Experienced netballer Olivia Bates knows all about scoring goals, but her latest is off the court.

The dynamic 22-year-old has just landed her dream job as a Netball South development officer in Central Otago and is focused on developing the sport in the region.
"It will be great to see the sport really grow in this area and I'm looking forward to playing a part in that," Bates said.

Experienced event director Sue Clarke has been appointed to the helm of Netball South

Clarke was today announced as chief executive for the new entity, which is tasked with the delivery of netball at all levels throughout Otago and Southland, including the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel franchise.