NZCA Newsletter 2011 / 4

16 Jun 2011 – Included in this newsletter are recommendations from the recent High Performance Committee meeting and contact details of the newly confirmed Executive Committee after the Annual General Meeting.

The NZCA also seeks applications for a third selector for both the Open and Seniors teams, and for coaches of the various national teams.

 

Executive Contact Details

The NZCA Executive confirmed at the AGM is as follows:

   

NZCA President

         James Hazlett  ph 03 444 9857  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

NZCA Vice Presidents

     Wayne Weir  ph 03 444 9491  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Bruce Kissel  ph 03 449 2043  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

NZCA Executive Chairman

     Robert Rutherford   ph 03 447 4285  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

NZCA Secretary

     Murray Petherick  ph/fax 03 448 6319 (w)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
       mob 027 433 6657  
   

NZCA Treasurer

     John Mulholland  ph 03 444 5841  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

Executive

     Peter Becker  ph 03 444 7826  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Darren Carson  ph 03 444 9262  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Sam Inder  ph 03 444 9878  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     John Sanders  ph 03 448 7806  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Selectors

In order to allow some continuity of approach to team selection, the Executive last year agreed to a four year term for all its selectors; it is possible that selectors may retire during the course of the four year appointment but it is to be hoped that there will not be a major “changing of the guard” at any date, thereby losing a lot of experience and expertise in the one year.

The current NZ Selectors (2010-2013 inclusive) are:

  • Juniors – Darren Carson, Nelson Ede, Marisa Jones
  • Open – Darren Carson, Haymon Keeler
  • Seniors – Darren Carson, Mervyn Jamieson

The Executive is inviting applications from interested curlers for the positions of third Selector for the Open and Seniors teams.

Expressions of interest and details of general curling experience and of selection experience should be forwarded to the NZCA Secretary (new contact details below) for receipt by Wednesday 15 June 2011.

 

NZ Coaches

The Executive is inviting expressions of interest from interested personnel for the role of Coach for each of its national representative teams – NZ Juniors, NZ Open, NZ Youth Winter Olympics, NZ Seniors.

Expressions of interest and details of general curling experience and of coaching experience should be forwarded to the NZCA Secretary (new contact details below) for receipt by Wednesday 15 June 2011.

 

NZCA 125th Jubilee – 2011

The Jubilee has been set down for Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2011 – details of the actual draw and associated entry fee will be issued in the foreseeable future. It is intended that teams will play at different venues on each of the days but there should be sufficient time for teams to travel to Ranfurly after close of play on the Friday so that players can participate in the Jubilee Dinner, the cost of which will be separate to the entry fee.

 

NZCA Tournaments

A reminder to all proposed participants in the forthcoming NZ tournaments –

  • NZ Mixed Fours at Auckland on 5-6 June
  • NZ Under 21s at Naseby on 25-26 June
  • NZ Nationals at Dunedin on 1-2-3 July
  • NZ Mixed Doubles at Dunedin on 29-30-31 July
  • NZ Seniors at Naseby on 5-6-7 August
  • NZ Secondary Schools at Auckland on 8-9 October

Entries for the NZ Mixed Fours have closed but any inquiries should be direct to the Auckland Curling club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries for the NZ Juniors will be invited by the Maniototo Curling International Inc which is hosting the event at its indoor rink in Naseby on 25-26 June 2011; entries for the NZ Championship Fours will be invited by the Dunedin Curling Club which is hosting the event at the Dunedin Ice Stadium on 1-2-3 July 2011.

 

NZCA Subscriptions

The 2011 Annual General Meeting set the 2012 subscriptions payable by Clubs at $20 per capita which is an increase of $5 per capita over the subscription applying for the current financial year.

All Clubs are requested to ensure that their 2011 subscription (based on $15 per capita) is paid as soon as possible. Invoices were issued prior to the NZCA’s 2011 AGM.

 

High Performance Committee

The Committee has recently addressed a number of issues affecting curling in New Zealand – attached is a summary of some of its deliberations and recommendations. It is pointed out that the Executive has only dealt with the first series of recommendations relating to additional New Zealand teams for the 2011 NZ Winter Games.

If members have any comments on and/or concerns about what is being promoted for discussion by the High Performance Committee, then such comments should be forwarded in writing to the NZCA Secretary for consideration by the Executive when it addresses the balance of the issues raised by the High Performance Committee.

 

Murray Petherick
Secretary

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