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Teams // Steel - ANZ Championship 2008 


 Southern Steel

 
Regions: Otago & Southland, New Zealand
Principal Sponsors: Ascot Park Hotel, SIT Zero Fees, Meridian, Vodafone
Home Stadium: Stadium Southland (Invercargill), Edgar Centre (Dunedin)
Colours: Blue, Teal, Magenta, Yellow
Web: http://www.southernsteel.co.nz


Much was expected of Steel in 2008, from the region which had dominated New Zealandís ten-year National Bank Cup competition, and which had retained Robyn Broughton, famous as the coach who doesnít need all the champion players to build champion teams.

Playing their first four games away from Stadium Southland lessened Steelís early impact on the competition, and the team struggled in the unfamiliar position of underdog. When they found their rhythm, in the final third of the season, three stirring home victories against the Vixens, Magic and Firebirds gave notice that the darlings of southern netball have lost none of their sting.

Such was the quality of those performances that Steel provided five members of the 2008-09 Silver Ferns squad: resolute defenders Erika Burgess , Katrina Grant and Wendy Telfer, speedy mid-courter Liana Barrett-Chase and 1.94m shooter Daneka Wipiiti. Former Australian representative Megan Dehn headed Steelís shooting statistics with 78.2% accuracy, while Wipiiti was the competitionís leading offensive rebounder.

Young shooter Julianna Naoupu made steady progress through the season, while Jenny-May Coffin gave powerful on-court leadership and impressive off-court media representation in what was to be her final season of premier netball.

Steel defeated three of the teams that finished ahead of them in the Minor Championship, Magic, Vixens and Firebirds, and ended with the same points as the fifth-placed Queensland side, separated only on goal percentage. Their biggest win was the 15-goal defeat of Fever in Round 11; while their worst losses were recorded against Thunderbirds (13 goals, Round 4) and Swifts (11 goals, Round 1).


 BARRETT-CHASE, Liana  BURGESS, Erika
 COFFIN, Jenny-May  DALTON, Tania
 DEHN, Megan  GRANT, Katrina
 HUTTON, Megan  NAOUPU, Julianna
 SELBY-RICKIT, Te Huinga Reo  TELFER, Wendy
 TUKI, Jess  WHITE, Debbie
 WIPIITI, Daneka  


 ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Steel
 SeasonPositionPlayedWonLostByesGoals ForGoals AgainstDifference%Points
 2009 55 46 120% 
 2008 14 617 616 100% 14 


 Steel Game History for this Season
       Round   Round Date   Opposition   Result
View Match Detail  Round 1 5/4/2008   »  Swifts 42 to 53   -  
View Match Detail  Round 2 12/4/2008   »  Pulse 52 to 50   +  
View Match Detail  Round 3 19/4/2008   »  Tactix 51 to 42   +  
View Match Detail  Round 4 26/4/2008   »  Thunderbirds 41 to 54   -  
View Match Detail  Round 5 3/5/2008   »  Mystics 48 to 50   -  
View Match Detail  Round 6 10/5/2008   »  Tactix 48 to 51   -  
View Match Detail  Round 7 17/5/2008   »  Magic 47 to 56   -  
View Match Detail  Round 8 24/5/2008       Bye    
View Match Detail  Round 9 31/5/2008   »  Pulse 41 to 29   +  
View Match Detail  Round 10 7/6/2008   »  Vixens 47 to 46   +  
View Match Detail  Round 11 14/6/2008   »  Fever 58 to 43   +  
View Match Detail  Round 12 21/6/2008   »  Mystics 41 to 47   -  
View Match Detail  Round 13 28/6/2008   »  Magic 47 to 43   +  
View Match Detail  Round 14 5/7/2008   »  Firebirds 54 to 52   +  


 Player Participation in games
  Player  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14  Tot %
 BARRETT-CHASE, Liana  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 93%
 BURGESS, Erika  1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 79%
 COFFIN, Jenny-May  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 93%
 DEHN, Megan  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 11 79%
 GRANT, Katrina  1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 86%
 HUTTON, Megan  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 93%
 NAOUPU, Julianna  1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 8 57%
 SELBY-RICKIT, Te Huinga Reo  0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 29%
 TELFER, Wendy  1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 11 79%
 TUKI, Jess  0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 14%
 WHITE, Debbie  1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 43%
 WIPIITI, Daneka  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 93%



 
 
 
 
 
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