Meet the Silver Ferns Squad!

Ameliaranne Ekenasio

Ameliaranne Ekenasio (nee Wells)


Just months after the birth of her first child, stylish shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio (nee Wells) made her return to elite level netball with the FAST5 Ferns in late 2017. She continued that upward trend shortly after when sealing a spot in the Silver Ferns team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Born in Queensland but of Ngapuhi heritage, Ekenasio moved to New Zealand in 2014 after coming through the Australian system. She spent four years (2011-14) with the Queensland Firebirds but struggled for regular court time and was snapped up by the Central Pulse for the 2015 ANZ Championship.

More consistent game time paid dividends, a growing confidence resulting in impressive individual performances for the athletic shooter with the spectacular high-arching shot.

Able to play both shooting roles, Ekenasio is an excellent mover, with quick hands and feet, is good in the tight spaces and has an unwavering willingness to put the shots up from anywhere.

A tall and agile athlete, Ekenasio’s continued improvement resulted in her first selection to the Silver Ferns in 2014, making her debut the same year against Australia in the Constellation Cup.

A player with real flair, Ekenasio adds variety at the attacking end of the court as well as experience.

Player # 157
Positions GS, GA
DOB 11/01/1991
Height 186cm
Test Caps 22
Debut 08/10/2014
vs Australian Diamonds

National Squads

  • Silver Ferns Squad: 2004-2014
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist: 2006, 2010
  • Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist: 2014
  • World Netball Series Gold Medallist: 2009
  • FAST5 Netball World Series Gold Medallist: 2013
  • World Netball Championship Silver Medallist: 2007, 2011
  • New Zealand A: 2004
  • New Zealand U21: 2003-2005
  • World Youth Netball Championship Gold Medallist: 2005
  • NZA: 2004

Silver Ferns Debut

  • 14 November 2005: vs Barbados, at Goal Defence and Goal Keeper
  • The Arena, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jamaican Tri-Series

Silver Ferns Milestones

  • 50th Test Match: vs Cook Islands playing Goal Defence,
  • 5 October 2010
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Dehli, India


  • ANZ Championship: Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic, 2008-2011
  • National Bank Cup: Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic, 2003-2007