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Kayla Cullen to leave Mystics

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/09/2016

The Northern Mystics have lost the services of versatile Silver Fern Kayla Cullen after finalising their national league squad for 2017.

A six-year veteran of the team in several positions, Cullen wasn't included in a 10-woman squad.

The 24-year-old is expected to announce she will play for the new Auckland team formed to contest the six-team league.

Cullen's departure follows that of another long-serving Mystics players, shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti, who is heading to the Pulse.

Other Mystics players not returning are English midcourter Serena Guthrie, Holly Fowler, Fa'amu Ioane, Sulu Fitzpatrick, Nadia Loveday and Megan Craig.

Incoming coach Helene Wilson has named seasoned England international Sasha Corbin in the squad along with youthful defenders Michaela Sokolich-Beatson and Brooke Watt.

Mystics squad: Maria Tutaia, Anna Harrison, Bailey Mes, Storm Purvis, Elisapeta Toeava, Samon Nathan, Tera-Maria Amani, Sasha Corbin, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, Brooke Watt.

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