Elisapeta Toeava, Tayla Earle and Fa’amu Ioane have secured their spots in the Northern Mystics for 2022.
Showing glimpses of brilliance and working on consistency has paid off for the premiership-winning midcourt.
Former NSW Swift and GWS Giants training partner, Claire O’Brien will be elevated into the Mystics full squad in her second year playing this side of the Tasman.
O’Brien was brought in as injury cover combining seamlessly with the players around her.
Mystics have opted for four midcourt players meaning that they have three shooting positions remaining in the squad.
Australian Diamond turned Magic Shooter Cailin Bassett announced via social media she would not return to New Zealand in 2022.
Two time runners-up, Mainland Tactixs is the first team to announce its full squad.
Consistency could be key as the Canterbury-based franchise look to rectify a slow start to season 2021.
Sophia Fenwick, Jess Prosser and Erikana Pederson will not be returning to the team next season.
Two training partners will be introduced into the team, defender Kate Lloyd and shooter Hannah Glen.
Both players are tall and agile, providing strength to their respective ends of the court.
The final spot in the side has been filled by Fijian-born defender Kelera Nawai-Caucau.
After one year with the Central Pulse Nawai-Caucau will return to the Mainland region looking to combine with Captain Jane Watson and Karin Burger.
Te Huinga Selby Rickitt
+ Kate Burley
+ Saviour Tui
Claire O’Brien (elevated from training partner)
Phoenix Karaka (back from having a baby)
Michaela Sokolich-Beatson (back from injury)
+ Ameliaranne Ekenasio
Te Paea Selby-Rickit
+ Kelera Nawai-Caucau (from Pulse)
Categories: ANZ Premiership