E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā rau rangatira mā, tēnā kautau katoa.
AMNOHL is pleased to announce the 12 players selected to represent the Aotearoa Māori Netball International Secondary School (AMNISS) team.
Storm Collings-Gilmer, (St Orans College), Ikaroa ki te Tonga
Tayla Earle, (Saint Kentigern College), Waiariki
Asher Grapes, (Hastings Girls High School), Ikaroa ki te Raki
Antonia Heihei, (Manukura), Ikaroa ki te Raki
Tamara Leoni, (Epsom Girls Grammar), Tamaki-makau-rau
Paris Lokotui, (Queen Margaret College), Ikaroa ki te Tonga
Parris Mason, (New Plymouth Girls High), Aotea
Jessica Pease, (Palmerston North Girls), Ikaroa ki te Raki
Jaydi Taylor-Chaffey, (Napier Girls High), Ikaroa ki te Raki
Braxton Te Riini, (Manukura) Ikaroa ki te Raki
Princess Tomoana, (Manukura), Tai Rawhiti
Khiarna Williams, (Trident High School),Waiariki
Trialists were selected following AMNOHL's 30th National Tournament played recently (Easter weekend) in Manurewa. High Performance Camps held earlier in the year gave head coach Rebecca Gabel an opportunity to work with identified talented players throughout the country nominated by their waka (regions). It also allowed her to preview potential trialists ahead of National Tournament.
"Trials were hugely competitive and the 24 players who attended made the decision really difficult" says, Gabel.
"I'm very excited. We have a fantastic mix of experienced players who have been in our team and a part of our programme before together with some really new and exciting players."
That experience comes in the form of Tayla Earle and Antonia Heihei who were members of the gold medal winning Aotearoa team that won the International Schoolgirls Netball Challenge in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, along with Jessica Pease, Jaydi Taylor-Chaffey and Braxton Te Riini who were all in the 2016 Aotearoa team. Along with Gabel who was assistant coach of the team in 2015 and head coach in 2016, the team will supported by experienced international campaigners - Team Manager Daniel Short and AMNOHL Representative Pauline Wharerau.
The team will go into camp in Auckland on the 11th of May, fly out to Fiji on the 13th and contest the International Under 19 Schools Challenge from the 16th to the 20th and return home on Sunday 21st May 2017.
Haera pai atu, hoki pai mai kautau.
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