Megan Anderson

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Megan Anderson
Personal information
Full name Megan Leigh Anderson
Born (1974-11-09) 9 November 1974 (age 40)
Gosford, New South Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GA, GS, WA
Last updated: 15 March 2011

Megan Leigh Anderson was an Australian international netballer from Woy Woy, New South Wales.[1] A former Australian representative player, she retired as a player from the ANZ Championship and the Northern Mystics at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Dehn is currently a specialist coach for the New South Wales Swifts .[2]

Anderson was the first player to feature in both the National Bank Cup and Commonwealth Bank Trophy competitions at the same time.[3]

International career[edit]

Anderson represented the Australian national team from 2000–2006. She had to battle for her place in the team in 2001 and 2004. Anderson has been to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She has been to many tours to New Zealand, Jamaica, England and South Africa, amassing 20 caps for Australia.

Domestic career[edit]

Anderson played for the Adelaide Ravens (1997–98) and the Sydney Swifts (1999–2007) in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy. She also had a two-year stint in New Zealand with the Northern Force in the National Bank Cup.[4]

Anderson was the first player to feature in both the National Bank Cup and Commonwealth Bank Trophy competitions at the same time.[5]

With the start of the new trans-Tasman ANZ Championship, Anderson was signed with New Zealand team the Southern Steel for the 2008 season. The Steel tried to sign her again for the 2009 season, but she was ruled ineligible by Netball New Zealand.[6] Anderson subsequently signed with the Queensland Firebirds, but later pulled out of the team before the start of the season citing work commitments.

In June 2009, Anderson gained special dispensation to rejoin the Steel as a replacement for the then pregnant shooter Daneka Wipiiti. Anderson announced a return to the ANZ Championship in 2010 for the Southern Steel after great performances starring with the World 7 team who recently toured New Zealand.

For the 2011 ANZ Championship season Anderson signed with the Northern Mystics after attempts to gain NZ residency were unsuccessful to allow her to be a part of the Southern Steel for another year.[7] Anderson's move came about due to the Steel signing Natasha Chokljat from the Melbourne Vixens which meant that under the Championship rules the Steel would have had two ineligible players on their books.[8]

On 14 July 2000, she was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for netballing achievements.[9]

Anderson retired as a player from the ANZ Championship and the Northern Mystics at the conclusion of the 2011 season and was retained by the Mystics as a specialist coach.[2]

Anderson is currently the Assistant coach for the NSW Swifts in the ANZ Championship.

Amateur career[edit]

Anderson played her first game of netball at the age of 8 at the St John the Baptist netball club, Woy Woy, due to her mother's participation as an umpire.[10] Much of Anderson's junior playing was competing in the Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association, at the Lemon Grove Park netball courts, Lagoon Street, Ettalong Beach.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Steel Player Interview Official website
  2. ^ a b Megan Dehn still with the Mystics, Netball Scoop, 9 March 2012 (accessed 8 May 2012)
  3. ^ McFadden, Suzanne (21 June 2007). "Neball: Dehn on brink of making netball history". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Swifts Chatter, Match Night Program, 27 April 2007 (accessed 22 May 2011)
  5. ^ Dehn on brink of making netball history, The New Zealand Herald, 21 June 2007 (accessed 22 May 2011)
  6. ^ "Dehn refused clearance to play for Steel". The Southland Times. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  7. ^ Johannsen, Dana (2009-06-06-13). "Sharp-shooter Dehn signs with Southern Steel". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2009-06-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Johannsen, Dana (16 September 2010). "Netball: Mystics pull off a coup with newest recruit". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Megan Anderson". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Player Profile, Commonwealth Bank Trophy, 2007 (accessed 22 May 2011)
  11. ^ Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association Twenty-fifth Anniversary, Parliament of New South Wales, 2 March 2005 (accessed 22 May 2011)

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