Waimarama Taumaunu MBE - Silver Ferns Coach
Waimarama Taumaunu is a former Silver Ferns captain and almost needs no introduction with her Netball pedigree as one of the world’s top defenders, representing the Ferns for more than a decade from 1981-1991, including the 1987 World Championship winning team.
Since retiring from playing Netball, Taumaunu has had stints as the National Performance Director for All England Netball (1998-2003), assistant coach for England (2003 World Championships), NZA team coach and a previous term as Silver Ferns assistant coach (1997-1998 and more recently 2008-2012 assisting Ruth Aitken).
One career highlight was pairing with Aitken to lead the national side to Commonwealth Games glory in 2010, defeating Australia in double extra time. In the 1992 New Year Honours, Taumaunu was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Netball and was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
Vicki Wilson OAM - Silver Ferns Assistant Coach
This former Australian Netball captain is one of the finest shooters ever to play the game. Vicki Wilson joined the Silver Ferns management team in August, 2013 as assistant coach, working closely with coach Waimarama Taumaunu.
Vicki started her international playing career in 1985, selected into the Australian Netball team, a spot she held for fifteen years. In that time, she earned 104 Test Caps, three World Championship gold medals and one Commonwealth Games gold medal. She was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1992.
Since retiring in 1999, Vicki has forged a successful high performance coaching career, and is highly sought after all around Australasia delivering, coordinating and managing high performance programmes. Vicki’s ability to deliver professional leadership which sets vision combined with individual and team goals sets her apart.