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New Zealand women's national basketball team

The New Zealand’s elite women’s basketball team is affectionately known to their home fans as the Tall Ferns. The team has been coached by Kennedy Kereama since 2010. The assistant coaches are Aik Ho and Guy Molloy. The Tall Ferns have a FIBA world ranking of 38. The team includes both young and experienced Kiwi athletes, who are involved in a variety of leagues or colleges in the USA, Australia and Europe. The Tall Ferns form once a year to represent their county.

 New Zealand
FIBA ranking38 Steady
FIBA zoneFIBA Oceania
National federationBasketball New Zealand
CoachAustralia Guy Molloy
Nickname(s)Tall Ferns
Olympic Games
Appearances3 (2000, 2004 & 2008)
MedalsNone
Women's World Cup
Appearances1 (1994)
MedalsNone
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


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Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup.[1]

New Zealand women's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 2 Micaela Cocks 30 – (1986-08-19)19 August 1986 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Townsville Fire  
F 4 Kalani Purcell 22 – (1995-01-13)13 January 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Melbourne Boomers  
G 5 Georgina Agnew 23 – (1993-10-30)30 October 1993 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Harbour Breeze  
G 6 Zara Jillings 19 – (1998-05-30)30 May 1998 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Fordham Rams  
G 7 Antonia Farnworth 30 – (1987-05-10)10 May 1987 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Perth Lynx  
F 8 Natalie Taylor 34 – (1982-12-24)24 December 1982 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Brisbane Spartans  
G 9 Rebecca Ott 22 – (1994-08-09)9 August 1994 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Melbourne Boomers  
G 10 Chevannah Paalvast 25 – (1991-09-04)4 September 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Townsville Fire  
F 11 Jessica Bygate 25 – (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Melbourne Boomers  
F 12 Jillian Harmon 30 – (1987-03-03)3 March 1987 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Le Murra Lucca  
C 13 Josephine Stockill 23 – (1993-12-29)29 December 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Sunbury Jets  
F 15 Deena Franklin 22 – (1995-02-05)5 February 1995 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Harbour Breeze  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 23 July 2017

Notable past playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit