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Cadbury Volunteer Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Cadbury Volunteer Awards are now closed as of Sunday 10 October 2021 at midnight.

Netball New Zealand, in partnership with Cadbury, the Official Volunteer Partner, are pleased to be acknowledging the very best of our Community Netball volunteers.

Nominating a volunteer is the perfect way to acknowledge the work that they do and to say thanks. Please help us by nominating your Volunteer Champion so we can celebrate all that they mean to us.

There are five categories a volunteer can be nominated for:

  • Cadbury Volunteer Coach of the Year
  • Cadbury Volunteer Official of the Year
  • Cadbury Volunteer Administrator of the Year
  • Cadbury Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Cadbury Community Volunteer Champion of the Year

The full ‘Category Descriptions & Judging Criteria’ can be found here.

Cadbury Volunteer of the Month

Nominations for Cadbury Volunteer of the Month are now closed for 2021

Cadbury Volunteer Awards 2020

Congratulations to our Cadbury Volunteer Awards winners, a very impressive group of volunteers who have positively impacted their Netball communities.

  • Cadbury Volunteer Coach of the Year – Jason Pope, Hamilton, WAIBOP Zone
  • Cadbury Volunteer Official of the Year – Amelia Wheeler, Wellington, Central Zone
  • Cadbury Volunteer Administrator of the Year – Jo Morriss, Waiuku, Northern Zone
  • Cadbury Youth Volunteer of the Year – Georgia Trent, Dunedin, South Zone
  • Cadbury Community Volunteer Champion if the Year – Dana Turnbull, Eastern Southland, South Zone

The winners were hosted and acknowledged at the Cadbury Netball Series where the Silver Ferns played the England Roses on Sunday 1 November in Hamilton.

Read more about the winners here.

Three other volunteers were also recognised with ‘highly commended’ awards:

  • Official category – Jane Robinson, Hauraki Plains, WAIBOP
  • Community Champion category – Tracey Heads, Rotorua, WAIBOP Zone and Chontel Radt, Kerikeri, Northern Zone

Volunteer Strategy

Click here for details

Volunteer Resources

Click here for Volunteer Resource Library

More resources coming, be sure to check back soon

Join the Netball Whānau

Do you want to:

  • Have lots of fun?
  • Increase your own health and wellbeing?
  • Belong to something and feel valued?
  • Socialise with others and make new friends?
  • Give back to your local community and make a difference?
  • Share your knowledge to help others succeed?
  • Gain new skills?
  • Support you kids?
  • Have more Netball in your life?

If the answer is YES to any of the above, come and join the Netball whānau!

Many volunteers coach, manage or umpire for a Club or School Team. There are also lots of volunteers that develop the skills of our coaches and umpires. Other volunteers are involved in running Netball by working in administrative or governance roles. Volunteers can also be part of specific project or helping out with one-off events or tournaments.

Get in touch with your local Netball Centre, Netball Club or School to find out how you can make a difference in your community.

Cadbury – Official Volunteer Partner

Netball New Zealand is delighted to announce that Cadbury has come on board as our Official Volunteer Partner. Cadbury is super passionate about the powerful role that grass roots sports plays in our community and together we want to ensure that the future of Netball remains strong. Our partnership is built to recognise, reward, inspire and recruit new volunteers to our sport by shining a light on those netball volunteer champions who have helped build and nurture our netball communities and participants.

NNZ have employed a Volunteer Advocacy Coordinator (VAC) to manage the Volunteer Programme, starting with the development of a robust strategy for our Centres. If you would like to get a hold of our VAC, please contact