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Super Netball’s ‘galácticos’ finally begin to speak the same language | Erin Delahunty

Collingwood may have sparked a revival that should put the rest of the competition on noticeAfter failing to impress in season one of Super Netball last year and losing four of their first five matches in 2018, Collingwood’s shock win over the Queensla…

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Impassioned rallying cry strikes chord with netball followers | Erin Delahunty

‘Absolutely overwhelming’ reaction to Sue Gaudion’s #wakeupnetball video, which has reached thousands of fansSue Gaudion has a memo for the netball lovers of Australia: “Turn the bloody TV on and watch it.” Gaudion, one of the most respected names in n…

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‘Exciting’ scoring changes to spice up new Super Netball season

Netball’s tectonic plates shifted when England stunned Australia and more change is afoot as Super Netball radically revamps scoring systemThe world’s premiere netball league, which begins with a Melbourne derby between the Vixens and Collingwood on Sa…

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‘Winning netball gold is a game changer’: Housby basks in surprise win

Goal scorer Helen Housby hopes Commonwealth triumph will lead to boost for her sportIt’s one week on from the sensational last-second goal that could change English netball for ever. Scorer Helen Housby has hardly removed her Commonwealth gold medal. I…

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England’s netball success shines light on thriving UK club scene

Last-gasp Commonwealth gold could inspire more women to don a bib and get fit, clubs hopeIt has often been dismissed as a schoolgirl’s sport, or basketball for women. Football fans scoff at its strict zones, which allow only one player to zip between e…

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England stun Australia with penalty shot on the siren to win netball gold

Thrilling Commonwealth Games final goes right down to the wireFirst time a team other than Australia or New Zealand have winKadeen Corbin did a black flip, Helen Housby sobbed and coach Tracey Neville declared it a dream come true after England won Com…

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Tracey Neville calls on England to use New Zealand win as springboard to gold

• England’s netball team in historic win over New Zealand• Neville: ‘It was guts and a lot of hard work that got us through‘Tracey Neville has urged her England netball team to use the historic victory over New Zealand to spur them to Commonwealth gold…

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Tracey Neville calls on England to use New Zealand win as springboard to gold

• England’s netball team in historic win over New Zealand• Neville: ‘It was guts and a lot of hard work that got us through‘Tracey Neville has urged her England netball team to use the historic victory over New Zealand to spur them to Commonwealth gold…

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day six – in pictures

All the latest pictures from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as cyclists, boxers, divers and athletes battle for medals Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games days four and five – in pictures

All the latest images from the past 48 hours of action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as gymnasts, swimmers, boxers and weightlifters battle for medals Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day two – in pictures

Weightlifting, swimming and gymnastics are some of the sports that the world’s best sports photographers have trained their lenses on during the second day of action on the Gold Coast Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day one – in pictures

Gymnastics, swimming, cycling and boxing: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama from day one Continue reading…

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Questions that will be answered at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games | Kate O’Halloran

Redemption for the ‘greatest choke’ and a possible restoration of Australian sporting pride are among the highlightsShe was favourite to be Australia’s flag-bearer, but lost out in that race to Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles. Hopefully it’s no omen f…

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Laura Geitz recall shows parenthood is not an elite sport career-ender | Erin Delahunty

Return for Commonwealth Games proves having kids is now part and parcel of women’s sport Netball doesn’t rate a mention in conventional fairy tales, but Laura Geitz might just be writing one of her own. The 30-year-old Queenslander – who has not played…

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Australia remain unbeaten in Quad Series after win over England

• England 46-50 Australia• Teams will now travel to South Africa for final match of seriesEngland fell narrowly short against Australia at the Copper Box Arena in London as they lost 50-46 in their second Quad Series match. Related: Evolution of netbal…

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Resurgent Chelsea Pitman making Australia’s netball loss England’s gain

The 29-year-old reveals how walking away from Australia and a failing marriage to rugby league star Kevin Locke have helped her grow as she looks forward to the Commonwealth GamesLast summer, Chelsea Pitman posted a message on Instagram announcing some…

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Sharni Layton remains on sidelines for netball’s Constellation Cup

  • Diamonds defender is recovering from exhaustion
  • Australia face New Zealand in four Tests next month

Sharni Layton will miss next month’s Diamonds’ Constellation Cup campaign as she continues her leave of absence from elite netball due to exhaustion.

The experienced defender was a late withdrawal from the Australian squad to contest the recent Quad Series. But she remains hopeful of an imminent return ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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Workload few could shoulder finally takes its toll on ‘exhausted’ Sharni Layton

Netball community rallies around likeable Diamonds goal keeper after announcement that she will take a break from the game

Sharni Layton is many things. She’s a star netballer with a swag of World Cup and Commonwealth gold. She the game’s only true cult figure; complete with a band of fanatical supporters, the Sharni Army. She’s also witty, brash and “unashamedly Sharni”.

This combination makes the 29-year-old a relatable hero to the girls who wait hours after matches for a selfie, a highly marketable commodity to corporate heavyweights and a “walking quote machine” the sports media can’t get enough of.

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Sunshine Coast Lightning blow out Giants to win inaugural Super Netball title

  • Sunshine Coast Lightning 65-48 Giants Netball
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood shine for Lightning in grand final

The Super Netball league may have been designed to cultivate home-grown talent, but it was new franchise, the Sunshine Coast Lightning – with its “United Nations” of netballing talent – that claimed the competition’s inaugural premiership in Brisbane, beating a gallant Giants outfit 65-48, in a surprisingly one-sided contest.

Lightning captain, UK-born goal keeper Geva Mentor, Kiwi star Laura Langman and South African Karla Mostert led their side to glory at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. It helped they had the best goaler in the world, 29-year-old West Australian Caitlin Bassett, in the circle, who shot a game-high 48 from 50 attempts, ending the match with 96% accuracy.

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