Noeline Taurua officially confirmed as the new Silver Ferns coach.

Taurua will be replacing Janine Southby who resigned from the role last month. Last week, Taurua coached the Sunshine Coast Lightning to a second straight Super Netball title, and will continue that role for the final year on her contract with the Lightning. She is the first person to be appointed as coach to lead the national side while being contracted to an Australian team.

Taurua, who was assistant coach for the Silver Ferns from 2012-2013 and a former head coach of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, said she considered it a privilege to coach the Silver Ferns and looked forward to stepping into the role and taking the team back to their best.