Julie Seymour welcomed back in the Tactix fold as assistant coach

Julie Seymour is back on the Mainland Tactix coaching staff after a  four-year absence.
Ross Giblin

Julie Seymour is back on the Mainland Tactix coaching staff after a four-year absence.

An opportunity to work alongside Marianne Delaney-Hoshek has excited former Silver Fern captain Julie Seymour on her return to the Mainland Tactix family.

Netball Mainland has confirmed Seymour as Tactix assistant coach for next year's Premiership, where she will work with Delaney-Hoshek and a new-look squad.

Seymour, who was part of the Tactix coaching team from 2010-2014, said joining Delaney-Hoshek was a "big factor" in her applying for the position.

"I have coached the NZ secondary schools team with Marianne and I think we have a great coaching relationship," she said. "I've always had passion for netball here in the Mainland and I am really looking forward to working with Marianne and the team heading into the 2018 season."

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Seymour said it would be an opportunity to "re-connect" with some familiar faces and work with the new players on the Tactix's new-look roster.

She has recently spent time growing her coaching experience including roles as assistant coach of the victorious New Zealand under-21 World Youth Cup team and as coach of the New Zealand secondary schools team. 

She was also assistant coach of the New Zealand FAST5 Ferns in 2013 and 2014 when the side won the Netball World Series title.

Delaney-Hoshek said Seymour, who has been part of the Netball New Zealand coach accelerator programme since 2012, brought more than just her extended experience to the role of assistant coach.

"She is a coach who lives out her values and will help instil hard work within the group," she said. "We worked together for the national secondary schools as a successful team and I am looking forward to her re-joining the Tactix family."

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Meanwhile the Central Pulse have reappointed former Silver Fern Sandra Edge as their assistant coach for another year.

It is the second year Edge has been an assistant to Yvette McCausland-Durie.

 - Stuff

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