Always a player of enormous potential, the influence of Auckland midcourter Grace Kara continues to reach new heights throughout her international career.

Her specialities of quickness off the line, silky feeding skills, high work rate, ability to find space and determined defensive efforts, have combined to produce an accomplished and clever wing attack.

Kara cut her teeth in international Netball at Netball World Youth Cup 2005 as part of the winning NZ U21 side.

In 2009, Kara travelled to England as a training partner for the Silver Ferns, and was included in the national senior squad soon after.

Of Samoan origin, it was a special moment for Kara to make her Silver Ferns debut against Samoa in Porirua in 2010. She had frequent court time in pool play at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi on the way to New Zealand's gold medal win.

Often used as a utility in the past, where she was equally adept at goal attack, Kara's game continued to grow since solely operating as a wing attack after moving to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in 2014 following six years with the Northern Mystics in the ANZ Championship.

She was also a member of the team that won silver at Netball World Cup Sydney 2015.


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Grace's Games History

  • Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018

    • Netball (Netball - Women)
      Bronze Medal Match 55-60
      Pool Match 60-29
      Semi Final 44-65
      Pool Match 45-54
      Pool Match 53-57
      Pool Match 70-44
      Pool B - NZL vs UGA 64-51
      Placed 4 of 12
  • Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

    • Netball (Netball - Women)
      Final 66-64
      3rd and 4th
      6th Pool B v 6th Pool A
      5th Pool B v 5th Pool A
      4th Pool B v 4th Pool A
      3rd Pool B v 3rd Pool A
      Jamaica v Trinidad
      England v Barbados
      Samoa v Australia
      Australia v Trinidad
      South Africa v Cook Island
      Malawi v Samoa
      Jamaica v India
      England v PNG
      India v Samoa
      Cook Island v PNG
      Trinidad v Malawi
      Barbados v South Africa
      England v Cook Island
      Malawi v Australia
      Samoa v Jamaica
      Barbados v PNG
      Australia v Jamaica
      Trinidad v India
      PNG v South Africa
      Samoa v Trinidad
      Malawi v India
      Cook Island v Barbados
      Australia v India
      Jamaica v Malawi
      South Africa v England
      PNG v New Zealand 102 - 21
      1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A 59-43
      1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B
      New Zealand v Barbados 97-22
      South Africa v New Zealand 70-29
      New Zealand v England 47-41
      New Zealand v Cook Island 87-24
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