NZ Team Named for Whyte Trophy Test Match
The New Zealand team for the Whyte Trophy one off test match versus Australia to be played at North Harbour on the 19th June 2013 has been named.
The women are: Amanda Brown and Susannah Leydon-Davis both from the Waikato, Kritteka Gregory from Waitakere and Anna Rankin from Southland.
The men are: Kevin Dennerly-Minturn from Auckland, Oliver Leydon-Davis, the brother of Susannah and Joe Wu.
Selections were completed using current BWF (Badminton World Federation) rankings with input from the National Selection Panel. All players represented New Zealand last week at the Sudirman Cup in Kuala Lumpur with some great results in wins against Turkey and Sri Lanka.
The coach, Jihyun Marr is a former Olympic medalist for Korea and former Korean national women’s singles coach.
The Whyte Trophy Test Match will be played at the Bartercard Badminton North Harbour Centre on Wednesday 19th June 2013 commencing at 5:30pm. Gold coin entry and hospitality tables are available. For more information about the event, please visit www.badmintonnh.co.nz
New Zealand team:
Amanda Brown (Waikato)
Kritteka Gregory (Waitakere)
Susannah Leydon- Davis (Waikato)
Anna Rankin (Southland)
Kevin Dennerly-Minturn (Auckland)
Oliver Leydon-Davis (Waikato)
Joe Wu (Northland)
Coach – Jihyun Marr
Manager – Roger Southby