The Netball Central Under 23 team kicked off their campaign with a round robin tournament in Timaru. These games are the first two pool matches prior to the Under 19 & 23 Age Group Championships 15th-18th July in Wellington.

On behalf of the Netball Central Zone Board, I would like welcome the teams and volunteers to the 2013 Under 19/23 National Age Group Championships.

Congratulations to the Haier Pulse who rallied in the deep south to take a well deserved victory over the Southern Steel to finish a season best 5th place.

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.