Noeline Taurua set to keep Silver Ferns job

Dame Noeline Taurua. Photo: Getty Images
Dame Noeline Taurua. Photo: Getty Images
Dame Noeline Taurua will be revealed as the Silver Ferns head coach for a second time on Friday, RNZ understands.

Netball New Zealand is to make an announcement at 2pm but sources have told RNZ that Dame Noeline has been reappointed.

In February, Netball New Zealand said it would advertise the job as Dame Noeline's contract was coming to an end.

The popular coach welcomed the process, saying she would reapply.

Dame Noeline answered an SOS to take over the Silver Ferns in 2018 and guided them to a remarkable World Cup victory in 2019.

The Ferns are ranked second in the world but had their worst-ever World Cup result last year, finishing fourth in South Africa.

An independent panel shortlisted three candidates after a first round of interviews.

The panel consisted of a senior leader from High Performance Sport NZ, a Netball New Zealand board representative, the head of high performance from a national sports organisation outside of netball, a former player, and Netball NZ's head of high performance Stephen Hotter.