Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and the five netball Zones have met to discuss the latest developments and government announcements in respect of the national response to Covid-19.
NNZ’s advisory to all netball centres and competition organisers affiliated to Netball New Zealand is as follows.
All netball competitions are to be postponed until Saturday 2 May 2020 at the earliest.
All community events, competitions, programmes, tournaments, workshops and player development programmes planned to be conducted by any entity affiliated to Netball New Zealand, or that are currently in progress are to be postponed until Saturday 2 May at the earliest.
Umpires, officials, players and committees meeting to prepare for a May start are encouraged to conduct essential meetings online wherever practicable. Where this is not practicable, all current Ministry of Health recommendations around safe practises should be adhered to. Ministry of Health Link
Recognising the need for teams to prepare for a competition starting from 2 May at the earliest, clubs and schools in the process of trialling, naming teams and commencing trainings are to postpone until four weeks before the start of their competition or the first week in April at the earliest. Given the changing environment this position may change in coming weeks.
This advisory is effective immediately.
Our communities health and well being is the priority and we will communicate decisions, information and rescheduling as the situation evolves. We appreciate everyone's support and patience during this time.
Netball Taranaki General Manager