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Netball Central Announce 2018 Beko Netball Squad

Netball Central have named their Beko Netball League squad for 2018 after the final trials which were held in Otaki on the weekend.

Pelesa Semu, Performance Manager and Head Coach for Beko, led the selectors in making some tough decisions.

“I have been impressed with the hardworking, dedicated and committed group of talented players leading up to our trials. Because of this, the selection process in announcing this squad has been difficult” Semu stated.

Coming into the Head Coach role for the 2018 season, Semu is excited about working with the squad and looking forward to growing on the “successes that the Zone has had in the last two years, and more importantly, embracing and paving our own pathway and journey as a team to make 2018 campaign a success.”

“I believe that since the inception of the competition two years ago the intensity has increased several notches, and the gap between Zone teams has closed and I am expecting this year will be no different.”

Semu went on to acknowledge “that the success that we have had as a Zone in this competition cannot be ignored, and this is evident in the representation that we have had in the last two years with several players securing contracts with ANZ Premiership franchise teams, especially with the Pulse”.

2018 Central Beko Squad

Braxton Te Riini

Colleen Faleafaga

Danielle Tafili

Elle Temu

Georgia White

Grace McLean

Jenna Barrett

Jermaine Howard-Vallance

Layce Walker

Madeline Gordon

Monalisa Groom

Paris Lokotui*

Salote Taufa

Saviour Tui *

Victoria Miller

*Subject to approval by NNZ

Head Coach - Pelesa Semu

Assistant Coach - Anna Andrews-Tasola

Team Manager - Tash Lajpold

Physio - TBC

Strength & Conditioning - Hamish Kyne

Performance Analyst - Dessi Broughton