Julie Seymour is one of the most well-known faces in Canterbury netball, having played much of her netball in the province.
It was from Christchurch that she was first selected in 1994 for the New Zealand Silver Ferns for the first of her 92 Test matches, including several as captain, and by the time she retired from the game in 2009 she had made more than 80 appearances for the local Flames and Tactix sides in New Zealand's domestic netball championship.
As her coach of the day Helen Mahon-Stroud said, "She is part of the make-up of netball in this country."
Seymour played in three World Championships, in 1995, 1999 and 2007, for two silver medals and a bronze while she also won silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002.
Not satisfied with confining herself to the netball court, Seymour demonstrated her versatility by finishing second in the 800m at the national track and field championships in 1998.
Seymour said that having lived most of her life in Christchurch she was really excited that Christchurch is going to be hosting 2018 Golden Oldies World Netball Festival.
“Growing up in Canterbury and having played netball for the Canterbury Flames, Canterbury Tactix and the New Zealand Silver Ferns, I am delighted to welcome all Golden Oldies netballers and their families to Christchurch in 2018.”
"Netball in Christchurch is very strong and what I love about it is Hagley Park where the netball will be played."
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