Katrina Rore

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Katrina Rore [1]
Personal information
Full name Katrina Rore (Grant) (née Grant)
Born (1987-05-06) 6 May 1987 (age 33)
Papakura, New Zealand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
University University of Otago
Spouse Joel Rore[2]
Married 2018
Netball career
Playing position(s): GK, GD, WD
Years Club team(s) Apps
2005 Canterbury Flames 6
2006–2007 Otago Rebels 13
2008–2009 Southern Steel 27
2019 New South Wales Swifts 7
2010–present Central Pulse 147
Years National team(s) Caps
2008–present  New Zealand 133
Last updated: 19 September 2019

Katrina Rore (née Grant; born 6 May 1987 in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand international netball player. Rore is the current vice-captain of the New Zealand national netball team, the Silver Ferns, and plays for the Central Pulse in the ANZ Championship. Rore signed to the New South Wales swifts in the suncorp super netball league in the latter half of the 2018–2019 season following the netball World Cup.

In domestic netball, Rore previously played for the Canterbury Flames in the National Bank Cup in 2005, before moving south for a two-year stint with the Otago Rebels (2006–07). In the ANZ Championship, she played for the Southern Steel in 2008 and 2009, before signing with the Wellington-based Central Pulse for 2010.[3]

Rore was included in the Silver Ferns team for 2008.[4] She made her on-court debut the same year against Australia, partnering Casey Williams in the defence circle.[5] She also played with the Silver Ferns at the 2009 World Netball Series in Manchester and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, with New Zealand winning gold medals at both events.[6][7]

In 2018 Rore was named ANZ Premiership Player of the Year.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Katrina Rore is married to Joel Rore, to whom she proposed on Fiji island.[9][10]


  1. ^ Katrina Rore (nee Grant) Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Netball: Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant reveals plans for a fresh start in her netball career". 1 July 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ Seconi, Adrian (7 August 2009). "Family first for departing defender". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ Hepburn, Steve (23 August 2008). "Silver Ferns selection yet to sink in". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ Seconi, Adrian (23 September 2008). "Quiet show of faith repaid in debut test". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Silver Ferns win World Series". The New Zealand Herald. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  7. ^ Ford, Greg (15 October 2010). "Silver Ferns take gold in thriller". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ Bidwell, Hamish (18 December 2018). "Katrina Rore's prospects of a swift Silver Ferns recall not looking rosy". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ Bertrand, Kelly (26 June 2018). "Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant's idyllic Fijian proposal". Woman's Day.
  10. ^ Bertrand, Kelly (10 December 2018). "Silver Fern Katrina Grant marries her soulmate in a spectacular clifftop ceremony". Woman's Day.

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