Three Porirua net­ballers make Cen­tral team

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Porirua net­ballers Colleen Faleafaga, Jer­maine HowardVal­lance and Mila ReueluBuchanan have made the Cen­tral Zone squad for the na­tional net­ball league, which started on April 10.

Cen­tral’s cam­paign starts with a match against North­ern in Auckland on April 17.

Coach Yvette McCaus­land- Durie said the Cen­tral team had a good bal­ance of ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers and youth.

The na­tional league has been in­tro­duced to pro­vide a level of com­pe­ti­tion just be­low the ANZ Cham­pi­onship and higher than the now dis­carded week-long na­tional cham­pi­onships.

The league will run for 12 weeks and in­volve five teams (one from each zone) play­ing a dou­ble round robin, home and away, cul­mi­nat­ing in a grand fi­nal on June 26.

Cen­tral has a strong record at age-group level and while its league squad is young in years, with ages rang­ing from 15 to 21, McCaus­land-Durie said she was con­fi­dent they would blos­som un­der the height­ened aware­ness of a more per­for­mance-based cul­ture.

The Cen­tral squad is Sheri­dan Big­nall, Karin Burger, Colleen Faleafaga, Rhiarna Fer­ris, Jer­maine Howard-Val­lance, Talia Hul­lena, Tiana Me­t­u­a­rau, Emma May Mur­ray-Fi­fita, Kimiora Poi, Mila Reuelu-Buchanan, Api Ta­ufa, Re­nee Te Ri­ini and Te Amo Amaru-Tib­ble.

PHOTO: KRIS DANDO

Mila Reuelu-Buchanan has made the Cen­tral Zone squad for the na­tional league.

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