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2016 Team Lists finalised

Trans-Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operator of the ANZ Championship, wishes to confirm the teams for the 2016 season.

A total of 33 changes, more than a quarter of the 120 contracted players, were made to the trans-Tasman teams during the signing window.

Three teams made changes to their designated import with the Adelaide Thunderbirds opting against an international player on their roster for the first time in the competition’s history while the NSW Swifts secured the signature of Silver Ferns star Laura Langman.

The 2016 season will 20 players potentially make their ANZ Championship debuts with the Pulse, Swifts and Mystics accounting for four uncapped players each while the Thunderbirds, Firebirds and Steel all have two.

TTNL has approved the following squads:

Adelaide Thunderbirds
2016 TEAM: Emily Beaton, Erin Bell, Carla Borrego, Renae Ingles (nee Hallinan), Sarah Klau, Cody Lange, Hannah Petty, Samantha Poolman, Madeleine Proud, Kate Shimmin, Amy Steel, Khao Watts.

IN: Sarah Klau (debut), Hannah Petty (debut), Khao Watts (Fever).

OUT: Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Nicola Gray, Leigh Waddington.

Mojo Pulse
2016 TEAM: Jodi Brown, Katrina Grant, Blaze Leslie, Phoenix Karaka, Jacinta Messer (Australia), Samon Nathan, Chelsea Pitman, Elias Shadrock, Whitney Souness, Ameliaranne Wells, Kate Wells, Maia Wilson.

IN: Phoenix Karaka (Steel), Blaze Leslie (debut), Jacinta Messer, Samon Nathan (debut), Chelsea Pitman (Manchester Thunder, UK), Kate Wells (debut), Maia Wilson (debut).

OUT: Ama Agbeze, Jess Bourke, Joline Henry, Liana Leota, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit (Steel), Hannah Poff, Irene van Dyk.


Melbourne Vixens
2016 TEAM: Karyn Bailey, Kelsey Browne, Emily Mannix, Geva Mentor (England), Kate Moloney, Tegan Philip, Madi Robinson, Emma Ryde, Alice Teague-Neeld, Chloe Watson, Liz Watson, Jo Weston.

IN: Kelsey Browne, Emma Ryde (debut).

OUT: Bianca Chatfield, Carla Dziwoki.

NSW Swifts
2016 TEAM: Kaitlyn Bryce, Kimberlee Green, Paige Hadley, Laura Langman (New Zealand), Sharni Layton, Abbey McCulloch, Lauren Moore, Susan Pettitt, Amy Sommerville, Caitlin Thwaites, Maddy Turner, Stephanie Wood.

IN: Kaitlyn Bryce (debut), Laura Langman (Mystics), Lauren Moore (debut), Amy Sommerville (debut), Maddy Turner (debut).

OUT: Jade Clarke, Julie Corletto, Taylah Davies, Erin Hoare, Micaela Wilson.

SKYCITY Mystics
2016 TEAM: Megan Craig, Kayla Cullen, Temalisi Fakahokotau, Holly Fowler, Serena Guthrie (England), Anna Harrison, Fa’amu Ioane, Cathrine Latu, Nadia Loveday, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick, Maria Tutaia.

IN: Holly Fowler (debut), Anna Harrison, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson (debut), Fa’amu Ioane (debut), Megan Craig (debut).

OUT: Laura Langman (Swifts), Camilla Lees, Katherine Coffin, Elsa Brown, Paula Griffin.

Mission Queensland Firebirds
2016 TEAM: Romelda Aiken (Jamaica), Mahalia Cassidy, Laura Clemesha, Beryl Friday, Laura Geitz, Hulita Haukinima, Chelsea Lemke, Clare McMeniman, Caitlyn Nevins, Kim Ravaillion, Gabi Simpson, Gretel Tippett.

IN: Mahalia Cassidy, Hulita Haukinima (debut), Chelsea Lemke (debut).

OUT: Rebecca Bulley, Verity Simmons (Fever), Amorette Wild.

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel
2016 TEAM: Gina Crampton, Abby Erwood, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (Jamaica), Shannon Francois, Wendy Frew, Jamie Hume, Brooke Leaver, Stacey Peeters, Storm Purvis, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Jane Watson.

IN: Abby Erwood (debut), Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit (Pulse), Jamie Hume (debut).

OUT: Phoenix Karaka (Pulse), Katarina Cooper, Sophia Fenwick.

Mainland Tactix
2016 TEAM: Olivia Coughlan, Charlotte Elley, Gemma Hazeldine, Mwai Kumwenda (Malawi), Nicola Mackle, Bailey Mes, Jess Moulds, Erikana Pedersen, Hayley Saunders, Louise Thayer, Anna Thompson, Zoe Walker.

IN: Olivia Coughlan, Charlotte Elley (debut), Nicola Mackle.

OUT: Demelza Fellowes, Keshia Grant, Chloe Williamson. 

Kia Magic
2016 TEAM: Aisha Bower, Leana de Bruin, Ellen Halpenny, Jo Harten (England), Kelly Jury, Casey Kopua, Kristiana Manu’a, Malia Paseka, Jamie-Lee Price, Grace Rasmussen, Samantha Sinclair, Courtney Tairi.

IN: Aisha Bower. 

OUT: Jo Trip.

West Coast Fever
2016 TEAM: Caitlin Bassett, Kate Beveridge, Ashleigh Brazill, Shae Brown, Courtney Bruce, Ingrid Colyer, Josie Janz-Dawson, April Letton, Natalie Medhurst, Erena Mikaere (New Zealand), Verity Simmons, Kaylia Stanton. 

IN: Verity Simmons (Firebirds). 

OUT: Khao Watts (Thunderbirds).


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