National Netball League (formerly known as BEKO Netball League)

The National Netball League (NNL) is fundamental to strengthening Netball New Zealand's performance pathway, the development of talent and competitiveness of Netball New Zealand’s elite teams.

The Central Manawa programme is a periodised, performance netball programme that runs from off-season in November, with trials in January and the competition start in March through to June. The programme is led, developed and implemented by Netball Central Zone.

Trials will take place in January with a selection process led by NCZ Head of Selectors Aroha Marsh, NCZ High Performance Director Waimarama Taumaunu and in consultation with Central Pulse Head Coach Yvette McCausland-Durie. Central Manawa players and staff play a strong role in Pulse succession planning. Player selections will continue to prioritise PULSE potential as a selection criterion and the programme will continue to strive to produce one contracted player per year. Coaching and management staff will be appointed with a view to growing the pool of PULSE ready coaches and managers in the Zone.