The Team

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about your favourite Pulse player - all the stats, player profiles, personal details, the works.


The Players

Frances Solia

Frances Solia

C/WA
Jamilah Gupwell

Jamilah Gupwell

GA/GS/WA
Susan Tagicakibau

Susan Tagicakibau

GS/GA

Amber Bellringer

Amber Bellringer

GS/GA
Nardia Roselli

Nardia Roselli

GA/GS
Lauren Burgess

Lauren Burgess

WA/C/WD

Hayley Crofts

Hayley Crofts

WD/C
Neesha Wieser

Neesha Wieser

WA/C
Cushla Lichtwark

Cushla Lichtwark

WD/GD

Sonia Mkoloma

Sonia Mkoloma

GD/GK
Kahurangi Waititi

Kahurangi Waititi

GK/GD
Candyce Edwards

Candyce Edwards

GK


The Coaching Staff

Who’s training the Pulse to be the best? Find out about all the key people behind the scenes from coaching staff to trainers.

Franchise Management

Role Name
Head Coach Kate Carpenter
Assistant Coach Annette Pearce
Director of Coaching Jill McIntosh
Team Manager Dani Delamere
Trainer Jamie Tout
Physiotherapist Rachel Owen

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Home Games

Date and TimeOppositionLocation
Sat 5 April 2:30pmVixensWellington
Mon 14 April 7:00pmSteelWellington
Sat 17 May 2:30pmTactixPalm. North
Mon 26 May 7:00pmMysticsWellington
Sat 21 June 2:30pmMagicWellington
Mon 7 July 7:00pmThunderbirdsNapier

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Frances Solia

Frances Solia

Center/Wing Attack

Height: 169cm

Date of birth: 20th September 1976

Nickname: Froggie

Past netball credentials: 2004 and 2007 World Cup, 2006 Comm Games, Shakers 10 years, Pulse 1 year

Netball highlight: Any international game is a highlight

Relationship status: Lock down!!!

Interests: Sea animals, wild animals

Favorite bands: Whitney Houston

Craziest thing you have ever done: Gone clubbing dressed as a cop and threatend to arrest under age kids in bars, asking them all for ID etc. Man I was cool back in the days lol!!!!!

Which sports personalities do you most like: Tiger Woods

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Jamilah Gupwell

Jamilah Gupwell

Goal Attack/Goal Shoot/Wing Attack

Height: 176cm

Date of birth: 7th July 1986

Nickname: Jimmy

Past netball credentials: NZ U21 2005-2006, 2006-2007; Capital Shakers 2005, 2006, 2007; Wellington NPC 2005, 2006, 2007; NZSS team 2004; NZTD 2003, 2004, 2005

Netball highlight: Making NZ U21 team at end of 2005 season and touring over to Australia. Playing for NZSS team in 2004 and winning the international school girls championship final.

Relationship status: In a relationship

Interests: Family and friends, touch

Favorite bands: UB40, John Legend, Neyo, Beyonce, Alicia Keys

Craziest thing you have ever done: Went into a school talent quest, sung, and won, never again

Which sports personalities do you most like: Matthew Ridge and Richie McCaw

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Susan Tagicakibau

Susan Tagicakibau

Goal Shoot/Goal Attack

Height: 180cm

Date of birth: 14th January 1988

Nickname: T. Bow

Past netball credentials: NZ Secondary Schools,Fiji 21, Fiji National Squad, Auckland Diamonds, Auckland Waitakere NPC, NZ 21

Netball highlight: Winning NPC 2007 with Auckland Waitakere

Interests: Love to cook, read, hang with family

Favorite bands: Linkin Park, Boyz II Men, Ying Yang Twins and heaps more!

Craziest thing you have ever done: Going Eeeling with my Dad at night! Fun times!

Which sports personalities do you most like: Xavier Rush, Carlos Spencer

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Amber Bellringer

Amber Bellringer

Goal Shoot/Goal Attack

Height: 184cm

Date of birth: 5th June 1990

Nickname: Ambz

Past netball credentials: Western U21, Western 1, Taranaki A, NZSS squad 2006,2008, NZ Talent I.D, Flyers 2006,2007

Netball highlight: Debut for Flyers against Diamonds in 2006

Relationship status: Single

Interests: Traveling, basketball, rowing, Bbing with my family, beach and shopping

Favorite bands: Spacifix

Craziest thing you have ever done: Trying to break my arm to get off school

Which sports personalities do you most like: Tana Umunga, Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell

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Nardia Roselli

Nardia Roselli

Goal Attack/Goal Shoot

Height: 180cm

Date of birth: 3rd March 1990

Nickname: Nardz

Past netball credentials: Shakers 2007, NZ Secondary Schools team 2006/2007

Netball highlight: Making the Pulse

Relationship status: Single

Interests: Sport

Favorite bands: Anything new

Craziest thing you have ever done: No comment

Which sports personalities do you most like: Michael Jordan

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Lauren Burgess

Lauren Burgess

Wing Attack/Center/Wing Defence

Height: 176cm

Date of birth: 24th November 1986

Nickname: LB

Past netball credentials: NZSS, NZSS Captain, NZ Talent development, NZ U21 tournament team

Netball highlight: Captaining NZSS side and winning the trans tasman tournament in Aussie

Relationship status: In a relationship

Interests: Sport, touch, rugby, tennis, traveling, socializing with friends

Favorite bands: The Fray, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, David Gray

Craziest thing you have ever done: Bungy jumped at Taupo

Which sports personalities do you most like: Jerry Collins

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Hayley Crofts

Hayley Crofts

Wing Defence/Center

Height: 172cm

Date of birth: 23rd September 1988

Nickname: Hailz

Past netball credentials: Southern Sting, NZ U21 Team, U19 Player of the year

Netball highlight: Making the NZ U21 Team

Relationship status: In a relationship

Interests: Horses, Harness Racing

Favorite bands: U2

Craziest thing you have ever done: No comment

Which sports personalities do you most like: Stacey Jones

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Neesha Wieser

Neesha Wieser

Wing Attack/Center

Height: 172cm

Date of birth: 25th October 1986

Nickname: Neesh

Past netball credentials: Wellington Under 21’s and Wellington NPC 1 (2007)

Netball highlight: Making the Pulse netball team

Relationship status: In a relationship

Interests: Music and sport

Favorite bands: UB40

Craziest thing you have ever done: Yet to do something crazy...

Which sports personalities do you most like: Tana Umanga

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Cushla Lichtwark

Cushla Lichtwark

Wing Defence/Goal Defence

Height: 181cm

Date of birth: 29th November 1980

Nickname: Too many to list!

Past netball credentials: Shakers 2004-2007 Wellington 1 2004-2007 Cometz 2003 Waikato 2 2000, 2002, 2003 Magic 1999 Waikato 1 1998-1999

Netball highlight: Don't know...

Relationship status: Single

Interests: All things sport, learning ukulele, hanging out with friends and family

Favorite bands: I like all types of music

Craziest thing you have ever done: Not sure if these tales are safe to put in print!

Which sports personalities do you most like: Don't really have a favourite

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Sonie Mkoloma

Sonia Mkoloma

Goal Defence/Goal Keep

Height: 184cm

Date of birth: 17th January 1979

Nickname: Sonny

Past netball credentials: Brunel Hurricanes

Netball highlight: Playing some of the best players in the world

Relationship status: Single

Interests: Shopping, music

Favorite bands: I like all music, I'm from London!

Craziest thing you have ever done: Everything fun

Which sports personalities do you most like: Floyd Mayweather, Harry O'Brien

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Kahurangi Waititi

Kahurangi Waititi

Goal Keep/Goal Defence

Height: 184cm

Date of birth: 22nd September 1982

Nickname: Kahu

Past netball credentials: New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand Talent I.D, New Zealand Under 21’s, Otago Rebels, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, Trust Waikato.

Netball highlight: Playing some of the best players in the world

Relationship status: In a relationship

Interests: Horse riding, holidaying, playing many different sports

Favorite bands: India Arie, Alicia Keys, Bob Marley

Craziest thing you have ever done: A horse race across the Matakana mud flats, dangerous but good fun

Which sports personalities do you most like: Tana Umanga, Kathy Freeman

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Candyce Edwards

Candyce Edwards

Goal Keep

Height: 188cm

Date of birth: 29th November 1986

Nickname: Candy

Past netball credentials: Flyers 2007, Waikato Premiere 2006/7, Waikato U21’s 2004/5/6/7, NAZ Camp October 2006, NZ U21 Squad 2007

Netball highlight: Getting Player of the Tournament at Scottwood Trust Champs 2006

Relationship status: Single

Interests: Sport, reading, catching up with mates

Favorite bands: Anything new, but I do have a hip hop streak in me!

Craziest thing you have ever done: Road trip to Tirua one night with friends and ended up in Tirau. Made it after 6 hours!

Which sports personalities do you most like: Jenny-May Coffin