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The Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham Park

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Friday, June 27, 2008

Report from Sport Wellingotn Region

Proposed land for the Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham ParkAt a Wellington City Council meeting today ( Friday 27th June, 2008 ) the council confirmed last years decision to support a 12 court Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham Park by 13 votes to 1.
It was with considerable concern and huge disappointment that the Wellington City sporting community greeted the news last week that some members of Council wished to re-open debate around the 12 court Indoor Community Sports Centre at Cobham Park.
To use a sporting analogy, this potential flip flop was most unwelcome.
The sporting community has been working collaboratively with the Council since late 1999 to bring this project to fruition.
Ross Graham, Chairman of Sport Wellington Region, said at the council meeting “As one of those involved in developing the concept from the beginning, I want to make it very clear that 12 courts is a bare minimum. Original scoping studies funded by the Council early this decade planned for 18 courts. Twelve was eventually agreed, in acknowledgement of the funding issues associated with 18 courts. Numerous potential sites were considered over the years, including the Waterfront. The Waterfront option was rejected on the basis of being able to cater for only eight courts, as well as costs associated with the land purchase and construction. It is not a viable option.”
Work towards the resource consent process will now continue with construction likely to start later this year.


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Possible Delays For Cobham Park

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Monday, June 23, 2008

Cobham Park Sports CentreThe Dominion Post reported a story on the 17th of June about the possible delays to the 12-court sports centre planned for Cobham Park which is championed by Wellington Mayor Kerry Predergast.

There is a meeting on the morning of Friday 27 June (9:15am) at the Old Town Hall. The Council will be revisiting the planning of Kilbirnie’s Cobham Park Sport Centre. Councillor Andy Foster opposes the idea of such a sports venue, sighting that it’s a costly venture. Foster was reported as saying to the Dominion Post, “We could build an eight-court stadium, or something smaller, on the waterfront which would be affordable.”
Mike Freeman, an executive member of the Wellington Basketball Association writes an email proposing for all sport followers to show support of the 12-court stadium instead of a Water Front option with less courts. He proposes in his email, people should show their support by emailing Wellington’s Mayor Kerry Predergast on kerry.prendergast@wcc.govt.nz There is a huge threat for a Sports Centre development in Wellington being delayed by many more years beyond the proposed completion of Cobham Park in 2010. This subject has a large bearing for Volleyball as a sport, as many opportunities for various Volleyball tournaments such as the Wellington League, College Regionals, Junior College North Island, Senior College Nationals, Central Zone & Club Nationals could be held at the Cobham Park venue with affordable and accommodating space with the many courts that it provides.

You can read the story with the Dominion Post by clicking here.

And click below to read Wellington Basketball Committee Member Mike Freeman’s email.

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How to Apply for Gaming Trust Grant Money?

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Funding for clubs is never easy. And applying for funding can be tricky, as there is many things to consider and to have filled in correctly. Sport Wellington Region is helping all sorts of clubs with a workshop on how to apply for funding grants. Read below the message being sent out by Sport Wellington Region, and then download below that, thee appropriate course for your area.

* There is a fee of $10-per person and make bookings before 9th June 2008.

Sport Wellington RegionWe would like to invite representatives from the sporting community, both at Regional and Club level to one of the following workshops on “how to apply for Gaming Trust grant money”. There are two workshops being held, one in Wellington and one in Lower Hutt to cater for the markets in both areas; please see attachments.

These workshops are being put on as a result of the constant request to our offices about funding. With funding being such an important issue for sporting organisations, the need to effectively and accurately complete funding applications has become a priority.

Staff from the Sport Development Department at Sport Wellington Region will be delivering the workshops.

We would appreciate your forwarding of this information to your clubs, along with your encouragement for them to attend.


Jamie Milne
Sport Development Advisor

Funding workshop held in Wgtn City 11 June

Funding workshop held in Lower Hutt 12 June

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National Club Champs 2008

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

VBNZ LogoForms are out for the New Zealand Club Nationals, you have an invitation form to download and look at, aswell as the actual documents for team regulations on joining the competition.

Important information for this years nationals in Auckland, please note the strict uniform requirements, of uniform: jerseys, shorts and socks. Failing to fulfill criteria look to incur a forfeit of bond.

Invitation – ( From Volleyball New Zealand )

National Club Championship 2008 Entry Pack


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Coaching Session With Tony Barnett

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tony Barnett. Photo Courtesy of Hawkes Bay VolleyballWellingotn will be treated to a session with newly appointed Men’s National Coach Tony Barnett. He’ll be running a training session at Porirua College on 10/11 May. Its all apart of getting players and coaches to gain another level that has been missing in New Zealand Volleyball, which is representative competition.
On 7/8 June there will be a round robin tournament in Palmerston North at Freyberg High School (9-5pm Sat, 9-3pm Sunday) with the following invited teams;

Central Zone Teams
Napier / Hastings
New Plymouth
Palmerston North (include Wanganui)
Wellington (include Hutt / Porirua).

The training at Porirua College is for Men’s Central Zone team. Players from U/18 to Club players were (and still are) encouraged to enroll and register for the training session (ASAP). From the training session, a top team will be selected as the Men’s Central Zone team and will play an Invitational team on the Sunday (11th of May, 1pm). Players Registration Form.

The training session is open for Volleyball Coaches to attend any part of the sessions to observe, discuss things with Tony Barnett & increase your volleyball knowledge. Click here to get an idea of how the training session took place for the Southern Zone.

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2008 Central Zone Dates & Venues

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Monday, April 7, 2008

Original Post On: Friday, February 1, 2008

Note: The dates for 2008 Central Zone are Official. Click below for costs and dead-line of payments with “Info Sheet for Central Zone 2008”.

  1. 26th – 27th April – Palmerston North
  2. 24th – 25th May – Palmerston North
  3. 21st – 22nd June – Wellington
  4. 19th – 20th July – Hawkes Bay
  5. 9th – 10th August – Wellington
Info Sheet for Central Zone 2008

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