29 July 2012
Beginning her international career in South Africa where she earned 34 caps, Leana moved to NZ in 2001 and joined the Southern Sting.
She made the Silver Ferns squad a year later and solidified her place in the team, being part of the victorious 2003 World Championship and the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning teams.
Named “Player of the Match” in the recent final of the ANZ Championship, Leana played an integral role in the first Kiwi team to claim the trans-tasman title.
Leana lives with her husband Quinton and their son on a farm just outside Hamilton.