A product of Motueka High School, near Nelson, rock-solid midcourter Shannon Francois joined the Steel in 2012. She has been a permanent fixture since and has continued to thrive in the environment. Francois has continued to showcase the drive and athletic ability that led to her first Silver Ferns call-up in 2013. A tireless, no-frills type of player, Francois is a whole-hearted performer who can match it with the best through her dogged determination, relentless commitment, fitness and ability to execute. Coming into her 10th year with the Steel, Francois offers invaluable experience and strong leadership to the side. Francois made a triumphant return to international netball in 2019 when part of the victorious Silver Ferns World Cup-winning team.