14 Mar 2009

Seymour confirmed as Canty captain with Bowden deputy

6:48 am on 14 March 2009

The Silver Ferns netball captain Julie Seymour has been confirmed to once again lead the Canterbury Tactix franchise in this year's ANZ Championship, with mid-courter Maree Bowden named as her deputy.

The 37-year-old led the Christchurch-based side to eighth place in the inaugural Trans-Tasman competition last year, and doubles as the team's assistant coach.

The head coach Helen Mahon-Stroud says Seymour's experience made her an obvious choice, describing her as the complete netball athlete - both physically and mentally.