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Coaches: Ruth Aitken (2nd of 3)

Coaches: Ruth Aitken

After playing for New Zealand, Ruth Aitken began her coaching career in 1991 with regional teams, including North Harbour, Counties–Manukau Cometz and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. She coached the Silver Ferns from 2001 to 2011, guiding them to victories in the world championships and Commonwealth Games (twice). Here, Aitken talks to her players during the world championship semi-final against Jamaica in 2007.

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Suzanne McFadden, 'Netball - New Zealand netball stars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Suzanne McFadden, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 26 Aug 2020, updated 1 Jun 2023