The Robinhood Stars have retained a large number of their core, while adding some exciting new faces to their squad for the 2024 ANZ Premiership season.
The Robinhood Stars have signed a familiar face to bolster their defensive stocks for the 2024 ANZ Premiership season.
Robinhood Stars defender Elle Temu has confirmed she will not be available for the 2024 ANZ Premiership with plans to head to Australia next year.
In a fitting farewell, captain Sulu Fitzpatrick bowed out in style after leading the MG Mystics to a dominant 74-56 win over the Robinhood Stars in the 2023 ANZ Premiership Grand Final in Hamilton on Sunday.
Based in South Auckland, the Stars became the newest elite level netball team in 2017, representing the south and east of Auckland. With the end of the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship in 2016, the Stars joined the five other established New Zealand franchises to form the six-strong standalone ANZ Premiership.
Former Melbourne Vixens head coach Julie Hoornweg became the Stars inaugural coach and Leana de Bruin their first captain.
The Stars are based out of Bruce Pulman Park Papakura with Pulman Arena being their main home venue.
Despite their short history, the Stars have quickly evolved into a quality team and have featured in three Grand Finals (2019, 2022 and 2023), finishing runners-up on each occasion. They have also built a strong and connected support base in south Auckland, representing one of New Zealand’s largest communities.
The Stars were named after the Matariki star cluster which also features on the team’s logo, and incorporates their club colours of purple and silver.