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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. –

This week in netball: Africa Netball Cup comes to a close as Victorian M-League begins

PLENTY of netball action has played out this week, with the Africa Netball Cup coming to a close as the Victorian Men’s and Mixed Netball (M-League) competition started back up for the first time since 2019. We run through all the biggest news you may have missed during the week. Netball Australia hasofficially announced its […]

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 […]

VIC M-League 2021/22: Men’s Premier Division wrap – Round 1

THE Victorian Men’s and Mixed M-League returned on Wednesday night, with plenty of huge results playing out across the opening round of Men’s Premier Division action. Across a range of results, we run through our feature match with Ariels sitting out the first round with a bye. The closest match of the night played out […]

VIC M-League 2021/22: Mixed Premier Division wrap – Round 1

THE opening round of Victorian Men’s and Mixed M-League showcased plenty of huge action, with the Mixed Premier League division producing two huge margins to go with a close encounter, while Valley Wolves will wait another week to start their 2021/22 campaign. The Melbourne Quakes and Ariels played out a thriller, as the Quakes came […]

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 […]

VIC M-League Premier Men’s and Mixed 2021/22: Team lists

THE 2021/22 Victorian Men’s and Mixed Premier League will return tonight after an extensive break, seeing plenty of top M-League talent set to take the court for a split season over the 2021/22 summer. Both Premier divisions have seen a plethora of changes since the competition last run in 2019, with a number of of […]

Vixens and Swifts announce training partners as Lightning top up existing trio

SINCE our first 2022 Suncorp Super Netball training partner update last week, two more clubs have announced their training newcomers while a third has added a couple of fresh faces to their previously confirmed returnees. We run through the latest training partner additions to the three SSN clubs; Melbourne Vixens, NSW Swifts and Sunshine Coast […]

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” […]

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