Tactix announce roster for 2018
The Silvermoon Tactix have confirmed their 10-player roster for the 2018 ANZ Premiership.
Returning in 2018 are Jess Moulds, Erikana Pedersen, Zoe Walker, Charlotte Elley, Brooke Leaver, Ellie Bird and Silver Ferns squad member Temalisi Fakahokotau.
Headlining the new additions are Silver Ferns defender Jane Watson, former Australian Diamonds shooter Kate Beveridge who will fill their import spot, as well as NZU21 midcourter Kimiora Poi.
Beveridge is an experienced netballer, having played in the previous trans-Tasman competition since 2008 for the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Melbourne Vixens, and most recently the West Coast Fever. She played for the Australian Diamonds from 2008 to 2011 and the Fast5 Australian Flyers.
Silvermoon Tactix Head Coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek says they’re thrilled that players are recognising the great culture, support services and high performance environment in the Mainland.
“We have some experienced heads in there with some exciting young talent. The team improved significantly through the course of the last season, culminating in wins over the Northern Stars and SKYCITY Mystics,” Delaney-Hoshek said.
Foundation player Anna Thompson has not been contracted for 2018 with Delaney-Hoshek thanking her for her loyalty and commitment to the team over a number of years.
“Unfortunately, some tough decisions had to be made and we were unable to find a place for Anna in the new-look roster. We thank her hugely for her commitment and loyalty to the franchise, which will be recognised at an appropriate opportunity,” Delaney-Hoshek said.
In further news for the Tactix, Silvermoon have re-committed as naming rights partner. Silvermoon is a New Zealand owned and operated jewelry business, with retail outlets throughout the country, with their head office situated in Christchurch.