What is Netball Leaders about?

"Growing young leaders through netball"

All participants begin with four core leadership workshops. These workshops focus on personal qualities of a leader; how to lead others; challenges of leadership; and preparation for giving back to the community. The workshops will be activity based and include personal material which the participants can take away. There will be reasonable time between each workshop to allow participants to learn, reflect and apply.

Once participants complete the core leadership workshops (bronze award), they will then elect a pathway focusing on either coaching, umpiring or ‘giving back’. Participants will have the opportunity to attain any Netball New Zealand coaching or umpiring qualifications, in conjunction with the leadership programme. The three pathways will provide opportunities for participants to give back to their netball centre and community through coaching or umpiring for a school/club team; creating netball opportunities/events; or volunteering at their local netball centre.

Through this, participants will be able to gain silver and gold awards, depending on their level of contribution in their respective pathway(s).

Who is Netball Leaders for?

The programme is targeting young people aged between 12 and 24 years living in the Counties Manukau and Waitakere areas. By virtue of the geographic area, the programme is focused on Maori and Pacific people but it is not exclusive.

The programme is aimed at working with young people who are starting to exhibit leadership qualities, and also young people who could benefit from growing their confidence and leadership skills.

How has Netball Leaders come about?

In 2016, Netball Northern Zone identified the need to grow the capability and capacity within the netball system in the Counties Manukau region. A concept emerged to work with young people in the community to develop leadership capabilities and grow the capacity in the netball system.

Dedicated funding from the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Aktive Targeted Population Groups, Youthtown, Mangere Otahuhu, Papakura, and Otara Papatoetoe Local Boards has enabled the concept to be fully developed into a leadership programme.

What are the benefits of Netball Leaders for the participant?

* Grow leadership skills which can be applied to all facets of life.

* Positively impact on health and well-being.

* Develop confidence, resilience and self-belief, social skills, and help reach their potential.

* Foster a passion for sport, and netball in particular.

* Develop skills to design and run programmes and events.

* Gain NNZ coaching or umpiring qualifications.

* No cost to be involved in the programme.

How to get Involved in Netball Leaders or for more information

The Netball Leaders Programme is free for all participants aged between 12-24 years old.

The programme will be delivered at selected netball centres throughout 2018 and 2019, as well as selected secondary schools.

For more information on how you can be a part of Netball Leaders, or to register your interest, please click here and fill out the required details and we will contact you with more information.

The Netball Leaders Programme Coordinator is Zak Middleton, who can be contacted via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to register for the next Netball Leaders Programme at your local netball centre

Papakura Netball Centre

Papakura Netball Centre (PNC) are holding the Netball Leaders Programme in week two of the Term 3 school holidays.

Date:     8-10 October 2018

Time:     9am to 3pm each day

Cost:      Free

Age:       Secondary School students

To register for the PNC Netball Leaders programme please click here

Programme Outline