History of the Silver Ferns
On the 20th of August 1938, New Zealand’s netball made their debut in a test match against Australia at Royal Park, Melbourne. This landmark match not only marked the first-ever netball test between Australia and New Zealand but also served as the world’s inaugural international netball encounter.
New Zealand’s fiercest competitors in international netball have consistently been Australia. Over the years, from 1963 to 2015, both teams dominated the World Netball Championships and Commonwealth Games tournaments.