The Netball Northern Zone is pleased to announce that Ripeka Pirie has been appointed as the Head Coach for the Northern Marvels BEKO team in 2018.

Ripeka played representative netball for Netball Waitakere and Netball North Harbour and in more recent years she started coaching junior netball for her daughters team. Upon retiring as a player, she began coaching premier club netball at Netball North Harbour, for the Shore Rovers Netball Club, and in 2015 she coached them to a premiership title. In 2017 she was an Assistant Coach for the Northern Marvels. Ripeka is engaged in the Netball New Zealand Coach Development pathway, the Netball Northern Zone Elite Performance Programme and has a tertiary qualification in Sport Health and Recreation.