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Fair Play, Fabulous Official, and Food!

With the netball season now well underway and championship rounds starting for all levels of the game and representative teams about to head off to National Tournaments as I write, it is timely that we highlight the importance of positive side line behaviour.
The Herald on Sunday has established their Sideline Champs Awards in discussion with Netball New Zealand, NZ Football, Basketball NZ, NZ Rugby, Hockey NZ and NZ Rugby League celebrating the best community  sports fans around New Zealand. These awards are an exciting chance to engage, reward and recognise those coaches, parents, family and friends on the side lines of our sports courts this winter, who have set exemplary models of sporting behaviour.
AMI Netball North Harbour are delighted to be involved in this project and have the opportunity to recognise and reward positive behaviour at our Centre, our staff and volunteers will be circulating around the courts looking for our role models.
Congratulations to Yvonne Morgan from Netball North Harbour who gained her International Umpire Award in June while officiating an ANZ Championship game. This is an extremely difficult award to achieve and Yvonne is to be commended for the years of hard work, patience and persistence she has put into gaining this. Very few umpires achieve the high consistent standard of performance required for this award and currently in New Zealand, in this small elite group, there are only eight other umpires.
In August, Yvonne will travel to Glasgow to officiate at the World Youth Championships. The Championships, which take place every four years, is a career highlight for many umpires from all over the world, not often exposed to top level age group netball.
We would like to congratulate Yvonne on this wonderful achievement.  
She is an outstanding role model for the many umpires who may have that same ultimate goal – to be an International Umpire.
‘Feed – It’s game on in the kitchen’ is finally here.  Friday 5th July was launch day
for our much anticipated fundraising cookbook. I would like to thank all involved for
the wonderful publication that is now available for purchase either online at or from reception at AMI Netball North Harbour.
The cookbook is our major fundraiser for 2013/14 with all funds raised going towards the maintenance and upgrade of our facilities, which see 400,000 visitors each year.

By Lynette Brady
Director of Netball & Operations
AMI Netball North Harbour

by Channel Editorial