Mak­ing netball dreams come true

Taupo Times - - ØX 9#Ś -

STEPH RANGI A Taupo¯ school who ben­e­fited from the ANZ Pre­mier­ship last year is rec­om­mend­ing oth­ers ap­ply as the ben­e­fit is huge if se­lected.

Taupo¯ -nui-a-Tia (TNT) ap­plied for the ANZ Pre­mier­ship last year – which of­fers as­sis­tance that will help netball fans achieve their netball as­pi­ra­tions – and re­ceived a new set of be­spoke uni­forms.

TNT sports co-or­di­na­tor, Si­mone Ste­wart, said the new uni­forms they re­ceived last year took a huge fi­nan­cial bur­den off the stu­dents and the school.

‘‘We have 13 teams and with hav­ing to re­place uni­forms all the time it was a big fi­nan­cial cost we have to put on the stu­dents,’’ she said.

Ste­wart said she doesn’t want to push her luck but will be ap­ply­ing this year and rec­om­mends af­ter peo­ple should as well.

‘‘You’d be crazy not to. The process to ap­ply is su­per sim­ple and the ben­e­fits from them are huge.’’

The sup­port is not limited to kit, it could be any­thing big, small or off-the-wall.

In the past ANZ sup­port has spanned high per­for­mance netball gear, ex­pert coach­ing, court and club makeovers, to dream ex­pe­ri­ences.

In 2017 one lucky young player was granted the op­por­tu­nity to be the mini-man­ager of an ANZ Pre­mier­ship team for a day as a re­minder to con­tinue work­ing hard and not give up on your netball dreams.

And a long serv­ing coach was sur­prised by stars of ANZ Pre­mier­ship and awarded a trip to watch the Sil­ver Ferns play in Aus­tralia, as a thank you for her com­mit­ment and in­spi­ra­tion .

Over the past five years ANZ has sup­ported teams, clubs, schools and play­ers all over New Zealand to the value of nearly $500,000.

Taupo netball clubs, teams, play­ers and fans can tell ANZ what they need to help achieve their netball goals at anz­court­side.co.nz

ROBERT STEVEN/FAIR­FAX NZ

The girls from Taupo-nui-a-Tia Col­lege’s Ju­nior-A netball team all got new uni­forms last year thanks to the ANZ Pre­mier­ship.

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