Performance Update – Northern Zone Elite Performance Programme

From November 2017, Netball Northern Zone will begin building on the foundations of our Elite Performance Programme.
The purpose of the NZEPP is to grow the number and quality of elite athletes, coaches, managers and umpires in our Zone, and across our centres.
The main objectives are:

  1. To grow talented athletes in an environment designed for learning the lifestyle and work ethic required to succeed in high performance netball environment. These are athletes who aspire to play for BEKO National League, Franchise and Silver Ferns.
  2. To develop and support coaches, managers and support staff who aspire to work in the high-performance environment. The programme will provide an opportunity to access professional development and mentoring while deepening knowledge and growing the skill-set required to grow individual athletes for high-performance.
  3. To connect umpires aspiring to reach national and international squads with training opportunities to develop their skill-set.

The aim of this programme is a clear connection between NNZ pathways, the zone pathways and centre talent development programmes to ensure the stepping stones to high-performance are aligned and transparent for all who aspire to succeed in this challenging environment.

Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Managers who are selected will have access to the following opportunities:

  • SKYCITY Mystics and Northern Stars Training Partners
  • Northern Zone BEKO National League Teams
  • Development opportunities against invitation teams (nationally and internationally)
  • Zone wide high-performance competition e.g. Fast 5
  • Integrated specialist skill sessions from high-performance experts
  • Strength and Conditioning Programme
  • Performance support advice e.g. nutrition, mental skills
  • Guest coaching from some of New Zealand’s Elite Coaches
  • Work alongside franchise coaches, managers, athletes and elite umpires
  • Grow learning about how to become a high-performance athlete, coach, umpire or manager


Future appointments for positions within the Northern Zone Performance and High-Performance environment will be advertised through the Northern Zone Elite Performance Programme.

All interested athletes, coaches, managers and umpires should register here NZEPP REGISTRATION

Community Engagement
We are holding TWO information evenings throughout the Zone. The content of these presentations will be about the NZEPP and is directed at athletes, coaches, umpires and managers who are aspiring to work in the high-performance netball environment. If you are interested in hearing more or have questions please come along:

28th September 7.30pm-8.30pm: Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre, 773 New North Rd, Mount Albert – Garlick Room

4th October 7.00pm-8.30pm: Sport Northland, 97 Western Hills Drive Whangarei – Boardroom
Information will be presented by Tia Winikerei, Northern Zone Performance Manager, Helene Wilson, SKYCITY Mystics Coach and Kiri Wills Northern STARS Coach.
If you can’t make one of the information evenings REGISTER HERE to keep up to date with information, updates and calendars.
Information and Updates
Information, updates and calendars regarding the Northern Zone Elite Performance Programme will also be published on the Netball Northern website.

NZEPP Information Evening Flyer

Performance Update- Wider Community