Tane Landon-Lane has named his first squad as Head Coach of the Developing Sox Boys programme.
48 players have been included in an off-season training programme followed by a camp (in October). The camp will involve classroom sessions, benchmark testing and skill work along with the selection of four teams to partake in an inhouse mini tournament.
Landon-Lane say’s “It has been a tough year managing Covid and opportunities for our Rangatahi. The majority of this year’s squad had been selected to attend a camp in 2021 and the cancelled Easter Classic tournament.”
“The Development Sox management team are working with Softball NZ to look at opportunities to excite and engage our up-and-coming athletes. The focus for the Development Boys programme is tautoko (support) our up-and-coming Rangatahi to learn, grow and excel on and off the diamond” he says.
Developing Sox Boys 2022 Squad
Tai Rhodes, Cameron Schmidt (North Harbour), Ciryl Wilson, Cohen-Jones Taylor, Joshua Totara-Kopua, Kyle Cross (Auckland), Noah Stevens-Togo, Richard Te Rure, Joseph Hill, Kaleb Wade (Counties), Noah Leaupepetele (Franklin), Chaise Austin, Caleb Paki-Campbell (Western Bay of Plenty), Boston Jones, Paora Nicola Cooper (Waikato), Shantayne Rangiuia Herbert (Manawatu), Mason Carey, Maui Tai, Lynkin Fooley, Tyrone Robinson (Hutt Valley), Genuine Savaliga (Hutt Valley), Cooper McCuan, James McArtney, Rylon Stephen, Nikau Hailwood, Carter Lowther, Tane Landon-Lane, Swayde Paaka, Nino Mason, Jayden Harris, Kiharoa Landon-Lane, Renata Pereka-Piriwai (Wellington), Lachlan Omalley, Dane Jorgensen, Fergus Simcott, Donte Tahuhu-Wilson, Hiro Fuchingami, Raumana Kumeroa, Rico Ratu, Blake Holt, Jayden Fitzgerald, Riley Codyre (Canterbury), Lachlan Ferguson, Tyrese Kennedy, Charlie Telfer, Lincoln Te Tai (Southland), Cairo Iosefo (Otago)
(Not considered – due to Junior Black Sox Squad inclusion)
George McCarroll (Hutt Valley), Nokai de Malmanche-Taylor, Jayden Potts, Cambell Codyre (Canterbury), Phoenix Wardell-Mao (Otago).