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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 […]

Grace’s giant growth sees Markovic aiming for the stars

EXHAUSTED bodies. Warm breeze. The sound of runners stopping and starting on the asphalt. This is what netballers live for. Tournaments are a junior netballer’s playground. Playing the sport you love with your friends for two days in a row, while scouts are on the lookout to identify talent and expose them to a high […]

Aspiring Gem sets sights on World Cup

ZIMBABWE made its Netball World Cup debut at Liverpool in July 2019, quickly becoming a fan favourite as one of the tournament’s underdogs. While the Australian Diamonds opened the tournament on court one, the Gems began walking out on court two. It took little time for those at home to realise who the fans inside […]

Bentley ready to drive her career forward

THE opportunity to be a part of an inaugural team at the Melton-based Western Warriors. Who would give up that chance? Iris Bentley didn’t and quickly jumped on the bandwagon to join their Under 23s side. Bentley has moved from the Casey Demons to the newly established Western Warriors in the Victorian Netball League (VNL) […]

Destined Vixen looks to take passion to the next level

THE Australian Netball Championships. The tournament that many aspiring netballers aim to showcase their athleticism in. When watching the seven day event, there were names people threw around for tournament MVP. Many notable names such as Sophie Fawns, Lucy Austin and Jordan Cransberg. It was Emily Andrew who took home the award. “It was like […]

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 […]

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