One of seventeen netball centres within the Northern Zone which extends from Waiuku in the South, to Mangonui (Kaitaia) in the North.
We provide a netball competition for Junior, Intermediate and Seniors for 16 weeks from April to the end of August, with breaks during school holidays. During the off season we provide Social Netball for Womens, Mixed and Intermediate through Fast5 & traditional formats between October and March.
The Whangarei Netball Centre is located at Kensington Park and hosts 12 courts, with 4 additonal courts open to the public during the season. Junior, Intermediate, College and Senior compeititons run on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays and the Premier Competition runs on Fridays. Our Social series of both Fast5, Mixed & walking Netballs runs on a Wednesday and Thursdays during daylights savings.
We encourage and support players of all levels; from Year 1 to Year 8 through the Netball NZ FutueFERNS programme, boys up to and including Intermediate level and College & Senior netball for the social player to the Premier player.
WNC offer development for players, umpires, coaches and administrators - providing pathways, workshops and training for anyone wanting to develop their skills at both a community level and above.
To provide the opportunities for our members to develop to their potential in all areas of netball and enjoy the lifelong physical, mental and social benefits from being involved in a sporting community.
To empower individuals to reach lifelong potential through playing coaching, umpiring and administrating netball.
Being regarded as a benchmark centre within the Northern Zone
Be an innovative and sustainable organisation
Promoting quality experiences and lifelong benefits through involvement in sport/netball
Being community and memebr focused
Promoting pathways for development in all areas of netball
Having a philosophy of continued improvement
Provide quality governance and leadership
Build relationships with all stakeholders including funders and sponsor based on mutual trust, respect and accountability.
Community and Culture: increased participation, develop best practice, workd in collaboration, and build trust and confidence, raise the profile of the game, transparent communication, clear and open processes, and marketing and brand strategies
Capability: clear performance pathways, bridge the gap between performance and high performance netball for both players and coaches, develop strong rep programmes, identify gaps and increase capability of coaches, umpires, bench officials and volunteers.
High Performance: develop quality athletes, quality coaches and umpires through leading performance and high performance programmes, develop quality team support personnel and key partnerships, integrate with Northern Zone.
Business: maintain financial sustainability, deliver value to sponsors, build business capability in terms of sponsorship, marketing and gaming trust appolications, attract the best people top deliver on the vision, mission and aims.