Waikato-BOP Magic hold on to their stars

Magic player Casey Williams at the team naming with the new sponsor logo in the background.
Magic player Casey Williams at the team naming with the new sponsor logo in the background.

Defending champions Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have retained the services of their big four - Irene van Dyk, Casey Williams, Laura Langman and Leana de Bruin for next year's trans-Tasman netball competition.

At a function today the Magic also announced Kia as their new naming rights sponsor.

An interesting feature of the squad is the inclusion of Jamie-Lee Price, the daughter of former Kangaroo and Warriors rugby league star Steve Price.

The squad is: Leana de Bruin, Kendra Falefitu, Ellen Halpenny, Laura Langman, Nadia Loveday, Erena Mikaere, Jaime Lee Price, Jodi Tod, Elias Shadrock, Jess Tuki, Irene van Dyk, Jess Waitapu, Khao Watts, Casey Williams.

Waikato Times