ANZ Championship - Features

Leana de Bruin and Natalie Medhurst share ANZ Championship MVP Award

The 2011 ANZ Championship MVP Award has been jointly won by Leana de Bruin (Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel) and Natalie Medhurst (Queensland Firebirds).

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In the Spotlight: Grand Final Preview 2011

The Grand Final is finally upon us. A full house in Brisbane will see the undefeated Firebirds take on the giant killing Mystics. Which team will claim their first ever ANZ Championship title?

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All Star Kayla Cullen named 2011 Best Young Player

LG Mystics defender Kayla Cullen's star continues to rise, with the announcement today that she is the winner of the ANZ Championship's 2011 Best Young Player award.

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In the Spotlight: LG Mystics

The LG Mystics are just one win away from their first ever ANZ Championship Grand Final. Can they be the first team to finish the regular season in 4th position and then go all the way to premiership glory?

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TTNL names inaugural ANZ Championship All Star Team

Five of the competition's ten teams are represented in the inaugural All Star Team, with 2010 champions the Adelaide Thunderbirds and current Finals Series contenders the LG Mystics the only teams to have two players named in the final seven.

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In the Spotlight: First Windows Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic

The First Windows WBOP Magic is the only team in ANZ Championship history to make four final series in a row. Will it be fourth time lucky?

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In the Spotlight: Romelda Aiken

Many people believe Romelda Aiken is the key to the Queensland Firebirds winning the 2011 ANZ Championship. Do the stats confirm this?

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In the Spotlight: Stat Leaders and Milestone Makers

With the season rapidly drawing to a close, we take a look at who have been the leading stat getters for 2011 and which stars will go down in the history books for setting milestones and breaking records.

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In the Spotlight: Finals Simulator

Our special Finals Simulator say only five teams can make the finals - Firebirds, Mystics, WBOP Magic, Swifts and the Vixens. So, which team will miss out on the top four?

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In the Spotlight: Team Substitutions and Super Subs

With the Finals Series fast approaching and fully fit squads becoming more difficult to maintain, this week we investigate which teams have used their bench the best and which players are the 'Super Subs'.

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Tactix v Mystics re-scheduled Round 3 match - FREE at Vector Arena, this Thursday!

This Thursday night, the Mercury Energy Tactix host the LG Mystics in the Round 3 ANZ Championship match originally scheduled for 27 Feb in Christchurch. We're throwing open the doors and inviting everyone in Auckland to come along to see this world-class netball match FOR FREE!!

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In the Spotlight: Paula Griffin

Paula Griffin from the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel is an ANZ Championship veteran. Season 2011 is the time for Griffin to stand up and take her team to the next level.

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In the Spotlight: Rivalry Round

Rivalry Round is a great time of the season to support not just your favourite team, but your country too. Its also the perfect opportunity to dig into the stats and ask; which country really does hold the upper hand?

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In the Spotlight: Sharni Layton

Sharni Layton is the future of our game, and if her numbers over the past two seasons are anything to go by, it will be a pleasure to capture statistics whenever she is playing.

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In the Spotlight: Laura Langman

Laura Langman is the embodiment of the First Windows Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic. Displaying unquestionable commitment and exquisite skill, she has played every single game over four seasons.

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In the Spotlight: Natalie Medhurst

FIREBIRDS by name, FIREBIRDS by nature! The Queensland Firebirds have had their best ever start to an ANZ Championship campaign, coasting to the top of the ladder after three rounds. A large contributor to the impressive start of 2011 is Natalie Medhurst.

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In the Spotlight: The Perfect Shooters Club

The start of the 2011 season has already seen two shooters achieve the ultimate in on-court success - the perfect game. This is a feat that has only happened ten times in ANZ Championship history. So who are these players who have become a statistician's dream?

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