Enough change for Brown

01:43, Jan 31 2009
STAR SIGNING: Jodi Brown (nee Te Huna) is Canterbury Tactix's star signing for the new trans-Tasman netball league.

Jodi Brown is hoping that she is through with name changes.

The Silver Ferns goal attack got married last year, switching from Jodi Te Huna to Jodi Brown. Now she is making another change by signing on with a new netballing franchise which has just unveiled its own name change.

When Brown last played for a Canterbury team, it was known as the Flames but when she suits up for the franchise in the ANZ championship, which starts in April, she will be playing for the Canterbury Tactix.

"It's hard enough remembering my name when I have to sign an autograph... now I've got a new team name to remember too," she said with a laugh. "It's all new this year."

Her move back to Canterbury signals a time when Brown is ready to settle down -- having played for four different franchises during the old national league.

"I think I've done my dash with moving so that was part of my decision to come to Canterbury," she said. "I really admire some of the players and their loyalty to franchises and the relationships that have grown with them. I've never really had that."

She will commute from Dunedin to Christchurch for the season but said she and her husband hoped to make a more permanent shift in the future.

With good friends Maree Bowden and Julie Seymour long-time Canterbury players, it seemed the obvious place to which to move, Brown said.



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