A NZ U21 captain, Adine Wilson went on to forge an impressive international career at senior level which also included captaining the Silver Ferns (our 23rd).
A gifted athlete, Wilson made an immediate impression when called into the Silver Ferns in 1999, making her debut the same year as a 20-year-old.
A hugely versatile player, Wilson found her niche in the midcourt having started as a shooter, where she turned out mainly at wing attack for the Silver Ferns.
Tall for a wing attack, Wilson’s style offered a new element to the role from previous New Zealand pivots where her height was a valuable asset.
Quick hands, ability to catch, turn and pass in the air and athleticism were Wilson’s hallmarks while her defensive background was also a strong asset.
A smart player with an impressive work ethic, Wilson’s confidence grew with time in the role. A fine leader on attack, Wilson went on to dominate and make the position her own during a strong Silver Ferns era.
Wilson, who held the captaincy from 2005 until her retirement in 2007, played in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Netball World Cups as well as the 2006 Commonwealth Games where she led the Silver Ferns to a gold medal.
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