Western Flyers

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Western Flyers
Founded 1998
Disbanded 2007
Based in New Plymouth, Whanganui,
Napier, Palmerston North
Head coach Annette Pearce
League National Bank Cup
2007 placing 8th
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The Western Flyers were a New Zealand netball team which represented most of the Central, Southern and Eastern North Island in the National Bank Cup. The team was formed in 1998 and played all ten seasons of the competition. At the end of the 2007, the Flyers merged with the Capital Shakers to form the Central Pulse, one of five New Zealand teams in the ANZ Championship, which commenced in 2008.


The Flyers franchise was based in New Plymouth, Whanganui, Napier and Palmerston North. The franchise recently amalgamated the Eastern Netball Region (which is an amalgamation of Napier, Hastings, Gisborne, Wairoa, Central Hawke's Bay and Dannevirke Netball).

Notable players[edit]

  • Daneka Wipiiti, current Silver Fern, Flyer, Force and now playing for Southern Sting
  • Joanne Morgan, former Australian international, Flyers 2004-2005 (Import)
  • Danielle Harvey, former Australian international, 2005 (Import)

2007 Squad[edit]

Abbie Bailey-Nowell
Amber Bellringer
Lauren Burgess
Candyce Edwards
Malu Faasavalu
Jodi Hikauroa
Hannah Kelly
Rebecca Kupa
Amanda Palmer
Lana Phipps
Hayley Stockman
Brooke Williams

Competition Record[edit]

  • 2007- 8th
  • 2006- 8th
  • 2005- 7th
  • 2004- 8th
  • 2003- 9th
  • 2002- 8th
  • 2001- 6th
  • 2000- 8th
  • 1999- 8th
  • 1998- 7th