Adine Wilson

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Adine Wilson
Personal information
Born Adine Harper
(1979-06-08) 8 June 1979 (age 39)
Hawera, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Netball career
Playing position(s): WA, C
Years Club team(s) Apps
1998–2000 Otago Rebels
1999–2006 Silver Ferns
2001–2006 Southern Sting

Adine Rachel Wilson (née Harper, born 8 June 1979) is a former New Zealand international netball representative.

Personal background[edit]

Born in Hawera, New Zealand, Wilson attended Turuturu School, Hawera Intermediate School and Hawera High School. She is married to Jeff Wilson, former New Zealand dual rugby and cricket player. The Wilsons have two sons and she is a lawyer by profession.[1] She was admitted to the bar in 2003.[2]

Domestic career[edit]

Wilson joined the Otago Rebels, while studying law and physcial education at the University of Otago.[3] She signed with the Southern Sting for the 2001 season[4] and remained with the franchise until 2007, winning five titles. In 2008, Wilson pulled out of the new Southern Steel team in the inaugural ANZ Championship because of pregnancy.[5]

Wilson returned to the game in 2009 and captained the Southern Steel.[6] She retired after the 2009 season, confirming she was once again pregnant.[7]

International career[edit]

She debuted for the Silver Ferns in 1999 at 20 years of age and became the team's captain in March 2005.[7] She started her playing career as a shooter, later moving to the mid-court to concentrate on the wing attack position.

She captained the Silver Ferns from 2005 to 2007, highlighted by captaining the gold medal winning Silver Ferns side that beat Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[7][8]


  1. ^ nzgirl – Adine Wilson
  2. ^ Harvey, Helen (20 November 2008). "Nothing but net". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 5 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Harper's move criticised". Southland Times. 13 October 2000. 
  4. ^ "Netball: Loffhagen sticks with Sting". Southland Times. 28 October 2000. 
  5. ^ "Exciting times on and off court". Nelson Mail. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Andrews, Jerrie (3 April 2009). "Wilson set to burst out of blocks". Southland Times. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Savory, Logan (21 July 2009). "Wilson announces pregnancy". Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Adine Wilson". Retrieved 5 September 2013.