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Goal keepers: Bernice Mene (2nd of 2)

Goal keepers: Bernice Mene

Another well-known Silver Ferns captain who played both goal keep and goal defence was Bernice Mene, who was selected for the Silver Ferns in 1992 when she was only 17, and led the team between 1997 and 2002. During this time she was regarded as the world's best defensive player. While playing for the Silver Ferns, Mene was also captain of the New Zealand Under-21 team and the Southern Sting. Here, she attempts to block an Australian shot in the world championship final in Christchurch in 1999.

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Suzanne McFadden, 'Netball - New Zealand netball stars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Suzanne McFadden, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Aug 2015