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					         Issue 11                                         CENTRE CIRCLE
     OCTOBER 2009                                           BULLETIN

                                          MESSAGE FROM THE NETBALL OTAGO
                               A big congratulations to Cheryl Blair who was the winner of the New Zealand Volunteer
                               Coach of the year. Netball Otago asked for nominations from the centres in four cate-
                               gories to send through to Netball New Zealand to be judged. We were very excited to
          2009                 hear that Cheryl won the coaching category. Cheryl and her husband were flown to
       KEY DATES               Auckland to receive her award during the Silver Ferns Series against Australia at the
                               Vector Arena. Well done Cheryl. You can read more about Cheryl's huge contribution
6—9 Oct NZSS Tournament—       to Netball in this edition. Netball still relies heavily on volunteers to keep the game
         Timaru                going so thank you again to all of you who coach, umpire, manage, administrate or
13 Oct  Netball Otago Awards score at all levels of the game.
        Evening                A highlight in the last few months was the Central Otago yr 6, 7 and 8 tournament in
                               Alexandra. I was able to attend this tournament as a parent for the first time to sup-
16 Oct  Silver Ferns v Eng     port my 10 year old. The day was a typical “Central” day – not a cloud in the sky and
20 Oct  Silver Ferns v Jamaica provided a picnic atmosphere to the many teams who traveled from around Otago and
                               Southland to attend. The sidelines were packed with proud parents and grandparents.
22 Oct  Silver Ferns v Jamaica Coaches and managers were encouraging whilst the umpires controlled the games well.
                               The players of course stole the show! They were clearly very excited about the whole
6 Dec   NZ Talent Dev. Day
        Invercargill           team thing especially wearing their centre colours and representing their “town” some
                               for the first time!! The yr 8 final between Taieri and South Otago was outstanding.
18 Dec Netball Otago Office    What an occasion for these young girls with a huge gallery of spectators who all rose to
        Closes for 2009        the occasion displaying some outstanding skills – a credit to their coaches. It’s always
11 Jan  Netball Otago Office   great to win and we encourage this however the “fun” and skill development element
        Opens for 2010         was certainly captured on this day and seemed everyone was happy whether they won
                               or lost. Well done to Central Otago for organising the tournament and to all the teams
11 Feb Netball Otago AGM       (parents included) for supporting the game.
                               Netball Otago Inc. currently has a vacancy for an Appointed Board Member. If you feel
20 Mar ANZ Champs begins       you would like to be involved with the strategic direction of Netball in our Region
                               please contact our office for further information.
                               Please enjoy this edition of the Centre Circle Bulletin which is a bumper issue. It re-
                               views the round up of the centre competitions and which club reigned supreme. There
                               have been some new club champions in some of the centres so congratulations to you.
                               If you have any suggestions for the centre circle bulletin please feel free to let us

                                  SOUTH OTAGO COACH WINS NATIONAL AWARD
                            Congratulations to Cheryl Blair from South Otago.
                            Cheryl has been named as the winner of the Coaching category of the 2009 National
                            Netball Volunteer Awards. This is a tremendous honour and one which Cheryl
                            thoroughly deserves after her voluntary commitment to netball in the
                            Otago community. Cheryl has been coaching netball for 27 years, starting
                            with school and club teams and then also adding in representative teams
                            every year since 1995. The rep teams have included every age level in
                            South Otago plus Otago Age Group teams and as apprentice coach for the
                            Otago NPC team in 2006. The National Awards presentation took place at
                            the pre match function before the final New World International test match
                            featuring the Silver Ferns vs Australian Diamonds at Vector Arena on Sep-

                                                            NETBALL OTAGO AGM 2010

                                                           Wednesday 10th February 2010
                                                                  Edgar Centre
                                                                 ALL WELCOME
                                    AROUND THE CENTRES

Central Otago
We started the season with a very successful Give It A Go Netball Day. Over 60 children attended and were
kept very busy learning new skills and drills and having heaps of fun. Later in the season we also ran
programmes for Future Ferns and Fun Ferns which also proved
very popular.
With 30 teams entered in senior and 37 in our junior competi-
tion, it was a busy season once again. We proved netball really
is a winter sport and played in extremely cold conditions but
had only one day cancelled due to snow. Molyneux A looked to
be the team to beat from the outset and this proved to be the
case as they took out both trophies in our Premier competition.
In our Junior Competition, Cromwell College Junior A looked to
be the top team but they didn't reckon on the ever improving
Terrace Green who came out the victors in the final game of
the season and took home the Sellars Challenge Cup for their
Our Year 6 representative team had a wonderful season
winning both the Dunedin Netball Centre tournament as well as
our local tournament. We have some wonderful talent in this team and hope to keep them together in the
future. Congratulations to Becky Slade who passed both her New Zealand Theory and New Zealand Practical for
umpiring during the season - an awesome effort and we at CO Netball are all very proud of her.
Congratulations also to our Award winners, especially Margaret Bennie who was the inaugural winner of the
Barbara Ballantyne Memorial Volunteer Award and also to Sally Bell who was presented with a Central Otago
Netball Service Award.
Competition Round:
Premier 1                                Barrett Cup                               Molyneux A
Premier 2                                Stella Sanders Cup                        Roxburgh Area A
Senior 1                                 Dunstan Trophy                            Maniototo Red
Senior 2                                 Alex Mums Cup                             Ex Girls Social
Senior Reserve                           Doris Lloyd Trophy                        Cromwell College Int A
Premier 1                                Vincent Shield                            Molyneux A
Premier 2                                Wahrlich Cup                              Roxburgh Area A
Senior 1                                 Presidents Cup                            Dunstan C
Senior 2                                 Pioneer Trophy                            Ex Girls Social
Senior Reserve 1                         Central Otago Tray                        Cromwell College B
Goal Average                             Ettrick Cup                               Ex Girls Social
Sportsmanship                            Lewis Cup                                 Dunstan 11A
Sandy Dunlop Memorial Trophy                                                       Maniototo Red
Junior Umpire                             Tegan McKenzie
Umpire:                                   Denise Paulin
Coach                                     Marie Holden
Volunteer                                 Margaret Bennie
Senior Section 1                         Sellars Challenge Cup                     Terrace Green
Senior Section 2                         Pioneer Trophy                            Clyde Gold
Senior Section 3                         Miller Shield                             Maniototo Rebels
Intermediate Section 1                   Wall Cup                                  Cromwell College Jnr C
Intermediate Section 2                   Cameron Cup                               Poolburn
Intermediate Section 3                   Evelyn Shaw Cup                           St Gerards Gold
Junior Section 1                         Conder Trophy                             Clyde Green
Junior Section 2                         Medals                                    Alexandra Yellow
Sportsmanship                            Bell Cup                                  Terrace White
South Otago

A successful 2009 season for the South Otago netball centre had a fitting finale with three signifi-
cant events finishing the season in style.

The year 8 rep team completed an unbeaten tournament season, winning the Dunedin, Balclutha
and Alexandra year 8 tournaments. The Jackie Ollerenshaw coached side is the first South Otago
team to complete this feat.

The senior prize giving was attended by around 130 people; Dame Lois Muir was the guest speaker,
what an amazing lady she is. Having given us an insight into her playing and coaching career she
then gave some thoughts on the Silver Ferns, answered questions and helped with the presentation
of trophies. Dame Lois encouraged entire teams to come forward and collect their trophies, willingly
and graciously posing for many photos with the teams.
Dame Lois, if you are reading this, which I am sure you will be at some stage, thank you, the impact
you made on all at the prize giving is still being talked about, we think you are wonderful.

Cheryl Blair being named as the New World New Zealand coach of the year was a fantastic way for
the season to end; this was just reward for Cheryl as she has continued to coach a variety of teams
of different abilities for many years with the same level of passion and enthusiasm.

We are looking forward to the new indoor facility which will no doubt enhance the profile of netball
in the South Otago area.

Major Trophy Winners 09

A Grade:        Redwyns
Premier:        Southyz Black/Gold
Premier 2:      School Alpha
A Reserve:      School Blue
A Reserve 1:    Toko Navy
A Reserve 2:    School Social 2

Kylie Smith Memorial
(Most promising player U/17 age group)                                     Melanie Templeton

Wright Cup
(Most improved player)                                                      Emily Bowden

Janet McPhee Memorial Trophy
 (Player in U/17 age group who gives 100% effort in netball)               Julia Flett
Upper Clutha
Netball Upper Clutha has had a great season in 2009.
We continue to grow in team numbers. Our senior competition had 27 teams which played over
Thursday & Friday nights. Our Intermediates played on Friday after school and the Future Ferns
played Saturday mornings.
Representative teams were well covered this year, with us having a team in all areas from Yr 6 –
U17. While not all teams were winners, our girls gained a lot of knowledge and experience from
being able to take part.
Netball Upper Clutha was very proud to have Margo Beattie, one of our umpires gain her New
Zealand badge this year. A great achievement Margo.
Prize giving was held 29th August. We had a great turn out to this. There were many surprised re-
cipients of trophies and certificates.
Two of the most surprised was Sally Jackways and Yvonne Brew who were presented with their Life
Memberships. These two ladies have put an enormous amount of time and hours into netball in our
centre. We look forward to another great season in 2010 and wish all the other centres a Merry
Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
North Otago
This year started with a hiss and a roar. In our Saturday afternoon Competition we had over 50
teams both competitive and social. These consisted of a lot of Secondary school teams. We wel-
comed East Otago into our competition and we hope they enjoyed their games. The First Division
had five sections which were all hotly contested. We changed the format to shorten our competi-
tion. This involved each team playing the seven other teams in their section once during the first
round. Each section was then split into the top four and bottom four and each team played 3 more
games. If the team was top of their section they were allowed to challenge the bottom team of the
next section. This resulted in 2 games for promotion/relegation. There were then semi-finals and
finals. The first four teams in Division One Section 1 were Kurow, Fat Sally Rovers, Waitaki Senior
Red and Athletic Maroon. The final was a great display of netball with Fat Sally Rovers having a well
deserved win over Kurow. The other Section winners were Waitaki Senior Black, Maheno Black, Val-
ley White and Maheno Misfits.
To get our Juniors in the mood for netball we organised a Development Day which was held in the
Easter holidays. This day focused on footwork, sight drills and positional work. The day was a
great success with over 45 girls attending. Our Junior competition started in May with over 50
teams competing from all the local school and clubs. There were some very cold mornings and it
was great to see all teams enjoying their netball. The Prize giving was fantastic with lots of local
business donating prizes to give to our girls playing and umpiring. We finished the season with the
Otago Rep players coming up to participate in a development evening with our players in Years 6, 7,
and 8.
North Otago had a very successful representative season. We introduced a Year 6 team and over
50 girls turned up just to trial for the team. This team went to Aitken Shield and a Dunedin tourna-
ment and their experience of Rep level netball was unbeatable. Our two intermediate teams Year 7
and Year 8 had a variety of successes and loses in the tournaments they played in. The Under 15’s
went to the Dunedin tournament with a positive attitude and this showed in their winning the tour-
nament and bringing home the trophy. They had other successes in Aitken Shield and Country Day.
The Under 15 development squad also went to these tournaments with a few wins and loses. The
Under 17’s participated in the Bush Rd tournament, Country Day and Aitken Shield. With a lot of tall
opposition at Bush Rd our Under 17’s played their socks off. The North Otago Senior reps were very
successful this year bringing home both the Aitken Shield and the Hannan Shield. We were very
proud of the way our girls and ladies represented North Otago.
Another highlight of the year was being nominated and winning the Waitaki Sports award for Club
Organisation for 2008. This had to do with our hard work on developing our Strategic Plan and
putting into action some of the ideas in that plan.
Finally this year’s focus has been on fundraising to re-seal our netball courts. The time has come
when we can no long just fix the cracks and a whole new surface needs to be applied. This year we
had a whole centre focus on a raffle. With each club and various businesses donating prizes and
the major prize being $1000 of ‘You Choose’ vouchers we managed to raise over $10, 000. We
hope to continue this fundraising through a mixed social summer league and a variety of other
projects next year. We hope that everyone enjoyed the netball season as much as we did at North
Otago and we look forward to the new season in 2010.
The Dunedin Netball Centre 2009 season is now at an end. The season started with a few changes
to its previous format of eight teams per grade to six teams. This change created more competitive
sections and teams within these sections were evenly matched. The change also created three
rounds of netball for the season with promotion relegation games played at the end of round one
and two. These promotion relegation games were fiercely contested with some teams moving up
three sections during the season.
Our representative teams all did well this season. Netball New Zealand introduced the Under 17
National Champs for the first time this year and our Under 17 team, coached by Emma Johns,
attended. Out of the 23 teams entered in this tournament our Under 17 team achieved a very
creditable 13th Place.
Dunedin Netball is hosting the 2010 Masters Games netball and planning is well underway. As this
is the Masters 21st Birthday we are hoping that we will have a record number of entries. If you
wish to help in any way please contact: DNC 03 4555 916.
We look forward to the 2010 Netball season.

                               OFFICIALS INFORMATION
Well we have come to the end of yet another season and we would like to congratulate the
following umpires:
Regional theory:
Dunedin:                        Kathy Ferguson, Awhina Epere, Grace Ockwell, Irene Mather,
                                Jen McKay, Natasha Sparks.
Regional practical qualifying:
Dunedin:                        Jenny Pitcaithly, Tong Knox, Alex Buttery, Harriet Goodhew, Kathy
South Otago:                    Barbara Johnson, Deb Kinder.
Regional practical endorsement:
Dunedin:                        Ruth Williams.
NZ theory:
Dunedin:                        Harriet Goodhew.
Central Otago:                  Becky Slade.
NZ practical qualifying:
Dunedin:                        Clare Seymour, Amanda Thompson, Sarah Masterton.
Central Otago:                  Becky Slade.
Upper Clutha:                   Margo Beattie.
NZ B practical upgrade:         Liz Cairns, Maree McCormick.
International Umpires Award: Jono Bredin.

National appointments
NZ U17 Age Group Champs:                Amanda Thompson.
NZ U19/U21 Age Group Champs:            Danielle Maulder, Liz Cairns.
NZ Secondary School Champs:             Liz Cairns.
NZ Champs:                              Marise Stuart, Maree McCormick, Danielle Maulder.
2009 NZ Umpires’ Development Squad:     Marise Stuart, Danielle Maulder.
2009 NZ A Umpires’ Squad:               Jono Bredin.

International appointments
Trans Tasman Secondary School Champs:         Marise Stuart, Danielle Maulder.
World Youth Netball Champs (Cook Islands), Pacific Netball Series (Samoa), COSANA games (South
Inter-nations Netball tournament (Tanzania):  Jono Bredin.

Well Done also to all bench officials who dedicated their time on a Saturday and were accredited
and/or selected to attend National events.
                                       by Millie Lees
The World Youth Cup was held in Rarotonga in August this year, it was
to be one of the most interesting and exciting few weeks we will ever
experience. As a team we joined together on 6th August in Auckland
before our departure to Rarotonga. We were welcomed onto the island
just after midnight to the sound of the traditional cook island drums
and the most beautiful smelling flowers draped around our heads. Our
short bus ride took us to the Edgewater resort where all of the teams
were staying- we were lucky enough to be given the best villas on the
resort; beach front and the biggest rooms! The Aussies were
strategically placed right at the back of the resort.

For the first few days we adjusted to the heat and had trainings each
day in preparation for the start of the tournament. In our pool we
faced Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, Botswana and Northern Island.
The stadium was newly built and was fantastic to play on, the climate
however was a lot different to Dunedin and during the breaks we wore
ice jackets and had frozen towels to cool off. We played consecutively
for 4 days before we got a well deserved rest on the weekend having
won all our pool play. We visited the markets on the Saturday and the
few shops on the island. On the Sunday there was no sport to be
played and so we went to church, dressed in our white outfits and
listened to the most amazing and loudest singing by the local men and

Week 2 of the tournament signaled the business end of the
competition. Our quarter final match was against Malawi; whose senior
team is ranked 5th in the World so they were not going to be easy
beats. The challenging thing about Malawi was their unorthodox style
of play; sometimes it took them over 50 passes before they shot a
goal and they were not afraid to pass all the way back to the goal
keep- at one point in the game the GD and GK passed just to one
another for 2 minutes without moving down court! We won the game
76-35 to progress to the semifinals against Jamaica.

Jamaica were going to be tough; they had Goal Shoot Guru Romelda
Aitken who stands at 1.96metres! The team lifted for the match and
we felt confident heading into the final having won this game by 13

To be in the World Youth Cup final was the most amazing feeling,
having worked so hard for the last 3 years as a squad and having done
countless fitness tests and trainings this was it! The atmosphere was incredible as the stadium was
packed full with supporters. We knew we were up against a very strong side; arch-rivals Australia
who had been building all tournament.

 We lacked composure and confidence in those starting minutes which put us on the back-foot for
the rest of the game. We didn’t give up and showed determination throughout the rest of the
match, but as much as we hate to say it; Australia were a class act and won title.

That moment was devastating but what an awesome 2 weeks we experienced in Rarotonga. We
met some great people from all around the world, got to play and learn from such different styles of
netball and some of us even came back with a bit if a tan.
         Netball Otago Representative Team Awards Evening
Netball Otago held it’s annual Representative Team Awards Evening on Tuesday 13 October at the
Southern Rugby Clubrooms. The evening was well attended by players, management, officials and
sponsors. It was a great opportunity to thank all those volunteers that have put in tireless hours
this season.

Otago Dev Team           MVP      Emma Moynihan
Otago U19                MVP      Shannon Francois
Otago U21                MVP      Greir Campbell
Otago B                  MVP      Kirsten Craig
Otago A                  MVP      Emma Moynihan
Umpire of the Year                Jono Bredin
Most Promising Umpire             Becky Slade
Contribution to Umpiring          Liz Cairns
Contribution to Bench Officials   Cynthia Wong
Bench Official Achievement        Lyn Wilson
Volunteer of the Year             Alex Buttery
High Performance Athlete          Hayley Saunders
Coach of the Year                 Nic Jones
Manager of the Year               Clare Malthus
Contribution to Rep Netball       Lauren Piebenga
Service to Netball Umpiring       Clare Giles

                NNZ TALENT DEVELOPMENT SQUAD 2009/2010
Congratulations to the twelve players that have been selected in the Netball NZ Talent Development
Squad for the Otago Region. Twenty five players from around Otago were invited to trial for the
squad, the calibre of the trialists was extremely high and places in the final squad very competitive.

The Talent Development Squad for 2009/2010 is:
Aleisha Stanbridge        OGHS
Ashlee Norman             Taieri College
Caroline Crowley          Kavanagh College
Fiona Watson              St Kevins
Gemma Cowie               Columba College
Hannah Williams           OGHS
Jemaig Miller             South Otago High
Seni Lafo'ou              Waitaki Girls High
Sophie Johns              Dunstan High School
Sophie Napper             Columba College
Vanessa Noble             Cromwell College
Zoe Paterson              Roxburgh Area School
These players will join together with the Southland Talent Development Squad to attend two NNZ
run training days in December and March.
                  YUMMY RECIPE FOR SUMMER
                   From our Netball Otago Manager of the Year
                                 Clare Malthus

Oat & Fruit Slice
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup rice bubbles
4 crushed weet bix
1 cup coconut
½ cup chopped dried apricots
¼ cup raisins
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup honey
½ cup peanut butter
125g butter
chocolate chips

:: Grease a lamington pan or dish (around 20cm x 30cm).
:: In a large bowl combine oats, rice bubbles, weet bix, coconut and fruit.
:: In a saucepan combine the sugar, honey, peanut butter and butter. Stir con-
stantly over heat without boiling until butter has melted and sugar dissolved. Bring
to the boil then reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until
mixture thickens a little.
:: Stir honey mixture into dry ingredients and then press evenly into prepared pan.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and press them into the mixture.
:: Refrigerate until set, and then cut into squares.
:: Enjoy!

Due to the success of the Netball Development Camp in 2009, we are happy to offer a Netball
Development Camp in 2010. The camp is open to players, coaches and umpires aged 13-18 years.
The camp programme includes:

Netball Skills                Fitness                TO REGISTER:
Game plans / Tactics          Sports Psychology      Email or ring the
Sport Massage                 Team building          Netball Otago office on (03) 4551702
Nutrition                     Expert Coaching
              Southby named as new NZ Under 21 coach
              Congratulations to University-Albion Premier A coach Janine Southby who has been
              named as the new NZ Under 21 coach. Southby was the assistant coach for the NZ
              Under 21 team that recently competed at the World Youth Champs in Rarotonga. It
              is a two year appointment, and we wish Janine all the very best.

Four Otago players named in the NZ Under 21 Squad
Four players from Otago have been named in the NZ Under 21 Squad for the 2010 season.
Selectors have been observing players at events throughout 2009, including the NZ Talent
Development clusters, Lois Muir Challenge, Regional and New Zealand Secondary School
tournaments, New Zealand Age Group Champs, as well as over the last week at the Perry
Foundation National Netball Champs.
Both Emily Close and Jess Moulds retain their spots in the squad, while Hayley Saunders and
Shannon Francois are among seven new
players to be named.

NZU21 Squad
in alphabetical order
Te Amo Amaru-Tibble - Wellington 1
Jodi Beaumont - Western
Carli Botes* - North 1
Alanah Cassidy - Western Under 21's
Emily Close - Otago Under 21's
Kayla Cullen - Auckland Waitakere Under 19's
Shannon Francois* - Otago Under 19's
Ellen Halpenny - Canterbury
Kendall McMinn* - Southland B
Jessica Moulds - Otago Under 21's
Hayley Saunders - Otago A
Te Huinga Reo Selby- Rickit - Southland
Elias Shadrock - Waikato
Ashleigh Smith* - Southland
Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick - Auckland Waitakere Under 19's

                                   OTAGO NPC 2009
                                          By Jodi Brown

Our 2009 Perry Foundation campaign got off to a great start with a team
building weekend in Central Otago. During the weekend we got to
experience first hand Clay target shooting which I might is harder than it
looks!! This activity was all in preparation for our night activity
– Rabbit Shooting! With some not having even touched a gun before let
alone shot a moving target, we all approached the activity with a fair
amount of apprehension! By the night or the night we were almost
fighting over who would shoot the next rabbit! This weekend saw us in
good stead for the campaign ahead and with the 2 top teams first it was
always going to be a tough ask, to register some points. Over all we
had a pretty up and down season, good wins against Western and Canterbury, and a very close
hard fought semi final against Southland were stand out games for us. To end up 4th was a
fantastic achievement and special mention has to go to our 2 defensive stars Hayley Saunders and
Emma Moynihan who picked up with countless number of turnover for our team and were a threat
to any team we faced. Lastly a huge thank you to our management team from the players, the
time, energy, commitment and organization you all put in was very much appreciated by the team.
Now is the time for all you shooters out there to work on your shooting technique. Here are some
keys teaching points to think about when you are putting up some shots in the off season.
Coaching Points:             -       Body well balanced and facing the goal
                             -       Ball on finger pas of one hand, fingers spread. Other hand on side of ball
                             -       Ball held directly above the arms fully extended
                             -       Eyes looking at the goal
                             -       Elbows and knees bend to shoot
                             -       Straighten up body in a sequence with the ball released when at
                                    full extension
                             -       Release the ball with a smooth fluid action following through right
                                     to finger tips
                             -       Wrist and finger flick the ball in a gentle back spin to the ring
                             -       Follow your shot and retrieve the ball

Here is an example of a shooting session:
          10 shots under the post
          50 standing shots (1/2 way in)
          5 semi circles (50 shots in total)
          20 ¾ shots
          4 lines of 5 shots (miss you start again)
          6 goals in a row

                         A huge thank you to our sponsors:

                   OTAGO TYRES

                                          Netball Otago Incorporated
                              Location: Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin, New Zealand
        Postal: PO Box 629 Phone: 03 455 1702 Fax: 03 455 1718 Email:
                         Supported by: Perry Foundation– Bendigo Valley Foundation
                 Lion Foundation - Otago Community Trust – The Trusts Charitable Foundation
       The Southern Trust – Pub Charity - Southern Victorian Trust – St Kilda Community Sports Society
                                      The New Zealand Community Trust

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