Kirsten Hurley


Kirsten Hurley has been named in the New Zealand U21 Netball Team. Kirsten was named as College Dux Ludorum in 2010, her final year at Saint Kentigern. She was a talented sportswoman who excelled in many areas but concentrated on developing her netball skills.

Kirsten is a very able centre and wing-defence; positions she has played for her Counties/Manukau team. She was named in the 12 player NZ U21 squad to play in a tournament held in Ballarat, Australia to play against Australia, England, South Africa and Samoa. All players selected are also eligible for the World Youth Championships in Glasgow, August 2013.

As a civil engineering student, Kirsten juggles study commitments with netball, including the increased gym and strength training, to hopefully earn a spot at an ANZ Championship franchise next year. Because the ANZ Championship has jumped up in physicality, she says she has to be a lot more prepared for that when she possibly gets to that level – ‘It’s about building a good solid base now.’

We will watch Kirsten’s netball future with interest.