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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.

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