Seymour joins Tactix coaching staff

Seymour joins Tactix coaching staff

Former Silver Ferns captain Julie Seymour has been confirmed as the Silvermoon Tactix’ assistant coach for the 2018 ANZ Premiership.

Seymour, who was part of the Tactix coaching team from 2010-2014, said joining coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek had been a “big factor” in her applying for the position.

“I have coached the NZ Secondary schools team with Marianne and I think we have a great coaching relationship,” she said.

“I’ve always had passion for Netball here in the Mainland and I am really looking forward to working with Marianne and the team heading into the 2018 season.”

Seymour has recently spent time growing her coaching experience including roles as assistant coach of the victorious NZU21 World Youth Cup team and as head coach of the NZSS team.She has also been assistant coach with the New Zealand FAST5 Ferns in 2013 and 2014 when the side won the Netball World Series title.

Netball Mainland chief executive Brigit Hearn said she was delighted to have one of Mainland’s “playing and coaching icons” back in the family.

“We’re excited about the pairing of Julie and Marianne and the wealth of experience they bring,” she said.“We can’t wait for the Silvermoon Tactix team and management to get together to start pre-season training for the 2018 season.”

The Silvermoon Tactix will begin pre-season training in late January with the 2018 ANZ Premiership set to start in May.