Leana de Bruin

An energetic and rangy defender, Leana de Bruin began her international Netball career in South Africa where she earned 34 test caps for her country of birth.

A move to New Zealand followed in 2000, along with selection in the Silver Ferns, earning herself a regular starting spot in the defensive end next to Casey Kopua. With World Championship and Commonwealth Games titles to her name, de Bruin has carved her name in the annals of New Zealand’s Netballing history as one of the great defenders to take the court for the Ferns.

De Bruin was in the WBOP Magic team which won the ANZ Championship title in 2012. She continues to make an impact as a respected defender and is playing arguably some of the best Netball of her career for both the Magic and the Silver Ferns.

Born 9 July 1977, South Africa
Court Positions GD, GK
Height 1.90m
Test Caps 124 (90 - NZ / 34 - South Africa)
Fast5 Ferns Caps 7
Occupation Student
National Squads Silver Ferns Squad: 2002-2008, 2010-2014
World Netball Championships Gold Medallist: 2003
Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist: 2006, 2010
Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist: 2014
FAST5 Netball World Series Gold Medallist: 2012
Silver Ferns Debut February 2003 UK Tour v England, in England
Provincial ANZ Championship:
Southern Steel, 2010
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, 2009
Northern Mystics, 2008
National Bank Cup: Force, 2005-2007
Shakers, 2002
Sting, 2001