20 Oct 2020

Rise of teenage netball shooting star Grace Nweke continues

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 20 October 2020

The only new face in the Silver Ferns squad is teenager Grace Nweke for the Cadbury series, which starts on Wednesday.

Its been a fairly fast and frantic rise for the 18-year-old goal shoot.

She was a goal-scoring prodigy throughout her time at Avondale College and has been a force with the Northern Mystics, finishing as the most prolific scorer in this season's domestic ANZ Championship.

But Nweke barely knew what netball was when she was spotted at the Te Pai Park courts in Henderson five years ago.

The woman who first identified her potential, the New Jaks club president Millie Manuel-Nathan, speaks to Corin Dann.