Netball New Zealand and the country’s five Netball Zones have made a number of recommendations regarding the approaching Community Netball winter season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Netball Central’s production line of top-quality whistle blowers continues to flourish with eight of the 14 selected in the 2020 National Umpire Squad coming from the Zone, including newcomer Marly (Marlissa) Howard.
At the conclusion of Central Manawa Beko trials that took place on Saturday 1 February, the selectors have named the following players for the 2020 Central Manawa squad to compete in the Beko Netball League.
A successful season for Netball Central was highlighted at the 2019 New Zealand Netball Awards when several of the Zone’s players, coaches and umpires received the sport’s top accolades.
Netball Central’s drive to expose and develop its next tier of coaching talent has gained considerable traction with eight candidates from the Zone recently accepted for the sport’s premier coaching qualification programme.
With the view to building on its depth of coaching talent, Central Manawa has appointed Emma Weenink and John Atkins as assistant coaches for next year’s Beko Netball League.