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Silver Ferns rest vice-captain for test against Jamaica

Media Update 
Thursday 22 March 

The Silver Ferns have made one change from the team which made a confident start to the Taini Jamison Trophy with vice-captain Maria Folau to miss the next Test.

Folau will sit out tonight’s game against the Jamaica Sunshine Girls at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland as she continues her comeback from a knee complaint.

The Silver Ferns’ medical team has been pleased with the progress the goal attack has made as she follows a specific recovery plan to ensure she is at full fitness for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Defender Temalisi Fakahokotau makes a return to the team after sitting out the series opener against the Malawi Queens having rolled her ankle at training.

The Silver Ferns were in dominant form in their opening match against Malawi, winning 75-42 and coach Janine Southby was pleased to get 11 of her 12-strong team on court, including debutante Michaela Sokolich-Beatson at goal defence.

Jamaica also netted a first-up win in their opening Taini Jamison Trophy match with a decisive 83-38 victory over the Fiji Pearls.  Tonight’s other game in the four-day series will see Malawi take on Fiji.


Silver Ferns Team v Jamaica:
Katrina Grant (captain)
Ameliaranne Ekenasio
Temalisi Fakahokotau
Shannon Francois
Kelly Jury
Grace Kara
Claire Kersten
Bailey Mes
Te Paea Selby-Rickit
Samantha Sinclair
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson
Maia Wilson 


ENDS


TAINI JAMISON TROPHY SCHEDULE 

Thursday 22 March 
6:10 pm  Fiji Pearls v Malawi Queens 
8:10pm  Silver Ferns v Jamaica Sunshine Girls 

Friday 23 March 
6:10pm  Jamaica Sunshine Girls v Malawi Queens
8:10pm  Silver Ferns v Fiji Pearls 

Saturday 24 March 
2:10pm  3rd in Preliminary Rounds v 4th in Preliminary Rounds 
4:10pm  1st in Preliminary Rounds v 2nd in Preliminary Rounds
 


MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES 

Thursday 22 March - Test Match #NZLvJAM (Live SKY Sport and Radio Sport NZ)
Time: post-match press conference
Venue: North Shore Events Centre, Argus Place, Wairau Valley, Auckland 

Friday 23 March - Test Match #NZLvFIJ (Live SKY Sport and Radio Sport NZ)
Time: post-match press conference
Venue: North Shore Events Centre, Argus Place, Wairau Valley, Auckland 

Saturday 24 March - Test Match TBC (Live SKY Sport and Radio Sport NZ)
Time: post-match press conference
Venue: North Shore Events Centre, Argus Place, Wairau Valley, Auckland 

See below for the Taini Jamison Trophy Media Guide 


MEDIA ACCREDITATION 

Accreditation for the Taini Jamison Trophy is now closed 
Accreditation will be available for pick-up at the North Shore Events Centre ticket box office during the event. 
Any questions should be directed to Kerry Manders +64 21 410 970

 


USEFUL INFORMATION & MEDIA GUIDE

TAINI JAMISON TROPHY MEDIA GUIDE : Download here

SILVER FERNS TAINI JAMISON TROPHY SQUAD: bit.ly/2prZnlx

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS
#SilverFans | #TainiJamisonTrophy
 

For further information and interview requests, please contact:
Kerry Manders
NNZ Head of Communications and Marketing

kerrym@netballnz.co.nz
+64 21 410 970

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