Fitzgerald named new head coach for the Magics

By Te Kāea

Julie Fitzgerald has been named the new head coach for the Magic, signing a two-year contract with the franchise.

She takes over from Noeline Taurua, who has played a coaching role with the team since 2003.

Fitzgerald coached the Swifts from 2008 until 2011, taking them to their inaugural title in the first ANZ competition in 2008.

She was assistant coach for the Diamonds in 2012 and is only the second Australian named in a key New Zealand netball coaching role.

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