Ex Ferns coach Ruth Aitken to lead Singapore

Last updated 10:20 10/12/2012

Relevant offers

Netball

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic disappointed by nature of semifinal loss to NSW Swifts Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic knocked out of trans-Tasman league by NSW Swifts The hard work ahead for Southern Steel netball administrators Recap: Waikato BOP Magic v NSW Swifts - trans-Tasman champs semifinals Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua 'rapt' with her team's improved trans-Tasman netball league season What the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic must do to beat the Swifts Brave Southern Steel edged out by Queensland Firebirds in trans-Tasman netball league semifinal Resilient Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic ready for NSW Swifts in home semifinal Recap: Southern Steel v Queensland Firebirds - trans-Tasman champs semifinals Hard working Jane Watson set for Queensland Firebirds trans-Tasman netball league battle

Former Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken will sever ties with Netball New Zealand after the 2013 trans-Tasman league to take up a role as technical director and national coach of Singapore.

Aitken, who has been performing the role of coaching director for NNZ, will coach the Northern Mystics next year before heading to Singapore in August.

''I am very excited about the opportunity to join Netball Singapore and continue coaching in the international arena," Aitken said.

''The Singapore national team has had recent success in the Asian Championships and I look forward to building on the great work of coach Kate Carpenter and her support team.''

NNZ boss Raelene Castle wished Aitken well.

''Ruth is an exceptional coach and while NNZ will miss her coaching services we are very pleased to keep her coaching expertise on the international stage,'' she said.

Aitken coached the Silver Ferns for a decade before retiring late last year with one world championship (2003) and two Commonwealth Games titles (2006 and 2010) to her name.

In August, she accepted a one-year deal to coach the Mystics next season.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who should play goal shoot for the Silver Ferns?

Bailey Mes

Catherine Latu

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content