The ANZ Championship is the only competition of its kind, a semi-professional Netball series, pitting the top 5 regional teams from New Zealand against the top 5 regional teams from Australia who compete each week, from March to July, in an exciting season of local and trans-Tasman netball rivalry.
ANZ has a heritage of supporting prestigious sporting events and as a co-founder with Netball New Zealand and Netball Australia, is proud to be the Principal Sponsor of this iconic competition since its inception in 2008. Our six year commitment makes this sponsorship the single largest female sport sponsorship across Australasia.
The ANZ Championship sponsorship not only demonstrates ANZ’s continued commitment to the advancement of netball by providing a pathway from participation through to elite level, but it also supports our strategy of helping New Zealanders achieve more by giving them more from the game they love.
24 March will see the start of the 2013 competition and for more information visit anznetball.co.nz
ANZ Ambassador - Temepara George
Temepara George is the captain of the Northern Mystics and a former Silver Fern. Temepara made her debut for the Silver Ferns in 2000 against Australia and for the next several years she cemented her position in the Silver Ferns midcourt and made her mark on the international circuit.
Silver Fern career highlights include winning the 2003 World Champs in Jamaica where her performance earned her the Albie Pryor Memorial Sports Person of the Year at the Māori Sports Awards, and winning gold in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
In 2007 having played in 89 test matches for the Silver Ferns and at the age of 35, Temepara retired from international netball. Signing with the Northern Mystics in 2008 she continues to captain the team in the ANZ Championship and has played in every game for the Mystics since the inaugural season.
In 2012 Temepara has joined ANZ as an Ambassador helping us support Netball in New Zealand.