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Our Brand New Arena

…and the End of Season Approaches

Having spent the past nine months in construction mode with the new Onewa Arena, we recently held our official opening, which was a fantastic evening.
It was also a celebration and tribute to those who have supported this project.
The Hon Murray McCully officially opened the Arena in front of 200 invited guests. The Arena was then christened with two excellent games of netball, which was followed by a National Championship game (featuring our regional team Netball North NC1) two days later.
The feedback has been great, with people calling it a terrific venue, with really good vibes and an excellent playing surface for both players and umpires. This feedback is exactly what we had hoped for.
Lets hope the vibes are good because the Silver Ferns will be having their pre test match trainings in the arena in preparation for the October 3 match against Australia. With the score even (one test match each) we hope the Ferns will take out the remainder of the test series. A pity the final of this series has been scheduled on the same night as the Rugby World Cup final…in Perth. Thank goodness for ‘my sky’.
The winter season is drawing to a close, which means we are at the business end of our competitions. Games become more important and there is far more focus. This also means that as things hot up so do tempers, sideline behaviour rears its ugly head again and decisions from coaches and umpires become more crucial. For many it may mean promotion or relegation, so there is plenty to play for.
And so as summer is approaching don’t think that Netball is finished - grab your track shoes, some friends, and head down to our new Arena for some twilight or businesshouse netball where you can have a drink at the bar and enjoy a great evening with a bit of fitness thrown in.

For further information contact:-
Adele Lendich, CEO, Netball North Harbour,

by Adele Lendich