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2019 NZ Secondary Schools Squad named

A squad of 22 players has been named by Netball New Zealand from which the 2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) team will be chosen.

The Emerging Talent Selection Panel, including Adrienne Morrin, Charissa Barham, Paula Smith and Jen Hooper, has confirmed the squad which was selected from a number of NZ age-group tournaments and camps.

A NZSS team will be selected from the squad by the end of April.

NZSS Head coach and panel member Charissa Barham said selectors had assessed performances at last month’s National Development Camp, the ANZ Premiership pre-season tournament in Ōtaki along with various secondary school tournaments last year.

“It has been a thorough process and we have had the opportunity to look at a number of players,” she said.

“There are some athletes who were involved with the NZSS team last year and plenty of new faces who are pushing hard for selection this year.”

The squad includes six members from last year’s NZSS team which competed in Australia.

Barham said selectors would continue to monitor those involved in the Beko Netball League and ANZ Premiership whilst also viewing footage from the 2019 National Development Camp.

2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools Squad:

Name

School 2018

Zone 2018

Grace Nweke

Avondale College

Northern

Leehava Saverio

Howick College

Northern

Saviour Tui

St Marys College

Central

Rochelle Fourie

Manukura

Central

Vika Koloto

Baradene College

Northern

Jasleen Singh

St Kentigern College

Northern

Khiarna Williams

Trident High School

Waikato Bay of Plenty

Dannielle Dephoff

Bay of Islands College

Northern

Quantelle Hira-Kapua

Hillmorton High School

Mainland

Kataraina Ormsby

St Peter’s Cambridge

Waikato Bay of Plenty

Latonya Lole

Mt Albert Grammar

Northern

Kylie McGahan

Westlake Girls High School

Northern

Brody Manson

Manukura

Central

Jaymie Kolose

St Kentigern College

Northern

Nanise Waqaira

Howick College

Northern

Olivia Burnham

Villa Maria College

Mainland

Paris Lokotui

Queen Margaret College

Central

Parris Mason

New Plymouth High School

Central

Taneisha Fifita

Waitaki Girls’ High School

South

Julia Wynands

Villa Maria College

Mainland

Lisa Putt

St Kentigern College

Northern

Jessie Taylor

Whangarei Girls High School

Northern