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NNZ announces new President

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce Carole Maddix as the new NNZ President elected for a two-year term at the recent NNZ AGM.

Carole will replace Beverley Douglas who has come to the end of a four-year tenure as NNZ President.

NNZ Board Chair Allison Fergusson said she was delighted to see Carole step into a role which has, in the past, included a number of women who had made a significant contribution to Netball including Dame Lois Muir, Lady Sheryl Wells, Monica Leggat and Christine Archer.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank Beverley for her contribution over the past four years in what is a very important role for NNZ.”

“We are fortunate to have had some inspirational people step into the role as NNZ President and I’m certain Carole will continue that legacy,” she said.

“Carole has had a long association with the game and has devoted nearly 50 years as a player, coach, manager, umpire and administrator. I know Carole will do a wonderful job”.

Carole has a life membership with the Netball North Harbour Centre having been Chair of the Board since 2015 and since 2014 has been the Netball New Zealand Appointed Board Member to the Netball Waikato-Bay of Plenty Zone.

She was also a NNZ Board Member from 2005-2014 and is currently on the Oceania Netball Federation Executive Committee.

In 2016, Carole was acknowledged for her service to Netball, receiving a Queen’s Honour and becoming a Member of the New Zealand Merit.

Carole said it is an absolute honour to be elected NNZ President and she was looking forward to passing on the knowledge and experience she has gained over the years and giving back to the Netball community.

“Being able to continue in the sport I love, as the next Netball New Zealand President, is such an honour and privilege,” she said. “I have a deep commitment and passion for Netball and ensuring that the game we love continues to grow and advance in New Zealand.”