After a stint in the English Super League competition playing for the Scotland Sirens, Ellen Halpenny has returned to NZ making the move up the highway from Hamilton to join the Northern Stars.
A foundation player in the ANZ Championship for the Mainland Tactix, Halpenny’s talent was recognised early when she spent five years in the NZ U21 squad (2007-11) and subsequently the Silver Ferns Development Squad.
A shift north to play for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in the ANZ Championship in 2013 paid dividends for talented Canterbury shooter. She was the only new cap named in the New Zealand team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and coped admirably when almost immediately thrust into the starting line-up following injuries to the more experienced Cathrine Tuivaiti (nee Latu) and Maria Tutaia.
A versatile attacking player who can interchange between goal attack and goal shooter with ease, Halpenny has amassed 79 games across the ANZ competitions and looks forward to adding to that tally with the Stars.