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Top Performers – Roses Reunited Series: Game 1

THERE were plenty of impressive performers in Game One of the Roses Reunited Series, which saw England triumph by 10 goals at Copper Box Arena. Jess Thrilby‘s side knocked off Connie Francis‘ chargers, 55-45 after a 30-19 second half. Rookie Me Central takes a look at some of the Top Performers from the match. Eleanor […]

What if: The Vixens don’t have Watson and Austin for Round 1?

THE 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season is edging closer, with teams officially returning for preseason training over the past few weeks. One of the teams that has seen a significant amount of changes over the off-season is the Melbourne Vixens, with the 2021 cellar dwellers looking to return to their 2020 premiership form. But while […]

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 […]

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 […]

What if: The Constellation Cup cannot go ahead in 2021

THE second edition of the 2021 Constellation Cup was almost a go before COVID-19 got in the way once more, plunging both Australia and New Zealand into lockdowns with both nations still in various stages of restrictions. While the Constellation Cup has since been postponed indefinitely, it seems to be less and less likely that […]

Top of the tables: Who are the top international midcourt prospects?

WITH the three major netball competitions – Suncorp Super Netball (SSN), ANZ Premiership and Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) – done and dusted for the year, it is time to delve into the top prospects from around the courts. In our next edition, Draft Central will look into the most threatening defenders from the three major competitions […]

Compare the Pair: Sunday Aryang and Funmi Fadoju

AS the off-season continues, Draft Central will return to a weekly Compare the Pair series; delving into, and analysing two fan favourites from different competitions. Next we compare and contrast a couple of impressive young defenders, with both Sunday Aryang and Funmi Fadoju proving to be livewires in their own right. Aryang is an undeniable star in the […]

2021 Cadbury Netball Series – NZ/ENG: Team of the Series

THE 2021 Taini Jamison Trophy has been won and done, with the England Roses taking out the Cadbury Netball Series against New Zealand last week. This week, we turn to our Team of the Series, with the top players from both nations squeezed into one 10-player squad. With England claiming wins in two of the […]

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