Northern Mystics VS Melbourne Vixens

By Rahia Timutimu

With weeks of preparation for the start of the ANZ Championships the Northern Mystics side have their eyes set on top spot.

As they prepare for their first clash of the competition against the Melbourne Vixens.

Laura Langman is just one of the many new players within the side.  She travels from her home in Hamilton every day and says she's excited to play with her new team.

Keeping a positive outlook, the Maori player isn't daunted by her new team's dismal finish last year.

The Mystics have to play this weekend without key defender Anna Harrison as she watches on from the side with a foot injury.

This Sunday we'll see if the team's new players can give the Mystics a boost when they play the Melbourne Vixens this Sunday.