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Experienced Silver Ferns return for Taini Jamison Trophy

Media Update 
Friday 23 March

Vice-captain Maria Folau and defender Kayla Cullen will make a return to the test team tonight as the Silver Ferns aim to make the final of the Taini Jamison Trophy.

Both players sat out Thursday night’s eight-goal loss to Jamaica Sunshine Girls but will suit up for the test against the Fiji Pearls at the North Shore Events Centre where victory will put them into Saturday’s Trophy decider.

Folau continues to be managed through the Taini Jamison Trophy campaign as she eyes up her fourth Commonwealth Games, but has pleased the Silver Ferns’ medical team with her progress to date.

Cullen, who was not expected to take part in the four-day series because of a knee injury, was put through a rigorous fitness test on Thursday and has recovered well to be considered for the Silver Ferns last two tests.

The wing defence missed the first two matches of the Taini Jamison Trophy but is excited to be back in the black dress.

Mid-courter Claire Kersten and shooter Maia Wilson, who were both pulled into the squad as injury cover, will sit out tonight’s game.

The Silver Ferns suffered just their third loss ever to Jamaica on Thursday night, going down 51-59, and will want another opportunity to take on the Sunshine Girls before heading to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

But they must overcome Fiji first and the Pearls will have taken plenty of confidence out of their performance against the Malawi Queens.

Jamaica will meet the Malawi Queens in tonight’s early game starting at 6pm, before the Silver Ferns take on the Fiji Pearls at 8pm

Finals will be played at North Shore Events Centre tomorrow at 2:10pm and 4:10pm 


Silver Ferns Team v Fiji:
Katrina Grant (captain)
Maria Folau (vice-captain)
Kayla Cullen
Ameliaranne Ekenasio
Temalisi Fakahokotau
Shannon Francois
Kelly Jury
Grace Kara
Bailey Mes
Te Paea Selby-Rickit
Samantha Sinclair
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson


ENDS


TAINI JAMISON TROPHY SCHEDULE 

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 

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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