The sporting spotlight is on netball this winter with the launch of the ANZ Premiership, New Zealand's new elite domestic netball competition – it's an exciting time to be a netball player at any level across the country.
As proud supporter of the sport, ANZ is calling for entries in their Dream Delivery programme to help Bay of Plenty netball players achieve their dreams this season.
Whether it's new high performance gear to propel performance, training and tips by some of the best in the sport or inspirational visits from their netball heroes, ANZ is here to help.
ANZ Head of Sponsorship Sue McGregor says they are proud to support netball at all levels, from grassroots right up to the Silver Ferns.
“We know sometimes all you need is just that little bit of extra help to achieve your dreams, so we are committed to helping as many netball fans as we can.”
Two recent deliveries helped bring to life just what ANZ's Dream Delivery programme is all about and are a taste of what is to come this season.
Earlier this month, a dream came true for a lucky group of 150 high school netball players who were surprised with a training session led by seven high profile stars of the ANZ Premiership. The students were taken through an intense training session to help show them what it takes to build their fitness ahead of the start of this year's netball season.
And just recently an injured 11-year old netball player had the chance to share the court with the Southern Steel during the first game of the ANZ Premiership as the team's mini-manager.
Gracie ran onto the court with the team wearing her own personalised Southern Steel kit. Thanks to ANZ she also joined the post-match cool down, team debrief and dinner. It was a timely boost and reminder that setbacks happen, but to work hard and not give up on her netball dreams.
Bay of Plenty netball clubs, teams, players and fans can tell ANZ what they need to achieve their dreams online at www.anz.co.nz/dreambig