Shannon Willoughby made the Black Ferns team for the first time in 2005, at the Canada Cup in Edmonton. A broken leg ruled her out of the domestic women's competition in 2005. Not only does she have a strong running game, she has also been identified as a leader, having captained Otago since 2004. She played for Hawke's Bay in 2008.
REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS: Black Ferns (2005 - present) Otago (2000 - 2007) Hawke's Bay (2008) New Zealand Universities (2000 - 2001) Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools (1998 - 1999)