Nelson netballers get Silver Fern trial


The list of Silver Ferns and NZA triallists has been released and among them is current Silver Fern, Shannon Francois from Motueka and former Waimea College student Zoe Walker.

Zoe, who has played in the NZA, is aiming to make the jump into the Silver Ferns.

Zoe currently plays goal keep and goal defence for the Mainland Tactix.

Shannon Francois has been a Silver Ferns for the past four seasons and is currently playing centre and wing attack for Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel.

The trials will take place in Auckland on August 15 and 16, the Silver Ferns and NZA teams will be announced on August 17.

Twelve of the 28 players will be selected for the Silver Ferns to face the England Roses, South Africa’s SPAR Proteas and the Australian Diamonds in the Netball Quad Series in August.

A team will also be named for the New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy, where the Silver Ferns will face the Jamaican Sunshine Girls in September.

The three-Test Series will see the Silver Ferns play at Nelson’s  Trafalgar Centre on September 11 before heading to Palmerston North on September 14, and Rotorua for a final game on September 17.