Jamaican shooting sensation Jhaniele Fowler has signed a two-year contract with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel.

Silver Fern shooter Jodi Brown spearheads a nucleus of experienced signings announced by the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel today.

Three of New Zealand netball’s brightest young stars head to the World Youth Championships in Scotland tomorrow with their ANZ Championship futures secure.

The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel has bolstered its defensive ranks by signing towering Magic defender Erena Mikaere.

Five teams will represent the Netball South Zone at various New Zealand Age Group Championships this month.

The New Zealand U19/U23 Age Group Championships start on Monday at Wellington's ASB Sports Arena while the U17 event will be staged in Hastings the following week.