The new Pulman Arena in Takanini will become the home playing venue for the Northern Stars in the 2018 Premiership season, after an exciting partnership between Pulman Park and the Stars.
Pulman Park developer, Bruce Pulman, says, “It is a delight to assist the Stars in bringing their exciting brand of netball to the heart of South Auckland. Pulman Arena is there for the community and to be able to have a South Auckland team back in this level of competition is fantastic for our local region.”
This arena has been designed as a six court multi sports facility that can cater for netball, basketball, volleyball, turbo touch, futsal and more. It is a facility for the community to use that will increase participation and access to sports activity and informal physical activities, including ‘pay as you play’ for Counties Manakau residents.
The Stars will play seven home games in the 2018 Premiership season, including a Super Sunday bonanza with all six teams playing at the arena. A double header will follow on the Monday promising to be an entertaining couple of days of netball.
The Northern Stars have a talented line up this year including Silver Ferns Kayla Cullen and Grace Kara, Silver Fern and World Youth Cup gold medallist Maia Wilson, fellow NZU21 World Youth Cup team mate Fa’amu Loane and England Roses captain, Ama Agbeze.