NZ U21 netball team take out fourth World Youth Cup title

Maia Wilson was a key figure for the NZ U21 side

Maia Wilson was a key figure for the NZ U21 side

The 60-57 win was built on a masterful performance by the team's bookends, defender Kelly Jury and goal shoot Maia Wilson - both of whom have already made their global debut at senior level for the Silver Ferns.

New Zealand are back-to-back Youth World Cup netball champions after fighting back to beat Australia 60-57 in a pulsating final in Botswana.

In a memorable first, with the Netball World Youth Cup 2017 (NWYC2017) being held on the African continent for the first time, New Zealand created history by winning back-to-back titles for the first time in their history, defending the title they won in Scotland in 2013 while adding to the 1992 and 2005 editions.

The Kiwi side trailed Australia 17-14 after the first quarter and 28-27 at halftime. Glasgow was replaced mid-way through the third spell by 1.97m shooter Emma Ryde, but the change-up did not disrupt the rhythm of the New Zealand side, who led by six goals for most of the final spell. But it was to no avail, New Zealand stretching out their lead, 45-41.

Shooter Maia Wilson continued her outstanding tournament with a dominant display under New Zealand's hoop, the dynamic midcourt pairing of Reuelu-Buchanan and Poi were pivotal in driving forward and finding the shooters while Sokolich-Beatson and Jury took the sting out of Australia's scoring opportunities.

With Falkner more of a long-range threat, she helped open up the shooting circle for Wilson, who was well positioned for the offload.

There was some consolation for Australia as Jamie-Lee Price was named Player of the Tournament.

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