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One Network News - Silver Ferns debut of April Ieremia (4 May 1989) Television (Full Length) – 1989 Sport News/Current Affairs

One Network News - Silver Ferns debut of April Ieremia (4 May 1989)

Television (Full Length) – 1989 Sport News/Current Affairs

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In 1989, before she was an anchor for One Network News, April Ieremia was a 21-year-old  Canterbury University history student, making her netball test debut for the reigning world champion Silver Ferns team. In this One Network News excerpt, Cathy Campbell interviews the "new light" in the Kiwi line-up, the day after Ieremia's star role in defeating Australia in the third test. She talks of dealing with the media attention, while coach Lyn Parker says she has noticed a rush of instant netball experts (the 80s saw a major expansion in coverage of the game). 

I really didn’t expect the coverage, the media coverage, and attention which I gained this morning when I woke up.
– 21-year-old April Ieremia reflects on her Silver Ferns debut