25 July 1990 |
Napier, New Zealand
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|School||Villa Maria College, Christchurch|
|Playing position(s): GA, GS|
|Last updated: 13 December 2010|
Ellen Halpenny (born 25 July 1990 in Napier, New Zealand) is a New Zealand netball player in the ANZ Championship, playing for the Canterbury Tactix. During the first two seasons of the ANZ Championship, she spent much of her time on the reserves bench. But the departure of Jodi Brown to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic after 2009 saw Halpenny given more on-court time in the shooting circle.
Halpenny attended Villa Maria College, whose netball team won the South Island secondary schools netball title in 2008. She is also a member of the New Zealand U21 team, and in 2010 was selected for the FastNet Ferns team that won the 2010 World Netball Series in Liverpool.
In 2012, she was shifted out to the goal attack position, and saw enough success there to be names in the NZ Accelerant squad.
A foundation member of the Tactix for the first five years of the ANZ, she has signed with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for the 2013 season, where she will link up with silver ferns Irene van Dyk and Laura Langman.
In 2014, Halpenny has had a very strong season with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, resulting in her selection into the Silver Ferns squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where she replaces veteran shooter Irene van Dyk who has retired from international netball.
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- "Power chosen for NZ U21 team". The Marlborough Express. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
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