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Jul 04

April Ieremia

Personal Life:

April Ieremia (born October 31, 1967 in Apia, Samoa) is a former New Zealand ‘Silver Fern’ Netball player who played in the Goal-Attack position. Ieremia was married to Andrew Bruce in 2002, but divorced in 2006. Ieremia has two children, Atlanta and Xanda from her marriage.

Ieremia is also known for her time as a television Sports reporter and commentator for ONE News and Sport, a Personality star and Emcee (MC). She is cousins to Alama Ieremia (former Manu Samoa and All Blacks player) and Neil Ieremia (Black Grace).

 

Professional Career:

In Ieremia’s domestic Netball career, she played Provincial Netball for Canterbury from 1986-1996.

At 20, Ieremia went on to represent the Silver Ferns at the 1987 Netball World Cup Championship where they won Gold. Ieremia also competed to take part in the 1991 and 1995 Netball World Cup Championships. The Silver Ferns won Silver in both years.

After Ieremia retired from Netball, she pursued a television career with ONE news in 1997, and won Qantas Media Award for Best Presenter.

TVNZ television network running TV2, gave Ieremia her own programme to host in 1998 called ‘April’s Angels’, which was only a one year project.

In 2000, Ieremia took on another role in commentary for ONE Sports, covering the National Bank Cup, Netball World Cup and ASB Classic International Tennis Championship events held in Auckland. Ieremia retired from Sports commentary in 2003.

Ieremia also appeared on numerous television shows like New Zealand’s Dancing with the Stars to Celebrity Treasure Island and Back to School since 2007. Ieremia currently hosts the show ‘April in the Afternoon’ on Sky Television’s – The Living Channel, which has been running since 2008.

 

Highlights and Awards:

  • Won Gold as a New Zealand ‘Silver Fern’ Netball player at the 1987 Netball World Cup Championship, and 2 Silver at the 1991 and 1995 NWC Championship
  • First Samoan anchor/presenter for a Sports segment in television New Zealand News media
  • One of the First Samoans to host her own programme show on New Zealand television

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