Talented defender Sulu Tone-Fitzpatick will lead the NZU21 team tonight as they take on Australia 21/U in the first of three tests in Porirua at Te Rauparaha Arena, tonight, 7.30pm. The second and third curtain raiser tests will be held at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North and Vector Arena in Auckland prior to the Silver Ferns test matches.
Tone-Fitzpatrick has shown great leadership in the build up to these games, both on and off court and will be drawing on her experiences in the ANZ Championship with leading players such as Silver Ferns Captain Casey Williams and Laura Langman in the ANZ Championship.
Tone-Fitzpatrick was a finalist in the 2011 ANZ Championship Best Young Player Award.
Along with five others in the team Sulu will be eligible for the next World Youth Champs in 2013.
LIVE scoring will be available at our match centre: http://silverferns.championdata.com/match_centre/matches/80240101/index.html
|Name||Region||ANZ Champs Team|
|Stacey Peeters* (replaced injured player Sheridan Bignall*)||Otago|
|Julianna Naoupu||Bay of Plenty||Magic|
|Te Paea Selby-Rickit*||Otago||Steel|
NZU21 Coach: Janine Southby
NZU21 Assistant Coach: Julie Seymour
* Kayla Cullen, Sophia Fenwick, Storm Purvis, Sheridan Bignall, Stacey Peeters, Te Paea Selby-Rickit & Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick will also be eligible for next World Youth Champs in 2013