30 Aug 2016

Former Silver Ferns shooter signs with Pulse

12:20 pm on 30 August 2016

The former Silver Fern shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti is hoping a change of scenery and personnel will reignite her career, having signed with the Central Pulse for next year's new domestic ANZ competition.

The 29 year old Tuivaiti has spent the past nine years with the Northern Mystics but has opted for a new challenge.

"I know that it's something I need to do to better myself and my netball,'' she said. ``I am excited by it all but that is also measured with a sprinkling of nervousness.

"The time had just come where I needed to branch out and do something different with some different people.

New Zealand netballer Cathrine Latu

Cathrine Tuivaiti has signed with the Central Pulse. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"I'm hoping to learn some new things about netball and hopefully about myself, and I feel that here (the Pulse) is the place to do it.''

Tuivaiti will team up with Ameliaranne Ekenasio (nee Wells) in the shooting circle.

"Cathrine has one of the best accuracy rates in the business and a defining skill set which will prove invaluable,'' said Pulse coach Yvette McCausland-Durie.

"She has an abundant natural talent which can only be enhanced and built on while her experience and leadership abilities will be great assets for our younger players to learn from.''