2011 Southern Steel season

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Southern Steel
2011 ANZ Championship season
Head coach Robyn Broughton
Co-captains Wendy Frew
Liana Leota
Main venue Invercargill ILT Velodrome
Season results
Wins–losses 4–9
Season placing 7th
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Southern Steel seasons
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The 2011 Southern Steel season was the fourth season for the Southern Steel in the ANZ Championship. For their 2011 campaign, the Steel gained internationals Paula Griffin and Natasha Chokljat, but were unable to re-sign veteran Megan Dehn. The southern franchise also lost the use of their main home venue during heavy snowfall, and played their home games at alternate venues. Inaugural coach Robyn Broughton continued her role in her fourth year, while Wendy Frew and Liana Leota were appointed as co-captains.[1] At the conclusion of the round-robin matches, the Steel finished in 7th placing, missing out on a finals spot for the first time in three seasons.

Offseason[edit]

Signings and transfers[edit]

The final roster for the 2011 Southern Steel was released in September 2010. Among the team's major gains were Silver Ferns shooter Paula Griffin and Australian midcourter Natasha Chokljat. However, the Steel were unable to re-sign fellow Australian and Steel veteran Megan Dehn, after she failed to meet New Zealand residency requirements following changes to ANZ Championship import rules.[2]

2011 Steel player movements
Gains Positions Former team
Natasha Chokljat C, WD Melbourne Vixens
Sophia Fenwick GA, GS Canterbury Tactix (TRP)
Paula Griffin GA, GS Central Pulse
Te Paea Selby-Rickit GS Promoted from TRP
Losses Positions New team
Megan Dehn GA, GS, WA Northern Mystics
Emma Moynihan GD, WD Not signed
Julianna Naoupu GA, GS Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Jade Topia GA, GS Central Pulse

Stadium Southland[edit]

On 18 September 2010, the Southern Steel's main home venue, Stadium Southland, suffered massive damage during heavy snowfall, which caused the roof over the main court to collapse. Stadium Southland is currently being rebuilt, which is expected to be completed in 2012.[3] For the 2011 season, home games for the Steel were played in the adjoining Invercargill ILT Velodrome and at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin.[4]

Players[edit]

2011 Southern Steel roster
Players Coaching staff
Nat. Name Position(s) DoB Height
New Zealand Erika Burgess WD, GD 01-10-1984 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Australia Natasha Chokljat C 27-04-1979 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
New Zealand Leana de Bruin GD, GK 09-07-1977 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
New Zealand Sophia Fenwick GS, GA 12-12-1992 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
New Zealand Wendy Frew (cc) WD, C, WA 15-10-1984 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
New Zealand Paula Griffin GA, GS 11-07-1988 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
New Zealand Liana Leota (cc) WA, C 31-10-1984 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
New Zealand Hayley Saunders WD, C 02-07-1989 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
New Zealand Sheryl Scanlan GD, WD 08-09-1977 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
New Zealand Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit GK, GD 03-04-1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
New Zealand Te Paea Selby-Rickit GS, GA 14-01-1992 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
New Zealand Daneka Wipiiti GS 08-12-1982 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach
  • New Zealand Jo Cunningham

Manager: Gail McLauchlan
Physiotherapist: Jenny Ferguson
Sports science: Steve Jackson
Strength and conditioning: Stephen Hill-Haas


Notes
  • (c) – Captain
  • (cc) – Co-captain
  • (vc) – Vice-captain
  • Injured or on maternity leave – Injury / maternity leave
  • (TRP) – Temporary Replacement Player

Regular season[edit]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Notes
  • Colours:  Steel win   Steel loss   Not played/scheduled 
  • Home teams are listed left, away teams right. Times listed are local.

14 February Report
Stats
Northern Mystics  51 – 34 Southern Steel    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 30/35 (86%)
Tutaia Goals scored 21/29 (72%)
Dalton Goals scored 6/6 (100%)
Griffin Goals scored 16/21 (76%)
TP Selby-Rickit Goals scored 12/20 (60%)

20 February Report
Stats
Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  51 – 36 Southern Steel    Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Gupwell Goals scored 3/6 (50%)
Naoupu Goals scored 12/17 (71%)
van Dyk Goals scored 36/40 (90%)
Griffin Goals scored 20/24 (83%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 16/23 (70%)

26 February Report
Stats
Central Pulse  43 – 45 Southern Steel    Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
Amaru-Tibble Goals scored 1/3 (33%)
Bellringer Goals scored 13/22 (59%)
Thwaites Goals scored 29/36 (81%)
Griffin Goals scored 16/21 (76%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 29/35 (83%)

6 March Report
Stats
Queensland Firebirds  51 – 36 Southern Steel    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 30/36 (83%)
Medhurst Goals scored 21/24 (88%)
Griffin Goals scored 15/22 (68%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 21/26 (81%)

14 March Report
Stats
Southern Steel  50 – 44 Central Pulse    Invercargill ILT Velodrome
Griffin Goals scored 29/34 (85%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 21/27 (78%)
Bellringer Goals scored 18/24 (75%)
Thwaites Goals scored 26/30 (87%)

19 March Report
Stats
West Coast Fever  50 – 47 Southern Steel    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 39/41 (95%)
Shoard Goals scored 11/16 (69%)
Brown Goals scored 9/11 (82%)
Griffin Goals scored 7/9 (78%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 31/39 (79%)

28 March Report
Stats
Southern Steel  52 – 48 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Invercargill ILT Velodrome
Griffin Goals scored 21/23 (91%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 31/36 (86%)
Bell Goals scored 17/18 (94%)
Borrego Goals scored 31/34 (91%)

31 March Report
Stats
Canterbury Tactix  49 – 44 Southern Steel    CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
Attendance: 5,124[5]
Thompson Goals scored 20/23 (87%)
Wilkins Goals scored 29/31 (94%)
Griffin Goals scored 33/38 (87%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 11/14 (79%)

3 April Report
Stats
Melbourne Vixens  42 – 33 Southern Steel    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Beveridge Goals scored 23/26 (88%)
Caldwell Goals scored 19/20 (95%)
Griffin Goals scored 17/28 (61%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 16/22 (73%)

9 April Report
Stats
Southern Steel  49 – 40 Canterbury Tactix    Edgar Centre, Dunedin
Griffin Goals scored 34/39 (87%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 15/22 (68%)
Thompson Goals scored 17/20 (85%)
Wilkins Goals scored 23/26 (88%)

17 April Report
Stats
Southern Steel  33 – 38 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Invercargill ILT Velodrome
Griffin Goals scored 24/26 (92%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 9/14 (64%)
Gupwell Goals scored 3/7 (43%)
Naoupu Goals scored 6/11 (55%)
van Dyk Goals scored 29/30 (97%)

21 April Report
Stats
Southern Steel  39 – 40 New South Wales Swifts    Edgar Centre, Dunedin
Griffin Goals scored 16/23 (70%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 23/35 (66%)
Cox Goals scored 25/33 (76%)
Pratley Goals scored 15/19 (79%)

1 May Report
Stats
Southern Steel  35 – 47 Northern Mystics    Invercargill ILT Velodrome
Griffin Goals scored 22/30 (73%)
TP Selby-Rickit Goals scored 4/6 (67%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 9/19 (47%)
Latu Goals scored 27/27 (100%)
Tutaia Goals scored 20/32 (63%)

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA Diff G% Pts
1 13 13 0 758 587 +171 129.13 26
2 13 10 3 647 578 +69 111.94 20
3 13 9 4 677 606 +71 111.72 18
4 13 9 4 684 619 +65 110.50 18
5 13 8 5 664 610 +54 108.85 16
6 13 5 8 662 737 -75 89.82 10
7 13 4 9 533 594 -61 89.73 8
8 13 3 10 599 683 -84 87.70 6
9 13 3 10 646 754 -108 85.68 6
10 13 1 12 621 723 -102 85.89 2
Updated on 2 May 2011 (Round 12, Game 5)
Table legend
  • Pos = Position
  • Pld = Games played
  • W = Wins (2 points)
  • L = Losses (0 points)
  • GF = Goals For (total goals scored)
  • GA = Goals Against (total goals conceded)
  • Diff = Goal Difference (= GFGA)
  • G% = Goal Percentage (= 100 × GF/GA)
  • Pts = Points (progressive tally)


       Team position

Final placing[edit]

  • 7th (4 wins, 9 losses)

Statistics[edit]

  • As of Sunday 1 May.[6]
Player GS GA G% A R CPR I D P T
Jodi Brown 9 11 81.8 4 0 5 0 0 2 2
Erika Burgess 0 0 0 0 0 31 1 10 26 4
Natasha Chokljat 0 0 0 60 0 4 8 15 64 23
Tania Dalton 6 6 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Leana de Bruin 0 0 0 0 36 0 30 85 116 15
Sophia Fenwick 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1
Wendy Frew 0 0 0 35 1 35 6 8 89 26
Paula Griffin 271 340 79.7 39 20 139 4 10 43 44
Liana Leota 0 0 0 127 0 196 2 5 40 44
Hayley Saunders 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 2
Sheryl Scanlan 0 0 0 1 0 39 2 11 64 10
Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit 0 0 0 0 13 55 26 44 163 10
Te Paea Selby-Rickit 16 26 61.5 3 3 0 0 0 5 7
Daneka Wipiiti 231 312 74.0 18 33 17 2 14 46 38
Statistics key
GS Goals scored A Assists I Intercepts
GA Goal attempts R Rebounds D Deflections
G% Goal percentage CPR Centre pass receives P Penalties
     = Competition leader T Turnovers conceded

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Egan, Brendon (2010-12-21). "New Steel captains named". The Southland Times. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ Egan, Brendon (2010-09-15). "Steel complete squad for 2011". The Southland Times. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  3. ^ ONE News; Newstalk ZB (2010-11-10). "Rebuilding of Southland Stadium underway". TVNZ. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  4. ^ NZPA (2010-10-22). "Southern Steel to play at velodrome". TVNZ. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  5. ^ Egan, Brendon (1 April 2011). "Steel denied victory by fired-up Tactix". The Southland Times. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Southern Steel - 2011 season statistics". Retrieved 3 January 2012.