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Netball high performance head resigns

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/07/2016

Netball New Zealand's head of high performance Steve Lancaster has resigned to take up a new role with NZ Rugby.

A former Crusaders lock, Lancaster joined Netball NZ in November 2014 and was instrumental in the review and development of the organisation's new high performance strategy.

He also worked on the establishment of the new domestic competition which will replace the trans-Tasman league next year.

Lancaster was part of the Silver Ferns' netball World Cup campaign in Sydney last year, where they lost to Australia in the final, and also led the appointment of new Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby and assistant coach Yvette McCausland-Durie.

He will take up a position at NZ Rugby as head of provincial rugby in early October.

Lancaster says it has been a "huge privilege" to lead Netball NZ's high performance team.

"I know the sport in is in great heart and I am excited about following the future success of netball and the Silver Ferns," he said.

The process to recruit a new head of high performance had begun.

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