30 Sep 2013

Magic complete roster with two defenders

11:18 am on 30 September 2013

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have completed their playing roster for the 2014 ANZ Championship netball season with the signings of defenders Katherine Coffin and Bessie Manu.

Coffin's a 1.83 metre wing or goal defence who's the niece of former Silver Fern Jenny-May Coffin.

The 23-year-old lines up for Hamilton City at the national championships starting in Dunedin on Monday.

Manu's 27 and can play all three defensive positions. She's previously played for the Canterbury Tactix and the Central Pulse.

New Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald will relocate from Australia to New Zealand for her two-year stint with Magic immediately after Christmas.

2014 Magic squad: Katherine Coffin, Leana de Bruin, Ellen Halpenny, Jo Harten, Casey Kopua, Brooke Leaver, Bessie Manu, Malia Paseka, Jamie-Lee Price, Grace Rasmussen, Courtney Tairi, Jo Trip, Samantha Sinclair