Will to Win

Will to Win: New Zealand netball greats on team culture and leadership

This book is a fascinating deep-dive into the development of the Silver Ferns’ traditions, the evolution of team culture and the nuts-and-bolts of leadership at an elite sporting level. Twelve legendary players and coaches, including Lois Muir, Bernice Mene and Casey Kopua, candidly discuss the highs and lows of their careers, and of the Silver Ferns; the effect of the intense rivalry with Australia; coping with gut-wrenching losses; and the resilience of players and coaches. For the first time, the perspectives of these key personnel is the subject of serious analysis. Comments from Farah Palmer about women in sport and leadership, the struggles for sponsorship and for media recognition are also included.

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