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New Netball Development Officer for Kawerau

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Netball Zone is pleased to announce that Anneke Hepi has been appointed as a Netball Development Officer based in Kawerau. Anneke is passionate about netball and eager to help grow younger netballers in the Kawerau area.

The role of development officers is key across the Waikato Bay of Plenty zone to build young netballers skills and ensure players are provided with pathways to high performance sport while encouraging fun and active lifestyles, and injury free netball.

“I am excited to take on this new role with Waikato Bay of Plenty Netball as the new Kawerau Development Officer. My role will see me working with our local schools and community to support and enhance the development of our ANZfutureFERNS players, coaches and umpires."

Hepi has a history of coaching and is enjoying the programs available to help develop up and coming young players. Hepi believes the programs provides for young netballs by the Waikato Bay of Plenty Netball Zone and Netball New Zealand are crucial for growing the depth of netball talent in New Zealand. "As a coach myself and in my new role, I see huge benefits in the new ANZfutureFERNS program. I believe the structure of the program will be highly beneficial to all players and coaches, with the result being a much stronger generation of netballers all across the Waikato Bay of Plenty zone and the nation."

Kawerau residents are taking advantage of all the knowledge and skill Hepi brings in her new role. Hepi states that "the community are already showing strong interest in development opportunities to further develop the raw talent we have here in our young aspiring netballers and volunteers."

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