Sunshine Coast Lightning hoping to retain Taurua, Langman

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 8:04PM
Noeline Taurua, Maria Folau and Laura Langman receiving their Netball World Cup medals. (Photo / Getty)

The Sunshine Coast Lightning want to keep their World Cup winning coach forever, but they know that's impossible.

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua's off-contract with the Australian domestic netball side at the end of the current season, having juggled both roles this year.

New Zealand captain Laura Langman's deal is also due to conclude.

Lightning CEO Danielle Smith says they'll chat with the pair when they both return across the ditch.

"At some point, there's going to be a change. We'll just work with them to work through what's going to work for themselves and their families and hopefully work with them again."

Smith says with Taurua in charge of both sides this year, it's been a surprisingly easy relationship.

"We've always been quite honest and transparent with one another. In working through that agreement, worked together to see how the schedule for the whole year will work, but we're also both quite flexible so if things changed, we'd work together to come up with a solution."

Taurua has not decided what her future will hold, with her tenure with the Ferns also up in the air.

There have been suggestions Taurua might consider moving into a leadership role with Ngapuhi and Maoridom.


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