Welcome to
Netball Wellington Centre

2023 Open Representative Team

Lead Coach - Frances Solia
Assistant Coach - Maria Bertram
Manager - Margaret Perry

Thank you to all trialists who took the time to put yourselves forward for consideration for selection in our NWC Open representative team. We thank you for giving your time to display your talents to the best of your abilities.

For those named below, if for any reason your availability may have changed and you choose to no longer take part in our 2023 NWC Open team, please advise as soon as possible via email to admin@netballwellington.co.nz no later than 5pm Tuesday 25 July 2023.​​​​​​​

Congratulations to the following players named in the squad:
Caitlin O'Sullivan - SMOG Netball Club
Crystal Lawrence - Wellington East Netball Club
Ellie Hurley-Langton - Wellington East Netball Club
Grace McLean - P.I.C. Netball Club
Jade Poi - SMOG Netball Club
Jordyn Pfeiler - SMOG Netball Club
Mairangi Karaitiana - Wellington East Netball Club
Mia Harries - SMOG Netball Club
Rachel Albiston - SMOG Netball Club
Ruby Stirling - Wellington East Netball Club
Torren Isaako - SMOG Netball Club
Zalika Clarke - P.I.C. Netball Club
​ ​​​​​​*pending medical clearance

First squad training + Setting the Scene - Sunday 23 July 9.30am - 11.30am at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre
If unable to attend please let your Team Manager Margaret know ASAP via email to perrymbnz@gmail.com

Up to 2 hour duration -
Sundays 9.30am-11.30am &
​​​​​​​Tuesdays between 6pm-8pm held at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre. 
Date and times of trainings may be subject to change.​​​​​​​

To be eligible for this team you must:

  • be 18 years or older at 1 January 2023
  • be currently registered, fully financial (all fees paid in full) and actively playing for a current school or club affiliated to the 2023 Netball Wellington Centre Winter Competition played on Saturdays at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre.​​​​​​​

Commitment is crucial - occasional absences advised in advance may be worked around yet the more the full team can train and plays together, the better.

Where a Centre decide not to select their own Open team, players are free to choose to trial for an alternative Centre.  We ask that the affiliated Centre gets in touch to confirm/advise if not intending to select their own team.

​​​​​​​Tournaments - draw/results below once available

Netball Manawatu Opens Fixture
hosted by Netball Manawatu in Palmerston North
Sunday 6 August 2023

Game 1Manawatū 135 - 42loss
Game 2Whanganui52 - 34win
Game 3Hawke's Bay41 - 29win

NWC Open Grade Fixture
hosted by Netball Wellington Centre at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Sunday 20 August 2023 9am-3pm

Draw & Event Information

Game 1Taranaki38 - 30win
Game 2Manawatū31 - 38loss
Game 3Wellington Men B35 - 46loss


Netball NZ Open Champs
hosted at the Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Andersons Bay, Dunedin
Tuesday 5 September to Saturday 9 September 2023
Travel dates 4 to 9 September

​​​​​​​Draw & Event Information

Day 1Christchurch Black32 - 36loss
Day 2Manawatu33 - 50loss
Day 2Tauranga28 - 46loss
Day 3Rotorua40 - 17win
Day 3Cambridge32 - 37loss
Day 4Hutt Valley43 - 33win
Day 5Christchurch Black41 - 27win


Final Placings:
1 Auckland
2 Christchurch Red
3 Counties Manukau Cluster
4 Hamilton City
5 North Harbour
6 Tauranga
7 Manawatu
8 Invercargill
9 Waitakere
10 Cambridge
11 Dunedin
12 Howick Pakuranga
13 Wellington
14 Christchurch Black
15 Taranaki
​​​​​​​16 Hutt Valley
17 Central Lakes
18 Gisborne
​​​​​​​19 Rotorua