Tall Ferns Trial Squad named for China Tour
The following players have been selected to attend the Tall Ferns’ trial to be held from the 10th–15th June in Auckland. A squad of 12 athletes will be selected prior to departure to China on Wednesday, to compete in the Four Nations Competition against Australia, Brazil and China.
|Kate Alemann||Mineral Area College, Missouri|
|Micaela Cocks||Sandringham Sabres|
|Gemma Curry||North Sydney Bears|
|Rebecca Dew||University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine|
|Antonia Edmondson||Bendigo Braves|
|Natasha Hall||North Harbour|
|Jillian Harmon||Pool Comense, Como, Italy|
|Amanda Harris||North Harbour|
|Jordan Hunter||Crowder College Lady Riders|
|Aroha Jennings||Waikato Wizards|
|Karlene Kingi||North Harbour|
|Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe||Bulleen Bomers|
|Natalie Taylor (Purcell)||University of Limerick Women’s Superleague|
|Georgina Richards||Waverley Falcons|
|Erin Rooney||Monmouth Hawks|
|Miriam Slatter||Waikato Wizards|
|Jelena Vucinic||Lousiana Tech Lady Techsters|
|Lisa Wallbutton||Albury Wodonga Lady Bandits|
The following junior athletes have been invited to attend for their development but are not trialing for the team: Rhaiah Spooner-Knight, Penina Davidson, Josephine Stokill, Terai-ma-teata Sadler, Alicia Carline (McEwen), Bayley Ross-Waitai.
Seasoned veterans Suzie Bates and Angela Marino are unavailable for this tour due to other commitments, with long term Tall Fern Noni Wharemate announcing her retirement earlier this year.