Shannon Saunders (netball)

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Shannon Saunders[1] (née Francois, born 12 October 1990) is a New Zealand netball player, who is currently contracted to the Southern Steel in the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship. Saunders, who is a predominantly a midcourter has played for Otago in the National Provincial Championships since 2010. She made the New Zealand under 21 squad in 2011 and played against Australia in three tests. She was later named in the FastNet Ferns squad to compete the World Netball Series, in Liverpool in late November. Saunders joined Silver Fern players Irene van Dyk, Maria Tutaia and Katrina Grant in the side.[2]

Shannon Saunders
Personal information
Born (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 29)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
University University of Otago
Married January 2019
Netball career
Playing position(s): WA, C, GA
Years Club team(s) Apps
2012–present Southern Steel
Years National team(s) Caps
2011-present New Zealand under 21 squad
Last updated: 11 November 2011

She was named in the Silver Ferns for the Australian leg of the 2012 Quad Series, although she was not capped.

While playing international netball, Saunders completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Otago graduating in 2012.[3]

Shannon was also an exceptional sprinter while at school.


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  2. ^ Egan, Brendon (3 November 2011). "Shannon's season just got better". Southland Times. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  3. ^ Gibb, John (1 December 2012). "Juggling exams and netball pays". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 1 December 2012.

Shannon Saunders (nee Francois) competed for New Zealand in Track and Field in the 200m, 4x100m and Medley Relay at the 2005 Youth Olympics in Sydney