National Development Camp athletes named

Fifty netballers have been invited to the National Development Camp which will run from January 18-21. Photo www.netballnz.co.nz

Netball New Zealand has invited 50 athletes – including sevon locals – from around the country to take part in January’s 2019 National Development Camp.

The group – which was selected based upon performances at National Age Group Championships, Regional Secondary Schools and NZSS Championships and in conjunction with Zone led talent identification programmes – will be split into five teams to attend the three-day camp in Cambridge.

NNZ chief executive Jennie Wyllie said the National Development Camp was an opportunity for prospective talent to display their ability and netball skills.

“We want to extend and inspire our development players and see how they operate in a challenging performance environment,” she said.

“The camp is essential as we continually look to improve the athletes progressing into the Netball New Zealand pathway.”

Players will undergo a series of movement competency screenings with fitness tests to be submitted prior to the camp.

A competitive short-tournament structure will be held during the three days where the players’ ability to thrive under pressure will be observed.

The five teams will be led by coaching experts including New Zealand’s Pathway to Podium (P2P) specialist coaches – Jodi Brown, Irene van Dyk, Sandra Edge, Rebecca Gable and Anna Galvan.

P2P head coach Yvette McCausland-Durie and Tania Karauria will also provide support to these coaches in the build-up to the camp which runs from January 18-21.

The National Development Camp invitation list includes these local players (northern zone):

  • Leehava Saverio, Howick College
  • Violet Toto, Howick College
  • Jasleen Singh, Saint Kentigern College
  • Nanise Waqaira, Howick College
  • Lisa Putt, Saint Kentigern College
  • Jaymie Kolose, Saint Kentigern College
  • Cecile Veighe, Saint Kentigern College