Cadbury Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Cadbury Volunteer of the Year Awards are now open! Netball New Zealand and Cadbury, our Official Volunteer Partner, are pleased to be acknowledging the very best of our Community Netball volunteers.

Who at your Netball Centre couldn’t you be without? Who is always putting up their hand to help out? We know volunteers don’t do it for recognition however nominating a volunteer is the perfect way to acknowledge the work that they do and to say thank you.

There are five categories a volunteer can be nominated for:

  • Volunteer Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer Official of the Year
  • Volunteer Administrator of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Volunteer Champion of the Year

The full ‘Category Descriptions & Judging Criteria’ (including the definition of a volunteer and the age limits for the youth category) can be found here.

Nominate here

Entries open Mon, 15 Aug and close Sun, 4 Sept at midnight.

Cadbury Volunteer of the Month

Nominations for Cadbury Volunteer of the Month are now closed for 2022.

Nominations will open in 2023 across the four playing months and entries will be available here.

If you have any questions, please email Jenna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Join the Netball Whānau

Do you want to:

  • Have lots of fun?
  • Increase your own health and wellbeing?
  • Belong to something and feel valued?
  • Socialise with others and make new friends?
  • Give back to your local community and make a difference?
  • Share your knowledge to help others succeed?
  • Gain new skills?
  • Support you kids?
  • Have more Netball in your life?

If the answer is YES to any of the above, come and join the Netball whānau!

Many volunteers coach, manage or umpire for a Club or School Team. There are also lots of volunteers that develop the skills of our coaches and umpires. Other volunteers are involved in running Netball by working in administrative or governance roles. Volunteers can also be part of specific project or helping out with one-off events or tournaments.

Get in touch with your local Netball Centre, Netball Club or School to find out how you can make a difference in your community.


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Volunteer Strategy

Netball is an integral part of New Zealand’s dynamic sporting culture. Existing in New Zealand for over 100 years, today Netball is one of New Zealand’s favourite sports and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Netball New Zealand are pleased to present the Volunteer Strategy 2020-2022. This strategy document will outline our vision and strategic objectives. Each objective is broken down to outline, our goals, actions and what success will look like.

Click here for details

Volunteer Resources

Alongside Cadbury, Netball New Zealand has created a range of Volunteer resources to help you support and facilitate netball in our community. Some of the available resources include information about how to recruit volunteers, a volunteer culture check, inducting your volunteers, role descriptions including examples for you to use, the importance of a Volunteer Manager and support around how to safeguard children. There are more editable resources available on Netball New Zealand’s Sport Tutor. These resources are being updated so be sure to check back soon for updates.

Click here for Volunteer Resource Library



Cadbury – Official Volunteer Partner

Netball New Zealand is delighted to announce that Cadbury has come on board as our Official Volunteer Partner. Cadbury is super passionate about the powerful role that grass roots sports plays in our community and together we want to ensure that the future of Netball remains strong. Our partnership is built to recognise, reward, inspire and recruit new volunteers to our sport by shining a light on those netball volunteer champions who have helped build and nurture our netball communities and participants.

NNZ have employed a Volunteer Advocacy Coordinator (VAC) to manage the Volunteer Programme, starting with the development of a robust strategy for our Centres. If you would like to get a hold of our VAC, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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