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Silver Ferns Assistant Coach role confirmed

26 August 2011

Silver Ferns Assistant Coach role confirmed for upcoming test series

Netball New Zealand confirmed today the appointment of Noeline Taurua (Waikato/BOP Magic) as the new assistant coach to support Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken in the upcoming New World Netball series against England and the Holden Netball Test Series against Australia.

Netball New Zealand High Performance Director Tracey Fear says Taurua's appointment provides a great opportunity for one of our leading Franchise coaches to gain international coaching experience.

"We asked for expressions of interest from our franchise coaches and we got a really positive response and are pleased to be able to now offer this great opportunity to Noeline," Fear said.

Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken says she is excited to have the addition of Noeline as assistant coach for the five test matches.

"Noeline brings a wealth of experience as Magic's head coach and a former Silver Fern, I am really looking forward to the skills and enthusiasm she will bring to the Silver Ferns programme," she said.

Taurua will also have the opportunity to be involved in the upcoming Silver Ferns squad camp 6th September.

Dates for the Upcoming Series:

New World Netball Series

Silver Ferns v England

3rd October, Trusts Stadium Arena, Waitakere

6th October, ILT Velodrome, Invercargill

Holden Netball Test Series

Silver Ferns v Australian Diamonds

23rd October, Burswood Dome, Perth

26th October, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

30th October, Hisense Arena, Melbourne


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