Bernice Mene

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Bernice Mene
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Born (1975-01-18) 18 January 1975 (age 42)

Bernice Papasina Mene, MNZM (born 18 January 1975), is a former New Zealand netball player.

Mene represented New Zealand playing netball for the Silver Ferns for 10 years, playing 78 tests. She captained the domestic team the Southern Sting from 1998–2003, with the team winning the National Bank Cup each year she captained except for 1998. Mene is a qualified teacher. She made a guest appearance on episode 3.5 of the New Zealand cartoon Bro'Town. Mene is currently a Sky TV commentator for Sky Sport 1's live netball coverage of the ANZ Championship along with former Silver Ferns (Tania Dalton, Anna Stanley) and Australian netball players (Natalie Avellino and Kathryn Harby-Williams).

In the 2003 New Year Honours, Mene was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to netball.[2]

She is married to former New Zealand cricketer Dion Nash. Together they have three children - Solomon, India and Jett.[3]

Mene is the daughter of former decathlete Mene Mene and former javelin and discus thrower Sally Mene (née Flynn).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
  2. ^ New Year Honours List 2003. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  3. ^ Bernice Mene and Leilani Rorani: breastfeeding champions - Celeb Stories - New Zealand Woman's Weekly
  4. ^ "Discus: Mene has plans to follow the family business". New Zealand Herald. 17 December 2001. Retrieved 17 December 2012.