The latest news and updates from Netball New Zealand

Cadbury Volunteer of the Month: Kate Muggeridge

The club captain role at College Rifles Netball in Auckland is one that Kate Muggeridge finds very rewarding.

It’s her first year leading the committee of 13 other volunteers who all dedicate countless hours keeping the netball club running for its 180 players, 14 coaches, 16 managers and 12 umpires.

Kate has been involved with College Rifles Netball for five seasons, beginning as a player and then increasing her involvement by volunteering as the committees fundraising coordinator before stepping up into the lead role.
“Our committee is structured so that everyone has a role – some roles are larger than others and we try to recruit volunteers with the skills to match each role.”

Kate is proud of what the club has already achieved in the 2019 season with a roll out of new uniforms, their largest quiz night fundraiser to date and maintaining their membership numbers from 2018 - one of their largest ever at 17 teams.

The key duties for Kate as club captain involve; recruiting and providing guidance to committee members, coaches and managers; managing trials for all teams; as well as supporting the teams on game day.

Kate also find the time to manage a Year 9 Auckland representative team, meaning that 12 more players get to benefit from her administration skills ensuring they have a quality season.

Volunteering adds a great deal to Kate’s life. She volunteers as she has a set of skills that she can offer which enables people to play netball.

“I have a huge passion for the game of Netball, and I love seeing so many women (and men) of all ages and levels play. I am honoured to have been nominated into the club captain role.”
“But the main thing is the people, connections and friends you meet along the way – I first joined club netball when I moved home from overseas in my mid-20’s as a way to make new friends, it worked!.”

Congratulations Kate on being the Cadbury Volunteer of the Month for June. To nominate your favourite volunteer for this month complete the nomination form here.