Get Involved

Your guide on where to play, coach, umpire, volunteer.

Volunteering

Do you want to:

  • Support your kids?
  • Give something back to the game?
  • Contribute to your local community?
  • Enhance your work prospects?
  • Help others succeed?
  • Develop skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork?
  • Do something rewarding while spending time with friends?

If the answer is YES to any of the above, becoming a Netball Volunteer could be for you!

What do Netball Volunteers do?

Many volunteers coach, manage or umpire for a Club or School team. Other volunteers are involved in running our sport by working in administrative or governance roles. Others are involved in specific projects or helping out with one-off events or tournaments.

How can I find out more?

In the first instance you can contact your local Netball Club or Centre. Alternatively you can email us and we will forward it to the Netball Centre or Zone nearest to you. Don't forget that if you have a child at school, go to the school and let them know that you are interested in volunteering your time to assist with the school's Netball team(s).

New World Netball Volunteer Awards

The New World Netball Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the sport in the categories of coach, administrator, official and youth volunteer.

Nominations for the 2016 New World Netball Volunteer Awards are now closed.

Category Descriptions & Judging Criteria

In all categories, the person nominated must be a ‘volunteer’ – defined as someone who does not derive a significant source of income from the role that they fulfil. They may receive honorarium or expenses in completing the role that they are nominated for. Many individuals could qualify in more than one category; however the nomination of a person may be for only one category each year. It is acknowledged that many individuals’ efforts are the result of several years of commitment and involvement, so a nomination may recognise the individual’s total contribution to netball, over the last few years.

Coach

A coach who has contributed significantly to Netball in the Centre or Region. This person will most likely demonstrate the following qualities:

  • She/he is someone who is unpaid; or does not rely on coaching for a main income
  • Who may or has coached at a range of levels;
  • Contributes to the development of players and/or other coaches;
  • May or may not have children involved in the sport of Netball.
  • Has demonstrated a positive commitment to ongoing development as a coach e.g. involvement in NNZ coach accreditation, attendance at coach development workshops and seminars etc
  • Demonstrates positive coaching behaviours – i.e. organised practices, positive sideline behaviours.

Administrator

An Administrator in Netball who has contributed significantly to the administration of Netball in the Centre or Region. This person will most likely demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Is a member of your Committee or Board if working in a voluntary role;
  • She/he is unpaid or does not rely on the administration as a main source of income
  • Takes responsibility for leadership roles, e.g. chairperson, secretary, treasurer;
  • Always has the best interests of their Centre or Region at heart;
  • Gives over and above what could reasonably be expected from a person in that position;
  • Is one of those people that every organisation needs and depends on to get things done;
  • Works well as a team member and supports and encourages voluntary effort;
  • Is respected and admired and always gets the best out of people as a result.

Official

An Umpire, Team Manager and/or Bench Official who has contributed significantly to the game and the development of this role/s in the Region/Centre. This person will most likely demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Works selflessly to maintain high standards in their chosen Official role.
  • She/he is unpaid or does not rely on the administration as a main source of income
  • Helps others to achieve similar high standards.
  • Makes themselves available for a variety of fixtures and games at all levels.
  • Works well as a team member and supports and encourages voluntary effort.
  • Is respected and admired and always gets the best out of people as a result.

Youth Volunteer

A Youth Volunteer is a young person, under the age of 21, who contributes significantly to Netball in the Centre or Region in any of the above 3 categories. This person will most likely demonstrate the following qualities:

  • She/he is someone who is unpaid;
  • Will most frequently be found working at Club/School level, although may be involved at Centre or Region level.
  • Involved in either one or more of coaching, umpiring, bench official or administration.
  • Makes a significant contribution to the success of the Club, Centre or Region.
  • May or may not be a committee member.
  • Presents a positive role model to other young people through their behaviour and involvement