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Netball World Cup qualifiers confirmed

ALL 16 nations are locked in for the 2023 Netball World Cup next July following the conclusion of the Qualifiers. The top six nations – including host South Africa – automatically qualified, with the remaining 10 filling out the spots after the regional qualifiers were completed the past month. Current world number twos and reigning […]

2020 ANZ & SSN: Five talking points – Rounds 1/8

IT was the first round of Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) with a host of new rules coming into play and fresh faces gracing the court. Across the ditch things heated up in the ANZ Premiership as the fight for a spot in the top two continued with a couple of surprise results headlining the round. […]

Memorable Matches: Zimbabwe’s debut win at 2019 Netball World Cup

WITH netball taking a back seat to coronavirus in 2020, Draft Central is taking a look at memorable matches in world netball history. Next up is Zimbabwe’s debut win at the 2019 Netball World Cup, winning their first match of the tournament against Sri Lanka, well and truly putting a stamp on the competition in […]

Sharelle McMahon: Pathway to the 1999 World Netball Championship

IN the second instalment of our chat with Australian netball champion Sharelle McMahon, we take a look at her netball journey and that 1999 gold medal. PART 1 – Sharelle McMahon: Pushing the boundaries. McMahon’s pathway to the top level went a little differently to how it goes nowadays, with the talented goaler introduced to […]

Memorable Matches: Roses make history with 2018 Commonwealth Games gold

WITH netball taking a back seat to the coronavirus in 2020, Draft Central is taking a look at memorable matches in world netball history. Next up is England’s inaugural Commonwealth Games gold, defeating Australia by one goal on home soil in 2018. A memorable match for many Aussies – and not in a good way, […]

Memorable Matches: South Africa defeat Jamaica – NWC 2019

WITH netball taking a back seat to coronavirus in 2020, Draft Central is taking a look at memorable matches in world netball history. Next up is South Africa SPAR Proteas’ stellar three goal victory over Jamaica at the 2019 Netball World Cup. Then world number two nation, Jamaica lost to the Spar Proteas for only […]

Netball fantasy teams: 1999 World Cup All-Stars v. 2015 World Cup All-Stars

OVER the years there have been some a-class players grace the court with them all coming together at the most coveted event in the netball calendar. With so many influential players from varying countries Draft Central has made a team from the 1999 World Cup and 2015 World Cup compiled of star players from the […]

Memorable Matches: New Zealand break Diamonds’ 16 year World Championship run

WITH netball taking a back seat to coronavirus in 2020, Draft Central is taking a look at memorable matches in world netball history. Next up is the New Zealand Silver Ferns’ drought-breaking victory over the Australian Diamonds for the 2003 Netball World Cup gold in Kingston, Jamaica. It was a match of pure physicality and […]

Compare the Pair: Julie Corletto and Jo Weston

THE Draft Central Compare the Pair series will aim to analyse two players from different Australian Diamonds eras, with the next showcasing defenders Julie Corletto (née Prendergast) and Jo Weston. When thinking of defenders with plenty of composure and intensity, one cannot go past the consistency and excitement machines of Julie Corletto and Jo Weston. […]

Memorable matches: 1999 World Netball Championships final – Australia clinches third straight title in come-from-behind win

WITH netball taking a back seat to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Draft Central is taking a look at memorable matches in world netball history. First up is Australia’s come-from-behind win over New Zealand at the 1999 World Netball Championships – now known as the Netball World Cup – in Christchurch, New Zealand, which saw […]

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