Pure As: Ameliaranne Ekenasio
LockerRoom brings you the first episode of Pure As, a mini documentary series on the personal journeys of the Silver Ferns to World Cup triumph.
The trick to recreating a shooting star
Maia Wilson is being tipped as the next Maria Folau in the Silver Ferns shooting circle, but she wants to stamp her own unique footprint on netball history.
This World Cup’s for you, Casey Kopua
Against all odds, the Silver Ferns have won netball’s World Cup for the first time in 16 years.
Arise Dame Noels: why she wrestled with her honour
Netball magician Noeline Taurua has been made a dame in the New Year Honours, but the Silver Ferns coach admits the title rests uneasily on her shoulders.
How a whole village can raise a netball team
Through the initiative of one trailblazing woman, a low-decile school in east Auckland is striving to ensure any kid who wants to play sport can.
A Silver Ferns star is born
They may not have pulled off a final comeback against the Australian Diamonds, but there are positive signs of a new era of Silver Ferns unfurling, like defender Karin Burger.
Silver Ferns icon caught in Paris’ spell
Irene van Dyk reckons she “hit the jackpot” when she was asked to mentor Paris Lokotui, who at 17 has already played for NZ in three different sports.
Bright new Zim Gems outshone by Silver Ferns
African nations have a habit of either shocking, or winning hearts at Netball World Cups. In Liverpool, 2019, it’s the Zimbabwe Gems.
Folau leads shooters’ big step up before World Cup
From her vantage point on a Southland farm, an Olympic basketballer can take some credit for the marked step-up of the Silver Ferns shooters on the eve of the netball World Cup.