Awards

The ANZ Championship's Official Awards Program recognises outstanding talent in the world's best netball league.

There are currently four official ANZ Championship Awards:

ANZ Championship Most Valuable Player
ANZ Championship Best New Talent
Foxtel ANZ Championship All Star Team
Grand Final Player of the Match

ANZ Championship Most Valuable Player (MVP)

The MVP is designed to recognise the best performed athlete during the season. For the 2013 season this award was won by Jhaniele Fowler from Southern Steel.  Previous winners include Temepara George (Mystics) and Laura Langman (Magic); Leana de Bruin and Natalie Medhurst; Romelda Aiken, Sonia Mkoloma and Liana Leota (nee Barrett-Chase). 

ANZ Championship Best New Talent

The Best New Talent award recognises the future stars of the ANZ Championship. In 2013 this award was won by Jhaniele Fowler as well as the 2013 MVP award. This award, formerly known as Best Young Player, was won by Sharni Layton after her outstanding season in 2010 with the Adelaide Thunderbirds.  In 2011, the LG Mystics' Kayla Cullen was named the recipient on the eve of her side's first ever Grand Final appearance and in 2012 it was won by Magic's Julianna Naoupu just before her team went on to win the 2012 ANZ Championship.

Foxtel ANZ Championship All Star Team

The Foxtel ANZ Championship All Star Team is voted 100% by fans. Voting will occur via our digital communications channels and is conducted towards the end of the season. Each voter can select seven players from any club across the competition to complete the positions of their netball team as well as select a coach.  The players with the most votes in each position will become the Foxtel ANZ Championship All Star Team.

Grand Final Player of the Match

Each year, an exceptional player from the Grand Final is selected and named the Player of the Match during the Grand Final presentation ceremony. The winner of Grand Final Player of the Match in 2013 was Erin Bell from the Thunderbirds. Previous winners include Leanna de Bruin (2012), Romelda Aiken (2011), Geva Mentor (2010), Sharelle McMahon (2009) and Catherine Cox (2008).