Haier Pulse Head Coach Robyn Broughton and CEO Chris Hooper have paid tribute to captain Katrina Grant, who was named Sports Personality of the Year at last night’s Dominion Post Wellington Sports Awards.

Haier Pulse captain Katrina Grant can’t wait for Monday night’s all-or-nothing return match with the Canterbury Tactix, after enjoying a well-earned rest with no game last weekend. She and her team had the luxury of being able to reflect on a job well done, following their outstanding 62-45 victory at Christchurch’s CBS Arena, while their opponents endured yet more misery, going down 79-62 to the Steel in Dunedin.

Due to the fantastic feedback CoachForce as pleased to announce further Middies on the Move Clinics 



Congratulations to the New Zealand Secondary Schools team who were last week crowned Trans-Tasman Secondary School Netball Champions. The final was a match most anticipated by the fans as a huge contingency of supporters for New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) and Aotearoa Maori flocked to Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre. Aotearoa Maori had caused a huge upset in the semi-final when they comprehensively bet the School Sport Australian team.

“It seems like Wellington has adopted both of you as their own,” observed Haier Pulse goal shoot Caitlin Thwaites to her coach Robyn Broughton and Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett, during a Haier Pulse Sponsors’ Breakfast earlier this week. “I certainly feel that Wellington has adopted me. I don’t necessarily feel like a foreigner anymore and I think I’m losing the Victorian accent.” she explained.

The new Netball Central Zone will be officially launched with the unveiling of the inaugural U23 team and the new zone logo at a Grand Launch event on Sunday 19 May at the Hotel Coachman in Palmerston North.

Netball Central, which covers the majority of the lower North Island, stretches from Hawke’s Bay in the east, Taranaki in the west, Wellington in the south and has Manawatu at its centre. Netball Central is one of five new zones recently created by Netball New Zealand as part of a new structure for the game in this country, designed to align the grassroots game with the five professional netball franchises.

 Take a look at the players from Nebtall Central who have made through to National squads.

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