Leana de Bruin

An energetic and rangy defender, de Bruin began her international netball career in South Africa where she earned 34 Test Caps.

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, and 2006 Commonwealth Games Silver Ferns teams.

A gifted athlete, the 36 year old is a highly effective defender with a fine record at international level and in major competitions. She 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 first child.

The following year de Bruin returned to the defensive circle for the Magic, paired with Ferns teammate Casey Kopua (nee Williams) for what has proved to be one of the most lethal combinations in world netball.

She was part of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic team which won the ANZ Championship title in 2012. Having earlier played for the Northern Mystics, de Bruin continues to make an impact as a respected defender for the Ferns and the Magic and has re-signed with the Waikato Bay of Plenty side for the 2014 ANZ Championship season.

De Bruin has a total of 100 Test Caps with 34 for South Africa and 72 for New Zealand.

PERSONAL
Born 9 July 1977, South Africa
Court Positions GD, GK
Height 1.90m
Test Caps 113 (79 - NZ / 34 - South Africa)
Fast5 Ferns Caps 7
Occupation Student
PLAYING HISTORY
National Squads Silver Ferns: 2002-2008, 2010 - 2014
Silver Ferns Debut February 2003 UK Tour
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