11 Aug 2017

Kopua still has the Magic

11:16 am on 11 August 2017

The veteran netballer and former Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua has confirmed she will play another season for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.

It will be the 15th season with the Magic for the 32 year old Kopua who made her debut in 2003.

Kopua will be joined on court by a trio of young talent in Samantha Sinclair, Kelly Jury and Monica Falkner, who have all recommitted to the franchise.

Casey Kopua will be back for her 15th season with the WKBOP Magic.

Casey Kopua will be back for her 15th season with the WKBOP Magic. Photo: Photosport

"The impact of having Casey in the team isn't really something that can be measured. She provides valuable leadership and guidance, as well as setting the standards for excellence that we look for both on and off the court" said coach Marg Forsyth

"Last season was all about building for us and we put out some really strong performances that took a lot of people by surprise," she said.

"Next year is going to be about building on that and really developing the players both as individuals and as part of a team. I'm excited to see the squad come together and for what I know we can achieve".

The return of Sam Sinclair to the mid-court delivers a mixture of experience and youth.

Sinclair made her debut for the Magic in 2014 as an 18 year old youngster. Her performances for the Magic over the following seasons impressed, earning her a call up to the national team and making her debut for the Silver Ferns in 2017 against Australia.