Phoenix Karaka to Captain Northern Mystics

The Northern Mystics are pleased to announce Phoenix Karaka as captain of the Northern Mystics for the 2019 ANZ Premiership.

This will be Karaka’s 2nd season with the Northern Mystics, having currently played for Southern Steel (2013 – 2015) and Central Pulse (2016 – 2016). Returning to the Auckland region in 2018 , she says it’s an honour to captain a team that she has always respected and wanted to play for since her childhood.

Head coach Helene Wilson said Karaka has proven herself as a passionate and exciting leader.

“Phoenix’s growth since coming home to the Northern Mystics has been an example of how true mana can influence others. She has 7 years’ experience in the ANZ competitions and has the knowledge and respect of her teammates to lead the Northern Mystics into a new look 2019 season”. Her passion for representing the Northern Zone, learning while growing her game, along with a belief in a new side that is showing promising signs in the pre-season makes 2019 even more exciting for fans of the Northern Mystics.

The Northern Mystics kick off their 2019 ANZ Premiership campaign against the Pulse in the season opening Super Sunday on Sunday 24th February at 6.10pm Claudelands Arena, Hamilton.


The Northern Mystics launch their 2019 ANZ Premiership Season with an Open Day this Sunday 17th February at the Trusts Arena at 11am followed by a training game against the Northern Marvels (BEKO League Team) at 1pm.

This annual FREE event is a great family fun day where fans get to meet the Northern Mystics players up close, participate in skills and drills with both the Northern Mystics and Northern Marvels players then watch the two teams play a game.

Our partners will be there with displays and giveaways to entertain the adults while kids won’t miss any of the action with heaps of give always, a bouncy castle, face painting and great Northern Mystics game tickets and season membership offers.

For parents there is a café on site where they can sit back and relax while the kids play

Date: Sunday 17th February
Time: 11am – 1pm, followed by game at 1pm
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Henderson