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England beaten by New Zealand on return to international netball

England Roses lose 58-45 to Silver Ferns in series openerJess Thirlby’s side face world champions again on FridayEngland’s three-match Cadbury Netball Series against New Zealand began with a 58-45 defeat in Hamilton on Wednesday.The game was England’s …

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Divisive super shot to stay in Super Netball after ‘highly successful’ trial

Controversial rule ‘one of many reasons for success’Opinion remains split on two-point shotThe introduction of the super shot has been classed a roaring success by Super Netball bosses and, despite having split opinion in the netball community, the rul…

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From dirt courts to MVP: Mwai Kumwenda typifies Vixens’ triumph in adversity | Erin Delahunty

The Malawian goaler was the standout performer as she led the Victorian team to the Super Netball titleMalawian goaler Mwai Kumwenda, who grew up playing on dirt courts with a netball made of melted plastic bags, is one of just two Melbourne Vixens not…

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Vixens crowned Super Netball champions for first time after tight final against Fever

Melbourne Vixens beat West Coast Fever 66-64 in BrisbaneVictory dedicated to Victorians who have been in lockdownThe Melbourne Vixens claimed their first Super Netball title with a narrow victory over West Coast Fever in a thrilling grand final that we…

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Super Netball 2020 grand final: Melbourne Vixens v West Coast Fever – live!

Updates on the game at Nissan Arena in BrisbaneAny thoughts? Email or tweet @emmavkemp 4.10am BST Q1 00:45 Vixens 31-30 Fever: Kumwenda 20 straight, just three behind Fowler’s 23 straight. Bruce is toiling and occasionally getting caught on her body. J…

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Verity Charles shapes as key player against Sunshine Coast Lightning | Erin Delahunty

The Fever midcourter’s battle with Laura Langman will go a long way to deciding Sunday’s Super Netball preliminary finalIn the moments after West Coast Fever secured a Super Netball preliminary final berth with a come-from-behind win over NSW Swifts at…

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Super Netball states case for defence as turbulent season reaches final run-in | Erin Delahunty

How a team performs at the back can be the difference between title winners and also-ransIn the shadow of Super Netball’s most tumultuous season – punctuated by fury over rule changes, a last-minute relocation to Queensland, the first send-off, the nat…

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Super Netball states case for defence as turbulent season reaches final run-in | Erin Delahunty

How a team performs at the back can be the difference between title winners and also-ransIn the shadow of Super Netball’s most tumultuous season – punctuated by fury over rule changes, a last-minute relocation to Queensland, the first send-off, the nat…

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‘Pregnant not injured’: Gretel Bueta a surprise Diamonds inclusion

Coach Stacey Marinkovich names first squadBueta is due to give birth in JanuaryNew Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich says being pregnant is not the same as being injured, which is why Gretel Bueta is in the Australian squad despite not playing this Sup…

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Racism in Australian netball ended my career before it even began | Celeste Carnegie

My experience conditioned me to silence myself around white women and contributed negatively to my body imageMy mother was my first coach both on the sidelines and in life. We would spend our weekends down at the netball courts where I learnt how to pl…

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Super Netball club Queensland Firebirds investigate alleged spitting incident

Four fans accused of abusing Fever’s Verity CharlesWest Coast star targeted on streets of BrisbaneThe Queensland Firebirds are investigating after four netball supporters allegedly abused West Coast star Verity Charles, with one spitting at her while o…

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‘We could lose 50% of the game’: netball among UK sports facing grassroots crisis

Badminton, basketball and netball leagues struggle for venuesCalls for UK government to help schools and gyms reopen hallsSports including netball, basketball and badminton have called on the UK government to provide clarity and funding to help them st…

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Scouting report: what talent-spotters are looking for in young hopefuls | Tanya Aldred

Scouts from the worlds of diving, football, netball and rugby league outline what they seek in the stars of the futureChris Snode, scout for Crystal Palace diving club Continue reading…

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Super Netball’s rule changes raise red flags that are impossible to ignore | Erin Delahunty

The jury is still out on the new rules but compromise is the ankle tape of the Covid-affected 2020 season – it is holding everything togetherSince the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the season in March, every player in the world’s premier netball league, on…

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Nimble Super Netball mirrors players’ skillset as new season finally prepares for liftoff | Erin Delahunty

Impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak and against all the odds the 2020 campaign will belatedly get up and running this weekend One of the first skills fledging netball players have to master is the pivot: a seamless swivel on the ball or heel of the foot …

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Super Netball introduces rule changes after concern over player welfare

Condensed 2020 season raised fears of injury and burnoutBench extended, bonus points and extra-time scrappedSuper Netball has moved to address concern over an increased risk of injury during a condensed season by announcing temporary rule changes, incl…

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‘An ugly truth’: British sports bodies admit failure to confront racism

80 governing bodies publish unprecedented statement‘Sport and recreation has role to bring about meaningful change’The governing bodies of 80 of the nation’s leading sports – including British Athletics, British Cycling and England Netball – have publi…

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Extra-time, rolling subs: netball vies for new attention of hearts and minds | Megan Maurice

Netball has a fight on its hands to re-establish its place in the Australian Covid-19 era sporting landscape There are many sounds that are synonymous with Super Netball – squeaking shoes on wooden floorboards, the piercing shriek of the umpires’ whist…

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My favourite game: Australia v England, 2018 Commonwealth Games netball final | Erin Delahunty

The stunning result prompted equal amounts of joy and despair on the Gold Coast – and changed the shape of world netball‘It’s great they made the final, but they can’t beat Australia’ seemed to be the overwhelming sentiment among netball fans and pundi…

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Coach Lisa Alexander’s contract not renewed as Diamonds seek new direction

Alexander leaves role she had occupied for eight yearsContract was not due to expire until later this yearNetball Australia will head into a brave new world in 2021 without Lisa Alexander, after telling the long-standing Diamonds coach her contract wil…