Anna Harrison (nee Scarlett)

One of the most dynamic defenders in world netball, Anna Harrison’s name is already etched in the sport’s history books.

Anna is the owner of an incredible standing jump and exceptional timing, honed during her years on the professional beach volleyball circuit. Her name has been lent to a new defensive lifting move, the Harrison Hoist, introduced by her Northern Mystics side in the 2012 ANZ Championship season.

Raised in the small West Coast settlement of Karamea, Anna first toured with the Silver Ferns in 2002 as a training partner at the Commonwealth Games. Her debut came later that year against South Africa, and she was part of the Ferns team that won the 2003 World Championships in Jamaica.

After winning gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Anna took time out to concentrate on volleyball, but returned to netball in time to help the Ferns successfully defend their Commonwealth title in 2010.


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Born 15 April 1983, Westport
Court Positions WD, GD, GK
Height 1.87m
Fast5 Ferns Caps 7
ANZ Championship Northern Mystics 2011 - 2012

National Representation

Silver Ferns Squad: 2002-2007, 2010-2012
Debut: 1 November 2002 v South Africa, in Auckland
Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist: 2006, 2010
NZU21: 2001-2005