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Ninety-second Annual Report 2016


Netball New Zealand’s ambassador Irene van Dyk with some young ANZ futureFERNS

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Contents

From the Board Chair and Chief Executive................................. 2

Community Netball

Netball New Zealand Highlights....................................................... 5

Overview.................................................................................................. 25

From the President............................................................................... 6

NNZ Affiliated Player Membership .............................................. 26

Netball New Zealand Board and Staff........................................... 7 Zones Overview..................................................................................................... 8 Highlights.................................................................................................. 9

The Heritage Project Preserving Our International Netball History.......................... 29 Honour Roll New Zealand Netball Awards.......................................................... 30

Career Acknowledgement

Life Members........................................................................................ 31

Leana de Bruin..................................................................................... 11

Service Award Holders ..................................................................... 32

Events, Teams and Awards

Whole of Netball Plan........................................................ 36

Silver Ferns: Season 2016............................................................... 12 FAST5 Ferns........................................................................................... 15 National Squads and Teams........................................................... 16

Financials............................................................................ 40 Partners.............................................................................. 49

Events Snapshot................................................................................. 17 New Zealand Netball Awards.......................................................... 19 ANZ Championship............................................................................. 21 Beko Netball League.......................................................................... 23 National Domestic Events............................................................... 24

Photography: Michael Bradley Photography | mbphoto.co.nz 92nd Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 12 months 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016. This Annual Report and these Financial Statements will be presented at the 90th Council Meeting of Netball New Zealand to be held in Queenstown on Saturday 25 February, 2017.

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2 Netball New Zealand Annual Report 2016 Mai I Te Manukura, Mai I Te Tumu Whakarae

From the Board Chair and Chief Executive NNZ Board Strategic Leadership Focus Phase I 2013-2015

Phase II 2016-2018

Phase III 2019

Bring the Zone vision to life and embed a partnership culture

Grow Netball in New Zealand’s experiences, profile and reach

Leadership of sport in NZ – on and off the court

We are now in the second year of the Whole of Netball (WON) Plan, and it is crucial that we go beyond it being just a plan and moving into operation mode to make it come alive. An all-inclusive approach which involves all of our Netball community is paramount and that means remembering where we came from, where we are now and building our future direction together. There are four key components to the WON Plan:

Grow

Garratt was able to offer a renewed take on the requirements and functional needs of umpiring systems within the high performance environment.

“Participation and lifelong involvement”

A comprehensive umpire review has been completed, and the recommendations will be implemented in 2017.

Listening attentively to our participants and designing programmes focussed on meeting needs has resulted in great achievements in this area. We’ve now completed three phases of development in the ANZ futureFERNS programme, forming the blueprint for Netball for Year 1-6 participants. It has been fantastic to see close to 5,000 ANZ futureFERNS workshop attendees going through the programme. We are mindful of the challenge all sports face to retain participants. We are proud Netball is now the No 1 played sport in secondary schools, sending important messages to young women on the values of playing Netball, which include health and well-being, leadership and sportsmanship, carrying over into wider society. During 2016, NNZ’s coaching framework underwent a significant overhaul with the redesigned format to ensure it meets the needs of the people coming into and going through the system. The refreshed coaching framework has been completed and will be rolled out to the Netball community in 2017. The key point of significance for NetballSmart in 2016 has been a digital resource development, coinciding with the appointment of Sharon Kearney. The Silver Ferns physiotherapist for many years, we were delighted to be able to retain her involvement in Netball with her appointment as Injury Prevention Consultant. We welcomed the diversity of Garratt Williamson, who provided the impetus for a different and fresh approach when appointed National Technical Officials Manager during 2016.

The Performance Coach Qualification programme has been a stunning success with ten newly-qualified coaches. These coaches are the first to come through the system, which has been running for the last four years. On this front, we would like to acknowledge programme convenor Kirsten Hellier, who has been the inspiration behind growing depth and quality while injecting a new generation of well-credentialed coaches into the elite level.

Win “We produce Silver Ferns who win” Change was most pronounced in this area when a new-look Silver Ferns team and coaching staff heralded the start of a four-year cycle with a busy international programme. In a year of rebuilding, the Silver Ferns showed there is plenty to be positive about in establishing a strong and vibrant platform following a string of stirring performances. Under new coach Janine Southby, new assistant coach Yvette McCausland-Durie and new captain Katrina Grant, the Silver Ferns delivered an impressive approach while introducing five debutants in 2016, the most new caps in a season since 1994, while underlining a growing depth of quality. New Zealand went on to win a fourth consecutive Fast5 Netball World Series title in Melbourne. With a youthful and inexperienced line-up, Kiri Wills and Mary-Jane Araroa led the


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FAST5 Ferns to a resounding win over Australia in the final.

which cast Netball into the wider spotlight.

While still in its formative stages, the High Performance Strategy and Plan has started to come to life as 2016 progressed.

With the behind-the-scenes work completed, a new era was welcomed with the formation of the ANZ Premiership, which will become our showpiece elite league in 2017.

The launch of the Netball Quad Series was part of a SANZEA initiative (South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia) with New Zealand and Australia hosting the first Southern Hemisphere leg.

That was closely followed by the introduction of the Northern Stars, the newly-established south and east Auckland-based sixth team for the ANZ Premiership.

The introduction of the Beko Netball League was also part of the High Performance Strategy in 2016 alongside the Coaching Programme, proving successful on all fronts. On the coaching side, Yvette McCausland-Durie, coach of the Central Beko Netball League team, has gone on to assume the Silver Ferns assistant coach role as well as the Central Pulse head coach position, Reinga Bloxham has moved from the assistant to head coach role at the Southern Steel, Helene Wilson has gone from Beko Netball League Northern team coach to Mystics head coach while Margaret Forsyth has been elevated from Beko Netball League Waikato Bay of Plenty coach to Magic head coach. It’s exciting to see the the next tier of home-grown coaches coming through the High Performance Coach development system and moved into Club coaching positions.

The advent of the ANZ Premiership has given us the opportunity to reset and look at a new brand of Netball, which makes for an exciting time for the sport in New Zealand. The Heritage Project gained real momentum in 2016; all Silver Ferns now have a cap number, done in chronological order from the first in 1938 to the present day. It can be viewed on silverferns.co.nz, which includes biographies of all coaches, captains and players through the ages. A very successful second edition of the New Zealand Netball Awards, honouring up-and-coming as well as elite players, administrators and coaches, was staged in Auckland. In a special moment, Silver Ferns centurions Lesley Rumball, Irene van Dyk, Laura Langman, Maria Tutaia, Leana de Bruin and Casey Kopua were honoured for their immense contribution to Netball.

We are grateful for the support from Beko, the Southern Trust and the Lion Foundation for this league, which gave 60 young athletes the opportunity to showcase their talents.

With the intent of keeping the Silver Ferns legacy at the forefront, all previous Silver Ferns captains were invited to a `Captains Call’ the day after the ceremony. This was an outstanding success, all parties welcoming the opportunity to exchange ideas and viewpoints while enjoying a unique and special camaraderie.

Running parallel to the ANZ Championship and in future, the ANZ Premiership, the Beko Netball League acts as a feeder and genuine pathway to the elite level of domestic competition.

Sustain

The support of the Zones in establishing the league in such a short timeframe was hugely appreciated, and they did a fantastic job.

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

The Beko Netball League also fulfilled its intended purpose of filling an important gap in the talent pathway for players.

With next year’s Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana looming, the NZU21s preparation programme has been in full swing during 2016. Head coach Kiri Wills and her assistant Julie Seymour selected a squad late in the year from which a final travelling team of 12 will be selected ahead of the July event. Sitting underneath the Silver Ferns programme is the NZA programme, which in 2016, provided a number of high-quality matches ahead of the Netball Quad Series where those involved were able to test their credentials against England, South Africa and the Silver Ferns.

Connect “Connect more New Zealanders to the passion and excitement of Netball” There was a big focus this year on our brand – We Live this Game – highlighted by a number of major actions and events,

In this area, there has been a key focus on all things digital, listening closely to our participants and making sure that we’re delivering membership, management and digital services to our Netball community. This service is integral to our core of being able to connect and is gaining real momentum, and there will be further advancements in 2017. In an exciting development, we have broken new ground in 2016 with the first foray into a tailor-made competition management system, a real point of difference from other sports, which will be exclusively Netball-specific. There has also been a lot of effort put into the Learning and Development area with the transition from paperwork to online procedures making processes a more effective and efficient. Shared Services remains a crucial component with a strong focus centred on raising capability at NNZ level, as well as in the Zones and Centres.

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Competition After nine years, the ANZ Championship came to an end in 2016. In its place, NNZ has introduced the ANZ Premiership – New Zealand’s new elite Netball league. This has meant a key strategic shift in our competition structure that will play out in 2017 but will ultimately mean more New Zealand athletes in the system. Credit goes to all those involved with setting up the new Northern Stars entity, which was done with minimal fuss under tight time constraints. The Zones wholeheartedly embraced the need for change, and all parties have worked together, helping steer us towards this exciting new era for Netball in New Zealand.

We would like to acknowledge the Zone Chairs, the CEOs and their staff. We have been overwhelmed by the level of support from these people. We would also like to thank former chief executive Hilary Poole, whose legacy will be the implementation of the WON Plan; and who worked tirelessly for Netball during her time here. The hard-working NNZ staff have been incredibly supportive and continue to work relentlessly on projects. We would like to acknowledge INF, our international body, and our partners of SANZEA, the four nations behind the Netball Quad Series set-up. We couldn’t do what we do without all of our Partners, in particular, New World, ANZ, SKY, Sport NZ, HPSNZ, Lion Foundation, NZ Community Trust and Holden. We are so grateful for all of your support.

The way the Northern Zone, in particular, has supported having another team in their region is a real testament to everyone getting in behind to make this work. NNZ has been heartened by the substantial support it received from the Zones and wider Netball community for the launch of the new ANZ Premiership.

Jennie Wyllie NNZ Chief Executive

Leadership and Acknowledgement We would like to thank our current Board Members for their ongoing support and dedication to our sport. Suri Bartlett completed his nine-year tenure on our Board in 2016. He is remembered by most as the ‘funny finance guy’ and has been a very popular contributor. He has made the complex seem simple and has really endeared himself to our Netball community. It will be hard to replace his charming and engaging manner, but he will remain part of our wider Netball family in some way, shape or form. Lee Piper also completed his term on the NNZ Board after nine years. Hailing out of Wellington and with a background in finance, Jill Hatchwell was welcomed to the Board during 2016.

John Bongard ONZM NNZ Board Chair


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Netball New Zealand Highlights 2016

Participant Growth

145,532 NNZ Coach Workshop Attendees

7,525

SUSTAIN

1

5.5%

NNZ Registered Coaches

NNZ Accredited Umpires

11,980 2,527

1 NEW IUA

1

93%

MAINTAINED

NETBALL

Brand Strength MAINTAINED

CONNECT

WIN

GROW

Total NNZ Affiliated Players

Exceeded attendance targets

NEW: NetballNZ.co.nz Commercial

Revenue

Enhanced Zone Shared Services provision

Participation satisfaction at events

10,000

70% of Netball Centres using DNA system

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From the President

It has been another busy and at times challenging year for the sport we all love, but there are plenty of positive signs that Netball is in good shape, thanks to its people.

The conclusion of the ANZ Championship in 2016 spelt the end of an era. The trans-Tasman competition served its time for well over nine years, and we now eagerly await 2017 and an exciting new league in the shape of the ANZ Premiership. The introduction of the Beko Netball League this season has been a fantastic initiative and a wonderful success. In providing this opportunity for the next level of players, the league showcased rising talent on a regular basis while growing our depth. I had the great fortune to attend the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne, and the young, inexperienced FAST5 Ferns did us all proud. Securing a fourth consecutive Fast5 title in the electric and colourful atmosphere of a packed stadium was the perfect way to end the year. From a personal perspective, the national age-group and secondary school championships were the highlight of the year. I just love watching the development of the up-andcoming players, so going to the regions that hosted those particular events in Nelson (U19s), Rangiora (U17s) and Lower Hutt (Secondary Schools) was really special. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome new Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby and her assistant coach Yvette McCausland-Durie, who had challenging but exciting first year in their roles. They took the opportunity to introduce a number of young players to the Silver Ferns to grow and develop and I’m sure they will see more of them in the future. On a more sombre note, we were deeply saddened by the sudden death of Netball stalwart Helen Dodge. As Harbourside Netball Centre Chief Executive in Tauranga, and a Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone Board member, Helen was an integral part of that region.

Her untimely passing was felt throughout the Netball community, which she had dedicated years of her life to. We were also saddened to hear of the passing of Harbourside Life Member and NNZ Service Award holder Hiraina Ross, and former Silver Ferns captain Beverley Malcolm. Beverley was the fifteenth player to wear the Black Dress and was our third captain. Volunteers remain at the heart of our sport and I am one of their most passionate supporters. They are a huge part of our community in Netball, they do a fantastic job and we couldn’t do without them. “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time but they do have the heart” and that’s what we see in Netball. These people do have their heart in the sport and they just really, really give so much to it which is wonderful. I would like to thank the Netball New Zealand Board for their continued strong governance, the hard-working NNZ staff and the support of our Life Members. During the year, we farewelled Hilary and welcomed Jennie to the chief executive role. I would personally like to thank both for their unwavering energy and passion for always doing their best for Netball.

Beverley Douglas NNZ President


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Netball New Zealand Board John Bongard ONZM NNZ Board Chair Appointed NNZ Board Member Beverley Douglas NNZ President

Debbie Hodges Elected NNZ Board Member

Lesley Murdoch Elected NNZ Board Member

Shirley Hooper Elected NNZ Board Member

Allison Ferguson Appointed NNZ Board Member

Jill Hatchwell Appointed NNZ Board Member

Netball New Zealand Staff As at November 30, 2016 Jennie Wyllie (commenced July) Chief Executive Jacqui Swan (commenced May) Executive Manager Commercial and Business Development David Cooper (commenced May) Head of Commercial Jenifer Hunt Commercial Manager Sara Farr (commenced April) Commercial Servicing Manager Communications and Marketing Kerry Manders Head of Communications and Marketing Amy Wadwell Communications and Online Manager Julia Woodley Marketing and Brand Manager (maternity cover) Emma Goodman (commenced April) Digital Content Coordinator Rhonda Karl Digital Engagement Lead

Community Netball Ruth Stanley Head of Community Netball

Finance and Services

Alysha Jensen National Programmes Manager

Lisa Greenaway Finance Manager, NNZ and Zones

Garratt Williamson (commenced April) National Technical Officials Manager Tania Karauria (commenced January) National Training Manager Hayley Griffith (commenced June) Community Netball Sports Co-ordinator Events and International Kate Agnew Head of Events and International Melissa Phillips Events Manager Emma Fowlie (commenced January) Events Manager Lisa Green (commenced September) Events Co-ordinator

Lynne Paynter Project Accountant

Hannah Farrelly (commenced April) Accountant Claire Britton Assistant Accountant High Performance Keir Hansen (commenced November) Head of High Performance Janine Southby Silver Ferns Head Coach Yvette McCausland-Durie Silver Ferns Assistant Coach Esther Molloy Silver Ferns Manager Kiri Wills National Coach, National Development Squad Kirsten Hellier National Manager, Coach Development Vanessa Paun HP Player Development Manager Samantha Smith (commenced January) High Performance Administrator

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Zones Overview

Netball Northern

Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty

Netball Central Netball Mainland

Netball South


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Zones Highlights

Netball Northern • Beko Netball League: successful first year with seven athletes selected in ANZ Premiership teams for 2017; Helene Wilson appointed head coach of SKYCITY Mystics; physio and team manager also appointed to Mystics for 2017. • Netball in Moerewa has restarted and now has 50 Year 1-8 players, 60 juniors at a have-a-go day and 15 new social teams. Mangonui recorded a 12.3 per cent membership increase, likewise at Pukekohe with increases across junior, secondary schools and social Netball. Kaipara reaped the rewards, introducing a new social and female mixed competition with a 104 per cent increase in membership. • Growth in SKYCITY Mystics Facebook page over the season saw a 10 per cent increase of followers over a five-month period and an average reach of 30,000 for video content posted throughout the season.

Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty • A relationship was formed with the University of Waikato providing scholarship opportunities for WBOP Magic players (all players are at University of Waikato or are tertiary graduates) and Beko Netball League players (five scholarships for selected team members), as well as, providing work experience within the Zone.

• Fifty plus coaches from across the Zone attended the Think, Do, Grow Coaching Conference in October. • 2016 has seen a range of achievements in the Zone; our Beko Netball League team finished runners-up, and three players have been elevated to higher honours obtaining a contract for the ANZ Premiership. Additionally, we have five players from the Zone in the NZU21 squad, six players in the NZSS team, 10 players in the U17 tournament team and five players in the U19 tournament team. Karin Burger was named the inaugural Beko Netball League Player of the Year, Jess Lea was named the National Umpire of the Year and Bernice Robertson received the Outstanding Contribution to Netball by a Technical Official at the NZ Netball Awards.

Netball Mainland • Seven per cent increase in total playing numbers compared with previous year. • Thirteen new developers trained by Sport NZ, NNZ and Netball Mainland. Netball Mainland was the first Zone to roll out this initiative based on the Sport NZ Coach Developer approach and will now look to support the other four Zones in delivering a similar model by sharing learnings and successes.

• Delighted with the performance of the WBOP Magic in the final year of the ANZ Championship; ending the era on a happy note.

• The Mainland Tactix were wonderful ambassadors on and off the court delivering more than 450 hours of community events, coaching sessions, sponsor and charity engagements ranging from breakfast with Ronald McDonald House residents, in-schools coaching programme, SKOPE wellness programme, ANZ futureFERNS Roadshows, coaching at Netball Centres and school holiday programmes.

Netball Central

Netball South

• ANZ futureFERNS and Dannevirke Netball Centre (DNC): the programme has been a catalyst for the engagement and growth in Netball at a junior level for this rural Manawatu community. DNC committee has embraced the programme with Tina Todd (Chair), Michelle Treacy (Administrator) and Kelly Gillard (Junior Co-ordinator) being key drivers in the Centre. The Centre has shown significant growth in their overall membership (37 per cent plus) in particular Year 1 & 2 (50 per cent plus) culminating with an ANZ futureFERNS celebration at the Dannevirke Viking Tournament in July.    

• Netball South won the inaugural Beko Netball League title with a 51-46 victory over Netball Central.

• We have reshaped our competition structure for 2017 around a cluster structure and will provide more representative Netball for more players and at a more affordable cost.

• The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel claimed the ANZ Championship minor premiership after completing the regular season undefeated. • The Steel players delivered at Steel Club’s throughout the region, successfully connecting community with performance.

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Leana de Bruin


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Career Acknowledgement Leana de Bruin Netball New Zealand wishes to acknowledge and pay tribute to Leana de Bruin, Silver Fern number 129, for her contribution to international Netball. The Silver Ferns defender announced her retirement from international Netball in August 2016. She left the international arena having played 138 Test Matches - 104 for New Zealand and 34 for her country of birth, South Africa - in a career that spanned nearly 20 years at the elite level.

backing up her tight and effective circle presence with strong through-court drives and support play. Naturally athletic, her mobility, strength in the air, long reach and uncompromising attitude were the perfect assets for a top line defender. She notched a significant personal milestone at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 when becoming the fifth Silver Fern to achieve 100 Test Caps.

A world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Leana played at three Commonwealth Games (2006, 2010, 2014) and a record five Netball World Cups (1999 – RSA, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015).

Leana has had a remarkable Netball career and has been a cornerstone of the Silver Ferns defensive end for over a decade. Her passion for the game and the Black Dress is an example to all, as was her work ethic, leadership and determination to be the best.

A no-nonsense defender able to play both in-circle defensive positions with equal authority, Leana delivered on all fronts,

She will continue to play in the ANZ Premiership - New Zealand’s new elite Netball league – for the Northern Stars in 2017.

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Silver Ferns: Season 2016 Heading into a new four-year international cycle, 2016 heralded the dawn of a new era for the Silver Ferns, and with it, a changing of the guard. The introduction of a new coaching team, new captain and a host of fresh-faced players for a hectic 10-match international programme in 2016 required the delicate balancing act of remaining competitive in the short term while building a strong sustainable base long term for the pinnacle events of 2018 (Commonwealth Games) and 2019 (World Cup). By the end of the international window, newly installed head coach Janine Southby, her assistant Yvette McCausland-Durie and captain Katrina Grant could be well satisfied with their efforts of moulding a well-equipped team bursting with untapped promise and proven campaigners for the road ahead. With stalwarts Maria Tutaia and Anna Harrison sidelined for long periods of the international season, a highlight of 2016 was the emergence of five young players – Jane Watson, Te Paea SelbyRickit, Storm Purvis, Maia Wilson and Gina Crampton – making their Silver Ferns debuts. It was the most newcomers introduced at Test level in one season since 1994. In their first steps on the international stage, none looked out of place, all acquitting themselves impressively against a variety of opponents in an encouraging sign for the future. In another first, the feast of international Netball staged during the season opened with the Netball Quad Series involving the Silver Ferns, England Roses, South Africa’s SPAR Proteas and Australian Diamonds, played in New Zealand and Australia. With their new-look line-up, the world-ranked No 2 Silver Ferns made an impressive start to the inaugural series with a dominant 65-39 win over the No 3-ranked England Roses. Coming on in the second half, defender Watson produced a memorable debut while the brain’s trust of Southby, McCausland-Durie and Grant celebrated a winning start to their tenures. The Silver Ferns were pushed hard in their next outing against the

fifth-ranked SPAR Proteas before pulling away in the second half to notch a comfortable 51-39 win. Showing her growing stature, goal attack Ameliaranne Ekenasio produced an outstanding individual effort when netting 35 goals from 40 attempts. The series decider against the Diamonds in Melbourne provided the first real test for the new-look Silver Ferns and didn’t disappoint. In a classic trans-Tasman contest, where the lead changed hands several times, the well-performed Silver Ferns were undone in the dying two minutes, Australia charging back strongly to close the game out 60-55. Rookie defender Watson, only elevated to the team as a late replacement for the injured Harrison, continued her impressive rise to earn her first starting bib while the quick ball movement on attack and growing shooting combination of Ekenasio and Bailey Mes gave the Silver Ferns plenty to be encouraged about. A week after the Quad Series, the Silver Ferns faced an entirely different proposition when lining up in the New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy against Jamaica. With Jamaica making their first visit to New Zealand since 2010 and Nelson hosting an historic first Test. The Silver Ferns received superb community support from Nelson and the wider Tasman/ Marlborough regions and were presented the key to the city from Mayor Rachel Reese. There was also a notable first in the series opener for shooter Selby-Rickit, who went on to make her first start in a Test after becoming a Silver Fern just four weeks earlier. The young Jamaican team proved no match for the Silver Ferns, who went on to post a handsome 72-34 win. In a personal memorable moment, defender Purvis became Silver Fern No 162 when making her debut late in the game. The Silver Ferns ensured they retained the Taini Jamison Trophy with an equally impressive 61-38 win in the second Test in Palmerston North. With new, previously untried combinations continuing to excel, teenaged shooter Wilson completed her meteoric season when coming on late in the piece to make her Test debut.


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A similar trend continued in the third and final Test in Rotorua, the Silver Ferns showcasing a 3-0 clean sweep with a 66-38 win. Looking to further cement combinations and give the newcomers more exposure, the pedigrees of Watson, Selby-Rickit and Wilson continued to shine while Ekenasio, Mes and Shannon Francois revelled in gaining extra court time.

forceful Australia and the dominance of shooter Caitlin Bassett during the second term as the visitors powered away to a 62-50 win in the third Test in Auckland. However, they did welcome the return of Tutaia to the match day 12 for the first time in over a year, going on to play the second half of the match.

Old hands Laura Langman, Grace Rasmussen and captain Grant completed the balance with strong and influential contributions across the court.

For the decider in Invercargill, where the Silver Ferns needed an improbable 23-goal win to secure the Constellation Cup, the intent was all about improved intensity and consistency.

Three weeks later, old rivals the Silver Ferns and Australia came together again in the New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup with two matches played in Australia and two in New Zealand.

The last Test of the international season played out in typical trans-Tasman fashion when delivering a tenacious, tight, defensive blockbuster.

The Silver Ferns lost Kayla Cullen to a season-ending injury ahead of the series but welcomed back the experienced heads of Tutaia and Harrison, albeit in a limited capacity initially. The Silver Ferns never recovered from a poor start in the opener in Sydney, the Diamonds holding the upper hand throughout to deliver a 68-56 win. Midcourter Crampton became the fifth player of the season to make her debut, in Sydney, in the process becoming Silver Fern No 164. In the space of three days and in a rare excursion to Tasmania, the Silver Ferns injected life back into the series, turning the tables in a riveting spectacle with a 53-51 win. With rookie Selby-Rickit, in just her sixth international, defender Harrison back in the starting line-up and Langman all playing strong hands, the Silver Ferns rocked the Diamonds with a compelling 60 minutes of Netball while giving coach Southby her first win over Australia. Locked up at one-all, the Silver Ferns were unable to retain their winning momentum when the series moved to New Zealand. After an even first half, the Silver Ferns were unable to contain a

The Silver Ferns improved across the board with their all-round play and fought admirably throughout. It was close from start to finish with only a handful of goals ever separating the teams, Australia having the ability to just keep the Silver Ferns at armslength. The Silver Ferns came agonisingly close to breaking the impasse in the closing minutes, but the Diamonds held on for a 49-45 win and with it a 3-1 series win to retain the Constellation Cup. Southby, McCausland-Durie and Grant have sent a clear course for the Silver Ferns in 2016 and achieved a strong platform for the foreseeable future. With the introduction of so much young talent, all getting a measure of valuable court time, the Silver Ferns future looks to be in safe hands. With the emergence of Ekenasio, Selby-Rickit and Wilson, there is the prospect of real depth building in the shooting ranks while Francois, Karaka and Mes have added to their experience with more playing time. The experience of Cullen, Grant, Harrison, Rasmussen and Tutaia rounds out an exciting balance for a Silver Ferns team on the rise.

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FAST5 Ferns New Zealand’s FAST5 Ferns drew the curtain on the international season in sensational style when capturing the Fast5 Netball World Series title in Melbourne in October.

performance to post a tournament-high 52-27 win against an ever-improving Malawi, who went on to complete a best-ever third place finish.

Held in Australia for the first time, a youthful and inexperienced FAST5 Ferns belied their underdog credentials with a fourth consecutive World Series crown in exhilarating fashion.

Tutaia, the best exponent of the long bomb in the game, was at her mercurial best with seven from super shot range, a crucial three being landed in the all-important power play.

Qualifying for the Grand Final after suffering just the one loss in round-robin play, the FAST5 Ferns turned the tables on the previously unbeaten Australia with a compelling 41-16 dismantling, in the process showing their mastery of the shortened version of the game.

New coaches Kiri Wills and Mary-Jane Araroa were also quick to show their ability to embrace the nuances of the shortened version of the game in the rematch with Australia, the New Zealanders doing their homework to deliver a masterful exhibition of precision shooting and tactically astute play.

Since the inception of FastNet in 2009 and its evolution into Fast5 in 2012, New Zealand has enjoyed an endearing and productive affinity with the vibrant and energetic nature of the shortened game which has netted six titles and one runners-up spot in an almost blemish-free return.

Choosing for the first time in the tournament to take their power play in the second quarter proved a masterstroke by the New Zealanders. Long range specialist Tutaia delivered in trademark style with a clutch of decisive three-pointers from the maximum scoring zone.

With the world’s top six netballing nations involved, New Zealand has proved the most adept at adjusting to the variables required for the high-octane product, which includes three different scoring zones, power plays and unlimited rolling substitutions.

The queen of the long bomb followed up in the next quarter with another two, one on the stroke of three-quarter time as the FAST5 Ferns nailed home a winning advantage ahead of Australia’s last quarter power play.

That was all in evidence for the 2016 edition, back on the international calendar after taking a break in 2015 due to the Netball World Cup, when a new-look FAST5 Ferns line-up picked up where their predecessors had left off.

Feeding off Tutaia’s exploits, rookie shooters Maia Wilson and Te Paea Selby-Rickit chimed in with valuable contributions to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Forced to replace an injured Kayla Cullen and Ameliaranne Ekenasio ahead of the tournament, with no one returning from the 2014 team and just captain Maria Tutaia with any previous Fast5 experience, the 2016 FAST5 Ferns proved quick learners.

The FAST5 Ferns continued to apply the pressure to keep Australia in check at both ends of the court. A strong defensive effort ensured a number of turnovers by the New Zealanders while Australia’s shooting went off the boil.

The New Zealanders delivered a promising first day with a nailbiting but important first-up 36-35 win over a highly rated England, a 48-20 win over South Africa and a narrow 32-29 loss to Australia to remain well-placed heading into the final day’s play.

The FAST5 Ferns maintained the momentum heading into Australia’s power play, the defensive quartet of Jane Watson, Storm Purvis, Kelly Jury and Phoenix Karaka delivering a sensational effort to keep the hosts scoreless throughout the entire six minutes of their power play.

After accounting for Jamaica 26-16, the FAST5 Ferns clash against Malawi turned out to be the decider of who would meet Australia in the Grand Final. The New Zealanders turned on a dazzling

Led by the unrivalled finishing of the peerless Tutaia, a new generation of talented young playmakers showcased their credentials in style while adding to New Zealand’s rich Fast5 legacy.

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2016 National Squads and Teams Silver Ferns Squad

FAST5 Ferns

Gina Crampton - C Kayla Cullen – Q, T Ameliaranne Ekenasio – Q, T, C Shannon Francois – Q, T, C Katrina Grant – Q, T, C Anna Harrison – C Phoenix Karaka – Q, T, C Laura Langman – Q, T, C Bailey Mes – Q, T, C Jess Moulds Storm Purvis – Q, T, C Grace Rasmussen – Q, T, C Te Paea Selby-Rickit – Q, T, C Cathrine Tuivaiti Maria Tutaia - C Jane Watson – Q, T, C Maia Wilson – Q, T, C

Gina Crampton Jamie Hume Kelly Jury Phoenix Karaka Storm Purvis Te Paea Selby-Rickit Sam Sinclair Maria Tutaia (captain) Jane Watson Maia Wilson

Coach Janine Southby Assistant Coach Yvette McCausland-Durie Operations Manager Esther Molloy Interim Team Manager Dee Leggat – Q, T Physiotherapist Brett Woodley Performance Analyst Dr Bobby Willcox Strength and Conditioning Stephen Hotter Doctor Dr Mel Parnell

Coach Kiri Wills Assistant Coach Mary-Jane Araroa Manager Leanne Harris Physiotherapist Jen Ferguson

NZA Team Jamie Hume Ellen Halpenny Cathrine Tuivaiti Monica Falkner Erikana Pederson Jamie-Lee Price Sam Sinclair Kelly Jury Jane Watson Jess Moulds Holly Fowler

Leana de Bruin - R Key: R – Retired C – Constellation Cup T – Taini Jamison Trophy Q – Netball Quad Series

Coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek Assistant Coach Margaret Forsyth Manager Jo Holmes Physiotherapist Jen Ferguson

Silver Ferns Development Squad Popua Aleamotu’a Eseta Autagavaia Kate Burley - CI Caitlin Dowden Charlotte Elley – CI, A Abby Erwood – CI, A Sophie Erwood Monica Falkner – CI, A Holly Fowler – CI, A Ellen Halpenny Jamie Hume – CI, A Fa’amu Ioane – CI, A Kelly Jury - A Phoenix Karaka* Grace Kukutai – CI, A Kate Lloyd Tiana Metuarau - A

Jennifer O’Connell - CI Malia Paseka Erikana Pedersen Jamie-Lee Price – CI, A Kimiora Poi Ivana Rowland Mila Reuelu-Buchanan – CI, A Te Paea Selby-Rickit Samantha Sinclair Michaela Sokolich-Beatson – CI, A Sulu Fitzpatrick Zoe Walker Maia Wilson - A Sydney Fraser – N, A

Key: CI: Cook Islands tour A: 20/U International Competition in Australia N: Not in squad *: elevated to Silver Ferns Squad

New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Tayla Earle Courtney Elliott Sydney Fraser** Antonia Hei Hei Lily Marshall Tiana Metuarau Mererangi Paul Ainsleyana Puleiata Renee Savai’inaea Briana Stephenson Elle Temu Grace Watson Diahn Strickland – R Key: R: replacement player due to injury **: withdrew due to injury

Coach Julie Seymour Assistant Coach Mary-Jane Araroa Manager Rebecca Gray Physiotherapist Marion Meates Performance Analyst Joanna Horan


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Events Snapshot

March NZ Mixed Nationals

March ANZ Championship Pre-season and Launch April to June Beko Netball League

April to July ANZ Championship May International School Girls Competition

April to July ANZ futureFERNS Festival Days

July Netball NZ U19 Champs

July Netball NZ U17 Champs

August 20/U International Tournament

September NWYC2017 Oceania Qualifiers October New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup

October Fast5 Netball World Series

August Netball Quad Series September New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy September NZ Men’s Nationals October NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs November New Zealand Netball Awards


We honoured our six Centurions at the New Zealand Netball Awards; including Leana de Bruin, Maria Tutaia, Laura Langman and Irene van Dyk (pictured). Not pictured: Casey Kopua and Dr Lesley Rumball.


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New Zealand Netball Awards The 2nd New Zealand Netball Awards, brought to you by G.J. Gardner Homes, were held on Thursday 3 November, 2016 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The night honoured and celebrated excellence at all levels of the game. Laura Langman was named the winner of the Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award. The award, the highest individual accolade a New Zealand Netballer can achieve, recognises the best Netballer across the ANZ Championship and the Silver Ferns campaigns each year. It is named after Dame Lois Muir DNZM OBE, one of the sport’s most influential figures. Langman, the Silver Ferns vice-captain, also won the Silver Ferns Player of the Year – taking home both awards for the second consecutive year. After featuring strongly in her team’s unbeaten run to the finals, Southern Steel midcourter Gina Crampton was named the NZ ANZ Championship Player of the Year. Presented for the first time in 2016, Netball Central’s Karin Burger was named Beko Netball League Player of the Year. Netball fans voted for Netball South’s victory in the inaugural Beko Netball League as their SKY Sport Moment of the Year. It was a double win for Netball South, with their coach Lauren Piebenga named Barfoot & Thompson National Coach of the Year. Also on the night, a special group of players were honoured: the Centurions. Since 1938, only six players have worn the Black Dress in 100 Test Matches or more; Lesley Rumball, Irene van Dyk, Laura Langman, Maria Tutaia, Leana de Bruin and Casey Kopua. Together, these players have represented the Silver Ferns in over 700 Test Matches, covering five Commonwealth Games and six Netball World Cups. To re-live every moment from the 2nd New Zealand Netball Awards, including interviews with all the winners and all the glitz and glamour, visit NZNetballAwards.co.nz.

2016 New Zealand Netball Awards winners Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award: Laura Langman Silver Ferns Player of the Year, presented by New World: Laura Langman SKY Sport Moment of the Year: Netball South wins inaugural Beko Netball League Woman’s Day People’s Choice: Kayla Cullen NZ ANZ Championship Player of the Year, presented by ANZ: Gina Crampton, Southern Steel NZ ANZ Championship Coach of the Year, presented by ANZ: Julie Fitzgerald, WBOP Magic NZ ANZ Championship Umpire of the Year, presented by ANZ: Jono Bredin Aspiring Silver Fern, presented by G.J. Gardner Homes: Holly Fowler Beko Netball League Player of the Year, presented by Beko: Karin Burger National Coach of the Year, presented by Barfoot & Thompson: Lauren Piebenga National Umpire of the Year: Jess Lea Outstanding Contribution to Netball by a Technical Official: Bernice Robertson Secondary Schools Player of the Year, presented by BLK: Courtney Elliott New World Volunteer of the Year – Coach: Karen Aulelio New World Volunteer of the Year – Official: Judith Downer New World Volunteer of the Year – Administrator: Karla Newlands New World Volunteer of the Year – Youth: Taylah Kirker Note: for the purpose of assessing or determining the winners of an award, the year for consideration or nomination is from January 1 – October 14, 2016.


Gina Crampton


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ANZ Championship

2016 heralded the final edition of the ANZ Championship, nine years after Netball made the bold and exciting leap into the semiprofessional era. The breakthrough competition provided a significant turning point in Netball’s history. The introduction of a new-look semiprofessional trans-Tasman competition featuring five teams each from New Zealand and Australia marked the dawning of a new era for the sport. Venturing into the unknown in 2008, the ANZ Championship continued to push the boundaries of athleticism, skill and professional endeavour over the ensuing nine years. The final flourish in 2016 was no different, the ever-improving quality of performance highlighting Netball’s strong presence in the sporting market. With an influx of bright new talent being a key feature, all of the New Zealand teams had their moments in 2016. Cold Power Magic showed their durability and excellent return through the nine years by being the only team from either New Zealand or Australia to make the Finals Series in every year of the league. Enduring a horror run of injuries and spending weeks without their two most experienced campaigners in Leana de Bruin and Grace Rasmussen, the Magic returned to their imperious best at the right time with a storming performance to win the New Zealand Conference Elimination Final against the SKYCITY Mystics. A week later, they produced their best outing of the season to topple the high-flying Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel to clinch the New Zealand Conference Final for the second successive year. In the lead-up it was the Steel who caught the eye, the team from the Deep South producing an exceptional season under coach Noeline Taurua. In a glowing endorsement of their growing confidence and playing prowess, the southerners repelled all-comers during the regular season, two draws keeping them unbeaten through 14 rounds, the only team from either country to retain a clean sheet. However, the Steel could not contain a rampant Magic when it mattered most, in the New Zealand Conference Final, the runners-up spot consigning them to a challenging semi-final against defending champions The Coffee Club Queensland Firebirds in Brisbane. In one of the games of the season, the Steel came within a whisker of edging into the Grand Final in a thrilling and pulsating

clash with the Firebirds during which the lead changed hands several times and the outcome went down to the wire. Spearheaded by towering shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, Steel showed improvement across the board in 2016 to deliver on their early promise. Hosting the second semi-final, Magic could not rediscover their New Zealand Conference Final form and were well beaten by the NSW Swifts to set up an all-Australian Grand Final. Youngsters Kelly Jury, Malia Paseka, Jamie-Lee Price and Samantha Sinclair stepped up encouragingly in showcasing the budding talent on hand. The SKYCITY Mystics made a slow start from which they never really recovered but were also another team beset by injury. With many players on restricted duties at various stages of the season, the Mystics were in with a chance late in the piece, but inconsistency throughout matches remained a major factor through much of their campaign. Defender Anna Harrison was a consistent standout in the team while the emergence of young up-and-coming talent in Holly Fowler, Fa’amu Ioane, Nadia Loveday and Michaela SokolichBeatson bodes well for the future. Mainland Tactix produced exhilarating Netball, but untimely lapses during games proved costly. When on song, the shooting combination of Mwai Kumwenda and Bailey Mes was devastating while defender Jess Moulds and midcourters Erikana Pedersen and Anna Thompson had presence. It was a similar story for the Central Pulse, who struggled to capitalise on an encouraging start to the season. There were some close losses for the new-look Pulse, but in a common theme, a lack of consistency proved the main bugbear. The loss, however, of seasoned campaigner Jodi Brown to injury before the season had started did present a silver lining when teenaged shooter Maia Wilson was thrust into the fray earlier than expected. The 18-year-old revelled in the opportunity with a standout season. 2017 will signal the start of a new era for Netball in New Zealand with the launch of the ANZ Premiership. New Zealand’s new elite Netball league, to be broadcast live on SKY Sport, will feature the SKYCITY Mystics, Northern Stars, WBOP Magic, Central Pulse, Mainland Tactix, and Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel.

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Jennifer O’Connell


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Beko Netball League The Beko Netball League, Netball New Zealand’s newest national competition, proved an instant success after being introduced to the domestic calendar for the first time in 2016. South earned the distinction of claiming the inaugural title following a hard-fought 51-46 win over Central in the Grand Final. The league was specifically created to provide a level of competition that sat immediately below the ANZ Championship with the basic aim of strengthening the performance pathway, developing talent and building the competitiveness of Netball New Zealand’s elite teams. Consisting of 21 games run over 12 weekends, the league allowed players to continue with work and study commitments, culminating in a Grand Final. The five teams – one from each Zone – played a double round-robin with 14 matches televised on SKY Sport, following ANZ Championship matches, and seven standalone games. Teams were able to name up to three ANZ Championship players – who had not played more than 24 quarters in the ANZ Championship prior to the current Beko Netball League season – on their match list alongside the emerging players from their respective Zones. The Beko Netball League proved a steep learning curve for all involved but was enthusiastically embraced by the five Zones. The week-in week-out training and competition preparation provided the perfect set-up for upskilling the young talent on hand. The simulated environment gave players, coaching staff and team personnel a realistic blueprint of the preparation required for the nature of the semi-professional landscape. Bonus points – accrued when losing by five goals or less – proved pivotal in the final outcome of this year’s competition.

South, Central and Northern all finished the season with five wins and three losses apiece, bonus points being the deciding factor in the Grand Final make-up. South with three bonus points and Central two, edged Northern, who secured one bonus point, in a tight race ahead of the title-decider. After just one season, the impact of the Beko Netball League has been evident. With the respective ANZ Championship and Beko Netball League teams from each Zone working in tandem, there has been a flow-on effect in producing a natural pathway to the elite level. A new generation of bright, skilled, fresh young talent has been introduced to the demands of the high performance environment with regular top quality competition and training regimes. It has also produced a strong Zonal allegiance from players, the homegrown aspect being a dominant factor and reinforcing the Zone’s commitments to retaining their own. In a natural progression, these players will challenge for spots in the ANZ Premiership and in that respect, the Beko Netball League, even at this early stage, is delivering on what it was designed for – strengthening the performance pathway, developing talent and building the competitiveness of Netball New Zealand’s elite teams.

Final Placings: 1st – South 2nd – Central 3rd – Northern 4th – Waikato Bay of Plenty 5th – Mainland

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National Domestic Events Netball NZ U19 Champs

19th - Thames Valley

Grand Final: Wellington 38 defeated Auckland 25

20th - Kapi Mana

Final Placings:

21st - Waitakere 2

1st - Wellington

22nd - Nelson

2nd - Auckland

23rd - Whanganui

3rd - Christchurch

24th - Whangarei

4th - Waitakere

25th - Christchurch B

5th - North Harbour

26th - North Otago

6th - Papakura

27th - South Canterbury

7th - Dunedin

28th - Mid-Canterbury

8th - Hamilton

29th - Selwyn

9th - Pacific All Stars

30th - North Canterbury

10th - Southland

31st - Wairarapa

11th - Taranaki

32nd - Gisborne

12th - Hutt Valley

33rd - Eastern BOP

13th - North Canterbury

34th - Pukekohe

14th - Manawatu

35th - Papakura

15th - Rotorua

36th - Central Otago

16th - Pukekohe

37th - Kapiti

17th - Tasman

38th - Marlborough

18th - Northern Wairoa

39th - Horowhenua 40th - Kaiapoi High School

Netball NZ U17 Champs Grand Final: Wellington A Black 27 defeated Auckland 1 21

NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs

Final Placings: 1st - Wellington A Black

Grand Final: Saint Kentigern College 35 defeated Mt Albert Grammar School 34

2nd - Auckland 1

Final Placings:

3rd - Wellington B Gold

1st - Saint Kentigern College

4th - Dunedin

2nd - Mount Albert Grammar School

5th - Manawatu

3rd – Manukura

6th - Auckland 2

4th - Epsom Girls’ Grammar

7th - Howick Pakuranga

5th - St Mary’s College

8th - Hawke’s Bay

6th – Wellington East Girls’ College

9th - North Harbour 1

7th – St Margaret’s College

10th - Waitakere 1

8th – Rotorua Girls’ High School

11th - Hamilton City A

9th – Southland Girls’ High School

12th - Hutt Valley

10th – Palmerston North Girls’ High School

13th - Eastern Waikato

11th – St Hilda’s Collegiate

14th - North Harbour 2

12th – Aorere College

15th - Southland

13th – Wellington Girls’ College

16th - Hamilton City B

14th - Baradene College

17th - Christchurch A

15th – St Andrew’s College

18th - Taranaki

16th – Marlborough Girls’ College


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Community Netball Listening attentively to our participants and designing programmes that are focussed on meeting their needs has resulted in great achievements in this area during 2016. The final development phase of ANZ futureFERNS was completed, which culminated with the decision to roll-out 6v6 for the Year 5-6 age group in 2017. The lead-in included talking to the participants and having 28 Centres involved in piloting the initiative while ensuring it delivered to the needs of parents, children and all others involved. We have achieved continued growth in junior participants, particularly Year 1–4 which has grown by a phenomenal 11 per cent. There were also encouraging signs coming out of the Year 7–8 space, with membership numbers stabilised. In 2016, a total of 11,980 coaches registered through the Centres across the country. Run by Netball New Zealand’s Coach Development Network, 7,525 coaches attended workshops throughout the country, with 495 foundation modules and 2,635 developing modules delivered.

National Umpire Squad Angela Armstrong-Lush Jono Bredin Ann Hay Tania Fink Gareth Fowler Danielle Maulder Sasha McLeod Ken Metekingi Kristie Simpson Paul Smith Michael Wyllie

Fifty-four participants attended the three-day National Development Forum in February, held in Auckland. This year, 59 umpires across New Zealand achieved their Zone Umpire Award for the first time and 17 gained their New Zealand Umpire Award. There was an increase in the number of accredited umpires across the country (2,527) and umpire coaches and assessors (418), and we trained 23 new technical officials. NetballSmart is aimed at reaching out to all interested parties and offering educational opportunities designed to instruct and prepare individuals for pre-court and post-court care, specifically aimed at reducing injury. With the support of ACC, the NetballSmart programme is aligned to serve both coaches and athletes’ development needs, ensuring there is a seamless transition of knowledge of the correct educational procedure between both groups.

National Umpire Development Squad Jess Lea Tanya McCarthy Zak Middleton Cory Nicholls Alannah Robinson

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NNZ Affiliated Player Membership

NORTHERN

WAIBOP

CENTRAL

2015

2016

%

2015

2016

%

2015

2016

%

Year 1 & 2

1,682

1,648

-2%

1,514

1,464

-3%

2,029

2,200

8%

Year 3 & 4

4,490

4,698

5%

2,543

2,124 -16%

3,198

3,523

10%

Year 5 & 6

7,750

7,740

0%

4,870

4,890

0%

5,770

5,650

-2%

Year 7 & 8

6,970

7,120

2%

4,340

4,240

-2%

6,140

6,180

1%

Junior

20,892

21,206

2%

13,267

12,718

-4%

17,137

17,553

2%

Secondary

10,830

10,520

-3%

4,640

4,570

-2%

7,680

7,610

-1%

5,470 -10%

4,650

4,650

0%

6,180

6,200

0%

21,938

-3%

30,997

31,363

1%

930 -23%

7,910

7,260

-8%

38,907

38,623

-1%

Senior

6,050

Total (Excluding Recreational)

37,772

37,196

-2%

22,557

Recreational

10,910

10,550

-3%

1,200

Total

48,682

47,746

-2%

23,757

22,868

-4%

The percentage shows an increase or decrease in affiliated membership numbers in 2015/2016.


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MAINLAND

SOUTH

TOTAL

2015

2016

%

2015

2016

%

2015

2016

%

684

893

31%

750

880

17%

6,659

7,085

6%

1,764

2,101

19%

1,196

1,401

17%

13,191

13,847

5%

3,620

3,250

-10%

2,260

2,030

-10%

24,270

23,560

-3%

3,820

3,880

2%

2,190

2,100

-4%

23,460

23,520

0%

9,888

10,124

2%

6,396

6,411

0%

67,580

68,012

1%

5,450

5,390

-1%

3,150

3,030

-4%

31,750

31,120

-2%

3,690

3,940

7%

2,070

2,160

4%

22,640

22,420

-1%

19,028

19,454

2%

11,616

11,601

0%

121,970

121,552

0%

2,450

2,450

0%

2,540

2,690

6%

25,010

23,880

-5%

21,478

21,904

2%

14,156

14,291

1%

146,980

145,432

-1%

The percentage shows an increase or decrease in affiliated membership numbers in 2015/2016.

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Mary White (left), captain of the touring Australian basketball team, with Onnah Shannahan (nee Murray), captain of the New Zealand team at the Mayoral Reception. Š Otago Daily Times.


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The Heritage Project: Preserving Our International Netball History It wasn’t easy being a Silver Fern in 1948. Imagine catching a train to Dunedin one day, then playing the very first Netball international in New Zealand, against Australia, the next. The court had been hastily marked out on the asphalt carpark of the Forbury Park harness racing track. The New Zealand players were probably thankful to wear heavy woollen gym frocks and thick black stockings for protection in a howling southerly wind. But the biggest disadvantage was playing to rules they had never played before. New Zealand was used to playing nine-a-side ‘basketball’, and the visiting Australians insisted on playing their seven-a-side rules. It was post-war New Zealand, when women needed permission to use petrol to drive to Netball tournaments. And yet, 2,000 people crowded around the improvised court to watch this historic Test - which, for the record, Australia won 27-16. Afterwards, the New Zealand girls defied the orders of their coach, sneaking down the hotel corridor on their hands and knees, to chat to the All Blacks triallists who were staying at the same hotel. Five of those Silver Ferns from the 1948 Test Series are still alive today. Shooter Natalie Nicholls (now Wicken) made her debut in the third Test as a 17-year-old. Now 86, she tossed the coin before the Silver Ferns v Jamaica Test in Nelson on September 11. These priceless tales are among the gems that have been uncovered while bringing together the Silver Ferns Heritage Project – a mission to collect and preserve our rich international Netball history. Netball legend Dame Lois Muir, who has been part of many memorable moments in that history, says she is excited that the stories of the 164 Silver Ferns are being chronicled for perpetuity. “Little bits of our history start to disappear if they aren’t conserved,” says Dame Lois, who made her debut as a Silver Fern in 1960, when New Zealand finally changed to seven-a-side. “And it’s important to give recognition to all those women who helped shape our game.”

After working on the project for more than a decade, Netball stats guru Todd Miller has achieved an incredible feat. “We now have someone speaking on camera representing all 450 Test Matches that New Zealand has ever played. I don’t think any other sport in New Zealand would have that record,” he says. That includes the very first Test played by a New Zealand side, in Melbourne in 1938. In his travels around the country meeting and interviewing Silver Ferns of the past, Miller has also collected precious memorabilia. Among the treasures from Dame Lois is rare film footage of the 1963 Netball World Cup in England, shot on her Standard 8mm camera. Natalie Wicken attended the meeting in England where the first set of standardised international Netball rules were drawn up in 1960 and still had the original copy of them safely tucked inside a manila folder. “Slowly my house has become a Netball museum of its own!” Miller laughs. “What’s really struck me through this project is that the women involved in Netball have always been about getting on and simply doing what they do. Record keeping and recognition has almost been a secondary consideration. “So now it’s important to give our next generation of netballers an insight into the sport’s history and the many incredible people – mostly women – who have enabled them to have the opportunities they have today.” This story, written by acclaimed New Zealand journalist Suzanne McFadden, appeared in the inaugural Silver Ferns International Season Magazine. As part of the Heritage Project, in 2016 NNZ has launched the most comprehensive digital history section on silverferns.co.nz, introduced ‘cap numbers’ for players that have taken the court for the Silver Ferns in a Test Match, honoured our six Centurions at the NZ Netball Awards, honoured former Silver Ferns as coin tossers at Test Matches, and continued to add to our video interview records.

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Honour Roll New Zealand Netball Awards Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award 2015 Laura Langman 2016 Laura Langman Moment of the Year 2015 Silver Ferns victory over Australia in Pool Play at NWC2015 2016 Netball South wins inaugural Beko Netball League

Outstanding Contribution to Netball by a Technical Official 2015 Margaret Marsh 2016 Bernice Robertson National Umpire of the Year 2015 Gareth Fowler 2016 Jess Lea

People’s Choice 2015 Kayla Cullen 2016 Kayla Cullen

Aspiring Silver Fern 2015 Gina Crampton 2016 Holly Fowler

Silver Ferns Player of the Year 2015 Laura Langman 2016 Laura Langman

Beko Netball League Player of the Year 2016 Karin Burger (Central)

NZ ANZ Championship Player of the Year 2015 Laura Langman (Mystics) 2016 Gina Crampton (Steel) NZ ANZ Championship Coach of the Year 2015 Julie Fitzgerald (Magic) 2016 Julie Fitzgerald (Magic) NZ ANZ Championship Umpire of the Year 2015 Jono Bredin 2016 Jono Bredin National Coach of the Year 2015 Te Aroha Keenan 2016 Lauren Piebenga

Secondary Schools Player of the Year 2015 Mila Reuelu-Buchanan (Wellington East) 2016 Courtney Elliott (Tai Wananga Ki Ruakura) New World Volunteers of the Year 2015 Coach: Petter McInnes Official: Therese Dixon Administrator: Gwen Matchitt Youth: Stacey Cook 2016: Coach: Karen Aulelio Official: Judith Downer Administrator: Karla Newlands Youth: Kayla Kirker


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Honour Roll Netball New Zealand Life Members In order of being made a Life Member: Mrs R S McInnes+ 1932

Betty Steffensen QSM 1991

Miss M E Armstrong+

Dawn Jones OBE, NUNZ **

1949

1993

Mrs H D Muir+ 1949

Joyce Ellis NUNZ+ 1994

Mrs E O Schnack+ 1965

Dal Knuckey QSM, NUNZ+ 1994

Mrs S E Foster+ 1966

Monica Leggat MNZM 1997

Miss M A Mackenzie+ 1967

Christine Archer 1999

Miss C Vautier+ 1967

Fay Freeman ONZM 2002

Mrs E Lane+ 1968

Sheryl Dawson MNZM 2003

Miss E V Bell+ 1969

Sheryl, Lady Wells CNZM 2006

Mrs M S McAughtrie+ 1969

Robyn Broughton ONZM 2010

Mrs I M Coatsworth+ 1975

Taini Jamison OBE 2010

Edna Yates QSM+ 1975

Marian George QSM 2011

Mrs J C Lodge+ 1977

Kereyn Smith 2012

Joyce McCann MBE 1978 Mrs M Jenden+ 1981 Anne Taylor OBE 1987

* Life Member NUNZ only (Netball Umpires of New Zealand)

Dame Lois Muir OBE, DNZM 1989

**Life Member Netball New Zealand and NUNZ

Judy Russell 1991

+ Now deceased

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Netball New Zealand Service Award Holders 1967

L Coatsworth+ Waikato J Durbin+ Auckland J Ellis+ Auckland R Lane+ NNZ 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

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

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

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

1972

1979

1971

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 (née Penman) Ashburton

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

198O

M Beattie Te Kawau D Dee Nelson M K George (née 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 + Now deceased


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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 (née Thompson) Otago A Thurlow Otago

1984

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

1985

E Findlay Southland

1986

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

1987

M Donovan King Country J Williams Howick/Pakuranga

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

1995

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

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

1989

1997

1988

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

Janet Hefford Canterbury Jessie Thompson Canterbury Valerie Winder Whanganui

199O

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

R Aberhart Nelson B A McIntosh Mid-Canterbury E A Vernon Manawatu B Wells Auckland

1998

+ Now deceased

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1999

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

2OO6

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

2OO7

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

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

2OO1

2OO8

2OOO

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 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

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

2OO5

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

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 Robin Harding+ Auckland Waitakere 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 Waitakere Ronwyn Wilkins Motueka

2O11

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

2O12

Ruth Aitken NNZ Dulcie Brunel North Harbour Joanne Davis-Goff Waikato + Now deceased


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Tracey Fear NNZ Leigh Gibbs NNZ 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 Waitakere 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

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Delivering on Netball’s

Phase 2, 2016

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Whole of Netball Plan 2015-2019: Quality Netball Experiences The following reports on the progress made on the ten priority projects during the first year of the implementation of the On hold pending resourcing Whole of Netball (WON) Plan. KEY: Achieved GROW “Participation and lifelong involvement” National Junior Netball Programme • The third and final module of ANZ futureFERNS was piloted with the 6v6 game to be rolled out in the Year 5-6 space in 2017. • Eleven per cent growth in Years 1-4 space achieved. National Recreational Netball Programme • Programme is on hold pending resourcing. Auckland Strategy • Programme is on hold pending resourcing.

Brand and Promote Netball • Netball’s brand as a whole and the Silver Ferns brand remain strong. • A key part of NNZ’s Digital Plan was the re-launch of the Netball New Zealand website – NetballNZ.co.nz. A vibrant and information-packed, new-look website with relevant information and stories, this website is easy to navigate and offers something for everyone. • A key focus this year was the rollout of We Live this Game – the brand positioning for Netball in New Zealand - this positioning was integrated across all marketing/ communications channels. • NNZ developed and launched new brands: Beko Netball League and the ANZ Premiership. The ANZ Premiership has given us the opportunity to reset and look at a new brand of Netball, which is an exciting time for the sport in New Zealand. Build and Celebrate Netball’s Heritage

CONNECT “Connect more New Zealanders to the passion and excitement of Netball” Nationals Competitions Review • The Beko Netball League was launched in 2016 and featured teams from each of the five Zones. The league is fundamental to strengthening NNZ’s performance pathway, developing talent, and improving the competitiveness of NNZ’s elite teams. Netball South was the inaugural winner. • The Netball Quad Series, a partnership between NNZ, Netball Australia, Netball South Africa and England Netball (SANZEA) was launched in 2016. The inaugural event was hosted by New Zealand and Australia in August. This secures regular international competition on the Netball calendar.

• The Heritage Project gained real momentum in 2016, and there is now a growing and significant record of Silver Ferns history. All Silver Ferns now have a cap number, done in chronological order from the first in 1938 to the present day. • There is also a comprehensive history of the Silver Ferns, launched on silverferns.co.nz, which includes biographies of all coaches, captains and players through the ages. • A very successful second edition of the New Zealand Netball Awards, honouring up-and-coming as well as elite players, administrators and coaches, was staged in Auckland. • In a special moment, Silver Ferns centurions Lesley Rumball, Irene van Dyk, Laura Langman, Maria Tutaia, Leana de Bruin and Casey Kopua were honoured for their immense contribution to Netball during the awards evening. • With the on-going intent of keeping the Silver Ferns legacy at the forefront, all previous Silver Ferns captains were invited to a `Captains Call’ the day after the ceremony. This was an outstanding success, all parties welcoming the opportunity to exchange ideas and viewpoints while enjoying a unique and special camaraderie.


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WIN

SUSTAIN

“Be the best in world Netball”

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

National Player Development Programme • Player profile concept, tools and resources have been developed. Four Zone Performance Manager Workshops were held to help facilitate this process. Resources including templates, PowerPoint presentations and documentation were supplied to all Zones for use with Schools, Centres and Clubs.

National Commercial and Funding Strategy and Framework • The Commercial Framework and Strategy have been refreshed to position Netball for growth in revenues.

• The Hunt for Height programme is underway with selected athletes confirmed. The programme structure will include coaching, athlete servicing and camps and will be implemented in 2017.

• With the development of the new elite league, the focus has been on the establishment of the league’s commercial partners. ANZ has been confirmed as a Major Sponsor of NNZ from 2017, continuing and growing a long relationship with NNZ. Within that designation, ANZ are also the Naming Rights Partner of the new elite league – the ANZ Premiership.

High Performance Coach Development Programme

• NNZ has worked to develop opportunities for national partnerships that benefit Zones.

• NNZ Coaching Framework was reviewed in 2016. This resulted in the development of a refreshed framework which will be introduced in 2017. The framework has been rolled out in the Zones.

• NNZ continued its role of providing support to the Zones through a range of areas including IT, website, communications, human resource, financial administration and funding support.

• Three High Performance Coach Development workshops have been run with an emphasis on leadership in Netball. Workshops have also covered game analysis, mental skills, umpire interactions, alignment, performance under pressure, performance planning and loading and injury prevention.

• The game of Netball continues to receive outstanding support from Trust funders (both community and gaming). In 2017, NNZ will be developing a National Funding Strategy to provide direction on how targeted funding will best sustain Netball.

Netball’s High Performance Strategy and System • Zone visits by the Head of High Performance and the High Performance Player Development Manager have provided a platform for staff to share and understand the direction of both the Silver Ferns and Silver Ferns Development Squad programme, as well as the new High Performance Strategy. Tools, resources and education have been developed and rolled out to help align the Netball HP system. • NZA played a series of matches against England (two games), South Africa and the Silver Ferns prior to the Netball Quad Series. This was a great development opportunity for both athletes and team management. • NZU21 team played a series of games against the Cook Islands in December 2016. They also participated in the 20/U International Tournament in Canberra, Australia, where they finished third. • The Fast5 Netball World Series this year took a development focus, combining some of the Silver Ferns who had limited court time over the international season with members of the Silver Ferns Development Squad. The FAST5 Ferns won this event for the fourth consecutive year, defeating Australia in the final 41-16.

• Critical to the future of Netball was the signing of a new agreement for the New Zealand broadcast rights for Netball from 2017 with SKY TV. SKY have been and now will remain a huge supporter of Netball in New Zealand and a vital contributor to the success of Netball and the success of our netballers. National Member Management System • The progression of the Digital Pathway projects has seen the launch of the NNZ Learning & Development platform in 2016, with more qualifications and resources planned for 2017. • The partnership with Sportsground, which powers the Digital Netball Administration (DNA) solution has been successful with 70 per cent of NNZ Centres now using the system and 45,000+ members being registered via the online registration product SuperForms. • 2017 will see the launch of the new Competition Management programme, SKED, designed specifically for Netball and included as part of the DNA solution. A pilot programme will be run with selected Centres before the system opens to all NNZ Centres in 2018. • The Membership Management system will begin development in 2017 with a staged implementation programme delivering continual functionality over a multiyear rollout.

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Financials 2016


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Independent Auditor’s Report To the board members of Netball New Zealand Incorporated We have audited the accompanying special purpose financial statements of Netball New Zealand Incorporated (‘’the incorporated society’’) and the group, comprising the incorporated society and its subsidiaries, on pages 42 to 47. The special purpose financial statements comprise the statements of financial position as at 30 November 2016, the statements of financial performance and movements in equity for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, for both the incorporated society and the group. The special purpose financial statements have been prepared based on Tax Administration (Financial Statements) Order 2014.

considers internal control relevant to the incorporated society and group’s preparation of the special purpose financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the incorporated society and group’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates, as well as evaluating the presentation of the special purpose financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

This report is made solely to the board members as a body. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the incorporated society’s board members those matters we are required to state to them in the auditor’s report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the incorporated society’s board members as a body, for our audit work, this report or any of the opinions we have formed.

Our firm has offered our services as part of a sponsorship arrangement to the incorporated society and group. Subject to certain restrictions, partners and employees of our firm may also deal with the incorporated society and group on normal terms within the ordinary course of trading activities of the business of the incorporated society and group. These matters have not impaired our independence as auditor of the incorporated society and group. The firm has no other relationship with, or interest in, the incorporated society and group.

Board’s responsibility for the special purpose incorporated society and group financial statements

Opinion

The board is responsible for the preparation of these special purpose incorporated society and group financial statements, in accordance with Tax Administration (Financial Statements) Order 2014, for determining the acceptability of the basis of accounting, and for such internal control as the board determines is necessary to enable the preparation of special purpose incorporated society and group financial statements that are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error. Auditor’s responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these special purpose incorporated society and group financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (New Zealand). Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the special purpose incorporated society and group financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the special purpose incorporated society and group financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the special purpose financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor

In our opinion the special purpose financial statements of Netball New Zealand Incorporated and the group on pages 42 to 47 for the year ended 30 November 2016 are prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with Tax Administration (Financial Statements) Order 2014. Basis of accounting and restriction on distribution and use Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 to the special purpose financial statements, which describes the basis of accounting. The special purpose financial statements are prepared to meet the minimum requirements of the Tax Administration (Financial Statements) Order 2014. As a result, the special purpose financial statements may not be suitable for another purpose. Our report is intended solely for Netball New Zealand Incorporated and the group and should not be distributed to or used by any parties other than Netball New Zealand Incorporated and the group.

15 December 2016 Auckland

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Statement of Financial Performance For the year to 30 November 2016

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

Note

$000

$000

$000

$000

Operating Revenue

3

11,248

10,927

15,916

15,794

Operating Expenses

3

11,589

11,010

16,292

15,732

Operating Surplus/(Deficit)

(341)

(83)

(377)

61

Net surplus/(deficit) for the year

(341)

(83)

(377)

61

Statement of Movements in Equity For the year ended 30 November 2016

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

Members Equity at beginning of year

3,274

3,357

3,481

3,420

Operating Surplus/(Deficit) for year

(341)

(83)

(377)

61

Total Recognised revenues and expenses for the period

(341)

(83)

(377)

61

Members Equity at end of year

2,933

3,274

3,104

3,481


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Statement of Financial Position As at 30 November 2016

note

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

1,227

1,776

1,340

2,377

719

774

739

748

Assets Cash and Short-Term Deposits Accounts Receivable Loan to TTNL Ltd

6

Prepayments Other Total Current Assets Plant and Equipment Loan to TTNL Ltd Loans to Franchises Investments

5

400

-

-

-

86

41

87

41

-

-

8

41

2,432

2,591

2,174

3,207

304

171

304

171

6

-

200

-

-

10

59

106

59

131

9

2,996

3,022

3,518

3,022

Total Non Current Assets

3,359

3,499

3,881

3,324

Total Assets

5,791

6,090

6,055

6,531

8

2,933

3,274

3,104

3,481

4

1,599

1,568

1,693

1,446

1,146

1,161

1,146

1,161

Members Equity Liabilities Creditors, GST and Accruals Income received in advance Owing to related party Other

12

-

-

-

302

112

87

112

141

Total Liabilities

2,857

2,816

2,951

3,050

Total Equity & Liabilities

5,791

6,090

6,055

6,531

On behalf of the Board

John Bongard 15 December 2016

Shirley Hooper, Chair - Finance and Audit Committee 15 December 2016

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Notes to the Financial Statements For the year ended 30 November 2016 1. Accounting Policies Basis of Reporting

Accounts Receivable

Netball New Zealand Incorporated (NNZ) is an Incorporated Society in New Zealand. NNZ is a Public Benefit Entity. The special purpose financial statements have been prepared in accordance with s23(i) of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.

Accounts Receivable are shown at an amount which represents their estimated realisable value.

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. They comply with the New Zealand Tax Administration (Financial Statements) Order 2014. The special purpose financial statements have been prepared on the basis of historical cost. The financial statements comprise of Statement of Financial Position and Performance, movements in equity and accounting policies as well as the notes to these statements and comply with the Tax Administration (Financial Statements) Order 2014. The financial statements are presented in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$). Going Concern The financial statements have been prepared on a goingconcern basis. Goods & 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. Contra Contra received is recognised as Sponsorship revenue when amounts are quantifiable in terms of the Sponsorship contract.

Investments Investments have been valued at market value as at 30 November 2016. The movement has been recognised through the Statement of Financial Performance. Plant, Equipment and Depreciation Plant & Equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Plant & 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 & Fittings 2-15 years Other Equipment 2-5 years Uniforms Uniforms are expensed at the time of purchase, unless purchased for future squads. Interest in Joint Venture The Joint Venture is a joint arrangement with other parties in which NNZ has several liability in respect of costs and liabilities, and shares in any resulting output. NNZ’s share of the assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses of the joint venture are incorporated into the financial statements on a line by line basis. 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.


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Notes to the Financial Statements For the year ended 30 November 2016 2. Contingent Liabilities and Commitments Commitments under non-cancellable operating leases Current

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

125

189

125

189

Non-current

410

98

410

98

Total operating lease commitments

535

287

535

287

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

Sponsorship

5,217

4,786

5,939

5,642

Sport NZ & HPSNZ

2,824

2,794

2,824

2,794

984

1,210

984

1,210

13

15

16

18

3. Operating Surplus/(deficit) Operating surplus/(deficit) includes: Income

Grants Expenses Audit Fees Depreciation

82

83

82

83

125

189

138

203

Unrealised (gain)/loss on investments

160

(39)

160

(39)

Realised (gain)/loss on investments

(99)

14

(99)

14

(153)

200

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-

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

Rental and operating lease expenses

Provision for impairment

4. Creditors and Accruals

Trade Creditors Accruals/Other Creditors and GST

377

434

383

456

1,221

1,134

1,309

990

1,599

1,568

1,693

1,446

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Notes to the Financial Statements For the year ended 30 November 2016 5. Plant & Equipment ($000) NNZ 2016 Cost

NNZ 2015

Depn

Accum Depn

Book Value

Cost

Depn

Accum Depn

Book Value

5

Office Alterations

73

7

8

65

6

0

1

Office Equipment

124

5

107

17

105

6

102

3

Furniture & Fittings

147

8

63

84

92

5

55

37

Other Equipment

566

62

428

138

492

72

366

126

910

82

606

304

695

83

524

171

GROUP 2016 Cost

GROUP 2015

Depn

Accum Depn

Book Value

Cost

Depn

Accum Depn

Book Value

5

Office Alterations

73

7

8

65

6

0

1

Office Equipment

124

5

107

17

105

6

102

3

Furniture & Fittings

147

8

63

84

92

5

55

37

Other Equipment

566

62

428

138

492

72

366

126

910

82

606

304

695

83

524

171

6. Joint Venture NNZ has a 50% interest in TTNL Ltd. The operating results to the 12 months ended 31 October 2016 (which is different from the NNZ’s balance date),and subsequent events, have been included in these financial statements. As the shareholder agreement between Netball NZ and Netball Australia expires at 31st December 2016, TTNL is being wound up and all assets are expected to be realised and all liabilities are expected to be discharged within 12 months of 31 October 2016. As a result, TTNL will repay the loan of $400,000 prior to winding up the company. In the current year the provision amounting to $200,000 has been reversed in the Statement of Financial Performance. Operating results, assets and liabilities are proportionately consolidated within these financial statements. During the year the following balances were received from TTNL: $381,000 (2015: $363,000)as an event management fee, office rental contribution, and Beko Netball League contribution.

7. Board Honoraria An honoraria payment was made to Board members for the year as follows: 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.


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Notes to the Financial Statements For the year ended 30 November 2016 8. Members Equity NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

General Funds

2,933

3,274

3,104

3,481

Total Members Equity

2,933

3,274

3,104

3,481

NNZ 2016

NNZ 2015

GROUP 2016

GROUP 2015

$000

$000

$000

$000

9. Investments

Cash and Fixed Interest - short term

522

396

522

396

Fixed Interest - long term

2,996

3,022

2,996

3,022

Total Investments

3,518

3,418

3,518

3,418

10. Loans NNZ and Netball Central Zone have a loan agreement in place amounting to $105,928 (2015: $106,928). NNZ made a provision of $47,000 for this loan in the current year. This agreement allows for interest to be charged at the Lenders request. No interest has been charged or demanded to date.

11. Guarantee NNZ has guaranteed a $100,000 overdraft facility for Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty in 2016.

12. Related Party Transactions A new competition (ANZ Premiership) will commence in 2017 in place of the ANZ Championship. This competition is owned by NNZ and a new company (New Netball Team Ltd) has been established for the new 6th Auckland based team (Northern Stars). This new company is 100% owned by NNZ and going forward will be consolidated into NNZ results.

13. Subsequent Events There have been no events subsequent to balance date that would have a material impact on the financial statements (2015: $nil).

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