The Canterbury Tactix are a New Zealand netball team based in Christchurch, New Zealand that currently compete in the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship. The team was one of the founding franchises in the National Bank Cup, formerly the premier netball competition in New Zealand (1998–2007), during which the team was known as the Canterbury Flames. After the NBC was retired in 2007, the Flames became a founding franchise of the new trans-Tasman ANZ Championship and changed their name to the "Tactix". The Canterbury team represent the New Zealand regions of Canterbury and West Coast.
The Tactix have had mixed results during their competitive history. The "Flames" finished second in four seasons of the NBC, but since the start of the ANZ Championship the "Tactix" have finished no higher than sixth. The Tactix were coached by Helen Mahon-Stroud during their first four seasons of the ANZ Championship; from 2012 the role will be taken over by former Silver Ferns coach Leigh Gibbs. Experienced Silver Ferns players Maree Bowden and Donna Wilkins shared the Tactix captaincy role in 2011.
Home games for the Canterbury Tactix are played at the 7200-seat CBS Canterbury Arena in Christchurch. The team uniform is primarily red and black, in line with traditional Canterbury Rugby Union colours. Their alternate uniform has the black and yellow colours reversed, and is only used when playing the New South Wales Swifts in Australia. For their season of the ANZ Championship, the team were sponsored by SKOPE, a heating and refrigeration company. Since 2009, Mercury Energy have been their naming rights sponsor.
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... 2011 Canterbury Tactix roster view talk edit Players Coaching staff Nat ... Name Position(s) DoB Height Maree Bowden (cc) WA, C, WD 20-11-1979 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Kasey Evering GK, GD 14-02-1983 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Phillipa Finch C, WD, WA 24-12-1981 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) Anna Galvan GD, GK, WD 20-11-1978 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Ellen Halpenny GS, GA 25-07-1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Kiley Hikawai GA, WA 30-06-1987 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Charlotte Kight GD, GK 08-06-1988 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Hannah Poff C, WA 16-01-1991 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Finau Pulu WD, GD, GK 25-08-1987 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Anna Thompson GA, WA 18-06-1986 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Jo Trip GK, GD 24-06-1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Donna Wilkins (cc) GS, GA 29-04-1978 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Head coach Helen Mahon-Stroud Assistant coach Julie Seymour ...
... Brownfield GS Hertfordshire Mavericks Jade Clarke WA, C, WD Canterbury Tactix Pamela Cookey GA, GS Surrey Storm Rachel Dunn GS Surrey Storm Stacey Francis GK ...
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