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Watson looks to have name in bright lights

WEARING the green and gold dress is something most young netballers dream of growing up. First picking up a netball in NetSetGo and making it all the way through the Netball Victoria pathway, even being recognised at a national level. Tara Watson started playing netball because her sister Shanae played and Tara loved watching her. […]

Iongi proud to wear the red and white amongst family

GROWING up in Australia, Kelea Iongi went with the status quo and followed the top three nations in Australia, New Zealand and England. She was a Diamonds support through and through. It wasn’t until Iongi started to become more familiar with her heritage where her focus shifted more towards representing Tonga at an international level. […]

Sahara ready to play Ball and make the name her own

NETBALL is a way of life for many players. The commitment to training, going all in when match day comes, and all the hours driving to and from the courts. The home of netball in Victoria is the Melbourne Sports Centre located in Parkville. Players come from all over the state to showcase their talent […]

A Tall Ferns aspirations in becoming a Silver Fern

ENERGETIC triple-code star Parris Mason has shifted her sights from the Tall Ferns and the lack of Olympic Games aspirations to pursue her netball dreams. The 21-year-old has always been a force on court whether that be in basketball or netball. Mason has played at high levels of netball, basketball and touch footy. But ever […]

The full circle path of a trail blazing Emerald

YOUNG Irish star Niamh O’Leary has experienced first hand how frustrating it can be to represent your country in a sport in the middle of the popularity pecking order like netball is in Ireland. With netball lagging behind several other sports like rugby, Gaelic football and hurling in terms of media coverage and funding, O’Leary […]

Home grown talent wants to make the most of her time at Geelong

EVERYTHING was telling Kiahna Fallon to play basketball. Her dad played, and her auntie played for Australia, so it made sense. Coming from a sporty background, Fallon was spoilt for choices with her mum also playing netball growing up. Fallon first picked up a netball at 5-years-old then took a hiatus to pursue her original […]

Spoilt for choice, Samason chooses life in NZ after tough 2023

THE relationship between Australian and New Zealand netball has always been idolised in the eyes of international viewers. From 2008 to 2016 there was the ANZ Championships, which saw five Australian and five New Zealand teams compete week in, week out. Each had their respective conference titles, but it was the overall competition that was […]

Cross code sensation chooses both loves in pursuit for greatness

MERGING both loves, netball and basketball. Similar sports but very different at the same time. Who’s the first person to come to mind? Majority will answer Gretel Bueta, Myah Healey’s hero. She first met the Australian Diamond and fan favourite Bueta at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) whilst in a camp and was nothing […]

Young gun Kelly’s rapid rise to the red dress

SOPHIE Kelly is living every kid’s dream. Playing the sport you love at a professional level being able to be seen by millions having fans cheering you on. The youngster has quickly become a favourite in England netball. Debuting in the Netball Super League (NSL) at just 16-years-old, Kelly has made her way through the […]

How state glory put Laban’s name on the map

EIGHT. The number of hours the average person sleeps. The number of training sessions in a week for an elite athlete. The number of premierships the Magpies won in 2023. Narre Warren Football Netball Club won eight titles from Under 15s to Premier Division A-grade in netball for the AFL Outer East. Piuti Laban was […]

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