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Spectre of World Cup continues to cast shadow over Super Netball season | Erin Delahunty

Questions raised by the restructuring of Australia’s domestic competition are unlikely to be answered soonIt was always going to be this way. From the moment it was revealed how the 2019 Super Netball season would be structured to accommodate July’s Wo…

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Tracey Neville to leave England role after Netball World Cup to start family

• England head coach wants time away from game to have family• Side won Commonwealth Games gold in 2018 under NevilleThe England netball coach Tracey Neville will step down after the Netball World Cup in July after four years with the squad.Under her l…

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How Australia match up to the main pretenders to their Netball World Cup crown | Megan Maurice

With the Diamonds’ squad confirmed, how do key individuals compare with their rivals?With the Australian team for July’s Netball World Cup confirmed, the team lists for the world’s top five ranked teams are now complete. The Diamonds are aiming for the…

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Diamonds look to leader Caitlin Bassett after naming new-look World Cup squad | Erin Delahunty

No room for Gabi Simpson and Kim Ravaillion in Lisa Alexander’s inexperienced squad for LiverpoolWith Gabi Simpson and Kim Ravaillion overlooked in the Australian Diamonds squad for July’s Netball World Cup, the reigning champions are looking light on …

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Diamonds set for Netball World Cup squad shake-up

Gabi Simpson and Kim Ravaillion to miss outJust three players remain from 2015 triumphAustralia are set to name a new-look squad for the netball World Cup with Diamonds vice-captain Gabi Simpson and midcourt star Kim Ravaillion shock casualties. The 12…

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Serena Guthrie gets nod to captain England at Netball World Cup

Guthrie handed armband in Tracey Neville’s 12-strong squadEight of the gold-medal Commonwealth Games squad selectedSerena Guthrie will lead England’s Roses in the upcoming Netball World Cup in Liverpool in July.Guthrie, who has 90 caps since her debut …

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Tracey Neville has big World Cup calls to make with squad announcement due | Erin Delahunty

Rachel Dunn, George Fisher and Ella Clark could all make the final 12 that will head to Liverpool in the summerTracey Neville has an impressive hand to play at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool this summer but it will be the wildcards added to the Eng…

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Caitlin Bassett finds form at right time with Netball World Cup looming large

The star shooter’s timing could not be better with the Diamonds’ squad for Liverpool to be announced next weekDid you hear that sound over the weekend? A deep, cleansing sigh of relief? It was Lisa Alexander. The Diamonds coach – who will meet with fel…

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‘I did think I had time’: England netball captain Agbeze upset by World Cup axe

Gold-medal winning captain left out of Tracey Neville’s squad‘I feel like my netball career has been a rollercoaster’England’s netball captain, Ama Agbeze, has spoken of her frustration and disappointment after being left out of Tracey Neville’s 12-str…

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Sara Bayman: ‘England’s gold will be seen as the pivotal moment for netball’

The Loughborough Lightning head coach and BBC presenter believes a fascinating World Cup awaits in Liverpool this summerWhen Sara Bayman sat down in the studio with Caroline Barker to commentate on the Commonwealth Games netball final for the BBC in Ap…

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Split lip resurfaces questions over lack of Super Netball match review process | Megan Maurice

Administrators have been left wondering whether to persist with a ‘what happens on court, stays on court’ policyOnce a non-contact sport, netball has evolved significantly from its roots as an English schoolgirl sport in the late 19th century. Though s…

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Super Netball reaps rewards of pooling knowledge and resources with AFL | Kylie Maslen

Learning is a two-way street and cross-code partnerships are set to grow further over timeWhile the rise of cross-code athletes in the AFLW, NRL Women’s, Women’s Big Bash League and W-League have taken some of the limelight from netball in the women’s …

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Say goodbye to ‘non-contact’ as Super Netball brings extra physicality

Saturday’s season return will see ‘more devastating impact’ says Netball Australia’s CEOOn the back of several ferocious pre-season matches, players and pundits believe the third installment of Super Netball – which begins on Saturday and enters unchar…

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Say goodbye to ‘non-contact’ as Super Netball brings extra physicality

Saturday’s season return will see ‘more devastating impact’ says Netball Australia’s CEOOn the back of several ferocious pre-season matches, players and pundits believe the third installment of Super Netball – which begins on Saturday and enters unchar…

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A whole new ball game: your guide to the 2019 Super Netball season

With a raft of off-season changes to the Super Netball clubs, 2019 is shaping up as the most unpredictable season yetGeva Mentor and Caitlin Bassett as a set of invincible bookends. Sharni Layton prowling the transverse line, bellowing praise at Caitli…

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A whole new ball game: your guide to the 2019 Super Netball season

With a raft of off-season changes to the Super Netball clubs, 2019 is shaping up as the most unpredictable season yetGeva Mentor and Caitlin Bassett as a set of invincible bookends. Sharni Layton prowling the transverse line, bellowing praise at Caitli…

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Caitlin Bassett: big, bad, and better than ever, says skipper

She’s one of the biggest names in world netball and goal-scoring machine Caitlin Bassett is set for an even bigger 2019Memorandum to Super Netball defenders; It’s time to get nervous, real nervous.That’s because one of the league’s most damaging shoote…

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Forget the trolls, social media also builds inclusion through and for women’s sport | Megan Maurice

So often seen as a mechanism for abuse, social media can also foster a sense of belongingAs highlighted recently by the Tayla Harris furore, when women’s sport and social media are talked about together, it’s usually due to trolling and online abuse. B…

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Why playing men’s netball teams can be a double-edged sword | Erin Delahunty

Australia won’t be following New Zealand’s lead in playing a televised match against male opposition – at least for nowAs international sporting rivalries go, they don’t get much fiercer than Australia and New Zealand in netball, but this week the Kiwi…

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Rachel Dunn guides England to victory but Australia claim Quad Series

• England 52-49 Australia• Tracey Neville got tactics spot on to repel Australia challengeNo maiden Quad Series crown for England but, in the context of what is to come this year, another successful chapter in their captivating rivalry with Australia c…