Netball New Zealand has given the strongest indication yet that Noeline Taurua will continue as coach of the Silver Ferns.
Taurua's contract ended following the team's successful World Cup campaign, but CEO Jennie Wyllie has told Newshub Taurua's committed and wants to do the right thing for Netball New Zealand.
" I know Noeline wants to do the right thing for Netball NZ," said Wyllie. "Whatever capacity that looks like is yet to be finalise, but I know she's pretty committed and it's very tempting to go back to back.
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Taurua agreed to take charge of a broken Ferns squad in the wake of a fourth place finish at the Commonwealth Games. In less than a year, she's transformed the team into World Champions.
She's now returned to Australia - aiming to guide the Sunshine Coast Lightning to a third consecutive Super Netball title.
But it's not money or career opportunities driving Taurua's next move.
"The most important thing to her is family," added Wyllie. "I think that's probably her priority."
Netball New Zealand's priority of retaining the premier coach in World Netball is now seemingly a step closer.
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