A squad of 22 players has been named by Netball New Zealand from which the 2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) team will be chosen by the end of April.
The squad is:
The Emerging Talent Selection Panel, including Adrienne Morrin, Charissa Barham, Paula Smith and Jen Hooper, has confirmed the squad which was selected from a number of NZ age-group tournaments and camps.
NZSS Head coach and panel member Charissa Barham said selectors had assessed performances at last month’s National Development Camp, the ANZ Premiership pre-season tournament in Ōtaki along with various secondary school tournaments last year.
“It has been a thorough process and we have had the opportunity to look at a number of players,” she said.
“There are some athletes who were involved with the NZSS team last year and plenty of new faces who are pushing hard for selection this year.”
The squad includes six members from last year’s NZSS team which competed in Australia.
Barham said selectors would continue to monitor those involved in the Beko Netball League and ANZ Premiership whilst also viewing footage from the 2019 National Development Camp.
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