A 14-strong New Zealand Secondary Schools netball team has been name today and will travel to Canberra from 1-5 October to play the Australian U17 squad and an England U17 side in an internatonal age-grade series.
The 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is:
Addi Albert Jones – Mt Albert Grammar (Northern)
Bianca Nagaiya – Epsom Girls Grammar School (Northern) Read more
Charity Polu – Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt (Central) Read more
Georgia Stroud – Villa Maria College (Mainland) Read more
Georgie Edgecombe - St Peter’s School Cambridge (Waikato Bay of Plenty)
Greer Sinclair – Epsom Girls Grammar School (Northern) Read more
Khiarna Williams – Trident High School (Waikato Bay of Plenty) Read more
Killarney Morey – Epsom Girls Grammar School (Northern)
Nanise Waqairo – Howick College (Northern) Read more
Olivia Burnham – Villa Maria College (Mainland) Read more
Paris Lokotui – Queen Margaret College (Central) Read more
Saviour Tui – St Mary’s College (Central) Read more
Tayla Earle – Saint Kentigern College (Northern) Read more
Vika Koloto – Baradene College (Northern)
The NZSS team includes a number of Beko Netball League players who have stood out in the national league including Paris Lokotui and Saviour Tui who are in the Central side, as well as Waikato-BOP shooter Khiarna Williams
New Zealand Secondary Schools coach Mary-Jane Araroa said the squad had impressed during performances at the National Development Camp in January as well as the National Age Group Championships in July.
“This is such an important age-group for the development of Netball in New Zealand and it’s exciting to help these players realise their potential,” she said.
“The athletes named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools team have stood out at a number of events and we’re looking forward to working with them to help them take that next step.
“It is always a challenge to play Australian teams but we’re looking forward to that challenge with this exciting group of athletes.”
Head coach Araroa and assistant Charissa Barham will name their Captain and Vice-Captain at a later date.
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