Jolene Henry shifts from Magic to Mystics

Last updated 08:03 20/08/2009

Relevant offers

Netball

Central Pulse back in business after trans-Tasman netball win over Wai-BoP Magic in Wellington Laura Geitz stars in her 100th Queensland Firebirds game to beat NSW Swifts Nothern Mystics seal late win over Southern Steel in trans-Tasman netball tie Winning 'defeat' wake-up call for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic Central Pulse team-mates must match Joline Henry's passion Central Pulse import Ama Agbeze feels Proteas' pain after World Cup semi loss Steel respect the Mystics but have no fear in taking on conference leaders Bidwell: Coach Robyn Broughton taking faltering Central Pulse back to basics Dramatic Fever draw denies NSW Swifts top spot Plenty for Waikato-BOP Magic to ponder this week

Waikato/Bay of Plenty defender Joline Henry has joined the drift north, signing to play for the Northern Mystics in next year's trans-Tasman championship.

New Zealand's leading franchise in the ANZ Championship have now lost two Silver Ferns to the Mystics, with goal attack Maria Tutaia last week joining the Auckland-based outfit.

Magic co-captain Henry, 26, leaves under a cloud, with her manager hitting out how the franchise handles its contract negotiations, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald.

John Davey said Henry had wanted to remain loyal but it wasn't reciprocated by Magic management.

"I personally have been disillusioned with the negotiating process, I don't believe a lot of ethics have been shown," he said.

"The goalposts moved with what could be done for her here, so at the end of the day the call was made it was better to move on."

Sources said the Magic offered Henry a reduced contract for next season, having focused on retaining two other Silver Ferns - goal shoot Irene van Dyk and goal keep Casey Williams.

Mystics coach Te Aroha Keenan said she was delighted to have signed Henry.

"I think it took a lot for her to make that decision, so we're really pleased that that's the way it's gone for us," said Keenan.

"There are a lot of pluses that come with Joline, we get a really good player as well as someone who has held those leadership roles."

-NZPA

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Who should play goal shoot for the Silver Ferns?

Bailey Mes

Catherine Latu

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content