Story: Netball

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.

Using this item

Photosport
Reference: PS0011628-MENE.jpg

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Suzanne McFadden, 'Netball - New Zealand netball stars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39242/goal-keepers-bernice-mene (accessed 11 August 2020)

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