Lynette Skelton blazed larger than life to give women a seat at the table, and in the boat
She was one of the most feared Silver Ferns defenders, but with the biggest heart. Linda Vagana talks to Suzanne McFadden about her netball career with two countries, working to rebuild the Samoan game and getting more Kiwi kids reading.
The Black Ferns successfully returned to the Hong Kong Sevens last weekend, after a 22-year absence. Yet another band of Kiwi women kept the flag flying – among them, Mere Baker, who'd become a World Cup champion and a world-renowned sevens coach.
Unbeaten in the black jersey and still a try-scoring record-holder, Dianne Kahura told the Black Ferns to play without inhibitions before last year's Rugby World Cup. She tells Adam Julian she was proud to see them heed her advice.
Former Silver Ferns captain Sandra Edge inspired a generation through her on-court exploits. Now, 27 years after hanging up her bib, she continues to make a difference from the sidelines. Jane Hunt writes.
In a string of firsts, Black Fern Helen Mahon-Stroud was the first NZ women’s rugby captain, who scored the first try in the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1991. She’s since gone on to groundbreaking roles in netball and cricket, and a long career with the police, Jane Hunt writes.
One of NZ football's greats, Maia Jackman, hopes she won't drop the ball at Saturday's FIFA Women's World Cup draw, and tells Suzanne McFadden about being bullied, writing a book, and her empathy with dropped Black Ferns captain, Les Elder.
In his final story, written for LockerRoom, the late David Leggat spoke to former Black Sticks captain and coach Pat Barwick, who continues to give back to every part of hockey, even in her 'retirement'.
LockerRoom has lost one of its best contributing writers, with the death of sports
journalist David Leggat.
One of our first professional women's cricketers, Sara McGlashan is ushering in a
new generation of White Ferns, while helping to coach the current crop at the Birmingham
Commonwealth Games. Merryn Anderson reports.
Four decades after leading the White Sox to their only world softball championship victory, Naomi Shaw – one of NZ's sporting greats – continues to lead her community, especially through grief during a pandemic.
The Cricket World Cup 2022 is in the home stretch, without New Zealand in the running, but the White Ferns of 2000 are being celebrated. David Leggat discovers where NZ's only victorious World Cup side are now.