The National Netball League (Beko) Comets will be managed by the Northern Stars team this year. The Zone’s NZEPP system is also being adapted for this change and the pdf document below explains the way the NZEPP and Beko Selection Process will work. If you have any further queries please contact Tia Winikerei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dianne Lasenby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NZEPP and Beko Selection Process

2020 Northern Marvels BEKO Trials

Northern Marvels Trials are OPEN to all those in the Northern Marvels catchment area

See Northern Zone Beko Netball League Geographical Split Map Below

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Expressions of interest for 2020 are now closed – if you want to keep in touch about upcoming opportunities please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trial dates are:

Day Date Time Venue
Saturday November 2nd 12-4pm AUT North Campus
Monday November 4th 7-9.30pm Trusts Arena
Saturday November 9th 12-4pm AUT North Campus

Trials will consist of game play and athletic testing. From here a squad will be selected and will train throughout November and December 2019. The final Northern Marvels Team will be selected from this squad in early 2020, when pre-season training will commence. The anticipated competition dates are March 22nd to June 21st 2020. All those selected need to be available to train and play throughout this period. The BEKO draw is yet to be published and further details will be provided at the trials.

Any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Head Coach Appointment

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Netball Northern Zone are pleased to announce the reappointment of Ripeka Pirie as Head Coach of the Northern Marvels for the 2020 season. The experience Ripeka has gained in the past three years as a BEKO coach placed her in a strong position amongst a tough pool of applicants. Ripeka credits her reappointment to a strong support system, a willingness to learn and improve, and a comfort with adaptability. The BEKO environment changes frequently and I have learnt to anticipate this and plan for the variety of events BEKO can throw at you. Having this mindset and preparing well has a flow on effect, and the player’s become more adaptable and resilient. I wish to thank my family, friends and the many generous people I have worked with, for their support.

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