Meet the Silver Ferns Squad!

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Grace Kara (nee Rasmussen)


Always a player of enormous potential, the influence of Auckland midcourter Grace Rasmussen continues to reach new heights throughout her international career.

Her specialities of quickness off the line, silky feeding skills, high work rate, ability to find space and determined defensive efforts, have combined to produce an accomplished and clever wing attack.

Rasmussen cut her teeth in international Netball at Netball World Youth Cup 2005 as part of the winning NZ U21 side.

In 2009, Rasmussen travelled to England as a training partner for the Silver Ferns, and was included in the national senior squad soon after.

Of Samoan origin, it was a special moment for Rasmussen to make her Silver Ferns debut against Samoa in Porirua in 2010. She had frequent court time in pool play at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi on the way to New Zealand's gold medal win.

Often used as a utility in the past, where she was equally adept at goal attack, Rasmussen’s game continued to grow since solely operating as a wing attack after moving to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in 2014 following six years with the Northern Mystics in the ANZ Championship.

She was also a member of the team that won silver at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015.

Player # 145
Positions WA, C, GA
DOB 18/03/1988
Height 177cm
Test Caps 52
Debut 07/08/2010
vs Samoa

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