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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 […]

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. –

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 […]

International netball update: Africa Netball Cup – Days 7-8

THE huge eight-day Africa Netball Cup event is done and dusted, with the South Africa Spar Proteas crowned champions following an impressive and undefeated run in Windhoek, Namibia. We run through the final two days’ results. Check out our wraps of days 1-3 and 4-6 here. DAY 7 RESULTS Malawi (60) def. Tanzania (33) Zimbabwe […]

Birmingham 2022 schedule: Is there an “easy” group?

WITH the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games edging closer and closer, the first match schedules for the netball event have been released this week with a huge week-long group stage preceding the semi-finals and eventual medal matches. With six nations already confirmed, we run through the two round robin groups and whether there is an “easy” […]

Should there be a cap on Suncorp Super Netball imports?

THE 2021 Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) season was once again a huge spectacle, chock full of Australian and international netball talent. However with players once again being left out of SSN calculations – think former Australian Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett or upcoming West Australian goaler Donnell Wallam – it has posed the question once more […]

International netball update: Africa Netball Cup – Days 4-6

THE Africa Netball Cup continued over the weekend, with the nine nation, round robin competition providing some massive result over the past three days. With six days now complete, there are just two days remaining in the Cup series with South Africa and Uganda still the teams to beat with a clean bill of results […]

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games netball schedule confirmed

THE Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games match schedule has been announced, with the six automatic qualifying nations sorted into their groups. Top ranked Australia will face fourth and fifth ranked Jamaica and South Africa in Group A, whilst arguably tournament favourites New Zealand take on third ranked England and sixth seed Malawi in Group B. The […]

This week in netball: SSN training partners announced as Africa Netball Cup begins

THE netball action never stops, with plenty happening both on and off the court over the past week. Staying close to home first up, a number of Suncorp Super Netball clubs have confirmed their first training partners for the upcoming 2022 season, with Melbourne Vixens and NSW Swifts the latest to join the growing group. […]

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