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Cadbury Volunteer of the Month

Nominations for Cadbury Volunteer of the Month are now open and can be entered here

We value and appreciate our netball volunteers which is why we choose to recognise and celebrate them. You can nominate your coach, manager, umpire, school or club administrator, official, parent, grandparents, supporter or whoever helps you on your netball journey. Let’s acknowledge all the people who take the time to Build Champions.

In 2022, Volunteer of the Month (VOM) will run during May, June, July and August. The cut-off date for each month is halfway through the month. If you miss the cut off for one month, don’t worry- your nominee will automatically be entered for the following month. Each Netball Centre (not satellite) is able to have up to 1 winner per month.

If you have any questions about this or the process, please email Jenna at

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 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our Cadbury Volunteer Award winners, a very impressive group of volunteers who have positively impacted their Netball communities. We are so thankful to you and to all our volunteers that make netball possible. The winners were acknowledged at the annual New Zealand Netball Awards which was held online on Wed, 8 Dec 2021.

  • Cadbury Volunteer Administrator of the Year – Andrea James, Selwyn Netball Centre, Mainland Zone.
  • Cadbury Volunteer Official of the Year – Kate Ward, Auckland Netball Centre, Netball Northern.
  • Cadbury Volunteer Coach of the Year –Donna Erceg, Auckland Netball Centre, Netball Northern.
  • Cadbury Youth Volunteer of the Year – Tyler Campbell, Waiuku Centre, Netball Northern.
  • Cadbury Community Volunteer Champion if the Year – Kim Voigt, Waiuku Netball Centre, Netball Northern.

You can read more about the winners here.

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

  • Volunteer Official category: Kate Smith (Central)
  • Volunteer Youth Category: Alyssa Manilal (Northern)
  • Community Champion Category: Liz Freeman (South)

The Cadbury Volunteer of the Year Awards will open for 2022 in September

Volunteer Strategy

Netball is an integral part of New Zealand’s dynamic sporting culture. Existing in New Zealand for over 100 years, today Netball is one of New Zealand’s favourite sports and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Netball New Zealand are pleased to present the Volunteer Strategy 2020-2022. This strategy document will outline our vision and strategic objectives. Each objective is broken down to outline, our goals, actions and what success will look like.

Click here for details

Volunteer Resources

Alongside Cadbury, Netball New Zealand has created a range of Volunteer resources to help you support and facilitate netball in our community. Some of the available resources include information about how to recruit volunteers, a volunteer culture check, inducting your volunteers, role descriptions including examples for you to use, the importance of a Volunteer Manager and support around how to safeguard children. There are more editable resources available on Netball New Zealand’s Sport Tutor. These resources are being updated so be sure to check back soon for updates.

Click here for Volunteer Resource Library

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