Netball New Zealand has announced the 12 girls selected in the 2013 New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) Netball Team that will represent New Zealand at the Trans-Tasman Secondary Schools Netball Tournament, a competition that is based in New Zealand and Australia on alternate years, and will be held in Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre from the 27th - 30th May, 2013.


Congratulations to the Netball Central Players selected Emma-May Murray-Fifita, Shaani Temata-Frost, Whitney Sousness and Kayla Williams. This is an awesome achievement for our young up & coming players.

After a rigorous week of putting the 29 triallists through their paces at the Trusts Stadium, NZSS Coach Marianne Delaney, also from Netball Central, believes she has picked a team that can carry on the legacy created by many a winning NZSS team gone before. “The commitment, desire and dedication to fitness of all triallists made it a difficult job for selectors,” Delaney said. “I am looking forward to working with these exciting young players as it will be a first ‘international hitout’ experience for most of the selected.”

The New Zealand Secondary Schools team will come together in early May for a three day camp before heading into the Trans-Tasman Secondary Schools Netball Tournament to compete against School Sport Australia, Indigenous School Sport Australia, Bukit Jalil Sport School Malaysia, Samoa, Fiji, Aotearoa Maori Pacifika, Pacific Rim and New Zealand Area Schools. Since the events inception in 2002, New Zealand has won this event 8/11 times with School Sport Australia winning three.

Netball Central is also pleased to see NNZ Coachforce Officer for the Lower North Island Lindsay Filiata named as team statistician.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2013

Emma-May Murray-Fifita - Tu Toa & Central
Chiara Semple - MAGS & Northern
Shaani Temata Frost - Tu Toa & Central
Maia Wilson - MAGS & Northern

Dawn De Bruin Wakelin - Cambridge HS & Waikato BOP
Sam Sinclair - John Paul College & Waikato BOP
Whitney Souness - St Marys College & Central
Kayla Williams - Tu Toa & Central

Penina Davidson - Rangitoto College & Northern
Holly Fowler - MAGS & Northern
Jamie Lee Price -MAGS & Northern
Fa’amu Ross - Avondale College & Northern

Coach: Marianne Delaney - Central
Assistant Coach: Julie Seymour - Mainland
Manager: Jill Clapcott
Physio:  Helene Barron
Statistician: Lindsay Filiata - Central