Nominations for the MYOB Community Netball Fund are currently closed. Please check back for updates.

When you and your team mates go out on the netball court, you play your hearts out for the love of the game, and the friendships and values netball gives you, that often stay with you beyond the court.

That’s why MYOB, proud Principal Partner of the Silver Ferns, has set up our community netball fund. $5 from every new MYOB Essentials or AccountRight subscription (excludes Essentials Connected Ledger) goes to our community netball fund to support teams that need help. It’s open to any school, centre and club team in New Zealand, that could do with a bit of financial support.

$5 goes to local netball

Whether its upgrading your netball uniforms and kit, repairing or upgrading of facilities, or even professional development for players and coaches, all you have to do is ask, using the form below.

Judging criteria:

Your application has demonstrated in a clear and concise way any of the below:

  • A genuine need for funding for a specific purpose related to netball
  • Will have a positive impact on members of your school or club
    netball team, and/or the local community
  • Support for and inclusion of diverse community groups
  • Distinctive or unique contribution to individuals, local community
    or netball
Applications Close Winner Announcement
1st Round 24th March In the week of 31st March 2020
2nd Round 23rd June In the week of 30th June 2020
3rd Round 22nd September In the week of 29th September 2020
4th Round 10th December In the week of 15th December 2020

If your application is not selected for a Grant in a given round, it will continue to be eligible for future application rounds until the final round. You don’t need to resubmit your application for each round.

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Recipients of the MYOB Community Netball Fund

Round 1 winners:

Hiwinui School

Hiwinui School is very much the hub for the community – a lifestyle area with only a school as a meeting point for students and wider community. Netball is very popular with students; both during the lunch break and also through Netball Manawatu’s Future Ferns programs. Their netball facilities are historically well used, practices are held after school on school grounds by parent and teacher coaches and during the lunch break the court is used by a range of ages and abilities both developing skills and promoting netball. At the weekend the school facilities are well used by the community. To accommodate the growing number of students attending the school, a new building and learning centre is currently being built meaning the netball court is no longer safe to be utilised. The current netball goals they have are no longer viable and lack padding to protect the posts. The MYOB Community Netball Fund will be used to convert an identified area into a netball court and the purchase of new netball goals.

Macandrew Netball Club

Macandrew Netball Club believe that everyone who wants to play netball should be able to. Their trials are held later so that everyone who has missed out in other Clubs can attend their trials and still make a team. Because of this all of their funding is stretched very thin. Coaches are players from the higher teams coaching the younger ones or are volunteers and they are paying for coaching training out of their own pocket. The club are continuously fundraising throughout the year - doing stocktakes selling chocolate raffle tickets helping out with running of local events - just to ensure every person that wants to play has the opportunity to. The MYOB Community Netball Fund would help them to be able to put more focus and energy into the coaching and playing of the game and would go towards coaching costs (including development), rewarding their incredible volunteers, and new gear bags and balls.

Silverdale Normal School

For a long time Silverdale Normal School has struggled to put a netball team together to play in the junior netball league. This year they have managed to find enough interested players to put teams together for  Year’s 1-6. Barriers to enable them to get up and running are that they are starting from scratch with equipment, and fees is a barrier to joining for some of the children. Their nomination is to receive funding to purchase basic netball kits and to enable some of the fees to be subsidised to bring the costs down and make it affordable for children to get into netball and hopefully find a life-long passion for the sport

Pumanawa Netball Club

Pumanawa Netball Club targets mums getting back into fitness and people who haven t played netball in years who are looking for somewhere to start. Their Club’s purpose is to build genuine connections with each other which builds confidence, laughter and a passion for netball. Majority of club members are Maori and Pasifika and PNC wants to focus on health and well-being by supporting women to healthier lifestyles. Being a family orientated club means there are less barriers for women to attend. PNC wants netball and all the benefits of a team sport to be accessible to all people, especially low income Whanau and single-income households. They are submitting 3 social women’s teams this year and the dream is to have children’s teams where they can grow them in their values. The MYOB Community Netball Fund will be used to purchase uniforms and kit, and also subsidise player subs.

Parawai School

Over the last couple of years Parawai School has had a big increase in the number of younger children keen to play netball. They look up to their senior netball players aspiring to be like them. They currently don’t have smaller sized netball uniforms for these eager junior players. In 2018 they were able to purchase new netball dresses for their senior teams via a Pub Charity grant. The senior players were thrilled to receive their new netball dresses. It was noticeable how this contributed even more to the overall sense of pride and camaraderie within the senior teams. The school would really love to provide the same opportunity for their junior teams and believe the wearing of a well fitted uniform is the basis of building team spirit and a sense of belonging. Many families of these aspiring young netballers are not financially able to purchase uniforms for their child/ren and school funding doesn’t cover this. The MYOB Community Netball Fund will go towards the purchase of 21 netball uniforms and bibs.