Ekenasio didn’t learn a lot from her time in Aus? Are you kidding?
As al_ex said the NA pathway provided her the grounding. National TID squads of all ages from a young age. State teams and the related training associated with those as well as nationals. Training with Medhurst who was the preferred GA and a Diamonds’ GA at the time. Playing underage for Australia.
Don’t have an issue with her playing for NZ at all. But any suggestion that Australia did not play a large role in her development is blind.