NZ U21 TRIALLISTS NAMED AS COUNTDOWN TO NWYC2017 CONTINUES
Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce the 29 athletes who have been selected to trial for the New Zealand U21 team.
The trials, to be held in Auckland from November 24-27, will pit the best young talent in the country head-to-head for the opportunity to be selected in the NZ U21 squad for Netball World Youth Cup GABORONE 2017 (NWYC2017), July 8-16 2017.
The NZ U21 team is the reigning world champions having defeated Australia at the last NWYC in Glasgow 2013, 52-47.
The triallists include a mixture of players who have participated in National Domestic Events, the former trans-Tasman Netball league, Beko Netball League, Secondary Schools events, NZA, FAST5 Ferns and Silver Ferns.
The final squad will be reduced to a team of 12 prior to NWYC2017 who will head to Botswana to defend the title.
The NZ U21 team has been drawn in Pool A for NWYC2017 against Sri Lanka, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Samoa.
NZ U21 triallists:
|Name||2016 Team||2016 Zone|
|Eseta Autagavaia||Netball Northern Beko team||Netball Northern|
|Kate Burley||Netball Northern Beko team||Netball Northern|
|Caitlin Dowden||Netball Mainland Beko team||Netball Mainland|
|Aliyah Dunn||Southland U19||Netball South|
|Charlotte Elley||Mainland Tactix||Netball Mainland|
|Abby Erwood||Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel||Netball South|
|Sophie Erwood||Netball South Beko team||Netball South|
|Courtney Elliott*||Netball WBOP Beko team||Netball WBOP|
|Monica Falkner*||Netball WBOP Beko team||Netball WBOP|
|Holly Fowler||SKYCITY Mystics||Netball Northern|
|Sydney Fraser*||Netball Northern Beko Team||Netball Northern|
|Jamie Hume||Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel||Netball South|
|Fa’amu Ioane||SKYCITY Mystics||Netball Northern|
|Kelly Jury*||WBOP Magic||Netball WBOP|
|Grace Kukutai||Netball Northern Beko team||Netball Northern|
|Kate Lloyd*||Netball Mainland Beko team||Netball Mainland|
|Tauhi Lopeti||Netball Northern Beko team||Netball Northern|
|Lily Marshall||Netball Mainland Beko team||Netball Mainland|
|Tiana Metuarau||Netball Central Beko team||Netball Central|
|Theresa Ngata||Netball North Harbour U19||Netball Northern|
|Jennifer O’Connell||Netball South Beko team||Netball South|
|Mererangi Paul*||Auckland Netball U19||Netball Northern|
|Kimmiora Poi||Netball Central Beko team||Netball Central|
|Ainsleyanna Puleiata||Wellington A U17||Netball Central|
|Mila Reuelu- Buchanan||Netball Central Beko team||Netball Central|
|Renee Savaiinaea||Wellington A U17||Netball Central|
|Michaela Sokolich Beatson||SKYCITY Mystics||Netball Northern|
|Api Taufa*||Netball Central Beko team||Netball Central|
|Maia Wilson||Central Pulse||Netball Central|
* Denotes athletes who are currently injured but are still eligible for selection in the squad. These athletes may be medically cleared to participate prior to trials.