The Netball NZ U17 Champs is Netball New Zealand’s largest event. This year 42 Netball Centres competed in this four-day, outdoor tournament - the only domestic event held outdoors.

The event is a key stepping stone for umpires along the development pathway.  It was held at Manawatu Netball Centre in Palmerston North from 16th-19th July 2018.

The Northern Zone had 10 umpires attend this year, Barry Bredenback, Hannah Williams, Jody Dickason, Virginia Peek, Kalesi Tabete, Reiz Wong-Shiu, Karen Pulley, Mako Wilson, Tania Heke and McKenzie Northcott. Well done to all our umpires for a great week with special mention to McKenzie Northcott who achieved her NZ C Award. Also to Tania Heke and Mako Wilson who both got endorsed on their NZ C Awards.

Northern Zone also had Elaine Curtis and Debbie Shoebridge attend on the Umpire Coaching Panel to provide valuable support to umpires throughout the tournament.

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Mako Wilson and Tania Heke from Netball Waitakere

Ginny Peek and Kalesi Tabete from Netball North Harbour with Raewyn Vile (middle), umpire support

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Karyn Pulley and Reiz Wong-Shiu from Auckland Netball Centre