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Ellie Bird

  • GS
  • DOB: 22/03/1993
  • Height: 196cm

Towering shooter Ellie Bird has continued to make significant strides during her time at the elite level and is back for a fourth season with the Tactix in 2021. Standing at 1.96m, the tallest player in last year’s competition, Bird was a telling presence under the Tactix hoop, her increased strength adding another dimension to her physical presence, mobility and rebounding ability. Joined by Silver Fern Te Paea Selby-Rickit in the Tactix shooting end, Bird’s improvement has been further enhanced by the steadying and experienced influence of her fellow scorer in the attacking third. Bird’s promising credentials have been acknowledged with inclusion in the 2020-21 Silver Ferns Development Squad, 2020 NZA team and 2019 All Stars team.

Stats by season

Goals 327
Goal attempts 368
Goal percentage 88.90
Centre pass receives 0
Rebounds (Off) 24
Rebounds 0
Deflections 6
Pickups 5
Intercepts 0
Turnovers 40
Contact penalties 22
Obstruction penalties 7
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 29
Minutes played 487
Matches played 8
Feeds 9