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Karin Burger

2018 - present


Top-class defender Karin Burger gets the opportunity to contest her second Netball World Cup in 2023 after helping the Silver Ferns clinch the 2019 title.

One of five Silver Ferns backing up from 2019, Burger made her international debut in 2018 after setting consistently high standards at domestic level. Resilience and perseverance have paid off for the athletic and dogged defender after she made the bold decision to come to New Zealand from South Africa as an 18-year-old in 2012 to chase her Netball dream.

Burger made the change from in-circle defender to wing defence during the 2018 ANZ Premiership season with great success and can now play off both defensive wings with equal effect. Very quick off the mark, rangy and robust, Burger has continued to leave her mark in all facets of the game.

An impressive athlete, Burger has been a standout figure domestically in recent seasons through her consistently high standards, ability to make things happen and on-court tenacity. Being able to play all three defensive positions is another string to her bow.

Missing the Silver Ferns 2022 Commonwealth Games bronze medal run through injury, Burger will fulfil a dream when returning to her country of birth for the 2023 World Cup.

Player # 171
Positions GK, GD, WD
DOB 12/04/1993
Height 184cm
Test Caps 54
Debut 15/09/2018
vs England Roses