Netball New Zealand has advised Netball Centres around the country to postpone all training and competitions until Friday 14 August due to the change in COVID-19 alert levels.

Netball New Zealand’s advisory follows confirmation of community transmission of COVID-19 which has seen Auckland move into lockdown at Alert Level 3, and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2.

The change of alert levels means there is to be no organised netball activity in the Auckland Super City area as well as no training and competitions to take place from Wednesday to Friday (August 12-14).

NNZ has also advised Centres in the rest of the country to postpone all training and competitions during the same time period to allow them to prepare to return to play under the strict guidelines at Alert Level 2.

Centres will be required to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines which include having processes in place to meet all Government contact tracing, gatherings, health and sanitation and workplace requirements.

NNZ chief executive Jennie Wyllie said while Centres outside of Auckland could currently continue under Alert Level 2, the advisory to postpone now was to give them time to ensure they had an up-to-date Pandemic and COVID-19 Level 2 Event and Health and Safety Plan.

“The Level 2 guidelines aim to minimise the risk of transmissions of the virus and we want to make sure that our Centres can confidently meet those requirements,” she said.

“We understand it has been a challenging season but know that our netball community is resilient and will work through this next challenge.”

NNZ would be reassessing their next moves and what restrictions would follow on Friday after receiving more advice from the New Zealand Government and Ministry of Health.

Any advice to further postponements or cancellations will be advised on Friday by afternoon.

At the conclusion of Central Manawa National Netball League re-selection trials that took place on Tuesday, 22 July, the selectors have named the following players for the Central Manawa training squad to compete in the upcoming National Netball League  (NNL) competition to take place in August-September 2020.  

Netball New Zealand and the country’s four Netball Zone chief executives have announced a change to the Netball Centre affiliation fees for 2020.

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New Zealand’s ANZ Premiership along with Community Netball have been suspended for the foreseeable future whilst the Beko Netball League has been cancelled for 2020.
Netball New Zealand has made the decision to postpone the 2020 ANZ Premiership for two weeks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Netball New Zealand and the country’s five Netball Zones have made a number of recommendations regarding the approaching Community Netball winter season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Netball Central’s production line of top-quality whistle blowers continues to flourish with eight of the 14 selected in the 2020 National Umpire Squad coming from the Zone, including newcomer Marly (Marlissa) Howard.