The Silver Ferns have announced today that their new skipper will be re-called midcourter Laura Langman, as the New Zealand side prepare for the Quad Series which begins on Saturday in Auckland.
New Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua let the players choose their captain via a 3-2-1 voting basis, but she and chief executive Jennie Wyllie also casted a vote. Defender and prior skipper Katrina Grant was named vice-captain.
"It is a very short turn around for our team heading into this series and as a group we decided Laura and Katrina were the players to fill those two leadership roles over the next two months," Taurua said.
"Laura's leadership qualities have been recognised in regards to her high standards she sets, her passion for the game and black dress, and her strong work ethic.
"She is a player who leads by example both on and off the court and has the respect of her peers.
"I know she’s excited to be playing at this level again and with the honour that comes with captaining your country and with the leadership experience that Katrina brings they will provide a strong foundation base for the side."
Langman and Grant will fill the roles through to the Constellation Cup and the positions will be reviewed looking ahead to next year’s Netball World Cup in England.
The opening Quad Series Tests on Saturday pits Australia against South Africa and New Zealand against England.