The Netball Northern Zone have two BEKO teams, the Northern Comets who sit under the Northern Stars and the Northern Marvels who sit under the Northern Mystics. 

More information to come once trialists for both teams have been announced.


The Netball Northern Zone is pleased to announce that Ripeka Pirie has been appointed as the Head Coach for the Northern Marvels BEKO team in 2018.Ripeka played representative netball for Netball Waitakere and Netball North Harbour.    In more recent years she started coaching junior netball for her daughters team.  Upon retiring as a player she began coaching premier club netball for the Shore Rovers Netball Club, coaching them to a premiership title at Netball North Harbour in 2015.  In 2017 she was an Assistant Coach for the Northern Marvels.  Ripeka is engaged in the Netball New Zealand Coach Development pathway, the Netball Northern Zone Elite Performance Programme and has a tertiary qualification in Sport Health and Recreation.

BEKO Head Coaches Update

In 2016/2017 the Head Coach role for the Northern BEKO Netball League teams, the Northern Marvels and the Northern Comets were advertised as a two-year cycle following a comprehensive review after year one.   Over the past few months we have worked through a this process and the outcome is as follows: 

Northern Comets:  Vicki Morgan has been offered the role of Head Coach of the Northern Comets for a second year and we are pleased to announce she has accepted.  I would like to congratulate Vicki for her reappointment and acknowledge her long-standing contribution to netball in the zone, particularly within the Counties Manukau region. 

Northern Marvels:  Paula Smith was also offered the role of Head Coach of the Northern Marvels for a second year.  Initially Paula accepted, but has since withdrawn for family reasons.  Paula is expecting her second child early next year and we would like to thank and acknowledge Paula for her present and ongoing contribution to netball in the zone.

Applications for BEKO Coach and Management Roles

These will be advertised through the Northern Zone Elite Performance Programme (NZEPP).  Anyone wanting to apply for a BEKO coach or management role should apply to become part of the NZEPP.   These applications are now CLOSED. 

The Head Coach role for the Northern Marvels will be posted on the BEKO, NZEPP and employment opportunities pages of the Northern Zone.

Assistant coach and manager roles for Comets and Marvels will be advertised from 1st December.

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