Leana de Bruin

Leana de Bruin has earned herself a reputation as one of the best Netball defenders in the world. An energetic and rangy defender, 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 where she was a key part of the victorious 2003 World Champion making her on-court debut. De Bruin was also a key member of the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games Silver Ferns teams, winning gold in the process.

De Bruin played most of the ANZ Championship season for the Magic in 2009 before taking the rest of the season off with the imminent arrival of her son, returning to the league in 2010 for two seasons with the Southern Steel.

A move north for the 2012 season to the Kia Magic saw De Bruin combine with Ferns teammate Casey Kopua resulting in one of the most lethal combinations in world Netball.

De Bruin was in the 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 Kia Magic and the Silver Ferns.

Born 9 July 1977, South Africa
Court Positions GD, GK
Height 1.90m
Test Caps 115 (81 - 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