Rhonda Wilcox

Rhonda Earlene Wilcox (née Meads; born 3 November 1961) is a former New Zealand netballer who played for the New Zealand national team, the Silver Ferns, on 20 occasions.

New Zealand netball player

Rhonda Wilcox
Personal information
Full name Rhonda Earlene Wilcox(née Meads)
Born (1961-11-03) 3 November 1961 (age 60)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
School Te Kuiti High School
Occupation Manager
Relatives Colin Meads (father)
Stan Meads (uncle)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GS, GK
Years National team(s) Caps
1982–1985 New Zealand 20

. . . Rhonda Wilcox . . .

Wilcox was born Rhonda Earlene Meads on 3 November 1961, the daughter Colin and Verna Meads.[1][2] Her father was a leading rugby union player in the 1950s and 1960s, representing his country as a member of the All Blacks in international test matches on 55 occasions.[3] One of five siblings, Wilcox was raised on a farm on the outskirts of Te Kuiti in the North Island of New Zealand, and educated at Te Kuiti High School.[2][4] Her youngest sister, Shelley Mitchell, played for the New Zealand women’s basketball team in 1991 and 1992.[5]

Wilcox was first selected to play for the Silver Ferns in 1982,[1] becoming, with her father, the first All Black–Silver Fern, father–daughter combination.[6] Playing in the goal shooter (GS) position, she was at the time the tallest shooter to play for the team, standing at 1.93 metres (6 ft 4 in). In 1982, she toured England, playing her first test match on 13 November. Wilcox played in the 1983 World Netball Championships in Singapore, where New Zealand lost to Australia in the final. In 1985, at the World Games held in London, she switched to playing as the goal keeper (GK). New Zealand won the gold medal, beating Australia in the final.[1]

After retiring from top-level competition, Wilcox continued to play, including for the Riverlands team in the Waikato region, when she played alongside her sister, Shelley Mitchell.[7]

From 1998 to 2016, Wilcox worked as a supply manager for Air New Zealand.[4] She also occasionally served as a scout for the Silver Ferns.[8]

. . . Rhonda Wilcox . . .

This article is issued from web site Wikipedia. The original article may be a bit shortened or modified. Some links may have been modified. The text is licensed under “Creative Commons – Attribution – Sharealike” [1] and some of the text can also be licensed under the terms of the “GNU Free Documentation License” [2]. Additional terms may apply for the media files. By using this site, you agree to our Legal pages . Web links: [1] [2]

. . . Rhonda Wilcox . . .

Previous post Hutchinson River
Next post Campinhos State Park