Tauranga Netball Centre was first opened under the name of Harbourside Netball Association after the amalgamation of Tauranga Netball Association and Mount Maunganui Netball Association on the 14th of August 1992. It was opened by Christine Archer (NNZ President) and Sharon Pratt (Life Member) to combine the two associations and be able to offer a stronger netball competition within the area.
The new netball association grew in numbers and in 1998 a Premier Women’s League was taken indoors on a Thursday night to the Mount Action Centre.
By 1999 saw the inclusion of Katikati netball competing in the Harbourside netball competitions and the name changed to Harbourside Netball Centre.
In 2003, Harbourside Netball Centre won its first Centre of the Year award and went onto win many more over consecutive years.
In 2007 the centre had a total of 306 teams entered in its competitions and in this year the No Exceptions Netball was introduced. No Exceptions Netball promotes the inclusiveness and involvement of all into the game of netball.
In 2011 Harbourside Netball Centre hosted its first UNISS tournament of 96 teams and since then has gone onto host AIMS netball annually, a NNZ U17s national tournament and an Aotearoa NZ Maori tournament.
In 2016 the centre sadly lost Helen Dodge who had been the Centre Manager for 26 years. Helen’s legacy lives on in the centre and is remembered annually through the Helen Dodge Memorial Tournament for age group representatives.
2021 saw the centre change its name to Tauranga Netball Centre.
Tauranga Netball Centre continues to provide quality netball competitions and development programmes for players, coaches, managers and officials of every level and is home to over 5,000 members and participants.
Our Purpose of Connecting with our Community by Promoting Netball at all Levels underpins everything we do and every decision we make. We embrace our community/hapori and its people/He Tangata and their diversity.