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New Zealand cop flack after dusty trophy cabinet

WHILE England’s selection decisions for the Taini Jamison Trophy sparked a war of words from Silver Ferns stakeholders, it is now New Zealand that will ponder its next month post-Constellation Cup. After losing the first game to the less experienced Roses, the Silver Ferns bounced back to win the last two and claim the trophy. […]

Diamonds excited but prepared for the challenge ahead

SPEAKING a few weeks ago ahead of her and her team’s journey to the World Cup in South Africa, Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich was fully aware of the challenges she and her team face at this year’s tournament, which starts tonight Australian time. Marinkovich said that they have not used the heartbreaking loss to New […]

Roses stars out for vengeance

AFTER a heartbreaking result at the Commonwealth Games last year off the podium, the England Roses are looking to bounce back this Netball World Cup and go for gold.  It seemed as though the Roses were on the top of the world, hosting the Commonwealth Games and the previous Netball World Cup, but unable to […]

Swifts sad but proud of Grand Final efforts

ALTHOUGH clearly dejected after losing Saturday night’s Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final, the overwhelming sentiment of NSW Swifts’ trio Maddy Proud, Paige Hadley and coach Briony Akle was one of pride. Akle even said to her team post-match that “I’m proud of them.” “At the end of the day these are hard to win right? […]

Thunderbirds on a high after memorable win

IT was unsurprisingly hard to wipe the smile and the excitement off the faces of Eleanor Cardwell, Hannah Petty and their coach Tania Obst after their win in Saturday’s thrilling Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final. Cardwell had extra reasons to smile, after she completed the rare feet of back to back National League titles across […]

Captain’s Thoughts: 2023 Super Netball Grand Final

TODAY is the big day. The 2023 Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final. Ahead of the decider tonight, have a read of some pre-game thoughts from the captains of the two competing teams Hannah Petty and Maddy Proud, who spoke yesterday ahead of tonight’s game. On being a South Australian leading a South Australian team into […]

As one door closes, more open for retiring Pies star

RETIRING netball star Ash Brazill certainly has not had the smoothest of ends to her netball career. Since announcing her retirement earlier this Super Netball season, she has had to help her team mates navigate all that the saga surrounding Collingwood handing back their SSN license. “To be honest it’s probably been the hardest month […]

Jo’s unique Trip to a Super League return

THERE are few people in the Netball Super League quite like Severn Stars’ player-coach Jo Trip. Not only is she a one-of-a-kind defender from the other side of the world, but she is one of only two playing coaches in the league, with playing coaches themselves a rare site in modern elite sport. Although when […]

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 […]

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