DSX Girls


14 January 2020

Developing Sox Girls coaches Anthea Stringer and Chris Telfer are pleased to announce a squad of 25 for the 2020 campaign.
The squad named at the conclusion of the Little League U15 Girls prize giving in Christchurch includes 11 players from the final between Canterbury and Wellington.
Head coach Stringer says “We are excited with the athleticism and raw talent these athletes bring. There is a focus on the future and we are excited to get started. 
The squad will travel to Melbourne in April to compete as two teams at the Waverley Easter tournament. Following that a team will be named to compete in the International Friendship Series in Brisbane in July. 
We are looking forward to running our camp around a tournament. It will allow our athletes to put their learnings into game situations. 
The focus will be on development ahead of outcome, and we will be encouraging our athletes to push themselves outside of their comfort zones.”
Developing Sox Girls Squad 2020
Jayah Lee, Eden Jennings-Netzler, Innika Hapuku-Lambert, Clover Alapaki, Jade Calverley (Auckland), Rylee Watt, Sierra Tai, Meesha Shaw-Wallace, Maysen Kurene-Iwikau, Trinity Tauaneai, Armani Fruean (Hutt Valley), Maiarangi Waipara, Nahliah Tolova’a, Tatiana Katy, Narnia Ioane, Tyla Pita-Kani, Kyera Kei-Nafatali (Wellington), McKenzie Bailey-McDowell, Kaiyah Ratu, Sophie Yarham, Tyrisa Elisera, Trinity Mackley-Flutey (Canterbury), Anahera Wilson (Southland), Amelia Griffin (Australia)


3 July, 2019

For the draw and results click here


31 April, 2019

Head Coach Anthea Stringer has finalised her Developing Sox Girls team after the wider squad attended a 3-day camp in Christchurch last weekend.

Stringer was impressed with the girls work ethic and ability to adapt to new ideas over the course of the camp.
Stringer say’s “This is the foundation point for their future in wearing the fern, so installing great values and a high work ethic is a key focus for our programme”.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to take on the Australian U15 Squad while at the Friendship Series and believe these girls are up to the task and will do us proud” say’s Stringer.

The team will depart for Brisbane on 5 July to compete at the International Friendship Series from 8th-12th July.

The New Zealand Developing Sox U15 Girls Team is:
Tyarn Bromhead-Lemalu, Shyah Hale, Hope Maka, Gabrielle Murare (Auckland), Kuratangi Ronaki, Meeki Cooper-Nicola (Waikato), Innika Hapuku-Lambert (Hawkes Bay), Rylee Watt (Hutt Valley), Arene Landon-Lane, Shyann Wairau (Wellington), Brie Harding, Kaiyah Ratu, Samantha Fawcett-Kay, Trinity Mackley-Flutey (Canterbury), Toni Elers (Southland)


28 January, 2019

Developing Sox Girls Head Coach Anthea Stringer has released a squad of 22 to prepare for the Friendship Series in Redlands, Queensland this July.

Selected players will assemble for camp in Christchurch this April with the final team to be named after the conclusion of the camp.

Stringer say’s “It’s an exciting environment to be part of, we get to see these athletes grow into people that embrace success for themselves and the people around them.”

“It was great to get the opportunity to watch all the athletes at a National tournament this year. It gave us a far better overview to select the squad we believe will represent our programme best”, says Stringer.

NZ Developing Sox U15 Girls Squad 2019
1. Naia Elisara (Canterbury)
2. Shyah Hale (Auckland)
3. Cheyleigh Nathan-Wihongi (Auckland)
4. Shyann Wairau (Wellington)
5. Innika Hapuku-Lambert (Hawks Bay)
6. McKenzie Bailey-McDowell (Canterbury)
7. Brie Harding (Canterbury)
8. Arene Landon-Lane (Wellington)
9. Kuratanga Ronaki (Waikato)
10. Tyarn Bromhead- Lemulau (Auckland)
11. Kaiyah Ratu (Canterbury)
12. Trinity Mackey-Flutey (Canterbury)
13. Samantha Fawcett-Kay (Canterbury)
14. Ocearn Matthews (Auckland)
15. Hope Maka (Auckland)
16. Toni Elers (Southland)
17. Meeki Cooper-Nicola (Waikato)
18. Tayla-Kei Rahui-Laulau (Hutt Valley)
19. Ariane Keresoma (North Harbour)
20. Rylee Watt (Hutt Valley)
21. Gabrielle Murare (Auckland B)
22. Sierra Tai (Hutt Valley)


17 September, 2018

Follow the DSX Girls team as they compete at the U17 Queensland State Championships.



23 July, 2018

The Developing Sox coaches are pleased to announce the U15 Girls Team for 2018. The naming of the team comes after training camps conducted in Wellington and Auckland over the winter months.

A 15 strong team will travel to Caboolture, Queensland to compete in the U17 State Championships in September.

“Training programmes, game knowledge and individual specific skill development will be the focus for the next two months, “ says Developing Sox Head Coach Anthea Stringer.

“Creating a good team culture, with a high work ethic by both players and coaches will be the basis of our campaign. This will be their first taste of wearing the fern which is an honour at any age. With two of our team values being “respect” and “commitment”, we have no doubt this team will hold high standards that will establish them in the game for many years to come,” she says.

New Zealand Developing Sox U15 Girls Team to compete in the U17 Queensland State Championships, 22-24 Sept:
Shyah Hale, Megan Sneddon, Hope Maka, Tyarn Bromhead-Lemalu (Auckland), Alyssa Bailey (Counties), Meeki Cooper-Nicola, Hineawe Crawford (Waikato), Waimarie Weston, Tayla-Kei Rahui-Laulau (Hutt Valley), Zakiyah Rapihana-Sila, Kiri Winiata-Enoka, Arene Landon-Lane (Wellington), Manaia Makiri, Abbey Henderson, Kaiyah Ratu, Bella Lister (Canterbury).
Anthea Stringer (Head Coach), Chris Telfer (Assistant Coach), Priscilla Abraham (Manager), Suzy De Lautour (Pitching Coach)


26 April, 2018

Anthea Stringer has named 29 players in her first squad as Head Coach of the Developing Sox Girls programme.  The squad will go to camp in Auckland on the 17th and 18th of July. A team will be named to travel and compete in the U17 Queensland State Champs, 22-24 Sept in Caboolture, Queensland at the conclusion of the camp.

“We are excited about getting started with this squad. This group of athletes have stood out over the season for their provinces and have shown they are ready to be challenged”. Says Stringer.

2018 Developing Sox Girls Squad

Christie Moncrieff (North Harbour), Megan Sneddon, Tyarn Rayne Bromhead-Lemalu, Tayla Yakas Burns, Hope Maka, Kuratangi Ronaki, Shyah Hale (Auckland), Shyann Wairau, Alyssa Bailey (Counties Manukau), Meeki Cooper-Nicola, Hineawe Crawford (Waikato), Innika Hapuku-Lambert (Hawes Bay), Waimarie Weston, Roimata Kapene, D'Stani Foley, Tayla-Kei Rahul Laula (Hutt Valley), Memoree Arai, Arene Landon-Lane, Kiri Winiata-Enoka, Zakiyah Rapihana-Sila (Wellington), Naia Elisara, Jahneiya Taiapa, Manaia Makiri, Trinity Mackley-Flutey, Kaiyah Ratu, Samantha Fawcett-Kay, Abbey Henderson, Drew Jorgensen, Avalon Te Haara-Bar (Canterbury)

Team Management

Anthea Stringer (Head Coach), Chris Telfer (Assistant Coach), Priscilla Abraham (Manager) and Suzy de Lautour (Pitching Coach).

Telfer Appointed Developing Sox Assistant Coach

Southland’s Chris Telfer has been named as the Assistant Coach to the DSX Girls Team. Telfer a member of the Junior Black Sox 2001 team will have no issues aligning with Stringers coaching style given their working relationship with the Southern Pride Women’s Team. The appointment is well deserved given Telfer’s contribution to the game, a contribution recognised by Softball NZ by winning the 2016/17 Volunteer of the Year award.


5 April, 2018

Anthea Stringer has been elevated from Assistant Coach to Head Coach of the DSX Girls coach. Like Ratu, Stringer has a lifelong involvement with softball and invaluable to our sport. Stringer the current Mainland Pride Women’s coach has been part of the Junior White Sox and White Sox campaigns as a trainer/medic and will bring considerable knowledge and skills to the programme. Like the DSX boys the girls will assemble for camp before heading to Australia in September to compete in the U15 Girls NSW State Championships.


22 Feb, 2017

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected into the 2017 Developing Sox U15 Girls Squad.

The squad will be involved in a 3 day camp from 7-9 April 2017 and then another camp over the term holidays in September/October 2017. This will lead into an Emerging Sox tour which will occur in 2018.



  • This squad was selected by Developing Sox U15 Head Coach Peter Moffatt and Assistant Coach Dave Elder
  • Detailed information on the Developing Sox U15 Girls Program will be released direct to the athletes over the coming week.

New Zealand Developing Sox U15 Girls Squad 2017
Cheynne Young, Silia Manukia, Michelle Manukia (North Harbour) Beth Reid, Kiara Lei-Lani Taimai, Kaiah Lee-Obrien, Megan Gordon, Mikayla Cross, Armacia Nan-Woo (Auckland), Te Hira Newton, Braxton Murray (Counties Manukau), Teratahi Pere-Campbell (Tairawhiti), Hineawe Crawford (Hawkes Bay), Shiloh Cunningham (Manawatu), Rongomai Luke- Royal, Kimihia Tangianau, Tayla-Kei Rahui-Laulau, Maarire Bernett, Caitlyn Lewin,  Michaela Budge (Hutt Valley), Te Koopurereata Wiapara, Skye Moemai-Millar, Grace Clueard, Beyonce Rehutai, Ariana Cameron –Jones, Kaitlyn Peachey (Wellington), Bella Lister, Te Marino Roberts, Iris Taramai, Manaia Makiri, Avalon Te Haara-Barr, Samantha Henderson, Chyna Keen (Canterbury), Kaitlyn Hastie (Otago), Hannah Johnson, Isobel Thompson (Southland).

North Island vs South Island

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Petone PAK n SAVE NFC exhibition game


16 Feb, 2016

Non-traveling reserve Susan Wakefield has been drafted into the Developing Sox team to compete at the Waverley Carnival. Sophie Wilkinson has been selected as the non-traveling reserve.


15 Feb, 2016

Softball New Zealand would also like to congratulate and announce Dave Elder as the Assistant Coach of the Developing Sox Girls team. The under 15 team will compete in the Waverly Eastern Carnival, 25-27 March, Australia.


30 Jan, 2016

Beth Reid Auckland
Taylor  Chongnee Auckland
Brooke  Glassie Auckland
Milla Glassie Auckland
Kaiah Lee-Obrien Auckland
Layla Bailey-McDowell Canterbury
Hana Allan Canterbury
Jacqueline Clay Counties Manukau
Rongomai Luke-Roy Hutt Valley
Jasmine Horne Hutt Valley
Alice Tessi North Harbour
Silia   Manukia North Harbour
Michelle  Manukia North Harbour
Jazara   Hopa Southland
Jaenin  Koko- Lutau Wellington
Non Travelling
Susan Wakefield Wellington
Tirakahurangi Leef North Harbour


20 Nov, 2015

Wellington-based coach, Peter Moffatt, has been named as head coach of the New Zealand Girls Developing Sox team.

Moffatt has 27 years’ experience in coaching men, women and juniors. He is dedicated to developing junior athletes and assisting them in realising their full potential.

"I help my young players to be better teammates, to set goals and achieve them, and to foster a love of the game through enjoyment and fellowship of their team", says Moffatt. 

He will look to create a supportive culture that is based around respect, where players are able to set goals and work to achieve them.