The South Island's premier indoor community sport facility remains on track for a Summer 23/24 opening, with the install of sprung wooden flooring well underway.
The Christchurch Netball Centre’s new indoor community sport venue at Ngā Puna Wai will bring together a wide range of sporting codes and activities to enjoy this all-weather, fit-for-purpose facility.
If you are a sport, recreation or cultural group with questions around access and use of this all-weather multipurpose venue, please e-mail email@example.com
CNC Indoor Centre | Background
This project has been made possible by funding from an anonymous benefactor, motivated by the significant challenges for whānau across Ōtautahi Christchurch following the region’s earthquakes. It will become the South Island’s premier indoor community sport and recreation venue.
“As an organisation, the Christchurch Netball Centre is committed to the wellbeing of our communities," says Christchurch Netball Centre (CNC) Board Chair Anna Galvan. "We work closely with sporting and community partners, to find ways for our new space to welcome people of all ages from across Ōtautahi, to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities.
"The Christchurch Netball Centre has 5500 members, including administrators, officials and active volunteers representing all corners of the city.According to CNC General Manager Tom Houghton: “It's so much more than a netball facility - the courts will create space for community, cultural, sport and recreational groups.”
Houghton acknowledges that Winter 2023 is a critical period for the Christchurch Netball Centre to understand the questions that members have about how netball competition and events will look across two venues, Ngā Puna Wai and Hagley Park.
“This process of listening to our community is critical,” Houghton adds. “Their family life and friendships are built around netball training, competition and events. A time of change is our chance to reflect on how we currently make information available – and how we can do better.”
From Summer 23/24, the Christchurch Netball Centre will host regular competition and events across two very special community sport venues:
Hagley Park - 34 outdoor netball courts
Ngā Puna Wai – Our NEW indoor community sport venue with 10 multi-purpose courts – opening Summer 2023/24
CNC Indoor Centre | Beginnings
Finding a new home for netball began almost immediately after the earthquakes when Christchurch Netball attracted a $10 million offer from a private benefactor toward the establishment of a new all-weather, fit-for-purpose community sport facility.
Christchurch City Council worked with Netsal Sports Limited to find an appropriate site.
The Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub was identified as a potential home for the new facility and has since been confirmed as the recommended location by the Christchurch City Council through a process of consulation and submissions.
CNC Indoor Centre | News Archive
"Full steam ahead with netball development at at Ngā Puna Wai" here [15/02/22]
"Council votes to buy Christchurch Netball Centre" here. [26/6]
"Latest developments announced by Christchurch Netball Centre" here. [19/6]
Christchurch City Council has approved the lease for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub to be the home of Netsal’s new indoor 10-court facility. Read about the decision here. [11/6]