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Rowberry Retires From International Netball

Monday, 8 May 2006,

Rowberry Retires From International Netball

Netball New Zealand has confirmed that Anna Rowberry has retired from international netball and is expecting her first child.

Rowberry, who is based in Tauranga, confirmed her pregnancy today and also her decision to retire from international netball although she will still keep the door open to play netball at a domestic level.

Silver Ferns Coach Ruth Aitken says. “While it is disappointing for the Silver Ferns that we lose such a great talent as Rowberry, we are absolutely delighted for her. She has given so much to the Ferns – as a former captain who boasts 91 caps for New Zealand. We wish her all the best for this pregnancy and of course are delighted she is still wanting to keep her hand in the sport at the domestic level, she is a real asset tothe game!”

“It was great to win gold at the Commonwealth Games and I feel my international career has come to a natural end with this great team success. I wish the Silver Ferns the very best for their upcoming games,” she said.

“Being a Silver Fern has been such a major part of my life over the past 10 years, I will still follow them closely, it’s just now I will just be a supporter on the side-line,” says Rowberry.


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