Tall Ferns full of confidence ahead of China Europe Tour

  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Tekau ma whā ngā ingoa kei te kapa wāhine Tall Ferns, ā, ka anga atu rātou ki Haina mo ngā whakataetae o te ao. Heoi tekau ma rua noa iho o rātou ka whai wāhi atu ki ngā whakataetae whakamātau Orimipia hei te otinga o te haerenga i Paniora.

He whakataa te mahi i tēnei wa, heoi he whakangungu nui tonu kei mua i te aroaro mo te kapa wahine. 

Hei tā te kaiako o te tīma a Kennedy Kereama, “A lot of these girls have been putting in the hard yards and you know, obviously bringing them into our environment and bringing them in and putting a Tall Ferns singlet on, they seem to achieve pretty great things every time.”

'A lot of these girls have been putting in the hard yards and you know, obviously bringing them into our environment and bringing them in and putting a Tall Ferns singlet on, they seem to achieve pretty great things every time.'

Nō tēnei wiki tonu kōwhiria ai te kapa tekau ma whā nei. E whā o rātou no te kainga nei, e whā e tākaro ana ki Amerika, e ono anō hoki e tākaro ana ki tāwahi. E ārikarika ana te kaiako, a Kennedy Kereama, i a rātou e aro ana ki Haina me Uropi.

E ai ki te kaihākinakina nō Te Whakatōhea a Chevannah Paalvast, “Everyone's just excited and we're all bonding and getting to know each other, there's a few new players and so yeah it's good.”

Hei tā Kereama, “No matter who we bring in they seem to gel really well and I guess it's one of the strong points of our group and I guess it's just the culture here in NZ that our girls get on really well.”

Kei te pae rua tekau ma rua te kapa Aotearoa i te papa tātai poitūkohu wahine o te ao, heoi kāore a Kennedy Kereama, kaiako o te kapa, mō te āmaimai i a rātou ka tuki ki ngā kapa toa o te ao.

“To go away and play the French, Cuba, China, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Spain, it's a great competition for us so any chance we can get to go play better competition is an advantage for us, so it's only going to help us with our process”, hei tā Kereama.

“We're usually the underdog and we're used to going in as the underdog but we like that challenge. It's fun and it's good for us”, hei tā Paalvast.

Heoi ko te whainga nui mo te kapa Tall Ferns ko ngā whakataetae whakamātau mo ngā Orimipia, i reira tuki rae ki te rae mo tētahi wāhanga i te pae tuarima kia whai tūranga ki Rio.

Hei tā Kereama, “I guess for us it’s a matter of performing at the pointy end of the tour which is towards Olympics Qualification series so the first part of the tour is probably going to be a lot of experimentation and working with rotations and getting chemistry right so we should be pretty good once we get to the back end of the tour.”

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