Netball

England series down, Dame Noeline looks for next challenge

Silver Ferns’ coach Dame Noeline Taurua believes the Taini Jamison series was a good test for her side and is already looking for the next challenge. The world champions beat the England Roses 62-47 in another fiercely contested test in Hamilton last night to take a clean sweep of the series. Despite some inconsistent patches...

Ferns finish in style

The Silver Ferns have completed a sweep of their three test Taini Jamison Trophy series against England. The world champions have beaten England 62-47 in another fiercely contested test in Hamilton. Despite being without a host of their leading players, the English again matched the Ferns for long periods and were only narrowly beaten in...

Silver Ferns’ coach happier after tough, traditional Test

Despite a closer scoreline, Silver Ferns’ coach Dame Noeline Taurua was happier with her side’s performance in beating England 54-47 in the second Test in Hamilton last night. She also said the game felt like a more traditional Test. “Which actually was quite enjoyable …a real tough Test match and the toing and froing and...

Silver Ferns beat England 54-47 to win Taini Jamison trophy

The Silver Ferns have beaten England 54-47 in the second netball Test in Hamilton to win the Taini Jamison trophy. While the scoreline was closer than in game one, Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua was happier with her sides performance. The England defence forced the Silver Ferns into a number of handling errors and the...

Ferns back on mid-courter’s radar

Claire Kersten is back in the Silver Ferns after all but writing off her chances of wearing the black dress again. The mid-courter played 36 minutes off the bench in New Zealand’s 58-45 first test win over England in Hamilton on Wednesday. It was her first appearance for the Ferns since the 2018 Commonwealth Games...

Dame Noeline not happy with first test win

The world champion Silver Ferns can expect some stern words at training today despite sealing victory over the England Roses in Hamilton on Wednesday night. The 13-goal win over the world number three ranked Roses gives the Silver Ferns an early advantage in the three-match Taini Jamison Trophy series in Hamilton However Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline...

Silver Ferns capture Cadbury Series title in thrilling final

The Silver Ferns have snapped their losing streak to the New Zealand men’s side to capture the Cadbury Series netball title. They edged the men in a thrilling last quarter to win 55-52 in the final in Palmerston North on Saturday night. The men had held the advantage over the Ferns, winning both Cadbury Series...

Ferns overcome slow start to beat NZ A

The Silver Ferns overcame a slow start to beat New Zealand A 59-44 in the first game of the Cadbury Series in Palmerston North. Playing their first match in 10 months, the Ferns were far from their best and led 30-25 at half time. However, an improved effort in the third quarter extended that lead...

Dame Val changes coaches in an effort to impress at Olympics

Shot put champion Dame Valerie Adams has changed coaches in an attempt to shake things up ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Adams is now under the guidance of Dale Stevenson, who also coaches men’s champion Tom Walsh. Adams had been coached by Athletics New Zealand’s High Performance Director Scott Goodman since the 2016 Olympics....

Young shooter Grace Nweke in Silver Ferns

Teenage Northern Mystics goalshooter Grace Nweke is the only new face in the Silver Ferns squad named for the Cadbury Netball Series in Palmerston North this week. The Silver Ferns have named 15 players for the series and will name a game day team of 12 for each match against New Zealand A, the New...

Focus on club structure

The Suva Volleyball Association officials have been reminded of their role regarding the importance of strengthening club structures and adopting good governance practices. Semaima Lagilagi, general secretary of the association, said a club’s success depended on the work of its committee. “The importance of having a committee will ensure the smooth running of the club’s...

Netters set for battle

NETBALL Fiji has spiced up the standard of the sport through the commencement of the Digicel Punjas 2020 Reset Netball Championship which starts on Saturday. The event has four teams consisting of national training squad members playing against each other for the next four Saturdays. The teams are Digicel Flames captained by Alisi Naqiri, Punjas...

Netball Fiji focuses on positives despite postponement

Netball Fiji has welcomed the deferment of the Netball World Youth Cup because of the coronavirus outbreak and is instead focusing on the positives. NF president Ruby Ann Sorovaki said the new Fiji Pearls coach would be appointed well before the team was selected. “It gives us an opportunity to allow our new coach to...

Defending netball champs finalise 2021 squad

Defending champions the Central Pulse have finalised their squad for 2021 ANZ premiership netball season, confirming the re-signing of shooters Aliyah Dunn and Silver Fern Ameliaranne Ekenasio. It’ll be the fourth campaign the pair have combined for they’ll be joined by the experienced Te Amo Amaru-Tibble in the shooting circle. Amaru-Tibble, 31, can play either...

Netball Fiji to begin reset netball championship; scouts for Fiji Pearl squad members

Netball Fiji has spiced up the standard of the sport through the commencement of the Digicel Punjas 2020 Reset Netball Championship that will begin on Saturday. The event has four teams that consist of the national training squad playing against each other over the next four Saturdays. The teams are Digicel Flames captained by Alisi...

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