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Northern Stars sign Grace Rasmussen for 2018

Northern Stars sign Grace Rasmussen for 2018

The Northern Stars have confirmed their first player signing for the new season with Grace Rasmussen featuring on their roster for the 2018 ANZ Premiership.

Rasmussen’s shift sees her returning to her Auckland home after spending four years with the WBOP Magic, where she will add plenty of depth to the Stars front line.

"I am thrilled to be back in Auckland and really excited to sign with the Northern Stars. It is an exciting time for this pretty new team and I am looking forward to the opportunity,” Rasmussen said.

Stars coach Kiri Wills said it was great to not only secure the coaching role this week but to also be able to get cracking on building the squad for next year.

“We are delighted to have secured such a talent as Grace, she adds significant value for the team both on and off the court,” Wills said.

“Grace has made her mark in the wing role – where her speed off the line and silky ball skills are a trademark of her play – but can easily slide across the goal attack or pick up the centre bib.

She brings a wealth of experience up front for us which was an area we wanted to strengthen.”

Rasmussen has 46 test caps for the Silver Ferns and her specialities of speed off the line, high work rate, ability to find space and determined defensive efforts, will strengthen the Northern Stars attacking end.

The ANZ Premiership will return in May next year.