Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Silver Ferns team to play against Malawi Queens

Silver Ferns team confirmed for New World Netball Series v Malawi Queens

15 October, 2013

Netball New Zealand National Selectors are pleased to announce the Silver Ferns team to play the Malawi Queens at the end of the month as part of the New World Netball Series.

The Silver Ferns team is: Casey Kopua (captain), Laura Langman, Maria Tutaia, Jodi Brown, Irene van Dyk, Cathrine Latu, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit, Katarina Cooper (new cap), Shannon Francois, Joline Henry, Leana de Bruin and Katrina Grant.

The strong Silver Ferns team selection is respectful of Malawi’s fifth world ranking, ahead of other larger netballing nations like South Africa, Fiji and Trinadad & Tobago.

The Malawi Queens will be on their inaugural tour of New Zealand as part of their tour of Australasia which also includes matches in Australia and Fiji. The Malawi Queens will then stay on in New Zealand to contest the FAST5 Netball World Series in November.

The New World Netball Series will be contested in Wellington on Thursday October 24 at the TSB Bank Arena, before moving onto Napier’s Pettigrew Green Arena on Sunday October 27 with the final test match in Hamilton at Claudelands Arena on Thursday October 31st.

The visitors are renowned for their aerial play and inventive style, which makes them crowd favourites wherever in the world they play. With Queens’ shooter Mwai Kumwenda signing for ANZ Championship side EasiYo Tactix for the 2014 season, the first ever Malawian to play in the competition, chances are many of her fellow countrywomen will follow allowing New Zealanders to see more of the unique flair Malawi brings to the netball court.

With National Selectors naming a full-strength Silver Ferns team to contest Malawi, crowds are in for a treat as these two nations play against each other in the seven-aside-form of the game for the first time since November 10, 2007 at the World Netball Championships in Auckland.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Orson Welles' Masterpiece - 'Chimes At Midnight'

Never widely distributed in the US, but Welles' own personal favorite and hugely influential on directors as diverse as Kenneth Branagh and Mel Gibson, a restored 50th anniversary print has now reached the New Zealand Film Festival. More>>

Off To Leeds: Wellington’s Local Naked Girl Spreads Her Wings

Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. More>>

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news