6 Nov 2008

Magic scoop Silver Fern talent

6:42 am on 6 November 2008

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic has confirmed their signing of the Northern Mystics defender Leanne de Bruin, bringing the number of Silver Ferns in their trans Tasman netall championship squad to six.

Other New Zealand franchises have been forced to shop for talent overseas though with the England goal attack Pamela Cookey joining the Auckland-based Mystics.

Another England player Sonia Mkoloma has switched from the Central Pulse to the Canterbury Tactix, who receive another boost with the return of Silver Fern shooter Jodi Brown after having a baby.

Another new mother, the former Test captain Adine Wilson, joins the Southern Steel, who also welcome Silver Fern defender and former Mystic Sheryl Scanlan.

The Wellington-based Pulse have been given another 20 working days to finalise their roster.

The former Australia netball star Laura von Bertouch will make her comeback from retirement and rejoin younger sister Natalie at the Adelaide Thunderbirds