INDEPENDENT NEWS

Vulcans, Auckland Club Talent Dominate Kiwi Ferns Squad

Published: Mon 2 Nov 2020 12:52 PM
Fifteen players from Auckland’s Farrelly Photos Women's Competitions, including Auckland Vulcans stars Shannon Muru and Lavinia Tauhalaliku, have been selected in the Kiwi Ferns squad to take on Fetu Samoa Invitational this Saturday at Mount Smart Stadium.
Mt Albert's Muru and Ponsonby's Tauhalaliku are both in line to make their first appearance for New Zealand, earning spots in the squad after helping the Vulcans qualify through to the National Championship Grand Final.
They'll be joined in the squad by fellow Auckland debutantes Christyl Stowers (Manurewa), Kararaina Wira-Kohu (Papakura), Karli Hansen (Te Atatu), Kere Matua (Manurewa), Harata Butler (Papakura), Katelyn Vaha'akolo (Te Atatu) and Sharliz White (Glenora).
There's an Auckland link to another of the new faces too, with the Waikato's Mya Terehia Hill-Moana having been part of the Taniwharau side which won the Auckland U18 competition in 2019.
Previous Auckland Women's Player of the Year winners Amber Kani and Krystal Rota are also included, along with experienced local campaigners Charlotte Scanlan (Richmond), Crystal Tamarua (Richmond), Juliana Newman (Mt Albert) and Maitua Feterika (Otahuhu).
The Kiwi Ferns will be coached by former Auckland Vulcans Men's coach Ricky Henry, who spent this year assisting Richmond in the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership.
Glenora | Sharliz White
Manurewa | Amber Kani, Christyl Stowers, Kere Matua, Krystal Rota
Richmond | Charlotte Scanlan, Crystal Tamarua
Mt Albert | Juliana Newman, Shannon Muru
Otahuhu | Maitua Feterika
Papakura | Harata Butler, Kararina Wira-Kohu
Ponsonby | Lavinia Tauhalaliku
Te Atatu | Karli Hansen, Katelyn Vaha’akolo
Non-Auckland squad members: Autumn Stephens, Honey Hireme-Smiler, Kanyon Paul, Mya Terehia Hill-Moana

Next in Lifestyle

750 Deaths A Year: Why New Zealand Needs Prostate Screening Programme
By: Prostate Cancer Foundation
Anno 2020's Aussie Producer Celebrates Sold-out Screenings Of This Kiwi-helmed Movie
By: Lance Morcan
Othello In London
By: Howard Davis
Manawatū Mountain Bike Club Scores Big With $100,000 NZCT Grant
By: NZCT
Phantom Billstickers New Zealand Music Month
By: Phantom Billstickers
Dedicated Support For New Primary Care Nurses
By: WellSouth
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media