Current Board Members
Marlborough Netball Centre Board has moved to a governance structure in 2012, with up to three (3) elected and four (4) appointed members. These are your representatives, and are there to serve our netball community. If you have any governance concerns please approach them or write to the chairperson. Our Annual General Meeting is held in March.
Apply to be an Elected or Appointed Board Member here.
Shana Pinker - Chair Person
I am a Blenheim girl who has played Netball off and on for most of my life. I have two beautiful teenage daughters who love all things netball and it’s been exciting seeing them grow under the guidance of Marlborough Netball.
During the past 6 years I have played, coached and managed teams. Within those 6 years I have started Legion Netball which has been a huge privilege to see so many of our talented youth develop both physically and socially.
I look forward to all the new experiences and learning being on the board offers and am excited to share my background in business, non profits and charities with the team.
Wendy Trolove - Deputy Chair
A Marlburian at heart, after spending the last 15 years away, it is so nice to be back home! Having grown up playing Netball at Horton Park it is an immense privilege to join the Marlborough Netball Centre Board.
After a number of years working in community sport, most recently for Netball New Zealand, I look forward to being able to share my experiences, knowledge and expertise to ensure that Netball in our community flourishes. It is important that we provide opportunities for the community that are enjoyed, meet the need and are instilling a life-long love for our game, and I look forward to contributing to achieving this.
Outside of Netball, I work for one of the local wine companies as a direct to consumer manager which is an exciting and diverse role. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, heading into the Sounds and am attempting to diversify my sporting abilities by trying to hit a golf ball!
I have lived in Marlborough for just over 6 years, just outside Blenheim where we run our family vineyard. My husband and I have three children and we are closely involved in our local school community. As a result I have been either sideline supporter, manager or coach of many junior netball teams.
As a past player and avid netball fan it has been a privilege to further contribute as a board member. I joined the board in 2020 during the Covid lockdown, which was a time of challenge and change in community sport. I am proud of the adaptability our netball community showed during this time.
Alongside our vineyard business, I am a Speech Language Therapist and have been in a variety of roles within the health sector in Marlborough. On the board I have a role on the competition committee and in reviewing complaints/disputes. I enjoy the opportunity to play a role in supporting our great sport in Marlborough.
Rachel Tau’alupe - Treasurer
I am a Marlborough local who has enjoyed playing netball here for over 10 years. I like to be competitive and work hard to bring my best to the court each Saturday. I am one of those players who ends up playing every position through the season and love the variety and challenge this brings.
I live locally in Blenheim with my husband and have 2 beautiful preschool aged children. I work as a Logistics and Production Manager for a local winery as well as running my own business as a Marriage Celebrant.
I joined the MNC Board in 2021 with a focus on bringing new ideas and a hard working attitude to my role. My strengths are in social media, logistics, marketing and public relations which I am hoping I can use to assist with sourcing sponsorship and improving the communication to our netball community via social media and other outlets. I am always willing to listen to ideas and feedback and hope to use my role in MNC to create a positive and competitive competition.
I spent most of my upbringing travelling around between New Zealand's North Island and Australia before finally settling in Blenheim just short of 11 years ago. Travelling around hasn't stopped me from playing netball for 14 years with many more to come. I am very committed to everything I do and am always organised. This is very useful in juggling my day to day work/social/student life as an architectural designer, student studying online, club secretary, avid netball, and NZ Theory/ Zone qualified netball umpire. I have been umpiring for 9 years now and am continuing to progress to higher qualifications.
I've always had a passion for design and always been creative so its no surprise that I've made my career as an architectural designer. Having an active/creative mind is just as important to me as being active. Growing up playing lots of different sports has for certain rubbed off on who I am today as a person. When my spare time isn't spent being active, I'm spending the rest of it with my friends and family enjoying the most of life at 22!
I am excited for my term on the board and look forward to learning so many new things alongside new experiences with some great people.
I have lived in the Wairau region for 8 years now with a large passion for sport and the outdoors.
Netball has been a large part of my sporting career with experience playing, coaching, and umpiring. Giving back into the community is important to me and I always enjoy seeing our Rangatahi and Tamariki being active in our community, through sport.
With my studies being in Sports Management, and my current job with Sport Tasman, I look forward to providing my expertise and background to support a sustainable and forward-thinking netball community.
I have a particular interest in strategic planning and events, and look forward to working with a group of ambitious and intelligent wāhine this season on the board.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, getting outside and riding horses.
MARLBOROUGH NETBALL CENTRE
Phone - 021 556 486 | Email - email@example.com
Address - Lansdowne Sports Hub 6B Lansdowne Street, Mayfield, Blenheim, 7201
Postage - PO Box 1072. Blenheim, 7240