John­son takes con­trol of net­ball group


Kapi Mana Net­ball Cen­tre will kick off the 2016 sea­son un­der new lead­er­ship and with a fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing path­ways for play­ers and coaches.

Tracy John­son, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Porirua Cham­ber of Com­merce, was elected as pres­i­dent of the cen­tre’s board in March and said she was ex­cited about what was ahead.

Be­sides John­son, other new board mem­bers are Tia Rameka, Ine Faleafaga, Paul Smith and Erin Collins.

John­son said the board was look­ing to pro­vid­ing a well struc­tured com­pe­ti­tion for all lev­els of net­ball.

‘‘Devel­op­ment of net­ball in Porirua is a pri­or­ity and a lot of thought is be­ing put into how we can suc­cess­fully de­velop path­ways for play­ers, coaches, man­agers and um­pires,’’ John­son said.

She said the move was part of a three to five-year plan fo­cused on the op­er­a­tion of the cen­tre, re­tain­ing cur­rent play­ers and look­ing to nur­ture ta­lent for the fu­ture.

‘‘We’re very clear about our role as a board and where Kapi Mana net­ball needs to be. We want to start with a clean slate head­ing in the right di­rec­tion,’’ she said. The sea­son runs from May 7 un­til Septem­ber.

Tracy John­son

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