22 Aug 2014

Silver Ferns selectors cast net wide

5:51 pm on 22 August 2014

With less than a year to go until the netball world cup in Sydney, 26 of the country's elite netballers have been invited to trial for places in the 2014/2015 Silver Ferns squad.

In addition to the current incumbents and fringe players, invitations have also been extended to exciting young talent like Northern Mystics defender Temalisi Fakahokotau.

Jamie-Lee Price, the daughter of former Warriors captain Steve Price, has been included, along with Australian shooter Ameliaranne Wells, who's recently signed with the Pulse and is eligible by virtue of having a New Zealand father.

Jamie-Lee Price.

Jamie-Lee Price. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It also marks the return of Kayla Cullen, who has comeback from a serious knee injury.

A wider Silver Ferns squad will be selected in September along with the team of 12 players to contest the Constellation Cup against Australia in October.

The full list of trialists are:


Jodi Brown

Maria Tutaia

Ellen Halpenny

Cathrine Latu

Bailey Mes

Malia Paseka

Te Paea Selby-Rickit

Ameliaranne Wells


Liana Leota

Shannon Francois

Joline Henry

Laura Langman

Grace Rasmussen

Camilla Lees

Katarina Cooper

Jamie-Lee Price

Courtney Tairi

Anna Thompson


Leana de Bruin

Casey Kopua

Katrina Grant

Kayla Cullen

Temalisi Fakahokotau

Phoenix Karaka

Erena Mikaere

Jo Trip