As identified in the Oceania Netball Strategic Plan 2021 -2024, Oceania Netball endeavours to provide learning and educational opportunities for players, coaches, officials and administrators.
Oceania Netball with the financial assistance of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, organised the facilitation of the Management in Sporting Organisations course to build capability in governance throughout member Nations. This programme delivered by Oceania Sport Education Programme (OSEP) is an initiative of the Oceania National Olympic Committee. Providing this programme allows Oceania Netball to assist the development of those actively administering Netball in the Pacific, building capacity and capability.
Expected outcomes are:
•Enhanced understanding of governance
•Awareness of the roles and responsibilities within an organisation
•Understanding of what makes effective meetings
•Ability to prepare a strategic plan, marketing plans and event management plans
•Can monitor and review financials reports
•Effectively evaluate and adapt strategic activities to meet the needs
Officials and Coaching Development
Also identified in the Strategic Plan was the desire to:
- Identify, review and provide recommendations on coach and officials pathways
- Identify opportunities to build capability to support the delivery of the coaching and officiating systems.
- Consider and recommend programmes enabling player, umpire and coaches’ development in other countries.
- Identify key competitions to support and develop technical and bench officials.
This lead to the establishment of a Officials and Coaching Pathways Advisory Group.
- Ensure the netball development programmes are accessible to all Oceania members, including the provision for online learning.
The role of this group is to review and propose amendments to the officials and coaching pathway across participation and performance stages that is accessible to all members.
A proposed framework will be circulated for review in April 2022.