Silver Ferns confirm Netball World Cup preparation matches
March 19, 2019 5:08 am
The Silver Ferns will play against the New Zealand Invitation Men’s Netball team as well as Fiji Pearls and an All Stars side in June.
Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie said it was landmark moment for Netball and they were pleased to secure quality opposition ahead of the Netball World Cup in July.
The matches against the New Zealand Invitation Men’s team and an All Stars team will give the Silver Ferns a thorough workout in what would be their last public displays before heading to Liverpool in July.
Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua will name her Netball World Cup side on May 23, leading into the ANZ Premiership Finals Series.
The Silver Ferns will be back in action in October when they contest the Constellation Cup against the Australian Diamonds.
Two Tests will be played in Australia while Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena and Auckland’s Spark Arena will host the matches on this side of the Tasman.