Dipping out in the deep south, Central Manawa are now banking on a change in fortune at the opposite end of the country against the Northern Comets in Beko Netball League action in Auckland on Sunday.

A quiet off-court demeanour and engaging smile detract from the imposing presence midcourter Renee Savai’inaea is having for Central Manawa during the early rounds of the Beko Netball League.

Transforming talented teens into top-quality prospects has become a hallmark of Central Manawa, the tradition already coming to light in the early stages of this season’s Beko Netball League.

Having fashioned an enviable record, the highly successful Central Manawa will be in everyone’s sights when the fourth season of the Beko Netball League gets underway this weekend.

Enter Now to Win 2 seats on the Double Decker TWoR Pulse Bus and 2 tickets to the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse vs The Good Oil Tactix ANZ Premiership Game at Fly Palmy Arena in Palmerston North Sunday 10th March at 4:10pm

New Zealand is leading the way with a Netball world first in advocating for those in control of the game with the establishment of a New Zealand Netball Umpires’ Association.

Touching down just six weeks ago, top-rated Australian umpire Josh Bowring has quickly embraced his new Wellington lifestyle and the opportunity to expand his netballing credentials.

Dennis Slade is a New Zealand pioneer of the Teaching Games for Understanding method of coaching.