The netball season is well and truly underway, and this means it’s time to think about preparing for tournaments. The zone is running an online Q&A session for Coaches, Managers, and Umpires that will be attending the local tournaments as well as tournament weeks. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask the expert your questions regarding all things tournament preparation. You will be able to network with other Coaches, Managers, Umpires, and NetballSmart and offer any advice from those who have participated in tournaments previously.

Join our experts!

  • MG Mystics Head Coach, Tia Winikerei and Assistant Coach, Rob Wright
  • NNL Marvels Team Manager, Amanda Dyason
  • Netball NZ National Squad Umpire, Zak Middleton
  • Netball Smart Development Officer, Amelia Pasco

Click HERE to watch a Zoom recording of the previous tournament tips video that has lots of content from each expert. We encourage you to watch this first and use the Q&A to ask any specific questions you will have. We have also attached some other resources that will give you a good base of knowledge to use.

This is not just targeted at rep coaches it can be for coaches that are taking teams to UNISS, AIMS, and NZSS. If you are interested in learning some great tips then register by clicking the link HERE. Registrations close 7th June.

Please pose your question in the registration so the experts have some time to prepare. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions on the night as well. Once you have registered you will receive the Zoom link to enter the meeting.

If you feel like there are any coaches, managers, umpires are not on this email that would benefit from this session, please feel free to forward it to them.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Netball NZ Community Coach Awards 1 & 2 Workshops 

The Community Coach Award (CCA) is for the development coach working with athletes from 12 – 18 years. It includes a set of modules which provide basic knowledge and skills to develop players at the community level. These modules are delivered and facilitated in a practical environment and are designed to help coaches understand the importance of using a player-centred approach. We are looking at dates as we have had to cancel the ones we had scheduled in February and March. Please let us know if you would like to have a one on one consultation or if you have a group of coaches that would be interested please also let us know and we can arrange a time and date with you to conduct these workshops.

The Player Centred Coaching online module is now live in the Learning and Development Portal. It is in the same area as Introduction to Netball Rules and NetballSmart - Developing Physical Capacity, therefore coaches that are already on the portal will now see the new module in the CCA Pre-Requisites area.  For coaches not yet in the portal they need to register: and add the join code ‘ccapr18’. Attached is the user guide to instruct coaches on the registration and user process.

Each module cost $15 per person ($20 per person UNAFFILIATED) and are all held at the Papakura Netball Centre. Note: Payments must be made in full prior to the module commencing. Minimum of 5 paid registered applicants for the module to go ahead!

Please contact Tracey Spence if you would like to know more on 09 295 0418 or mobile 0274 295 0175 or email

Good Sports Workshops

Kids sport can be challenging for parents & their coaches on so many levels. Join us for a discussion on the issues & we’ll also explore some options & approaches for dealing with them. If you’re keen to give your kids/players the opportunity to do their best in sport, this is a must-attend event!  

Papakura Netball Centre is offering Good Sports workshops FREE OF CHARGE to PNC affiliated Clubs.

Workshops are 1 hour and our facilitators can come to your club venue or we can schedule a workshop for your club at our Netball Centre.

If you are interested in having this workshop delivered to your club parents, please contact:

Heather Te Rure - General Manager Ph: 295 0410 Email:

Download a copy of the Good Sports workshop flyer

Why we think futureFERNS is great:

  • It creates positive experiences for our children and parents wanting to learn and get involved in Netball
  • It is a modified Netball game to suit age groups and physical level
  • It provides a non-intimidating start base for new coaches and umpires
  • Children are able to develop Netball skills, team work and confidence in a fun learning environment
  • And it provides quality experiences and opportunities for all involved

Register here if this sounds like you and we'll help you get started. 

For further information on Coaching please contact us, we'll be happy to help answer any questions you may have. 

Heather Te Rure - General Manager


Phone: 09 295 0410

Pjay Fenton - Netball Development Manager


Phone: 09 295 0418