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Will to Win

New Zealand netball greats on team culture and leadership

Lana McCarthy, Andy Martin and Geoff Watson

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Insights and revelations from some of the legends of New Zealand netball

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 level. Legendary players and coaches — including Lois Muir, Leigh Gibbs, Bernice Mene, Ruth Aitken 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 perspective of these key actors is the subject of serious analysis, and Will to Win offers a real insight into the psychology of a women’s high-performance team. As such, it provides a practical guide for developing team culture and leadership for netball coaches at all levels. It also includes comments from Farah Palmer on women in sport and leadership, and a brief history of New Zealand netball, including the gains and losses as netball moved into a semi-professional era, and the struggles for sponsorship and for media recognition, despite it being New Zealand’s most popular team sport.

  • CATEGORY: History
  • ISBN: 978-0-9951135-5-8
  • ESBN: N/A
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 09/05/2020
  • PAGE EXTENT: 256
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Dr Lana McCarthy is a lecturer in teacher education at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

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Dr Andy Martin is a professor in the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition at Massey University, Palmerston North.

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Dr Geoff Watson is a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities, Massey University.