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Sharon Kearney, of Akaroa, MNZM, for services to physiotherapy and netball

Sharon Kearney, of Akaroa, MNZM, for services to physiotherapy and netball

Sharon Kearney was a physiotherapist for the national youth netball teams and the Silver Ferns before becoming the Medical Co-Ordinator and touring physiotherapist for the Silver Ferns.

She has attended five World Championships, two Commonwealth Games and three World Youth Cups with New Zealand Netball teams.

She is currently the Injury Prevention Manager for Netball New Zealand, developing injury prevention, physiotherapy and management programmes to prevent sports injuries.

She was a Specialist Advisor in physiotherapy for the New Zealand Academy of Sport and was Lead Physiotherapist for High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Ms Kearney has been a tutor and clinical educator for the University of Otago’s Physiotherapy Clinic.

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