What is the NZEPP for?

The purpose of the NZEPP is to grow the number and quality of elite athletes, coaches, managers and umpires in the Northern Zone.

Who should apply to be a part of the NZEPP?

The NZEPP is designed to bring pre-elite and high-performance individuals in netball, for our zone, under one connected umbrella.  The focus is on individual development and includes athletes, coaches, managers and umpires who aspire to reach a High-Performance Level in netball.

What is the commitment to the NZEPP?

The NZEPP begins in October. The period of engagement is for 12 months. When you commit to joining the NZEPP there is an expectation you will commit to the programme for 12 months. The NZEPP is committed to developing you as an elite individual and for that we ask you to invest the time and effort required to learn how to succeed in a high-performance environment.

Is there a subscription fee to join the NZEPP?

Yes, the baseline subscription for all members is $100. This helps to pay for the services offered through the NZEPP. From there, athletes in Levels 1 and 2 and umpires may be asked to pay an additional fee. This is because these groups have access to services such as a strength and conditioning trainer, gym, athlete life, mental skills and nutrition.

When is payment due?

Payment is due upon you accepting a place in the NZEPP. There is always a month between being accepted into the programme and the expectation of payment. Payments are also payable by the 20th of the following month. For example: If you sign your agreement on September 16th your payment will be expected by October 20th. If you have difficulity paying you are encouraged to contact Tia and Meghan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss options.

Do I need to be part of the NZEPP if I want to be selected for BEKO?

Yes. The first stage is registering for the NZEPP and attending a testing day.  This will allow us to begin the screening process.

Do I need to be part of the NZEPP if I want to coach or manage a BEKO team?

Yes. The first stage is registering for the NZEPP. This will allow us to begin the screening process. Anyone who is offered a coach or management role for BEKO is expected to become part of the NZEPP, if they are not already engaged.

Can Secondary School aged-athletes be selected for BEKO?

BEKO selection is open to secondary school aged-athletes following full athlete profiling to determine readiness for the BEKO level.   If a school aged-athlete is being considered for BEKO selection, the NZEPP Lead and Head BEKO coach will be responsible for conducting a full athlete profile in consultation with the athlete and their key support people. Only after we have administered this process will we determine whether a secondary school student is eligible to be considered for BEKO.

Am I eligible for New Zealand Secondary Schools selection if I am unable to play for my school because I am in a BEKO team?

Yes.