The Northern Mystics' Debbie Fuller is stepping down as coach of the trans-Tasman netball side at the end of the season.
Fuller has been involved with the franchise since 2009, starting out as assistant to Te Aroha Keenan for two seasons, before stepping into the head coach role in 2011.
She took the Mystics to the grand final that year where they finished runners-up to the Queensland Firebirds and finished third the following year.
The competition is set for major changes next year with a new six-team domestic competition due to start.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for another coach to lead the team into the new competition and making this decision now gives the board time to get the Mystics' house in order early for 2017," said Fuller.
Despite a tricky start to 2016, Fuller has her sights firmly set on post-season play again.
"One of the plus sides to having made the decision is that I can now just concentrate on the here-and-now. This playing group is dedicated to making the run home this season a successful one and that remains the key focus."