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White Sox Training Squad Named

March 22, 2020

Wellington, NZ - - White Sox Training Squad Named

SKY Sport New Zealand White Sox Head Coach Roman Gabriel has named a squad of 40 athletes following the early conclusion of the domestic softball season.


“I am excited to announce our first training squad for 2020. Fellow coaches Tupuivao, Hale and myself are pleased with the mix of athletes we have named and are looking forward to some hard work and pushing each other to be better.” Say’s Gabriel.


The squad sees the recall of a number of former White Sox players along with several players that attended the U-19 World Cup in Irvine last year. In addition, 5 athletes undertaking college scholarships in America have also been included in the squad.


Gabriel say’s “We have selected a few young players in line with our strategy to develop athletes for the future. Making this squad does not guarantee these athletes selection for future teams, and likewise, athletes not named are still in contention for spots come selection time.”


“There is a long term goal to qualify for the 2028 Olympics, so for this to happen we need to start now. With this group we are hoping they set the tone for all players in the country to be Olympians. I am wanting to get in front of all our players from 14-20 years old and provide them an insight of our vision, as they are the ones that will be leading the New Zealand team in future years in order to get us to the Olympics.”


“We were scheduled to have a camp in May, but unfortunately due to the Coronavirus situation it has been postponed. In due course we will provide the players with an outline of future events once things have become a little clearer.” He says.



SKY Sport New Zealand White Sox 2020 Training Squad:

Tenille Auimatagi, Kyla Bromhead, Rebecca Bromhead, Shyah Hale, Krysta Hoani, Tyneesha Houkamau, Mereana Makea, Pearl-Marli Waetford, Tyla Morrison, Katrina Nukunuku, Loran Parker, Beth Reid, Ashley Scott, Zoe Tolhopf, Brooke Whiteman (Auckland), Lara Andrews, Erin Blackmore, Yvonne Burgess, Ashley Johnston, Caitlyn Lewin, Maarire Puketapu-Barnett, Otila Tavite, Kiri Winiata-Enoka (Hutt Valley), Emma Francis, Beyonce Rehutai, Jardene Tipa, Hope Weber (Wellington), Amy Begg, Meg Glading, Cherie Inwood, Nerissa McDowell, Lucy McIntyre, Mikayla Werihiko (Canterbury), Tania Puketapu, Ancelle van Molendorff (Australia), Pallas Potter, Mikayla Lewin (Florida, USA), Denva Shaw-Tait (Pennsylvania, USA), Brittany Terrey (Utah, USA) and Reagan Leppin (Arizona, USA).





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