The heart of the Magic side in recent years, livewire midcourter Samantha Winders returns for an eighth successive season in 2021. An established senior member of the team, the ever-present bundle of energy is a driving force in the Magic midcourt where tenacity, determination and athletic attitude are strong features of her play. With the trademark qualities of a dogged and tenacious wing defence, Winders is also an efficient and effective distributor from centre while adding plenty of experience to the mix. She played in the FAST5 Ferns team which won the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series before going on to make her Silver Ferns debut in 2017. Winders is a member of the 2020-21 Silver Ferns Development Squad.