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International Netball Player: Geva Mentor

Within the ANZ Championship, teams are presently allowed to include one import player at their discretion. Ten teams participate in the championship therefore to be one of a possible ten is great recognition for the player’s talent and potential. One such player is Melbourne Vixen’s Geva Mentor who is originally from Bournemouth, England.

Geva first made the decision to play for Australasian ANZ Championship back in 2008 when she came to join the Adelaide Thunderbirds. We since asked Geva to share with us what is was like to make such a big decision.

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How to Become a Netball Umpire

If you are interested in becoming a netball umpire, whether you are a player or not, here is some information on the pathway you need to undertake to become qualified. The amount of training and mentorship you receive will depend on what level of competition you want to aspire to.

We caught up with Chelsea Maree, an inspiring young netball umpire and player who does it simply because she “loves it.” Chelsea is the youngest badged netball umpire in her association so we asked her for some tips and advice on how to become a netball umpire and what it’s like to be an umpire.

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How to Jump Higher Playing Netball Without the Chairlift Manoeuvre

The netball community is currently abuzz with the ANZ Championship’s Northern Mystics’ repeated execution of the Chairlift manoeuvre, where Anna Harrison was lifted into the air to successfully block the Melbourne Vixens’ shots. This helped lead to a compelling victory for the Mystics, handing the 1st-placed Vixens their 2nd loss for the season.

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How to Care for Your Netball

Properly caring for your netball is important for the ball to perform well when playing as well as ensure its longevity. Here’s 4 simple tips that will help you get the most out of your netball.

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The Best Brand of Netball is GILBERT

The Best Brand of Netball is GILBERT

GILBERT is the official ball of  the world’s top netball-playing nations – Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica - as well as IFNA (International Federation of Netball).

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Catherine Cox Interview with Sue Gaudion: Departure from NSW Swifts [TRANSCRIPT]

Star veteran, Catherine Cox left the netball community stunned following her shock announcement she was leaving the NSW Swifts for the West Coast Fever for the 2012 season. This is a transcribe of Channel Ten’s interview between Catherine Cox and Ten Sport commentator Sue Gaudion.

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Top 8 Netball Drills for Coaching Netta Juniors

A fun netball drill to teach young ones how to shoot, involves using the popular B.E.E.F. acronym. Start by teaching the actions first without the ball and then, once they have mastered the steps add the ball.

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Nat Medhurst: How to Play Your Best at Grading/Trial Games

For many young aspiring netball players, grading day or trials can be a tough hurdle to overcome - you know you can do the job but nerves can sometimes get the better of you. Queensland Firebird and Aussie Diamond Nat Medhurst, shared with us some of her advice on what to do to help remain calm.

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Reminiscing Good Times, a Netball Game from the Past

Wednesday night was a very, very chilly evening and while most people chose to stay indoors, the Purple Plonkers braved the conditions and turned up to the roof-top court at the Community Centre. This was our chance to play for a spot in next week’s Grand Final!

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Why You Need Netball Shoes Instead of Regular Trainers or Running Shoes

Why You Need Netball Shoes

Netball involves rapid acceleration, sudden and rapid changes in direction, stopping, balance and jumps thus the game places many demands on a player and as a result, injuries can occur. Netball shoes are built specially to cope with the rigorous demands of the game, more so than your regular trainers or running shoes.

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