Shooter Paula Griffin going back to Central Pulse

HAMISH BIDWELL
Last updated 13:06 29/07/2011
Pulse vs Tactix
ANDREW GORRIE/The Dominion Post
BACK IN YELLOW: Silver Fern shooter Paula Griffin will return to the Central Pulse shooting circle next year.

Relevant offers

Netball

Hard working Jane Watson set for Queensland Firebirds trans-Tasman netball league battle Plenty to work on for Southern Steel as they search for unlikely netball win Casey Kopua has her eyes opened helping coach the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic Laura Langman's NSW Swifts season 'everything she wanted it to be' Southern Steel rookie Abby Erwood thrilled by experience of trans-Tasman netball league finals New Zealand-based players miss out in trans-Tasman netball league 2016 All-Star fans' team Bolter Jamie Hume 'shocked' as unbeaten Southern Steel rewarded with six NZ Silver Ferns netball triallists Veteran Silver Ferns must justify spots in side Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua finds positive in trip to Brisbane to play Queensland Firebirds Netball Mainland staying quiet on Sue Hawkins re-appointment

The Central Pulse have signed Silver Ferns shooter Paula Griffin, for the 2012 trans-Tasman netball league.

Griffin spent two years with the Pulse, before joining the Southern Steel for this year's competition. She now becomes the second Steel player, after Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit, to follow former coach Robyn Broughton north.

''We're quite pleased with that,'' Pulse chief executive Chris McNay said of Griffin's capture.

''We needed a goal attack, and another shooter, and we had our eyes on Paula and she wanted to move back to Wellington and here we are.''

Griffin, who was a member of the New Zealand team which lost this month's world championship final to Australia, will partner Caitlin Thwaites in the shooting circle of a team which looks stronger than any other in the Pulse's chequered history.

McNay said the franchise's priority was to sign a strong starting seven and assemble the supporting cast from there.

Griffin, Thwaites, Selby-Rickit, Katrina Grant, Millie Lees and Daya Pritchard are those officially over the line, with McNay indicating ''one or two'' others would be added to that list in the next few weeks. Steel captain, and Silver Ferns wing attack, Liana Leota is still believed to be in contention to join the exodus from Invercargill to Wellington.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who should play goal shoot for the Silver Ferns?

Bailey Mes

Catherine Latu

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content