KOPUA Casey < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 19 Jun 1985 in Hamilton, NZL
Height1.88 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Terry Kopua
Other names Casey Williams
Residence Hamilton, NZL
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Exercise Science - Wintec Institute of Technology: Hamilton, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing netball at age seven.
Club / Team Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic: New Zealand
Name of coach Waimarama Taumaunu
Coach from which country? New Zealand
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goal defence
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Barbados
General Interest
Nicknames Flossie, Casey May (mynetball.co.nz, 13 Jul 2010)
Hobbies Cooking, swimming, tennis, touch football, surfing, gardening. (netballmagic.co.nz, 12 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at both the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, and winning the 2012 Trans-Tasman Netball League with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. (theroar.com.au 23 Jul 2012)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (nzherald.co.nz 15 Aug 2009)
Hero / Idol New Zealand netballer Laura Langman. (netballmagic.co.nz, 12 Aug 2010)
Injuries She injured her ankle at the 2011 World Championships in Singapore and required surgery after the event. She was ruled out of competition for the remainder of 2011. (stuff.co.nz, 26 Jul 2011)

She fractured her ankle during the semifinals of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She played in the final the following day without knowing she had the injury. (stuff.co.nz, 12 Jun 2009)

She suffers from tendinitis in both knees and in 2012 she was sidelined for a large part of the international season as well as the Fast5 tournament at the end of the year. (stuff.co.nz 19 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." (nzherald.co.nz 15 Aug 2009)
Awards and honours She was selected in the Trans-Tasman Netball League All-Star team for both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. (stuff.co.nz 12 Jul 2013)

She was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011. (nzherlad.co.nz, 06 Jun 2011)
Famous relatives Her father played rugby for Waikato and her mother trialled for the New Zealand netball team. (nzherald.co.nz 15 Aug 2009)