Our People

Dunedin Netball Board

Clare Malthus - Chair

Clare joined the Dunedin Netball Board in February 2012. 

Her involvement is through team management, having been involved with successful Otago and Dunedin National Provincial teams 2009 - 2014, the Columba Senior A netball team & NZ Secondary Schools 2011-12, and as the Southern Steel squad manager for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons

Clare follows a range of sports, and is also a life member of a Dunedin rugby club. 

Outside of netball she is employed on contract as a legal practice instructor with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, training and mentoring law graduates who seek admission to the NZ Bar.   

Kate Crawford - Deputy Chair

Kate is a chartered accountant who lives and works in Dunedin, having played for the Physed Club since her first year at university.

She grew up in Tapanui and moved to Dunedin for her senior years at high school and went on to do a BCom at Otago. She specialises in compliance and management accounting. Kate sits on the finance, audit and risk committee and games and development committee.

Colleen Lyons 

Colleen is a Life Member of Otago Netball/Dunedin Netball Centre and has been involved in the game for over four decades at a local level as a player, umpire and administrator. She is often seen out not only around the courts on Saturday's, but still umpiring!

Colleen has a strong background and involvement in Secondary School education where she worked very closely with young people involved in sport.

Adrienne Ensor

Adrienne Ensor has been involved in netball for over half a century. She is a life member of Dunedin Netball and Netball South and has a Netball New Zealand Service Award.

She has played, coached and still umpires at Saturday netball. Adrienne’s management skills are highly regarded nationwide, she is currently working through the transition to retirement from her role as General Manager at Cooke Howlison Toyota.

Adrienne was the chair of Netball Otago board and served on the Netball South board for 9 years.

Adrienne brings strong business and financial background and knowledge to the board along with insights from her continued involvement in grass roots community sport.

Steve Martin​​​​​​​

Steve is known to many in Otago and New Zealand sporting circles. He started in a new role in June as the General Manager, Performance at Otago Cricket. Previous to this Steve was the General Manager of Southern Zone Rugby League, a position held for 12 years.

Steve is a former professional rugby union coach having coached the Otago Air NZ Cup side for four seasons and was an assistant coach with the Highlanders for two years. Prior to this he was Amateur Rugby Manager for the Otago Rugby Union for twelve years and Director of Coaching for five years. Steve’s experience and knowledge is a great asset to the board.

Nicole McLaren

Nicole joined the Board in 2019. She has been involved in many aspects of DNC since 2009 having moved to Dunedin for study. Initially with Uni Albion Netball Club as a player, coach and committee member. Currently her involvement is with the Green Island Netball Club as a player and committee member. She facilitated the running of the NZ Master Games Netball while studying at the OISA, she has been a DNC rep coach for Yr 7 and U15 age groups. She has assisted at holiday programmes and with Kavanagh College in the development of their teams.

Nicole has a Diploma in Sport Management and Coaching, a Bachelor in Sport and Events Management and currently works for Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association and has done for the last 8 years.

Dunedin Netball Staff

Lee-Anne Anderson - General Manager

Amy Lord - Competition and Programme Coordinator

Chloe Gray - Game and Development Coordinator(fixed term - part time)

Caylah Veale - Umpire Development Lead (fixed term - part time)

Mia Parsons - Creative Lead (fixed term - part time)