Bernice Mene

Bernice Mene is an athlete, teacher and former Silver Fern Netball Captain. Bernice has an inspiring message for everyone.
A member of the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team for 10 years, Bernice led the team for three. She regards the captaincy as one of the highlights, alongside winning her first test cap and beating the Aussies. Her contribution to sport was recognised in the New Zealand honours list of 2002 where she was awarded a MNZM.

Former Silver Fern captain Bernice Mene was born into a sporting family, was selected for under age Canterbury representative teams from an early age, and the Silver Ferns at seventeen.  A netball commentator and television presenter, Bernice was also an athlete and career education advisor for the New Zealand Academy of Sport, a Paralympics New Zealand project manager, a secondary school languages teacher, worked on government projects including the Constitution Conversation and most recently is the Manager of the Pinnacle Programme, a teenage mentoring programme funded by Hyundai NZ.



Bernice was a great choice of presenter. She arrived well prepared as a familiar face, formed a natural connection with the audience.  Her abilitiy to be professional, friendly and fun provided a great addition to our event. - Tiffany Leeder, Key Account and Relationship Manager at the ANZ Championship.