ANZ Premiership

Mystics defense locked in and a superstar signs at Magic

Successful Mystics defensive trio Sulu Fitzpatrick, Phoenix Karaka and Michaela Sokolich-Beatson have put pen to paper, reuniting in 2022 in what could be the competition’s strongest defensive circle.

The premiership players were unveiled as the first three players heading back to Mystics when competition resumes.

Youngster Carys Stythe has been named as a training partner for the Mystics and shows huge potential for the future.

Stythe was an instrumental player this year in championship-winning sides Northern Marvels and Auckland’s Under 18 team.

WBOP Magic has started its recruitment campaign with Silver Ferns captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio.

The huge signing was unveiled just days after Pulse announced she would not return in 2022.

The signing of the World Cup-winning Goal Attack could be the firepower the Magic needs to win more games. 

Newly promoted coach Mary-Jane Araroa could have the skeletons of one of the competition’s top sides if captain Sam Winders and new local Katrina Rore are signed to the club.

Line ups so far:


George Fisher

Sarahpheina Woulff

Te Huinga Selby Rickitt

+ Kate Burley

+ Saviour Tui

-Tiana Metuerau


Aaliyah Dunn

Tiana Metuerau

-Ameliaranne Ekenasio


Sulu Fitzpatrick 

Phoenix Karaka (back from having a baby)

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson (back from injury)

-Kate Burley 

-Saviour Tui


+ Ameliaranne Ekenasio (from Pulse)



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