Dynamic midcourter Tori Kolose has joined the Splice Construction Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for the 2021 ANZ Premiership season.
The 21-year-old has been named as a replacement player for Asher Grapes, who will miss the entire season after rupturing her ACL in December.
Kolose has previous ANZ Premiership experience with the Northern Mystics in 2018, and more recently as a training partner with the Northern Stars.
Head coach Amigene Metcalfe said Kolose would bring plenty of flair and athleticism to the midcourt.
“Tori is a dynamic and skillful midcourter who also has a strong background in touch and athletics, so she also brings a unique approach,” she said.
“We are excited to welcome Tori to the Magic after the hard work she has put in to grow her game and forge her way back into the ANZ Premiership.”
Meanwhile, Ivana Rowland and Katie Te Ao have been named as 2021 training partners.
Rowland is a mobile and accurate shooter, who was part of the 2017 NZU21 squad before spending time with the Northern Comets National Netball League side.
She has made the move to Waikato Bay of Plenty to develop her game further and to seek different experiences.
Growing up in Australia, Te Ao moved back to New Zealand to finish her schooling where she was a member of the successful St Peter’s premier team who won the NZ Secondary Schools title in 2019.
An exciting talent with a wide range of skills in both circle defence and midcourt, in 2021 she makes the step up from the WaiBOP National Netball League side.