The premier women have historically been very strong with numerous titles to show. The team are the current reigning champions. A number of Black Sticks formed their early careers with Burnside, including captains Mary Deakins (nee Clinton), Kate Trolove and Diana Weavers. Recent black sticks include Stacey Carr, Kate Saunders, Kayla Sharland, Michelle Hollands, and Rachel Robertson.
Pippa Hayward, Sian Fremaux and Rachel McCann have all represented the junior Black Sticks.
The Premier Women attended the Patagonia Cup Tournament in February 2012. The tournament was held in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Games were held against local teams, teams from Buenos Aires and other overseas teams. The team finished well making the semi-finals of the 12 team tournament.