To maintain our position as the pre-eminent netball zone in the country over the next four years by continuing to achieve consistent and regular success at every level of the game, from international campaigns to domestic age group tournaments. 

Guiding Principles

Netball Central Zone's (NCZ) approach to performance development is player centred, coach lead and system wide. 

We believe that a world class netballer comprises four essential elements – hauora, physical, technical and tactical; and our performance system reflects our commitment to the development of the whole person, not just the netball player. 

Our promise to every netballer who enters our high performance system at any level is simple – you will emerge a better player and enjoy a range of netball experiences.  We tailor approaches to the needs of the individual; we deliver excellent coaching to all our players; and we undertake multiple community engagements to keep our netballers grounded in their communities and respectful of the wider team behind them.

Our promise to our Zone netball whanau is that our system will produce young women whose on and off court exploits will make us all proud.  And in this way, NCZ aims to deliver a high performance system that produces future Silver Ferns, who win as Pulse players, and who connect and inspire our Zone through their activities on and off the court. 

 Central Vision


Figure 1.  Essential Elements of a Silver Fern


NCZ High Performance Director

Waimarama Taumaunu

Community Emerging Talent Lead

John Atkins

NZC Head of Selectors

John Atkins

PULSE Head Coach

Anna Andrews-Tasola

PULSE Assisstant Coach

Kim Howard

PULSE Specialist Coaches

Waimarama Taumaunu – Defensive Specialist

PULSE Team Manager

Jill Clapcott

Central Manawa Head Coach

Ngarama Milner-Olsen

Central Manawa Assistant Coach

Cushla Lichtwark & Renee Matoe

Central Manawa Team Manager

Sarona Sullivan