Congratulations to Cold Power Magic players Jamie-Lee Price and Kelly Jury, along with Waikato Bay of Plenty player Monica Falkner, who have been selected in the New Zealand U21 team to tour Australia. The team includes 14 athletes who will compete at the 20/U International Tournament in Canberra, Australia, 11-14 August.
The tournament, played at Netball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, will also feature two Australian 20/U teams, England, Aotearoa Maori and a combined State Institute of Sport/State Academy of Sport (SIS/SAS) team.
An important part of New Zealand’s preparations ahead of Netball World Youth Cup GABORONE 2017 (NWYC2017), the team includes 12 of the incumbent Silver Ferns Development Squad, plus two new faces.
The Emerging Talent Selection Panel selected the team based on performances in the ANZ Championship, Beko Netball League and Netball NZ U19 Champs.
NWYC2017 will be held July 8-16, 2017. New Zealand is the defending champion, and will announce their team in early 2017.
The team to compete in the 20/U International Tournament is:
NAME - TEAM
Charlotte Elley - Mainland Tactix
Monica Falkner - WBOP Beko Netball League team
Abby Erwood - South Beko Netball League team
Sydney Fraser* - Northern Beko Netball League team
Jamie Hume - Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel
Fa’amu Ioane - SKYCITY Mystics
Kelly Jury - Cold Power Magic
Grace Kukutai - Northern Beko Netball League team
Holly Fowler - SKYCITY Mystics
Tiana Metuarau* - Central Beko Netball League team
Jamie-Lee Price - Cold Power Magic
Mila Reuelu-Buchanan - Central Beko Netball League team
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson - SKYCITY Mystics
Maia Wilson - Central Pulse
*denotes not in Silver Ferns Development Squad.