Sophie Taylor

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Vitality Roses Reunited series: Players to watch

THE Vitality Roses Reunited series is set to showcase the very best that England and Jamaica netball has to offer, with plenty of top talent and intriguing new faces hoping to showcase what they are capable of. We run through the players to watch across the court for both nations. England: Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (GA/WA), Imogen […]

Vitality Roses Reunited preview: England to host Jamaica

THE long-awaited Vitality Roses Reunited series has finally arrived, with a huge three test series between the England Roses and Jamaican Sunshine Girls set to unfold over the next week. With the first test playing out this weekend in London and the second third following up in a week’s time in Nottingham, expect plenty of […]

Diamonds announce Quad Series squad

WITH the announcement of a mid-January international Quad Series between Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa, the Australian Diamonds have this week released the extended 15-player squad set to don the green and gold. A couple of Diamonds returnees grace the group as well as some surprise squad debutants. GOALERS Gretel BuetaSophie DwyerSophie GarbinCara […]

VIC M-League 2021/22: Mixed Premier Division wrap – Round 2

ROUND 2 of Victorian Men’s and Mixed M-League saw another few blowouts as teams get adjusted back into netball action. The Mixed Premier League division showcased some great netball chops across the round, with no margins under 15 goals but still some solid efforts across the board. Geelong Cougars sit two from two as Round […]

Netball Quad Series set for January 2022

THE wait for more international netball is almost over, with the 2022 Quad Series announced as nations ramp up preparation for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Expect plenty of fanfare as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa head to England to participate in the Quad Series, with the four rivals set to go head-to-head-to-head subject […]

What if: The Vixens don’t have Watson and Austin for Round 1?

THE 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season is edging closer, with teams officially returning for preseason training over the past few weeks. One of the teams that has seen a significant amount of changes over the off-season is the Melbourne Vixens, with the 2021 cellar dwellers looking to return to their 2020 premiership form. But while […]

Underrated internationals: Izette Griesel

WITH a number of international series playing out over the past few months, the Rookie Me Central team is casting an eye on players who tend to fly under the radar but have proven to have plenty of class and talent across the board. The next player to come under the spotlight is South African […]

Compare the Pair: Sulu Fitzpatrick & Kelly Jury

AS the off-season continues, Rookie Me Central will return to a regular Compare the Pair series; delving into, and analysing two fan favourites from different competitions. In this edition, we compare and contrast a couple of New Zealand Silver Ferns defenders in Sulu Fitzpatrick and Kelly Jury. –

This week in netball: Africa Netball Cup comes to a close as Victorian M-League begins

PLENTY of netball action has played out this week, with the Africa Netball Cup coming to a close as the Victorian Men’s and Mixed Netball (M-League) competition started back up for the first time since 2019. We run through all the biggest news you may have missed during the week. Netball Australia hasofficially announced its […]

The recent rise of the South Africa Spar Proteas

IT has been a busy 10 years for the South Africa Spar Proteas, getting up to standard once more with the rest of the top netballing nations and working hard to go from relative obscurity to having some of the most well known international names. Whilst South Africa had a netball golden age throughout the […]

VIC M-League 2021/22: Men’s Premier Division wrap – Round 1

THE Victorian Men’s and Mixed M-League returned on Wednesday night, with plenty of huge results playing out across the opening round of Men’s Premier Division action. Across a range of results, we run through our feature match with Ariels sitting out the first round with a bye. The closest match of the night played out […]

VIC M-League 2021/22: Mixed Premier Division wrap – Round 1

THE opening round of Victorian Men’s and Mixed M-League showcased plenty of huge action, with the Mixed Premier League division producing two huge margins to go with a close encounter, while Valley Wolves will wait another week to start their 2021/22 campaign. The Melbourne Quakes and Ariels played out a thriller, as the Quakes came […]

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