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::

  1. ANZ Championship Most Valuable Player (introduced in 2008)
  2. ANZ Championship Best Young Player (introduced in 2010)
  3. ANZ Championship All Star Team (introduced in 2011)
  4. Grand Final Player of the Match (introduced in 2008)

ANZ Championship Most Valuable Player (MVP)

The MVP is designed to recognise the best performed athlete during the Season.  The 2011 MVP was jointly won by Leana de Bruin (Steel) and Natalie Medhurst (Firebirds).  Previous winners include Romelda Aiken, Sonia Mkoloma and Liana Leota (nee Barrett-Chase). 

Click here to read more about the MVP Award.

ANZ Championship Best Young Player

The Best Young Player was introduced in 2010 to recognise the future stars of the ANZ Championship. Sharni Layton was named the inaugural winner after her outstanding season with 2010 Champions, the Adelaide Thunderbirds.  In 2011, the LG Mystics' Kayla Cullen was named Best Young Player on the eve of her side's first ever Grand Final appearance.

Click here to read more about the Best Young Player Award.

ANZ Championship All Star Team
 
The All Star Team is the newest addition to the ANZ Championship's suite of official awards.  At the conclusion of the regular rounds, a panel of netball experts nominates on a 3-2-1 basis the best performed athletes across the ten teams in each position of the court during that season. Panel members are also asked to nominate the best performed coach on a 3-2-1 basis.
 
The coach and player in each position with the highest aggregated points are named on the All Star team for that season. In the event of a tie on points, the athlete with the better statistical performance will be awarded the position on the All Star team.
 
Grand Final Player of the Match (introduced in 2008)
 
Each year, the Chair of the TTNL Board selects and names the Player of the Match during the Grand Final presentation ceremony. Previous winners include Romelda Aiken (2011), Sharelle McMahon (2009) and Geva Mentor (2010).