Body & Fitness

Behind the scenes: Silver Ferns on health, happiness and putting their bodies on the line

Go behind the scenes as The Australian Women's Weekly meets five Silver Fern netballers. They are fit, fabulous and poised for success.

Playing at the top of their game, our Silver Ferns put their bodies through tremendous pressure, and then there are other demands such as motherhood and recovering from injury.

But in the latest edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly, a gorgeous photo shoot shows our national players are thriving.

A fit and fabulous five: Anna Scarlett, Leana de Bruin, Ameliaranne Wells, Jessica Moulds and Storm Purvis speak about their challenges and inspirations, both on and off the court and reveal the strength and poise of their stunning physiques.

Here, we give you an exclusive peak at what really went on, behind the scenes of the stunning photo shoot.

To read their stories, pick up the March edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly out now.


Silver Ferns’ and Northern Mystics’ defender, Anna Harrison, prepares for the shoot as journalist Suzanne McFadden helps out on the light reflector.

Anna (far right) joins Netball New Zealand’s, Kerry Manders, *The Australian Women’s Weekly’s art director, Bronwyn MacKenzie and photographer Helen Bankers to take a look at how the shot turned out.

And here it is. In this month’s issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Anna reveals how she juggles top-level netball with being a mum-of-two – and her biggest fears on and off the court.

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