New Zealand Womens National Team Beijing List

New Zealand Womens Basketball National Team named and said to be one of the strongest compiled for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s the strongest team we could have selected for the Olympics,” McHugh said.“But because there are only two players back from the Athens Olympic Games it is a very young and inexperienced team at the Olympic level, even though we’ve had a great build-up over the last year and a half.

New Zealand Tall Ferns National Team

  • Suzie Bates
  • Clare Bodensteiner
  • Micaela Cocks
  • Jillian Harmon
  • Aneka Kerr
  • Angela Marino
  • Jessica McCormack
  • Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe
  • Charmian Purcell Forward
  • Natalie Purcell
  • Lisa Wallbutton
  • Noni Wharemate


  • Coach: Mike McHugh
  • Assistant: Leigh Gooding
  • Video technician: Kennedy Kereama
  • Manager: Louise Hogarth
  • Doctor: Lynne Coleman
  • Physio: Karen Sutton


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