Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce the 12-player National Development Squad team that will play the Cook Islands national team in a two-match series starting next week in Rarotonga.
The team, under the direction of National Development Squad coach Kiri Wills, features a mix of NZ Age Group, Secondary Schools and ANZ Championship players including Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic’s Jamie-Lee Price and SKYCITY Mystics 2016 signings of Holly Fowler, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson and Fa’amu Ioane.
They will play two matches against the Cook Islands national team, the Black Pearls, on Tuesday 15 December and Wednesday 16 December at TSA Stadium.
The National Development Squad team will depart New Zealand for Rarotonga on Monday 14 December.
National Development Squad team to tour Cook Islands:
Sophie Erwood, Dunedin LFC, U19Netball South
Monica Falkner, WaiBOP U23, Netball WBOP
Jennifer O’Connell, Dunedin LFC, U19Netball South
Jamie Hume, 2016 Steel, Netball South
Fa’amu Ioane, 2016 Northern Mystics, Netball Northern
Grace Kukutai, Auckland LFC, Netball Northern
Jamie-Lee Price, 2016 WBOP MagicNetball, WBOP
Mila Reuelu- Buchanan, New Zealand Secondary Schools 2015, Netball Central
Charlotte Elley, 2016 Tactix, Netball Mainland
Kate Burley, Waitakere LFC, Netball Northern
Holly Fowler, 2016 Northern Mystics, Netball Northern
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, 2016 Northern Mystics, Netball Northern
Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce the Silver Ferns and National Development Squads for 2016.
The Silver Ferns Squad features eight players from the team that won silver at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015, including experienced campaigners Laura Langman, Katrina Grant, Maria Tutaia and Leana de Bruin.
New to the squad are defenders Jess Moulds (Mainland Tactix) and Storm Purvis (Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel), as well as midcourter Gina Crampton (Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel). While experienced defender Anna Harrison (SKYCITY Mystics) makes her return following the birth of her second child.
Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby says the squad is an exciting blend of youth and experience.
“I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen this week. Obviously there’s still a long way to go and we’ll start bedding down some new structures and plans in January, but we’ve selected an exciting mix of athletes,” Southby said.
“We are at the start of a new four-year cycle, so while we are looking ahead to those major events it is important that we continue to build on the platform that was set this year.”
2016 National Development Squad
Name - 2016 ANZ Championship team
Ellen Halpenny – WBOP Magic
Phoenix Karaka – Central Pulse
Malia Paseka - WBOP Magic
Erikana Pedersen – Mainland Tactix
Te Paea Selby-Rickit – Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel
Samantha Sinclair – WBOP Magic
Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick – SKYCITY Mystics
Zoe Walker – Mainland Tactix
2016 National Development Squad – U21 Tier
NAME - 2015 ZONE
Eseta Autagavaia - Netball Northern
Caitlin Dowden - Netball Northern
Sophie Erwood - Netball South
Monica Falkner - Netball WBOP
Jennifer O’Connell - Netball South
Ivana Rowland - Netball Northern
Maia Wilson - Netball Northern
Popua Aleamotu’a - Netball Northern
Charlotte Elley - Netball Mainland
Jamie Hume - Netball South
Fa’amu Ioane - Netball Northern
Grace Kukutai - Netball Northern
Jamie-Lee Price - Netball WBOP
Mila Reuelu-Buchanan - Netball Central
Kate Burley - Netball Northern
Abby Erwood - Netball South
Holly Fowler - Netball Northern
Kelly Jury - Netball WBOP
Kate Lloyd - Netball Mainland
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson - Netball Northern
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