in the office
Sheryl began her playing days and completed her umpires qualifications in the Bay. She enjoyed coaching Primary and Secondary School teams along with an Age Group Representative side in the South Waikato for 6 years. An Associate Principal at Otumoetai College Sheryl took two years leave to be the CEO for the Vodafone World Netball Championships in Christchurch in 1999. She began working for Netball Bay of Plenty in April 2001 and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in 2002 where she is currently the Marketing Manager. Sheryl was made a NNZ Life Member at the NNZ AGM & Council in 2003 having completed 4 years as the President of the International Federation Netball Associations from 1999 to 2003.
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Belinda has come to this role in the NBOP Office having had a number of administrative and management roles in a range of working environments. A trained Primary Teacher who began coaching her daughters' Future Ferns Teams Belinda oversees the website, the finances, all venue, travel and accommodation bookings. A body building champion Belinda through her studies is able to discuss nutrition for sports people with players and coaches.
NBOP OFFICE MANAGER
Carolyn runs the day to day operation of the Office having come from working in an office in a large secondary school. She has involved herself in the running of events from sending supporters their tickets to liaising with coaching staff and teams parents, oversees the growing mail out to members and manages NBOP's diary which expands each year. Carolyn ensures that all stakeholders and people interested in the game get the information that they need.
out in the field
Jodi Tod looks after the development of coaches around the Region and is the Bay Trust CoachForce person for netball. She has played a significant role in the set up of the intranet site that has been designed to Connect Coaches along with umpires, bench officials, players, and other individual members of Netball Bay of Plenty. Her approach is to help coaches get underway by offering sessions that cover the basics in a very practical way. Having been a member of the Silver Ferns Squad Jodi has become best recognized as the hard working Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic defender. Jodi played in the National Bank Cup for Flyers and Flames and also played for one of the Super League teams in England.
2001 saw Arahi play in Bay of Plenty Open Gold team as a 15 year old. Having played in age group teams for North Harbour, Auckland & Waitakere she was selected into the NZ U’21 Squad in 2002 and became a member of the National Bank Title winning Waikato Bay of Plenty magic side in 2005/06. 2006 saw Arahi make the move to live in Mt Maunganui where she worked briefly for Netball Bay of Plenty before working for Maheatataka Cool Pack in the finance department. Arahi returned to work for Netball Bay of Plenty in August 2007 where she has taken responsibility for player development with a focus on the younger age groups – Years 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 as well as the Fun Ferns and the development of new programmes for youngsters. As well as this she leads the Centre Pass Summer Camp and assists with the region’s age group representative teams.
UK trained but slowly becoming NZ cultured, Roger joined Body In Motion in 2007 after emigrating from the UK with his kiwi wife & young family. Roger’s expertise lies in the field of sports medicine & he has worked extensively with elite athletes both here & in the UK. Roger held the position of Head Physiotherapist with London Wasps RFC, a professional sports organisation. With Roger’s assistance, Wasps won the 2007 Heineken Cup, Europe’s premier rugby competition. Roger has completed Post Graduate training in myofascial & visceral release; manual therapy; muscle balance & core stability. Currently Rog is studying towards his Post graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with the plan to complete his Masters in 2011.
Lyndsay retired from Secondary School Teaching and was seen as ideal for this role that commenced in Season 2002 and the results were unbelievable. The main area of his work is the NBOP One Day Centre Theory and Practical Courses in Secondary Schools and often at the beginning of the season for Centres. The cooperation of the Secondary School Principals' within the Region has enabled this programme to be the success it has been. Along with this Lyndsay also runs the same programme in the evening for anyone who wishes to have a better understanding of the rules. The other challenge Lyndsay has is to lead the NBOP Umpires Development Programmes and liaise with the Netball Centre Umpire Coordinators and the NBOP Regional Umpires Panel and the Centre Cluster Panels.
FIRST NATIONAL REGIONAL UMPIRES PANEL
Pam, a former NNZ Umpire coordinates the Regional and Netball New Zealand Umpires for the Region. She leads the Panel that coaches and tests umpires. Having been on a Netball New Zealand Testing Panel Pam brings a wealth of experience to the First National Regional Umpires Panel and is used by NNZ in the new structure to act for them at events like the NNZ Secondary Schools where she assesses and guides umpires during the event just as she does for NBOP year round.
A Deputy Principal at Mount Maunganui Intermediate Beryl leads the Bench Officials for the Region and works with those wishing to gain their regional and or NNZ Accreditation. There are three Bench Official Clusters John Matrix looks after Eastern; Pat Wyatt looks after Central; and Beryl looks after Western as well as coordinating the entire group. Beryl is recognised by NNZ as being a first class Bench Official and so has been appointed for the last two years to the Bench for the Scottwood Trust Final.
Raewyn has been involved with netball for most of her life in roles including; playing, coaching, umpiring, general administration and event management. She thoroughly enjoys coaching the secondary school age group, but since beginning with Netball Bay of Plenty in January 2009, has put coaching on hold while she settles into her event management role. Raewyn moved from Tokoroa to Mount Maunganui with her family in 2001, and attended Mount Maunganui College, playing GK in the schools top side. She also has a New Zealand Umpiring Theory pass. In her spare time she can be found on the water with her family and friends fishing, diving or ski biscuiting! Raewyn began working for Netball Bay of Plenty in 2008 as a volunteer, contributing to events such as the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Home games and the Perry Foundation National Championships. Raewyn graduated with a Sport and Recreation degree from the BOP Polytechnic in 2008 and looks forward to applying her new found knowledge into her new career.