GRANT Katrina < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 06 May 1987 in Papakura, NZL
Height1.86 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Wellington, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Marketing - University of Otago: Dunedin, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing netball at age nine for her local club Pohutukawa Coast in Auckland, New Zealand.
Why this sport? She originally played soccer but followed her sister into netball. "When I was younger I was a total tomboy. My older sister took up netball and I copied everything she did. There was some sibling rivalry there. Once I began playing in the same teams and then got above her, she said, 'I'm done. This isn't fair any more.' She's my biggest fan now, though."
Club / Team Central Pulse: Wellington, NZL
Name of coach Robyn Broughton [club], Waimarama Taumaunu [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goal defence
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Australia
Location Auckland
General Interest
Nicknames Pole (stuff.co.nz, 31 May 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (stuff.co.nz, 31 May 2013)
Injuries She played with a foot injury for a lot of the 2013 ANZ Championship, which meant she was often unable to train. She also had to wear a moon boot during the week, which she took off for matches. (3news.co.nz, 05 Aug 2013)

She has been diagnosed with a stress fracture to her foot on three separate occasions. (nzherald.co.nz, 02 Jun 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She has a coffee three hours before a match begins. (morefm.co.nz, 09 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours She was named as the 2013 Central Pulse Player of the Year. (anz-championship.com, 24 Jul 2013)

She was the 2013 Sports Personality of the Year in Wellington, New Zealand. (mynetball.co.nz, 13 Jun 2013)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has worked as an ambassador for the Child Cancer Foundation, having previously been a representative for New Zealand Breast Cancer. "I started off with New Zealand Breast Cancer, a foundation that was really important to me because my mum's best friend had breast cancer. Then the Child Cancer Foundation approached me and I thought it was important so I jumped on board." (stuff.co.nz, 31 May 2013)