9 Mar 2017

Silver Ferns named co-captains

8:12 am on 9 March 2017

The Silver Ferns Anna Harrison and Maria Tutaia have been named as co-captains of the Northern Mystics for the upcoming ANZ premiership netball season.

Mystics head coach Helene Wilson said Harrison and Tutaia complement each other's strengths.

"Maria connects players as people and Anna's professionalism around high performance is highly valued."

"With their commitment to our zone and their openness to grow in their co-captain's roles, I am excited about where they will lead their team to in 2017."

A strong defensive effort from Anna Harrison couldn't halt the New South Wales Swifts.

Anna Harrison Photo: Photosport

Harrison has played for the Mystics since 2011, and the Auckland region since 2006.

She said it's an honour to captain a team which has such flair.

"We all lead in different ways and that is why Maria and I sharing the role is great as we both have different strengths that we can bring to the team and the ANZ Premiership.

"The season is long, so being able to share the role can only work in our favour."