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New Zealand Female Tri-Series

October 19, 2020

New Zealand Female Tri-Series

Sky Sport White Sox Head Coach Roman Gabriel will be eagerly awaiting the weekend ahead where New Zealand’s top female softball talent will be on show. This Labour Weekend will offer a feast of softball over three days including the Sky Sport White Sox, New Zealand A and the Junior White Sox in a six match series.


The double round robin schedule will be the first opportunity Gabriel has had to work with the wider White Sox squad since his appointment last December. As a consequence, the Female Tri-Series will provide the first step on a pathway through to the qualification of the 2028 Olympic Games.


Gabriel say’s “It’s been a long time coming but finally we are able to get together as a full squad. I am very happy we have this opportunity to see our athletes play. From our under 18's to our full White Sox squad. I think there should be some good games. The players might be a little rusty being early in the season but we are hoping the work we have asked them to do, on their own over the winter due to restrictions caused by Covid-19 will pay off and they play some good ball.”


“I am so excited about the two leaders we have selected. Lara Andrews being named captain of the White Sox and Rebecca Bromhead the Vice-Captain who will Captain the NZ A team at this event.  I think these two will lead our squad to the next level,” he says.


Labour Weekend will not only provide a platform for the White Sox to take the diamond but an opportunity for high performance testing.


Gabriel say’s “The athletes will be tested during the weekend and then will have to front up and play against each other and the juniors. I will be looking to see if they can bring the intensity after a long day of testing. Will be a good measure for us.”


Sky Sport New Zealand White Sox

Tyla Morrison, Kyla Bromhead, Mereana Makea, Krysta Hoani, Tyneesha Houkamau (Auckland), Otila Tavite, Pallas Potter, Ashley Johnston, Lara Andrews (C), Mikayla Lewin (Hutt Valley), Amy Begg, Nerissa McDowell, Mikayla Werahiko, Lucy McIntyre (Canterbury)


New Zealand A

Loran Parker, Brooke Whiteman, Ashley Scott, Rebecca Bromhead (C), Tenille Auimatagi, Pearl-Marli Waetford (Auckland), Denva Shaw-Tait, Yvonne Burgess, Erin Blackmore, Nanaia Matangi (Hutt Valley), Emma Francis, Hope Weber (Wellington), Brittany Terrey (Canterbury).


New Zealand Junior White Sox

Megan Sneddon, Maddison Gerbes, Shyah Hale, Lily Neilsen, Mikayla Cross, Meeki Cooper Nicole, Kiara lei-Lani, Innika Lambert-Hapuku

(Auckland), Lace Tangianau, Caitlyn Lewin, Maarire Puketapu, Kimihia Tangianau, Kiri Winiata-Enoka (Hutt Valley), Beyoncé Rehutai, Shyann Wairau (Wellington), Cherie Inwood, Alyssa Lory (Canterbury)



Labour Weekend Schedule

Sat 24 Oct: 5pm & 7pm - NZA vs JWSX, NZA vs JWSX

Sun 25 Oct: 5pm & 7pm - WSX vs JWSX, WSX vs NZA

Mon 26 Oct: 11am & 1pm - WSX vs JWSX, WSX vs NZA


All four White Sox games will be filmed live and broadcast on Sky Sport 9.






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