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The ANZ Championship, also known as the Trans-Tasman Netball League, is a professional netball competition in Australia and New Zealand. Consisting of ten teams, five from Australia and five from New Zealand, it was founded in 2007. The inaugural season commenced in 2008. After 14 weeks of round-robin style matches and three weeks of finals, the Premiers are decided and one team walks away with the ANZ Championship. The inaugural competition was won by the New South Wales Swifts, who defeated the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 65 & 56.
Since its inception, the ANZ Championship has been dominated by Australian teams, with the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the Melbourne Vixens enjoying two titles each. It wasn't until 2012 that a New Zealand team finally took home the silverware, with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic defeating the Melbourne Vixens 41 & 38.
|2015||QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS||NEW SOUTH WALES SWIFTS||57-56|
|2014||MELBOURNE VIXENS||QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS||53-42|
|2013||ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS||QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS||50-48|
|2012||WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY MAGIC||MELBOURNE VIXENS||41-38|
|2011||QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS||NORTHERN MYSTICS||87-44|
|2010||ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS||WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY MAGIC||52-42|
|2009||MELBOURNE VIXENS||ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS||54-46|
|2008||NEW SOUTH WALES SWIFTS||WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY MAGIC||65-56|
Like every professional sport, the ANZ Championship hands out an award for the best player during the regular season. As it is in the NBA and NBL, this award it titled the MVP (Most Valuable Player). Only one person has won the award on multiple occasions, with Jamaican Romelda Aiken presented the prestigious trophy in 2008 and 2009 for her efforts with the Queensland Firebirds.
|2015||ROMELDA AIKEN||QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS||GOAL SCORER|
|2015||JHANIELE FOWLER||SOUTHERN STEEL||GOAL SCORER|
|2014||JO HARTEN||WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY MAGIC||GOAL SCORER|
|2014||KIMBERLEE GREEN||NEW SOUTH WALES SWIFTS||CENTRE|
|2013||JHANIELE FOWLER||SOUTHERN STEEL||GOAL KEEPER|
|2012||LAURA LANGMAN||WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY||WING DEFENCE|
|2012||TEMEPARA BAILEY||NORTHERN MYSTICS||CENTRE|
|2011||NATALIE MEDHURST||QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS||GOAL ATTACK|
|2011||LEANA DE BRUIN||SOUTHERN STEEL||GOAL DEFENCE|