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Well travelled Potgieter finally finds happy home

SOUTH African goal shooting star Lenize Potgieter has seen much of the world in her netball career, but the journey has made her the netballer she is today. Having played in all three of the world’s top leagues, Potgieter said that every club has contributed to her developing into a world class player. “I think […]

Potgieter left shocked by “horrible” Thunderbirds axing

SOUTH African goal shooting star Lenize Potgieter has sensationally declared the Suncorp Super Netball as “not normal netball anymore” and described her dumping from Adelaide Thunderbirds as a “rubbish feeling”. In an exclusive interview with Rookie Me Central, Potgieter said she was “quite shocked” to not earn another contract with the Thunderbirds after what she […]

Snapping back at ACL injuries in Australia

THE pop in the knee and the acceptance that you have ruptured your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the first hurdle, but the rehabilitation is a whole marathon. The heartbreak of knowing straight away what has happened is difficult to accept. ACL injuries happen at an alarming rate in Australian elite netball. For example, Australia’s […]

Cool, calm and collected: Inside the mind of Olivia Tchine

WATCHING English and London Pulse star shooter Olivia Tchine out on court, you would be forgiven for thinking she is much older than she actually is. The 22-year-old employs such a calm and mature demeanour, it is easy to assume she had played more than eight times for her country. Although, if you ask her […]

Considerate Caris consolidates sporting pursuits

MELBOURNE Vixens Training Partner and Melbourne Uni defender Maggie Caris has sure had a busy life over the past few years. Not only is she a rising force in the netball world, but until recently was also pursuing an AFL Women’s career with the Melbourne Demons. Caris said that it was really tough to balance […]

Jury’s verdict: Get to know the quiet Kiwi defensive assassin

SILVER Fern and Central Pulse defender Kelly Jury is a fierce defender on court, but what is the story behind this fearless defender? Let us get to know this quiet assassin of the New Zealand defensive end. Jury’s sporting career could have been very different, if not for a cousin who initially sparked her passion […]

Marvellous Miller makes many sacrifices to get to the top

SUNSHINE Coast Lightning mid courter Annie Miller may only be young, but has still had quite the journey to get to where she is today. and is well aware of the sacrifices necessary to make it to the elite level. The 22-year-old’s netballing journey began far away from the lights of the Suncorp Super Netball, […]

Busy bee O’Hanlon certainly never bored

CAROLINE O’Hanlon may just be the busiest Super League netballer there is in 2023. Not only is she a midcourter for the Leeds Rhinos and the Northern Ireland national side, but also plays at the highest level of Gaelic football back in home county Armagh, and is a doctor by profession. Being a doctor was […]

It’s all about the bigger picture for Nexhip

THE Aussie Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns are not the only two teams taking to the court at John Cain Arena in Melbourne tonight. Before those familiar foes lock horns, the National Men’s teams from both countries will turn out in the final match of their own international series, with the winner taking out […]

McKinnis frustrated but proud

THE Melbourne Vixens were looking to end their fairy tale comeback on a high and win their second Suncorp Super Netball title in three years, but it was ultimately not to be. Although Vixens coach Simone McKinnis was unsurprisingly “frustrated” with how things panned out for her team on Sunday night, she was still proud […]

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