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.
Grace's Games History
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
Bronze Medal Match 55-60Pool Match 60-29Semi Final 44-65Pool Match 45-54Pool Match 53-57Pool Match 70-44Pool B - NZL vs UGA 64-51
Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
Final 66-643rd and 4th6th Pool B v 6th Pool A5th Pool B v 5th Pool A4th Pool B v 4th Pool A3rd Pool B v 3rd Pool AJamaica v TrinidadEngland v BarbadosSamoa v AustraliaAustralia v TrinidadSouth Africa v Cook IslandMalawi v SamoaJamaica v IndiaEngland v PNGIndia v SamoaCook Island v PNGTrinidad v MalawiBarbados v South AfricaEngland v Cook IslandMalawi v AustraliaSamoa v JamaicaBarbados v PNGAustralia v JamaicaTrinidad v IndiaPNG v South AfricaSamoa v TrinidadMalawi v IndiaCook Island v BarbadosAustralia v IndiaJamaica v MalawiSouth Africa v EnglandPNG v New Zealand 102 - 211st Pool B v 2nd Pool A 59-431st Pool A v 2nd Pool BNew Zealand v Barbados 97-22South Africa v New Zealand 70-29New Zealand v England 47-41New Zealand v Cook Island 87-241