Belinda Colling

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Belinda Colling
Personal information
Full name Belinda Louise Colling
Born (1975-09-12) 12 September 1975 (age 41)
Cromwell, New Zealand
Sport
Country New Zealand
Sport Netball, basketball

Belinda Louise Colling (born 12 September 1975)[1] is a former New Zealand international netball and women's basketball representative.

Netball career[edit]

As a netballer, Colling represented New Zealand 91 times between 1996 and 2006, playing in the Silver Ferns in three Commonwealth Games and in two Netball World Championships.

In National Bank Cup netball, she played first for the Otago Rebels (1998–2000), before moving to the Canterbury Flames in 2001. She played with the Christchurch-based side until initially retiring in 2005, moving to Scotland with husband Charlie Hore for his rugby career.

She returned to New Zealand and the National Bank Cup in 2006 and played for the seven time-winning Southern Sting. But later that year she announced her retirement for a second time, expecting the birth of her second child.[2]

Basketball career[edit]

Colling was a member of the New Zealand women's basketball team that finished in 11th place at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Colling comes from a sporting background. Her uncle, Lin Colling, was a New Zealand rugby representative. He and several of Belinda's other relatives represented Otago Rugby Football Union at provincial level. Her husband is Charlie Hore, a rugby union player for Otago.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New Zealand Olympic Committee profile: Belinda Colling[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on 26 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Belinda Colling Withdraws from Silver Ferns" (Press release). Netball New Zealand. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Hepburn, Steve (25 September 2009). "Hore returns to bolster backline". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 25 March 2010.