The Auckland Women’s rep team, the Auckland Steel, finished the season as gold medallists without dropping a single point throughout the whole season. Although they went into finals weekend certain of the first place, the team were determined not to let this influence the way they played each game, and it paid off.
The overall goal difference was +104 (123 for and only 19 goals against).
Four of the top five scoring leaders are from Auckland, as are four of the top five goal scoring leaders and three of the top five assist leaders, with six of the top 10. An amazing nine of the ten top plus/minus leaders are from Auckland with the No. 1, Anjali Thakker having +68. Not bad over 12 games.
Equally positive is the fact that no Auckland player featured in the top ten most penalised players.
In his over 25 years of coaching experience, Head Coach Andy Kaisser has never managed to coach any team without losing a single game over an entire season.
Back row left to right: Manager Philippa Kaisser; Alex Hyde; Fuchsia Davidson; Assist Coach Paul Hyde; Hannah Shields (A); Laura Thresher; Tessa Braodbent; Sophie Harold; Lili Hidvegi; Assist Coach Jonathan Albright; Jamie Kaisser; Head Coach Andy Kaisser
Middle Row: Terryn Bruce; Ashley Richmond
Front Row: Jordan Wichman; Shannen Kennedy; Anjali Thakker; Rachael Neville-Lamb; Helen Murray (C); Lochlyn Hyde; Tabitha Crump
Not present: Jana Kivell; Samara Campton; Jasmine Horner-Pascoe