POSITIONS

Olivia Bates

20/03/91

174cm

Gina Crampton

07/12/91

174cm

WA, C

Courtney Elliott

25/09/98

180cm

GK, WD, GD

Abby Erwood

18/04/97

181cm

GK, GD

Shannon Francois

12/10/90

177cm

C, WA, WD

Wendy Frew (c)

15/10/84

174cm

WD, C, WA

Dani Gray

03/11/95

180cm

WD, GD, GK, C

Kate Heffernan

07/10/99

181cm

C, WA, WD

Malysha Kelly (JAM)

14/01/90

186cm

GD, GK

Jennifer O’Connell

16/06/97

193cm

GS

Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit

03/04/89

184cm

GK, GD

Te Paea Selby-Rickit

14/01/92

188cm

GS, GA

PLAYER

DOB

HEIGHT POSITIONS

Ariana Cable-Dixon

05/09/93

169cm

WA, C

Monica Falkner

08/04/96

181cm

GA, GS

Sydney Fraser

30/09/98

174cm

WA, C

Kelly Jury

22/10/96

192cm

GK, GD

Casey Kopua (c)

19/06/85

188cm

GD, GK

Katherine Levien

25/05/90

182cm

WD, GD

Kate Lloyd

10/06/97

190cm

GK, GD

Amorangi Malesala

19/07/98

179cm

GS, GA

Lisa Mather

04/07/99

169cm

WD, C, WA

Lenize Potgieter (RSA)

02/05/94

188cm

GS

Hayley Saunders

02/07/89

179cm

WD, C

Samantha Sinclair

05/06/95

171cm

C, WA, WD

COACH: Marianne Delaney-Hoshek ASSISTANT COACH: Julie Seymour MANAGER: Leanne Harris

ASCOT PARK HOTEL SOUTHERN

STEEL

COACH: Reinga Bloxham ASSISTANT COACH: Lauren Piebenga MANAGER: Dayna Kaio

GA, WA


Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

BEKO NETBALL LEAGUE A KEY COMPETITION IN NETBALL NEW ZEALAND’S PERFORMANCE PATHWAY. Introduced three years ago, the Beko Netball League has

The Beko Netball League consists of 31 games run over 13

gone from strength to strength, and 2018 proved to be

weekends, allowing players to continue with work and study

no exception. The teams are closely aligned with their

commitments. The six teams played a double round-robin,

senior ANZ Premiership teams, and with this growth

with 10 matches on SKY Sport and 21 stand-alone games.

of understanding and working together, performance standards have risen.

Teams can name up to three ANZ Premiership players – who have not played more than 36 quarters in the former

There were more Beko Netball League players in 2018 having

trans-Tasman Netball League or the ANZ Premiership –

opportunities at ANZ Premiership level as they interchanged

on their match list alongside the emerging players from

seamlessly between the two competitions. This provided the

their Zone.

opportunity of gaining vital experience at the highest level while adding more excitement to the Beko Netball League. It was the most closely contested season yet. No team was totally dominant, most of the six having their moments. Upsets throughout provided much intrigue, resulting in the lead at the head of the points table changing regularly and the Grand Finalists not known until the final round of the 31game competition. Coming into a suspense-filled last round, WBOP, Central

This is a crucial element, ensuring ANZ Premiership players who are not getting a lot of court time still get valuable competition play in the Beko Netball League. It is proving to be the perfect breeding ground for Netball’s emerging young talent, where they rub shoulders with the sport’s elite while being immersed in a semi-professional environment. The quality of players emerging have reinforced the League’s contribution in strengthening Netball NZ’s performance pathway.

and Mainland were all in with a chance of securing the top two spots, Central’s fate being decided in the final game of the regular season, where a win confirmed their place in a third successive Grand Final. History repeated when the youngest team in the competition made it back-to-back Beko Netball League titles after Central beat first-time finalists WBOP 62-53. Central has an impressive record after finishing runners-up in the inaugural event, securing the title last year, and in the 2018 edition coming from behind with an impressive second half to win the honours.

FINAL PLACINGS 1st Netball Central 2nd Netball WBOP 3rd Hellers Mainland 4th Northern Comets 5th Northern Marvels 6th Netball South

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

NETBALL SUPER CLUB THE INTRODUCTION OF A TWO-POINT SCORING ZONE TO THE SECOND EDITION OF THE SUPER CLUB TOURNAMENT PROVED AN INSTANT HIT WITH BOTH PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS. Coming hard on the heels of the ANZ Premiership, New

day upset. However, as with last year, it was the three

Zealand’s top three teams, the Ascot Park Hotel Southern

New Zealand teams and the NSWIS that secured the

Steel, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse and Silvermoon Tactix

semi-finals spots.

were joined by South Africa’s Gauteng Jaguars, Marama Vou (Fiji/Samoa), the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS), Scotland’s UWS Sirens and Singapore’s Sneakers. After last year’s successful inaugural event, the teams once again descended on Nelson, the city that is playing host for the first three years. This year Marama Vou consisted of a combined Fiji/Samoa line-up while the Sirens and the Sneakers were making their Super Club debut during an action-packed six days in late August. All teams enthusiastically embraced the concept of the two-point zone, which effectively changed the strategies of most teams and led to some sensational outcomes from long-shot specialists. It was the perfect tonic for providing a point of difference. It could change the course of a match and kept a strong number of spectators flowing through the doors each day. For many of the teams attending this year, the tournament provided an opportunity to give their players exposure to differing styles ahead of next year’s Netball World Cup. All teams had their moments during the event, the Jaguars creating a stir when tipping over the Steel in an opening-

With all 20 games broadcast live on SKY Sport, there was a feast of Netball viewing on hand, the Pulse closing out an exciting and tightly contested final with a 61–56 win over the Tactix. While it was a demanding schedule that required plenty of flexibility to keep players fresh, there was some respite with the mid-week community engagement day where teams did some coaching at local schools followed by some sight-seeing in the wider Nelson region. It was also encouraging to see several Beko Netball League players joining their senior teams for the all-important experience and exposure provided by Netball Super Club.

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

DOMESTIC EVENTS NETBALL NZ U19 CHAMPS NETBALL NZ U17 CHAMPS PITA PIT NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS NETBALL CHAMPS

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

NETBALL NZ U19 CHAMPS

NETBALL NZ U17 CHAMPS

16 TEAMS / 9-12 JULY ASB BAYPARK ARENA, TAURANGA

42 TEAMS / 16-19 JULY VAUTIER PARK, PALMERSTON NORTH

Twelve months after finishing a disappointing 10th, Auckland rebounded in style to win the 2018 title with a 35-26 win over Wellington in the final. There was no stopping Auckland this year when they led from start to finish in the final after winning seven matches on the trot in the preliminary rounds to claim their first Netball NZ U19 Champs title since 2013.

Wellington Black A netted a third straight Netball NZ U17 Champs title after beating Auckland 41-29 in the final. It was the fourth year in a row the two teams had met in the final, Wellington overcoming a slow start before dominating in the second to secure the Anna Rowberry Cup.

Final Placings

Tournament Selection

1st Auckland

Addi Albert-Jones, Auckland

2nd Wellington

Jess Allan, Dunedin

3rd Barfoot & Thompson North Harbour

Tayla Earle, Auckland

4th Manawatu

Lyanne Eukaliti, Trust Waikato Hamilton City

5th Trust Waikato Hamilton City

Georgia Heffernan, Dunedin

6th Dunedin

Antonia Heihei, Auckland

7th Christchurch

Daisy Hurley, Barfoot & Thompson North Harbour

8th Waitākere

Asher Mason, Barfoot & Thompson North Harbour

9th Howick/Pakuranga

Grace McLean, Wellington

10th Invercargill

Sisavaii Muliaga, Manawatu

11th Eastern Waikato

Summer Parekura, Trust Waikato Hamilton City

12th Whangarei

Monique Rousseau, Barfoot & Thompson North Harbour

13th Hutt valley

Greer Sinclair, Auckland

14th Russells Curtains and Blinds Nelson

Georgia Stroud, Christchurch

15th Selwyn

Tali Uia, Wellington

16th Harbourside

Hannah Ward, Auckland

We live this game.

Final Placings

Tournament Selection

1st Wellington A Black

22nd Coastlands Kapiti

Madison Awahou, Manawatu

2nd Auckland 1

23rd Pukekohe

Boston Falaniko, Taranaki A

3rd Howick/Pakuranga

24th Whangarei

Maddie Feaunati, Wellington A Black

4th Manawatu

25th Wellington B Gold

Rochelle Fourie, Manawatu

5th Auckland 2

26th North Harbour 2

Vika Koloto, Auckland 1

6th Waitākere 1

27th Civil Quarries Taranaki B

Paris Lokotui, Wellington A Black

7th Whanganui

28th Selwyn

Parris Mason, Taranaki A

8th Withers Coachlines Taranaki A

29th Nga Awa Hou

Killarney Morey, Auckland 1

9th Hawke’s Bay Black

30th Waitākere 2

Anahia Noble, Hamilton City A

10th Trust Waikato Hamilton City A

31st South Canterbury

Charity Polu, Wellington A Black

11th Dunedin

32nd Marlborough

Lisa Putt, Howick/Pakuranga

12th North Otago

33rd Eastern Southland

Manaia Rapana, Hamilton City A

13th Eastern Waikato

34th Trust Waikato Hamilton City B

Teuila Sotutu, Howick/Pakuranga

14th Eastern Bay of Plenty

35th Gisborne

Meg Sycamore, Dunedin

15th North Harbour 1

36th Invercargill

Katie Te Ao, Auckland 1

16th Thames Valley

37th Mid-Canterbury

Saviour Tui, Wellington A Black

17th Christchurch

38th Kapi Mana

Nanise Waqaira, Howick/Pakuranga

18th North Canterbury

39th Nelson

Khiarna Williams, Eastern Bay of Plenty

19th Harbourside

40th Horowhenua

20th Māngere/Ōtāhuhu

41st Rotorua

21st Hutt Valley A Gold

42nd Hutt Valley B Green

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

PITA PIT NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS NETBALL CHAMPS 16 TEAMS / 9-12 OCTOBER SOUTHERN TRUST EVENTS CENTRE, TIMARU Mount Albert Grammar School added to its rich history in school Netball by clinching a sixth national title – its first in two years after posting a 32-23 win over a determined Westlake Girls’ High School in the final. Extra time was needed in an exciting contest to determine third place with Saint Kentigern College eventually overcoming Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 36-33. Final Placings:

Tournament Selection:

1st Mount Albert Grammar School

Addi Albert-Jones, Mount Albert Grammar School

2nd Westlake Girls’ High School

Tayla Earle, Saint Kentigern College

3rd Saint Kentigern College

Hannah Glen, Villa Maria College

4th Epsom Girls’ Grammar School

Courtney Katterns, Westlake Girls’ High School

5th Manukura

Ana Manuopangai, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School

6th New Plymouth Girls’ High School

Crystal Maro, Mount Albert Grammar School

7th Hamilton Girls’ High School

Parris Mason, New Plymouth Girls’ High School

8th St Hilda’s Collegiate School

Kylie McGahan, Westlake Girls’ High School

9th Howick College

Tiana Metuarau, Wellington East Girls’ College

10th Southland Girls’ High School

Killarney Morey, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School

11th Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt

Anna Millar, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School

12th Villa Maria College

Bianca Nagaiya, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School

13th Napier Girls’ High School

Brooke Neilson, New Plymouth Girls’ High School

14th Wellington East Girls’ College

Summer Parekura, Hamilton Girls’ High School

15th Christchurch Girls’ High School

Charity Polu, Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt

16th Nelson College for Girls

Lisa Putt, Saint Kentigern College Greer Sinclair, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School Halaevlau Toutaiolepo, Mount Albert Grammar School Jordan Vailini, Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt Ruby Young, Mount Albert Grammar School

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Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

COMMUNITY IT WAS ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR FOR COMMUNITY NETBALL WITH THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF THE YEAR 7 & 8 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THREE-YEAR COMMUNITY UMPIRE STRATEGY AND THE APPOINTMENT OF SIX NETBALLSMART DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS AND 11,924 COACHES WHO ARE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP OUR 139,529 NETBALL PLAYERS.

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Voice of the Participant The 2018 Voice of Participant Survey conducted by Sport NZ was run across 16 national sport organisations. It provided a wealth of information for Netball, and when considered in a local context and alongside existing knowledge, it will help us to make well-informed decisions.

Here is a snapshot of the findings, with full results available on our website.

ALMOST HALF ARE MORE THAN SATISFIED WITH THEIR CENTRE EXPERIENCE Extremely satisfied

10%

Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied

40%

Extremely dissatisfied

FOUR IN FIVE MEMBERS INTEND TO REJOIN NEXT SEASON 2%

Very likely

17%

5%

Likely

48%

12%

Somewhat likely Unlikely 18%

Very unlikely

31%

Coaching

4%

79%

61%

The Voice of the Participant Survey findings highlighted that, due to the programmes that have been established in the last two years, the quality of coaching is improving. Fifty-two percent of participants were more than

HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS PERCEIVE VALUE FOR MONEY Strongly agree Agree

5% 13%

Somewhat agree Disagree Strongly disagree

satisfied with the quality of their coaches, compared

TWO IN FIVE ARE LIKELY TO RECOMMEND THEIR CENTRE

27%

with 46 percent in 2016. Here are some key coaching highlights from 2018:

Promoters

21%

Passives

55%

27%

40%

Detractors

34%

• 74 coach developers trained 40%

• 6,805 coaches attending coach development sessions • 35 people attending the national coach developer forum • 5 coaches completing their Performance Coaching

33%

Qualifications • 23 coaches participating in the Performance Coaching Qualification • Online learning modules for coaches developed • Coach observation opportunities during tournaments

Netball NZ Affiliated Player Membership

provided and training provided for new coach observers

NORTHERN

WAIBOP

CENTRAL

MAINLAND

SOUTH

TOTAL

• A trainer network set up that supports coach developers

Yr 1&2

1,620

1,176

2,066

726

799

6,387

• Physical literacy intergrated into our community

Yr 3&4

4,680

2,471

3,839

2,033

1,369

14,406

Yr 5&6

7,641

3,760

5,116

2,605

1,604

20,806

Yr 7&8

8,650

4,100

6,250

3,630

2,170

24,800

JUNIOR TOTAL

22,591

11,507

17,271

8,994

5,942

66,399

Secondary

10,140

4,850

7,160

5,170

2,830

30,150

5,020

4,340

5,820

3,480

2,300

20,960

37,751

20,697

30,251

17,644

11,072

117,509

8,780

1,890

6,900

2,790

1,660

22,020

46,531

22,587

37,151

20,434

12,732

139,529

Senior TOTAL (excluding Recreational) Recreational TOTAL

We live this game.

coaching philosophy • Collaboration set up across codes to strengthen the coaching community in New Zealand • Student coach support reviewed


Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

Mother Earth futureFERNS In 2018, we were proud to announce Mother Earth as the new sponsor - Mother Earth futureFERNS. It was encouraging for junior Netball to see four percent national growth in the Year 3 & 4 programme and six percent national growth in the Year 7 & 8 programme. Mother Earth futureFERNS is in its sixth year and continues to be a well-loved programme. In the 2018 Player Satisfaction Survey, 88 percent of the 717 respondents said they would recommend the programme to others. Our wonderful Centres have worked hard to achieve their endorsement certificates, and it’s great to see them continue to establish so many quality experiences for their participants. Each Zone hosted Mother Earth futureFERNS Festival Days, with over 1,000 participants attending throughout the country this year. Each Festival Day was different – with fun games, mass NetballSmart warm-ups, player visits and dress-ups!

• Netball is a late specialisation sport and specialising early is not healthy for our young athletes.

• PDP provides more opportunities for more players to

Myron Elkington

were appointed to the ANZ Premiership Grand Final

Tania Fink

with Kristie Simpson as Reserve Umpire.

develop. The elements of this programme are designed for players to learn fundamental movement skills, technical skills and tactical skills and better understand holistic athlete development.

Feedback highlighted that 92 percent of parents and 89 percent of participants were satisfied or very satisfied with the PDP run at their Centre.

Zak Middleton Ken Metekingi Cory Nicholls

I enjoyed learning new skills and drills to help me defend, create space and pass into space. Now I have improved, I use the skills in my Netball team. I just enjoyed all of it – PDP is a great programme!”

Kristie Simpson

Participant

Umpiring It has been another strong year for our National Umpiring Programme at both grassroots and high performance level.

David Pala'amo Jan Teesdale NETBALL NZ UMPIRE SELECTION PANEL 2018

NetballSmart

Pam Clayton (Convenor)

NetballSmart is Netball New Zealand’s Official Injury

David Pala'amo

Prevention Programme, funded through ACC. The

Raewyn Ronaldson

programme targets coaches, players and umpires at all

Kirsten Lloyd

levels of the game helping them handle the demands of

Sheena Tyrrell

Netball, improving performance and decreasing the risk of injury.

KEY APPOINTMENTS • Umpires Jono Bredin, Angela Armstrong-Lush, Lisa McPhail, Kristie Simpson and Umpire Coach Jan Teesdale Games. Jono and Lisa umpired the gold-medal match with

Ensuring we have enough quality umpires and officials is

Angela appointed as a Reserve Umpire.

critical to the success of the game at all levels and it’s been

• Umpires Ann Hay and Gareth Fowler and Umpire Coaches

encouraging to see the growth of this programme in 2018.

Colleen Bond and David Pala'amo were appointed to the

We had:

Fast5 Netball World Series.

• Seven IUA in 2018 (Angela Armstrong-Lush, Jono Bredin,

• One new International Talent Identified Umpire (Sasha McLeod) • 10 new NZ Umpire Award holders • 77 new Zone Umpire Award holders • Over 2,112 accredited umpires • Over 198 accredited umpire coaches and assessors.

We live this game.

Collen Bond

contribute to the sport – both on and off the court.

Kristie Simpson)

programme is what they would like in their communities.

NATIONAL UMPIRE SQUAD COACHES 2018

were appointed to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth

sponsor of this programme, allowing all the participants to

• Participants identified that a player development

Marise Stuart

A big thanks to all the umpires for everything that you

Gareth Fowler, Ann Hay, Danielle Maulder, Lisa McPhail and

The key reasons for the development of this programme are:

Danielle Maulder

long term.

We are grateful to Muffin Break who came onboard as the be given Netball gear to take home.

Beko Netball League Final.

Jess Lea

Lisa McPhail

Muffin Break Year 7 & 8 Player Development Programme

been involved in representative teams.

Ann Hay

and understanding of the game will benefit our game in the

they need it.

• Umpires Myron Elkington and Ken Metekingi and Reserve Umpire Zak Middleton were appointed to the

Sasha McLeod

• Umpires Angela Armstrong-Lush and Jono Bredin

Gracey Farquharson

the opportunity to develop, build confidence, knowledge

greatly improved, allowing coaches to access content when

PDP compared with an estimated 490 players that would have

Gareth Fowler

We know that providing as many athletes as we can with

these resources throughout the season. The system is

programme. There were 1,196 players that participated in the

were appointed to the Constellation Cup.

Jono Bredin

online, and it's been encouraging to see 1,905 people use

(PDP) was launched in 2018 with 27 Centres running the

Angela Armstrong-Lush

• Umpire coaches David Pala'amo and Jan Teesdale

• We can’t predict future success from childhood success.

It was the first year that the coaching resources were

The Muffin Break Year 7 & 8 Player Development Programme

NATIONAL UMPIRE SQUAD 2018

• Umpire Marise Stuart was appointed to the AFNA Netball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers (in Barbados). • Umpires Lisa McPhail and Angela Armstrong-Lush and

This year has been a successful year, with ACC Netball injuries on the decline. Highlights include: • Qualified and experienced staff are now positioned in all five Zones promoting the NetballSmart initiatives in their community. • The NetballSmart programme has been developed beyond the NetballSmart Dynamic Warm-Up, with further education available around preparation, jump and land capability and training. • Staff have attended international, national and community

Umpire Coaches David Pala'amo and Fay Meiklejohn were

events promoting the importance of being NetballSmart

appointed to the 2018 Taini Jamison Trophy.

throughout the year.

• Umpires Gareth Fowler, Ann Hay, Angela Armstrong-Lush and Umpire Coaches Fay Meiklejohn and Jan Teesdale were appointed to the Quad Series (Hosted in Australia and New Zealand).

• Comprehensive resources have been developed to further educate players, coaches and umpires. • Over half of respondents in the 2018 Voice of Participant Survey have heard of the NetballSmart Dynamic Warm-Up and have used it.

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PACIFIC SPORTING PARTNERSHIP (PSP) NETBALL NEW ZEALAND AND THE NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE (MFAT ) ENTERED INTO THE PACIFIC SPORTING PARTNERSHIP (PSP), AND HUGE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE SINCE ITS LAUNCH IN 2017.

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The five-year programme to work with Netball associations and schools in Fiji, the Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga targets young people and aims to increase their participation in Netball and raise awareness of healthy lifestyles. In addition to schools and Netball associations, the

In 2019, the programme will continue to develop a strong

and coaches participating in

programme collaborates with key government ministries in

coach and coach developer network, and in the case of

workshops. As a direct result of John’s

each country (Health, Education and Sport) and NGOs, such

Tonga and Samoa, support the development of strong

work, this year, Aitutaki held an eight-

as the World Health Organization, local amateur sport and

and consistent local competitions. The healthy lifestyle

week competition including four grades

Olympic Committee organisations and commercial partners.

activities are currently under review, and in 2019, we will

from four clubs.

Netball NZ has developed the core programme, called netGo, and then each country incorporates the programme

look to partner with organisations to deliver practical healthy lifestyle sessions.

into their local context, defined and driven by the Netball associations, reflecting each country’s unique social, sport and political environment. The netGO Oceania Foundation Coach programme, endorsed

An academy for young Netball players has also been established. While this is primarily focused on developing the players

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

as athletes, they have also been trained as Oceania Foundation coaches and umpires. They have additionally assisted in the delivery of

by the Oceania Netball Federation, is an accredited

Fiji

programme targeting new Netball coaches. It covers the

The Fiji Ministry of Education required that all teachers

basics of Netball - training sessions, Netball preparation,

coaching sport must be accredited by their national

strength and conditioning, warming-up and healthy living

association. There has been a huge uptake in the

strategies. Participants receive a Netball kit for their club or

accreditation workshops, with 307 teachers having

school containing balls, cones, bibs, whistles and more.

completed the Oceania Foundation Coach Accreditation

The netGO Fundamental Movement and Ball Skills

run by Country Coordinator Unaisi Rokoura.

64 student teachers have received Oceania Foundation

programme is targeted at all primary school teachers,

Fiji has 13 schools trialling the netGo Fundamental

providing them with a quality physical education resource

Movement and Ball Skills programme, with training provided

involved in coaching their schools’ teams for the

to support their in-class delivery. This programme is

by Irene van Dyk. The feedback has been positive and netGo

based on the Netball NZ Mother Earth futureFERNS Year

Fiji is now partnering with the World Health Organisation

1 & 2 programme but is heavily modified to be a generic

to increase the number of schools participating. Training is

fundamental movement skills programme, rather than being

being extended to the three teacher colleges. Additionally,

Netball specific.

umpire training has been provided to 19 new and existing

The overarching theme of the PSP is to develop the

umpires in Fiji.

programme has been delivered to all first-year student

capability of the local Netball associations, and other

Cook Islands

Ruta Schwalger has started an academy for girls

deliverers, to ensure the outcomes are sustainable. This includes, for example, developing a network of volunteer

In the Cook Islands, 52 club coaches and teachers begun

coach developers and coach developer trainers to deliver the

training in the Oceania Foundation Coach course. Visits

workshops independently. These providers are being trained

to the outer islands Mangaia and Aitutaki by Country

by experienced New Zealand-based coach developers.

Coordinator John Glassie were highly successful with players

The PSP activities are supported by Netball ambassadors,

workshops for younger players and are becoming leaders in their communities.

Samoa PSP was launched in Samoa in March 2018 by Waimarama Taumaunu. Since then, 62 teachers and Coaching accreditation. Many of the teachers were inaugural Junior Netball Cup for Year 9 students. This was run on each of the two main islands (Savaii and Upolou) and culminated in a one-day national tournament called the Fiame Mataafa Netball Cup, supported by Grace Kara. The netGo Fundamental Movement and Ball Skills teachers. Furthermore, Country Coordinator whose schools were not participating in the Junior Netball Cup to ensure their continued involvement. Umpire workshops have also been trialled in Samoa, with 12 umpires completing an introduction to umpiring course.

including Waimarama Taumaunu, Irene van Dyk, Jodi Brown,

Tonga

Grace Kara, Maria Folau and Ruth Aitken.

Tonga was the last country to begin the PSP,

In addition to the four fully funded countries, the PSP

launching in May 2018 by Ruth Aitken. The first

programme has been delivered in the Caribbean through

Oceania Foundation Coach workshop was held in

an MFAT sponsored visit by Irene van Dyk and in Papua New

Tonga following the launch, and 19 people have

Guinea supported by Oceania Netball.

now achieved accreditation. These coaches have volunteered to support nine primary schools, delivering to classes of children with the help of their teachers. Schools selected teams from all year levels to participate in a national competition in October.

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2018 NEW ZEALAND NETBALL AWARDS THE STRENGTH OF OUR SPORT IS CENTRED AROUND THE HIGH CALIBRE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING NETBALL SUCH A GREAT GAME. Netball NZ’s Awards Recognition Programme has been integrated into the various national and international events, ensuring recipients are recognised at an appropriate time that is relevant to their award.

Netball New Zealand Award Recipients

Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award, 2017*

Netball New Zealand Coaching Awards 2018

Bailey Mes SKYCITY Mystics

Coach Developer of the Year

Presented at the 2018 Netball New Zealand AGM

Kim Hunt WBOP Zone

Silver Ferns Player of the Year, 2017*

Community Coach of the Year

Bailey Mes SKYCITY Mystics

Sara Norton Mainland Zone

Presented at the 2018 Netball New Zealand AGM

ANZ Premiership Player of the Year, 2018

Performance Coach of the Year Pelesa Semu Central Zone

Katrina Grant Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse Presented at the 2018 ANZP Premiership Grand Final

BEKO Netball League Player of the Year, 2018

Netball New Zealand Volunteers of the Year 2018 Presented at the Constellation Cup in Wellington

Simmon Howe WBOP Magic

Coach

Presented at the 2018 Beko Netball League Grand Final

Kuini O’Connor-Thompson Hamilton City/Waikato

New Zealand Secondary School Player of the Year, 2018 Tayla Earle Saint Kentigern College, Auckland Presented at the 2018 Pita Pit NZSS Netball Champs Awarded for performance throughout the season *T hese awards were presented in 2018, even though they relate to the 2017 year.

Diocesan School for Girls, WBOP Zone

Official Sandy Phear Taranaki Centre, Central Zone

Administrator Linda Liggins Manawatu Centre, Central Zone

Youth Ella Higgins Cambridge Netball Centre, WBOP Zone

We live this game.

#1 Margaret Matangi, #2 Jean Mitchell, #3 Elva Divers (nee Howard), #4 Muriel Boswell (nee Howe), #5 Mary Martin, #6 Ethel Withell (nee Neame), #7 Jean Lomax (nee Willson), #8 Oonah Shannahan (nee Murray), #9 Azalea Sinclair (nee Clark), #10 Dixie Cockerton, #11 Josie Hickey, #12 Alison Preston-Thomas (nee Hughes), #13 Mary Sullivan, #14 Dell Bandeen (nee Turner), #15 Beverley Malcolm (nee Avery), #16 Leslie Purvis (nee Black), #17 Joyce Sullivan, #18 Thelma Turner (nee Trask), #19 Rona Woodgyer, #20 Betty Plant, #21 Natalie Wicken (nee Nicholls), #22 June Mariu (nee Waititi), #23 Judy Blair (nee Dunlop), #24 Pamela Barham (nee Smith), #25 Marion Law (nee Johnston), #26 Colleen Falloon (nee McMaster), #27 Lois Muir (nee Osborne), #28 Shirley Annan (nee Patrick), #29 Betty Steffensen (nee Pratt), #30 Margaret Pawson (nee Elliott), #31 Rebecca Chaplow (nee Faulkner), #32 Betty McNamara, #33 Elva Simpson (nee Tait), #34 Joan Harnett (nee Martin), #35 Lesley Harris (nee Baker), #36 Mirth Solomon (nee Te Moananui), #37 Tilly Hirst (nee Vercoe), #38 Ann Rankin (nee Blair), #39 Pam Marsden (nee Hamilton), #40 Billie Irwin, #41 Sandra Easterbrook (nee James), #42 Margaret Filippini (nee Gardiner), #43 Elizabeth Rowley (nee Story), #44 Nancy King (nee Carroll), #45 Shirley Langrope, #46 Lynne Macdonald, #47 Frances Webster (nee Hawe), #48 Brenda Rowberry (nee Walker), #49 Sandra Richards (nee Norman), #50 Coral Palmer, #51 Lorraine Mair, #52 Olwyn McKay (nee Frethey), #53 Lyn Gunson, #54 Beth Huntington (nee Carnie), #55 Frances Granger (nee Rawstorm), #56 Marilyn Munro, #57 Christine Pietzner (nee Cottrell), #58 Georgina Salter (nee Hapuku), #59 Yvonne Willering, #60 Maxine Blomquist, #61 Anne Taylor (nee Downey), #62 Margharet Matenga (nee Kamana), #63 Pauline Knaggs (nee Flynn), #64 Leigh Gibbs (nee Mills), #65 Ruth Aitken (nee Fathers), #66 Margaret Forsyth, #67 Lyn Robertson (nee Proudlove), #68 Geane Hohipuha (nee Katae), #69 Janice Waddy (nee Henderson), #70 Waimarama Taumaunu, #71 Te Aroha Keenan (nee Clarke), #72 Tracey Fear, #73 Rhonda Wilcox (nee Meads), #74 Rita Fatialofa, #75 Sandra Edge, #76 Annette Heffernan (nee Blomquist), #77 Karen Henrikson, #78 Julie Townsend, #79 Liz McJorrow (nee Neilson), #80 Julie Carter, #81 Tracy Shortland (nee Eryl),

SILVER FERNS 1938-2018 #82 Denise Felix, #83 Joan Hodson (nee Solia), #84 Angela Bell (nee Pule), #85 Sharon Gold (nee Burridge), #86 Cathrine Wilkinson, #87 Robin Dillimore, #88 Ana Noovao, #89 April Ieremia, #90 Louisa Wall, #91 Tanya Dearns (nee Cox), #92 Carron Jerram (nee Topping), #93 Pania Papa, #94 Leonie Leaver (nee Wendt), #95 Sheryl Waite, #96 Margaret Foster (nee Bray), #97 Lisa Wilson, #98 Bernice Mene, #99 Sheryl Burns (nee George), #100 Gael Nagaiya (nee Robinson), #101 Sonya Hardcastle, #102 Linda Vagana, #103 Leilani Read, #104 Teresa Tairi, #105 Belinda Charteris (nee Blair), #106 Julie Seymour (nee Dawson), #107 Lesley Rumball (nee Nicol), #108 Noeline Taurua, #109 Debbie Fuller (nee Matoe), #110 Anna Stanley (nee Rowberry), #111 Elisa Taringa, #112 Belinda Colling, #113 Tania Dalton (nee Nicholson), #114 Donna Wilkins (nee Loffhagen), #115 Gail Parata, #116 Jenny-May Clarkson (nee Coffin), #117 Sheryl Scanlan (nee Clarke), #118 Jo Morrison (nee Steed), #119 Lorna Suafoa, #120 Adine Wilson (nee Harper), #121 Temepara Bailey (nee George), #122 Irene van Dyk, #123 Vilimaina Davu, #124 Anna Galvan (nee Veronese), #125 Victoria Edward, #126 Angela Mitchell (nee Evans), #127 Daneka Wipiiti, #128 Anna Harrison (nee Scarlett), #129 Leana de Bruin (nee du Plooy), #130 Jodi Brown (nee Te Huna), #131 Joline Henry, #132 Amigene Metcalfe, #133 Laura Langman, #134 Maria Folau (nee Tutaia), #135 Casey Kopua (nee Williams), #136 Jessica Tuki, #137 Debbie White, #138 Maree Bowden (nee Grubb), #139 Paula Griffin, #140 Katrina Grant, #141 Liana Leota (nee Barrett-Chase), #142 Wendy Frew (nee Telfer), #143 Anna Thompson, #144 Larrissa Willcox, #145 Grace Kara (nee Rasmussen), #146 Camilla Lees, #147 Kayla Cullen, #148 Cathrine Tuivaiti (nee Latu), #149 Sulu Fitzpatrick, #150 Bailey Mes, #151 Courtney Tairi, #152 Shannon Francois, #153 Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit, #154 Katarina Cooper, #155 Phoenix Karaka, #156 Ellen Halpenny, #157 Ameliaranne Ekenasio (nee Wells), #158 Temalisi Fakahokotau, #159 Malia Vaka (nee Paseka), #160 Jane Watson, #161 Te Paea Selby-Rickit, #162 Storm Purvis, #163 Maia Wilson, #164 Gina Crampton, #165 Samantha Sinclair, #166 Kelly Jury, #167 Whitney Souness, #168 Claire Kersten, #169 Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, #170 Elisapeta Toeava, #171 Karin Burger, #172 Aliyah Dunn, #173 Erikana Pedersen Current as at November 2018


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Tracey Fear ONZM

LIFE MEMBERS

Elaine Utting QSM

Jono Bredin

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS FOR FEAR

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS FOR UTTING

TOP NETBALL UMPIRE, JONO BREDIN

When it comes to Netball, former Silver Fern Tracey Fear

Elaine Utting was one of 192 New Zealanders recognised

New Zealand’s top Netball umpire, Jono Bredin, called time

has set high standards across all facets of the game.

this Queen’s Birthday as having made outstanding

on his 18-year domestic career when he blew his whistle

contributions to the community and Netball

for the last time at the 2018 ANZ Premiership Grand Final.

Her drive and passion have been at the forefront for over 30 years – whether it was her rangy and athletic figure

receiving a QSM.

Among his many accomplishments, Bredin has officiated at

snaffling intercepts as one of the best defenders in her

As a teenager, she moved with her family to the North

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era or when using her analytical mind in coaching, high

Shore in Auckland in what marked the start of more than

Netball internationals, 107 trans-Tasman league matches

performance and administration.

60 years with Netball North Harbour.

and was ANZ Championship Umpire of the Year two years

Her achievements and dedication were recognised this

Utting has been involved as a coach, umpire, treasurer

year when she was made an Officer of the New Zealand

and president, and during the 1970s, she was in charge

He says it’s time to focus on the other important things

Order of Merit.

of organising the North Shore primary school Netball

in his life – being a father to son Nixon, his day job as an

competitions.

accountant and director of PKF in Dunedin and a

She was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and in Netball NZ’s Team of the Century in 1999. Her term as High Performance Director for Netball NZ saw her preside over one of New Zealand’s most successful periods in high performance history – including a Netball World Cup win and two Commonwealth Games gold medals along with a Netball World Youth Cup title.

Her love of the game has showed no signs of slowing

running.

future as a top rugby referee.

as she turns up to the courts every Saturday to

Bredin also stepped down as Chair of Dunedin Netball

cheer for her old club, Shore Rovers.

after a decade on the Board; however, he still has an important role to play as a member of the International Netball Federation’s Rules Panel. Bredin says it will be the people he has met over

1932 Irene McInnes+ 1949 Betty Armstrong+ Life Members 1949 Myrtle Muir+ in the order they were 1965 Mrs E O Schnack+ conferred: 1966 Sara Foster+ 1967 Rena Mackenzie+ 1967 Catherine Vautier+ 1968 Eileen Lane+ 1969 Evelyn Bell+ 1969 Margaret McAughtrie+ 1975 Ona Coatsworth+ 1975 Edna Yates QSM+ 1977 Jean Lodge+ 1978 Joyce McCann MBE+ 1981 Marjorie Jenden QSM+ 1987 Anne Taylor OBE 1989 Dame Lois Muir OBE DNZM 1991 Judy Russell MNZM 1991 Betty Steffensen QSM 1993 Dawn Jones OBE NUNZ 1994 Joyce Ellis NUNZ+ 1994 Dal Knuckey QSM NUNZ+ 1997 Monica Leggat MNZM 1999 Christine Archer 2002 Fay Freeman ONZM 2003 Sheryl Dawson MNZM 2006 Sheryl Lady Wells CNZM 2010 Robyn Broughton ONZM 2010 Taini Jamison OBE 2011 Marian George QSM 2012 Kereyn Smith MNZM 2017 Leigh Gibbs ONZM 2018 Yvonne Willering ONZM + Now deceased

the years that he will miss the most. Netball NZ is hugely appreciative of Bredin’s incredible contribution to the game.

We live this game.

Yvonne Willering ONZM

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In Remembrance

SERVICE AWARDS

GEORGINA SALTER

(nee Hapuku) 1967

THE NETBALL COMMUNITY IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF OTAGO STALWART GEORGINA SALTER WHO PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING IN LATE NOVEMBER. Georgie, as she was commonly known, left a lasting imprint

As Netball headed towards the semi-professional era, Georgie

on Netball through a long and fruitful career both as a

guided the Otago Rebels to 19 wins from 21 outings during the

player and a coach.

1998 and 1999 seasons. She also had a stint, as head coach,

A regular in the Otago representative team (1969–74 and 1976–78), Georgie reached the pinnacle of her playing

with the Auckland Diamonds during the National Bank Cup in 2001-2002.

career when becoming Silver Fern #58 in 1974. She made

Georgie was head coach of the NZ U21s in 1999 and

her debut against Singapore the same year while also being

2000, guiding the New Zealand team to third place at

part of the Silver Ferns unbeaten tour of England.

the Netball World Youth Cup in Wales in 2000.

Able to cover centre and wing attack as well as goal attack,

With a lifelong passion for developing New Zealand’s

Georgie was tall for a midcourter, her uninhibited style

budding talent, Georgie returned to frontline

providing natural flair and creativity. An astute reader of the

coaching when assuming the head coach role for

game, Georgie was a gifted attacker with a spontaneous

the South Beko Netball League team in 2017/18.

nature, which also made her a dangerous opportunist with strong all-round abilities.

A natural people person, Georgie was an animated and tireless advocate throughout

Georgie was reselected the following year for the fourth

her life in helping nurture the younger

World Tournament staged in Auckland, where she became

generation, her influence in Netball playing

the first choice starting wing attack.

a key role. Fun and engaging, Georgie has

When her playing days were over, Georgie moved into the coaching ranks where she continued to have an influence. Popular and personable, Georgie remained deeply embedded

left an indelible mark on Netball through her selfless commitment as an inventive player and coach.

with Otago Netball, having a long stint (1991–2000 and

Georgie has left a legion of friends and

2008) as Otago NPC head coach. A golden year was 1988

admirers across Netball and the wider

when Otago were outright NPC winners for the first time in

community all too soon, at just 67.

66 years while the Otago Rebels were also crowned CocaCola Cup champions.

We live this game.

L Coatsworth+ Waikato J Durbin+ Auckland J Ellis+ Auckland R Lane+ Netball NZ President J Lodge+ Rotorua J Roundtree Auckland

1968

D Brown+ NZNA P Cairney+ NZNA V Flood+ NZNA K Palmer+ NZNA V Rainey Waikato I Weston+ NZNA E Yates+ Canterbury

1969

P Bithell+ Taranaki F Gibson+ Wellington

197O

R McCarthy Hawke’s Bay H Paul+ Wellington I Stuart Auckland

1971

M Denniston Western Bay of Plenty N Ford South Canterbury T Jamison Rotorua B Marchant Wellington

1972

I Graham+ South Waikato M Jenden+ NZNA G Symes+ Hawke’s Bay

1973

A Gemming Western Bay of Plenty H M V Wickens Te Kawau

1974

B Ditford+ Canterbury L Duffy Hutt Valley O Husband Ashburton J Lee+ Canterbury M Pierson Hutt Valley H Yates+ Canterbury

1975

D Cockerton+ Matamata P Cullen+ Wellington A Elder Canterbury F Gough+ Canterbury E Hoglund (nee Penman) Ashburton D Hughes Canterbury D Knuckey+ NZUA K E J McCann+ Wellington A Nichol+ Canterbury S M J Peacock North Shore J Prevett Matamata S Ramsey Matamata A Taylor Hutt Valley

1976

V Gavin+ Otago E George Otago D Hes+ Southland L McTaggart Otago Y M Sycamore+ South Waikato N Whittleson Otago C E Williamson Poverty Bay

1977

Y A Atkins Hawke’s Bay V Byers Otago M E Lee Hawke’s Bay E Moon Waikato E A Taylor Waikato

1978

198O

M Beattie Te Kawau D Dee Nelson M K George (nee Smith) North Shore

1981

L Collins Hawke’s Bay V Fletcher West Auckland B Fryer Poverty Bay I Gurr+ Manawatu M D Jones Auckland J Prankerd Wellington S Sanderson Matamata J Skelsey Whanganui A Sutton Hawke’s Bay A Tippet Southland

1982

N Burns North Otago P Cleland Wellington A Jacobs Howick/Pakuranga D Madgwick North Shore N McLean Western Bay of Plenty I Reeves South Waikato D Smith Wellington B Woodham Marlborough M Wright South Waikato

1983

J Blissett Temuka and Districts M Herron (nee Thompson) Otago A Thurlow Otago

S Deeble King Country P McCloy Otago M McConnell+ Otago M McDougall South Auckland L Muir Otago J Russell Auckland S Smith+ Wellington A Temple Wellington

1984

1979

1985

M Dorne+ Horowhenua E Hansen Manawatu D Wortman Wellington B Plant+ Wellington N Read+ Canterbury J Selby Manawatu O Shannahan Canterbury B M Steffensen Manawatu

R Delamare Eastern Bay of Plenty D Fathers Thames Valley N Harris Kaikoura N Shannon Eastern Bay of Plenty D Simpson North Canterbury A Turnbull Thames Valley E Findlay Southland

1986

B Harding Hawke’s Bay N Peggs West Auckland B Wood Taranaki

+ Now deceased

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1987 M Donovan King Country J Williams Howick/Pakuranga

1988 H Brewer West Auckland F Freeman North Shore M Kennedy South Canterbury

1989 C Archer Wellington M Leggat Waikato J Murray Canterbury E Robinson South Canterbury

199O R Aberhart Nelson B A McIntosh Mid-Canterbury E A Vernon Manawatu B Wells Waitākere

1991 B Armstrong Canterbury A Carnie North Shore S Cooper North Shore M Erickson+ Canterbury S Mackle Temuka and Districts

1992 E Collett+ Waimate S Dawson Bay of Plenty Coast L Fowler Auckland F Howard Western Districts N Ryder+ Waimate N Toomer+ Kapi-Mana

1993 Rita Cosgrove+ South Canterbury Marlene Flavell Auckland Valerie Fowler Howick/Pakuranga Lyn Gunson Waikato Nita Hornbrook+ Nelson Audrey Leath Ashburton Patricia Maddocks Wellington Marilyn Munro Wellington Jill Shanley Waikato Lorraine Stowell Ashburton

1994 Edna Balle Pukekohe Carole Craighead Auckland

We live this game.

Audrey Hinton Pukekohe Lyn Miles Canterbury Annette Orangi+ Canterbury Kathleen Thomas Sunrise Coast Sheryl Wells Auckland Heather Williamson Midland

1995

Lois Bush Auckland Jean Hansen Northland Beverley Harrison Howick/Pakuranga Keitha McKendry+ Manawatu Margaret Sheppard Pukekohe

1997

Janet Hefford Canterbury Jessie Thompson Canterbury Valerie Winder Whanganui

1998

Georgina Salter+ Otago Beverley Tibbles West Coast

2OO2

Robyn Broughton Southland Mary Meek Rangitikei Margaret Perry Wellington Ian Schrader+ Otago Carolyn Sengelow South Canterbury

2OO3

Lyn Bailey Howick/Pakuranga Annette Lewis Horowhenua Lyndsay Meads Katikati Doreen Neil Rotorua Hiraina Hilda Ross+ Harbourside Mary Thompson Rotorua

2OO4

Flora Beynon Buller/Westland Kathleen Farrell Waikato Shona Foxcroft+ Temuka and Districts Alwyn Stiven West Otago Joyce Wallace Waimate Yvonne Willering North Harbour

Irene Collins North Harbour Joanna Paora Hutt Valley Mirth Solomon Rotorua Elaine Tollen Manurewa Doreen Tucker Dunedin Noeline Ward Canterbury Isobel Whyte Hurunui

1999

2OO5

Margaret Burgess North Harbour Shirley Davis Auckland Wilma Hendry Otago May Laws Otago Gay Netton Horowhenua Ann O’Brien Otago Rose Williams Bay of Plenty Coast

2OOO

Marjorie Carr Waikato Eileen Margaret Crowe Christchurch Maureen Flannagan Manawatu Kereyn Smith Netball New Zealand Sylvia Smith Waikato Margaret Spencer+ Auckland Waitākere

2OO6

Kathy Doyle Wellington Kate Leebody Southland Beryl O’Sullivan Manawatu Beverley Raine Taranaki

Norma Bates North Maree Bernasconi Pukekohe Annette Parkinson Manawatu Noeline Ramsey Waiuku Rebecca Tukukino Bay of Plenty

2OO1

2OO7

Sheena Armishaw Whanganui Colleen Bond Southland Hazel Burrowes+ Southland Dorothy Fitzpatrick Marlborough Jean Gillett South Canterbury Pat James Howick/Pakuranga Kay McIntyre North Harbour Maureen Russell Thames Valley

Anne Bloomfield Western Tina Karaitiana Gisborne Te Aroha Keenan Auckland Waitākere Violet Lynch+ Eastern Southland Margaret Nicholson Waikato Susanne Trim Manawatu

2OO8

Annette Bradley Whangarei Jan Castle Howick/Pakuranga Suzzanne Driscoll Hutt Valley Anne Marie Leech Mid-Canterbury Julie McDonald Howick/Pakuranga Dianne McTigue Mid-Canterbury Kay Norris Christchurch Christine Rodda Christchurch Sheena Tyrell Mid-Canterbury

2OO9

Margaret Bennie Otago Monica Burns Southland Robyn Harding+ Auckland Waitākere Nancy Lewin Kapiti Centre Susan Miller Counties Manukau Theresa Strachan Taranaki Waimarama Taumaunu Wellington Patricia Wyatt Bay of Plenty Diane Yorke Bay of Plenty

2O1O

Jan Gallop Tasman Linda Liggins Manawatu Lyn Pellow Auckland Waitākere Ronwyn Wilkins Motueka

2O11

Paula Bailey Auckland Waitākere Karen Brown Southland Madge Cathro Taranaki LeeAnne Clark Auckland Waitākere Shelley Fissenden Kaikoura Susan Hare Hutt Valley Geraldine Hodgson Nelson Raeline Ottley Waimate Ivy Topping Taranaki

2O12

Ruth Aitken Netball New Zealand Dulcie Brunel North Harbour Joanne Davis-Goff Waikato Tracey Fear Netball New Zealand Leigh Gibbs Netball New Zealand Adrianne Hayes Christchurch June Kilgour Howick/Pakuranga Colleen Lyons Otago Carole Maddix North Harbour Raewyn Mills Papakura

Helen Schulz North Harbour Cathie Shaw Waikato Eleanor Simmons North Harbour Rhonda Turner Papakura Michele Wallace North Harbour

2O13

Edna Brown Hamilton City Dorothy Craighead+ North Canterbury Isabel Forrester North Canterbury Lynette Gubb Rodney Diane Moloney South Canterbury Lynn Stratford South Canterbury Mureen Turfrey Eastern Southland

2014

Ngamahirau Grace Barnett Hawke’s Bay Tasi Betteridge Hutt Valley Yvonne Brew Upper Clutha Iwi Courtney Howick/Pakuranga Julie Erskine Invercargill Julie-Ann Hallett Waikato Bay of Plenty Leigh Knight Papakura Sylvia McCleary Hawke’s Bay Briar Martindale Papakura Bronwyn Meek Auckland Michelle Newton North Harbour Grace Rhind Papakura Sheryll Roy+ Dunedin Jan Skilton North Harbour Gail Wenmoth Rotorua

2015

Ann Condor Central Otago Alison Cormack Eastern Southland Therese Dixon Papakura Rayma Gunson Whangarei Margaret Marsh Christchurch Aileen Mason Waitākere Amanda Nottingham Christchurch Valerie Temm Hamilton City

2016

Jane Andrew Nelson Netball Ann Bourne Netball North Harbour Jono Bredin Dunedin Netball Jan Clough Netball Manawatu Kathy Hely Selwyn Netball Anne Marett Mid-Canterbury Netball Veronica Martin Gisborne Netball

Marilyn Milne Nelson Netball Maree Smith Nelson Netball

2017

Adrienne Ensor Dunedin Netball Lorraine Tapp Dunedin Netball Irene Takao Gisborne Netball Centre Nina Smith Howick/Pakuranga Netball Centre Barbara Reid Mid-Canterbury Netball Rosemary Adlam Mid-Canterbury Netball Karla Newlands Mid-Canterbury Netball Fatulatetele Tolo Netball Wellington Centre Sally Paki Paki Nelson Netball Centre David Pala’amo Christchurch Netball Centre Lee Piper Netball South Julie Seymour Netball New Zealand Sharon Kearney Netball New Zealand Beverley Douglas Netball New Zealand Raewyn Lovett Netball New Zealand Shirley Hooper Netball New Zealand Debbie Hodges Netball New Zealand Dr Lesley Rumball Netball New Zealand Kerry Manders Netball New Zealand

2018

Sherrill Beale Gisborne Geoff Bendall Waitākere John Bongard Netball New Zealand Glennys Burney Christchurch Dianne Dickens Eastern Southland Judith Downer North Harbour Sandra Edge Wellington Allison Ferguson Auckland Carol Ferguson Pukekohe Bridget Gane Marlborough Julie Hansen Gisborne Ann Hay Wellington Raewyn Henry Northern Zone Shirley Hocquard Marlborough Natalie Kelly Waikato Bay of Plenty Christena Loomans Papakura Lorna Manu Waitākere Robyn Mayo Pukekohe Karen Naylor South Cantebury Ngami Prattley Eastern Southland Anne Reid Eastern Southland Bubs Reweti Wellington Jan Teesdale Waikato Bay of Plenty Ann Tod Netball New Zealand Beryl Turketo Waitākere

+ Now deceased

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GROW

CONNECT

WIN

SUSTAIN

“Participation and lifelong involvement”

“Connect more New Zealanders to the passion and excitement of Netball”

“We produce Silver Ferns who win”

“Sustain our game through a strong Netball system – people, finances, organisations”

National Programmes • Eighty-eight percent of the 717 respondents said they would recommend the Mother Earth futureFERNS programme. • In collaboration with AUT, longitudinal research has

Competitions • There was significant growth in all areas of the ANZ Premiership throughout the 2018 season – it was encouraging to see increased viewership and attendance

National Player Development Programme • The NZA Programme was re-established following the Independent Review in May, with a 14-player squad named and games played against Australia, South Africa, England and the Silver Ferns.

started to compare players who haven’t come through

in Year Two of the competition. Also, in its second year, the

the programme and players who will come through the

Netball Super Club was successfully hosted in Nelson, and

programme in 2020.

the introduction of the two-point goal proved to be a great

to become the feeder group to the NZU21 Squad and

addition.

expanded to include two specialist camps.

• Participation numbers have been maintained, and all current operating Netball Centres are implementing Mother Earth futureFERNS. • Each Zone hosted Mother Earth futureFERNS Festival Days this year with over 1,000 participants attending throughout the country. • The Muffin Break Year 7 & 8 Player Development Programme (PDP) was rolled out with 27 Centres running the programme. • There were 1,196 players participating in the PDP with 92

• In partnership with Major Events and ATEED, Netball NZ presented its Netball World Cup 2023 bid to the International Netball Federation in Singapore in November with the outcome to be known in March 2019.

Brand and Promote Netball • Netball’s brand as a whole and the Silver Ferns brand remain strong – the Silver Ferns remain one of New Zealand’s most loved brands, and their popularity

percent of parents and 89 percent of participants satisfied

continues to rise as they find favour with Kiwis across the

or very satisfied with the PDP run at their Centre.

country, with the All Blacks and the Silver Ferns in the top 20 of the Brand Love poll (Colmar Brunton).

National Recreation Netball Programme • Programme is on hold, pending resourcing.

Auckland Strategy • A Greater Auckland facilities strategy is ongoing. • Programme is on hold pending resourcing.

Youth Strategy • Consultation with stakeholders and youth. Strategy developed.

• A Marketing Strategy for the next two years was completed this year. This will help us to continue to strengthen our brands and drive growth, increasing connection with our current and future fans. This year also saw the completion of a Government and Advocacy Strategy – to ensure that Netball is at the top of the minds among this key and influential group. Both strategies are now moving into

• The Pathway to Podium (P2P) programme level was raised

High Performance Coach Development Programme • Continued growth and connection among Netball’s community of coaches. • Professional development workshops and forums run in partnership with High Performance Sport New Zealand. • Targeted Coach Action Learning Programme run in conjunction with the 2018 international Test Matches.

Netball’s High Performance Strategy and System • The Silver Ferns were targeting a gold medal but placed

National Commercial and Funding Strategy and Framework • Netball NZ continued to implement the National Funding Strategy to provide direction on how targeted funding will best sustain Netball. • Netball NZ has worked directly with Zones on sponsorship opportunities and to develop opportunities for national partnerships that benefit Zones.

National Member Management System • The number of participants on the Netball NZ Learning and Development platform has increased for both the umpiring and coaching pathways with the addition of more qualifications and online modules. • The partnership with Sportsground, which powers the Digital Netball Administration (DNA) solution, continues to be successful with 80 percent of Netball NZ Centres now using the system. • A gap analysis was completed through Sportsground with the aim of understanding if a digital solution could meet

a disappointing fourth at the Gold Coast Commonwealth

the needs at all levels of Netball if a change was made

Games.

from a team-based membership structure to an individual

• The FAST5 Ferns secured the Fast5 Netball World Series title for a seventh time, in Melbourne in October. • Development of CYA – a performance portal to help develop

member model. • Investigation into the significant duplications within Netball’s membership numbers is under way via the

execution phase.

and monitor players, umpires and coaches across Zone and

Duplications Project, which will analyse membership data

Netball NZ programmes. CYA enables the ‘one player, one

from seven Netball Centres in Auckland.

Build and celebrate Netball’s Heritage

plan’ approach to be implemented.

• The Digital Heritage Project is almost complete – video footage, photo galleries and PDF scoresheets/stats will be uploaded into the history results section of silverferns.co.nz for each Test Match played since 1938.

Key: Achieved Partially achieved On hold, pending resourcing

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THE NETBALL SYSTEM ANZ Premiership Netball

NZA PROGRAMME

Zones

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FINANCIALS

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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT Other information

To the board members of Netball New Zealand Incorporated

The management, on behalf of the group, are responsible

REPORT ON THE SPECIAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Report. Our opinion on the special purpose financial

for the other information included in the entity’s Annual statements does not cover any other information and we

In our opinion, the accompanying special purpose financial statements of Netball New Zealand Incorporated (the group), comprising Netball New Zealand Incorporated (NNZ) and its subsidiaries on pages 94 to 96. i. present fairly in all material respects the group’s financial position as at 30 November 2018 and its financial performance and movement in equity for the year ended on that date; ii. and comply with accounting policies on page 95. We have audited the accompanying special purpose financial statements which comprise:

• the statement of financial position as at 30 November 2018;

• the statements of financial performance and movements in equity for the year then ended; and

• notes, including a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Basis for opinion We conducted our audit in accordance with International

Our firm has also provided taxation services to the group.

Standards on Auditing (New Zealand) (‘ISAs (NZ)’). We

Subject to certain restrictions, partners and employees

believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is

of our firm may also deal with the group on normal terms

sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

within the ordinary course of trading activities of the

We are independent of the group in accordance with Professional and Ethical Standard 1 (Revised) Code of Ethics for Assurance Practitioners issued by the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the

business of the group. These matters have not impaired our independence as auditor of the group. The firm has no other relationship with, or interest in, the group.

information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the special purpose financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears materially misstated. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information,

material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; and • to issue an independent auditor’s report that includes our opinion.

report in this regard.

not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance

Use of this independent auditor’s report

with ISAs NZ will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.

This independent auditor’s report is made solely to the

Misstatements can arise from fraud or error. They are

members as a body. Our audit work has been undertaken so

considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they

that we might state to the board members those matters

could reasonably be expected to influence the economic

we are required to state to them in the independent

decisions of users taken on the basis of these special

auditor’s report and for no other purpose. To the fullest

purpose financial statements.

extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the board members as a body for our audit work, this independent auditor’s report, or any of the opinions we have formed.

Responsibilities of the Board Members for the special purpose financial statements

and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in

1 to the special purpose financial statements, which

purpose financial statements in accordance with the

accordance with these requirements and the IESBA Code.

describes the basis of accounting. The special purpose

accounting policies set out on page 95;

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purpose financial statements as a whole are free from

Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is

• the preparation and fair presentation of the special

purpose financial statements section of our report.

• to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the special

we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to

Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note

in the auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the special

operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.

Our objective is:

Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (IESBA Code),

financial statements are prepared in accordance with the

unless they either intend to liquidate or to cease

financial statements our responsibility is to read the other

Emphasis of matter – Basis of Accounting

Our responsibilities under ISAs (NZ) are further described

concern and using the going concern basis of accounting

In connection with our audit of the special purpose

The board, on behalf of the group, are responsible for:

International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants’

includes disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going

Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the special purpose financial statements

do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

Opinion

• assessing the ability to continue as a going concern. This

A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of these special purpose financial statements is located at the External Reporting Board (XRB) website at: http://www.xrb.govt.nz/standards-for-assurancepractitioners/auditors-responsibilities/audit-report-7/ This description forms part of our independent auditor’s report.

• implementing necessary internal control to enable

accounting policies set out on page 95. As a result, the

the preparation of a special purpose set of financial

KPMG

special purpose financial statements may not be suitable

statements that is fairly presented and free from material

Auckland

for another purpose.

misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; and

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

STATEMENT OF MOVEMENTS IN EQUITY

for the year ended 30 November 2018

for the year ended 30 November 2018

For the year ended 30 November 2018

NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

2,768

3,105

Operating Surplus/(Deficit) for the year

297

(337)

297

(337)

3,065

2,768

Notes

NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

Operating Revenue

3 18,809

17,623

Operating Expenses

3 18,512

17,960

Operating Surplus/(Deficit)

297

(337)

Total recognised revenues and expenses for the period

Net Surplus/(Deficit) for the year

297

(337)

Members Equity at end of year

Notes

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Members Equity at beginning of the year

7

as at 30 November 2018

Notes

NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

8

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Assets 3,802

2,110

Accounts Receivable

799

534

Prepayments

362

170

Total Current Assets

4,963

2,816

Allison Ferguson

Plant and Equipment

4

184

400

Chair

Investments

8

3,553

3,456

18 December 2018

Total Non-Current Assets

3,737

3,856

TOTAL ASSETS

8,700

6,672

3,065

2,768

Creditors, GST and Accruals

1,712

1,926

Matt Whineray

Income Received in Advance

3,923

1,978

Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

5,635

3,904

18 December 2018

8,700

6,672

Members Equity

7

Liabilities

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

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REPORTING ENTITY Netball New Zealand Incorporated (NNZ) is an Incorporated Society in New Zealand. NNZ is a Public Benefit Entity. The primary objectives of NNZ are for the administration, promotion and development of Netball. The consolidated financial statements of NNZ comprise NNZ and its subsidiary New Netball Team Limited and joint venture TTNL Limited, together referred to as NNZ. During the year TTNL was wound up after the final distribution was made. The special purpose financial statements have been prepared in accordance with s23(i) of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. BASIS OF REPORTING The special purpose financial statements have been prepared applying the accounting principles of accrual accounting and the double entry method of recording of financial statements. The special purpose financial statements have been prepared on the basis of historical cost. The financial statements comprise Statement of Financial Position, Performance, Movements in Equity and accounting policies as well as the notes to these statements. The financial statements are presented in New Zealand dollars (NZ$).

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

Cash and Short-Term Deposits

1 Accounting Policies

CONSOLIDATION The consolidated special purpose financial statements include the parent (NNZ) and its subsidary (New Netball Team Ltd) and 50% interest in TTNL, which are accounted for using the purchase method. All significant intercompany transactions are eliminated on consolidation. GOING CONCERN The financial statements have been prepared on a goingconcern basis. GOODS AND SERVICES TAX Figures shown in these financial statements are exclusive of GST, with the exception of accounts receivable and accounts payable. REVENUE RECOGNITION The revenue from sponsorship contracts is allocated over the term of the contract. Where the sponsorship relates to a specific event, the revenue is recognised when the event occurs. The revenue from grants that are project specific is recognised when the project occurs.

PLANT, EQUIPMENT AND DEPRECIATION Plant and Equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Plant and Equipment have been written off over their estimated useful lives on a straight-line basis to calculate the depreciation charge for the period as follows: Office Alterations 10 years Office Equipment 2-5 years Furniture and Fittings 2-15 years Other Equipment 2-5 years UNIFORMS Uniforms are expensed at the time of purchase, unless purchased for future squads. TAXATION NNZ is a non-profit body for taxation purposes under section CW 46 of the Income Tax Act 2007 and as such no taxation is payable on the profit for the year. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES There has been no change in accounting policies during the year, and all policies have been applied on a consistent basis to all periods presented in these financial statements. Some comparatives have been changed to ensure consistency with the current year.

2 Commitments Commitments under noncancellable operating leases

NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

57

167

-

57

57

224

NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

Current Non-current Total operating lease commitments

3 Operating Surplus/(Deficit) Operating Surplus/(Deficit) includes: Income 10,211

9,988

CONTRA Contra received is recognised as sponsorship revenue when amounts are quantifiable in terms of the sponsorship contract.

Sport NZ and HPSNZ

2,475

2,457

Grants

3,102

1,665

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Accounts Receivable are shown at an amount that represents their estimated realisable value.

Audit fees

20

22

Depreciation

134

137

Rental and operating lease expenses

167

167

-

246

10

(3)

-

59

INVESTMENTS Investments have been valued at market value as at 30 November 2018. The movement has been recognised through the Statement of Financial Performance.

Sponsorship

Expenses

Unrealised gain on investments Realised gain/(loss) on investments Provision for impairment


Netball New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

4 Plant and Equipment NNZ 2018 ($000)

NNZ 2017 ($000)

COST

DEPN

ACCUM DEPN

BOOK VALUE

COST

DEPN

ACCUM DEPN

BOOK VALUE

Office Alterations

80

25

54

26

80

21

29

51

Office Equipment

143

12

122

22

278

16

123

155

Furniture and Fittings

147

15

92

55

147

15

78

69

Other Equipment

675

82

593

81

638

85

514

125

1,045

134

861

184

1,143

137

744

400

5 Joint Venture

9 Loans

NNZ had a 50% interest in TTNL Ltd. The remaining 50% was held by Netball Australia. This entity ran the ANZ Championship competition until 31 December 2016. TTNL is no longer trading and has been wound up in 2018. A final distribution amounting to $39,092 (2017: $127,380) was received during the year.

6 Board Honoraria

NNZ and Netball Central Zone had a loan agreement in place amounting to $105,928 (2017: $105,928). NNZ had fully provided for this loan by 30 November 2017. The Loan was written off against the provision across 2017 and 2018. This agreement allowed for interest to be charged at the Lender's request. No interest was charged.

10 Guarantee

An honoraria payment was made to Board members for 2017 and 2018 as follows:

NNZ has guaranteed a $100,000 overdraft facility for Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty in 2017 and 2018.

President $10,500, Board Chair $25,000, F&A Committee Chair $13,500, five remaining Board members $10,500 each. The CEO does not receive an honorarium.

11 Related Party Transactions

7 Members Equity NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

General Funds

3,065

2,768

Total Members Equity

3,065

2,768

12 Subsequent Events There have been no events subsequent to balance date that would have a material impact on the financial statements (2017: $nil).

8 Cash and Investments NNZ 2018 $000

NNZ 2017 $000

Cash and Fixed Interest - short term

3,802

2,110

Fixed Interest - long term

3,553

3,456

Total Cash and Investments

7,355

5,566

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A new competition (ANZ Premiership) commenced in 2017 in place of the ANZ Championship. This competition is owned by NNZ, and a new company (New Netball Team Ltd) was established for the sixth Auckland based team (Northern Stars). This company is 100% owned by NNZ and is also consolidated into NNZ Group results.

WITH THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

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