The Silver Ferns’ remarkable rise is complete.
New Zealand stunned three-time defending champions Australia 52-51 in a thrilling Netball World Cup final in Liverpool on Sunday (Monday morning NZ time).
It completes a massive 11-month turnaround from the Ferns under coach Noeline Taurua who took over last August, following last April’s harrowing performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games under previous coach Janine Southby.
Taurua must get coach of the year.
The Silver Ferns lost in the finals to Australia in the last three world cups, so a very sweet victory.
Very cool that of what is arguably our three major sports of netball, cricket and rugby we are world champions in two of them and moral champions in the third.