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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…

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Silver Ferns beat England Roses 64-48 in first netball international of 2020

Coach Noeline Taurua got all players out on court in a match where NZ were without four key veteransThe Silver Ferns have beaten the England Roses netball team 64-48 in their first international of 2020.Without retired Maria Folau and Casey Korpua, and…

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Maria Folau calls time on long and decorated netball career

Furore over husband Israel has dogged her recentlyCalls time as second most capped Silver Fern playerSilver Ferns shooting great Maria Folau has retired from all netball, ending her 150-cap career with a low-key farewell. A Netball New Zealand press re…

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How does the Matildas’ pay deal stack up against the rest? | Megan Maurice

The new collective bargaining agreement provides something approaching pay parity, but is it in line with other sports in Australia?Last week’s announcement of the new Matildas pay deal was a landmark for football in Australia. The new collective barga…

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New Zealand edge Australia in one-goal Constellation Cup thriller

Ekenasio hits winner as New Zealand beat Australia 54-53Silver Ferns poised to win series for first time since 2012Rivalry was the word of the day as fans filed into Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena for game three of the Constellation Cup. In the 151st encoun…

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Curtain falls on Super Netball season with Swifts targeting dynasty | Erin Delahunty

Hopes are high in NSW after the manner of the Swifts’ title win pointed the way for the DiamondsRedemption was a thread woven deep into the fabric of the 2019 Super Netball season. Katrina Rore’s journey from humiliation to heroics is the most obvious …

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World Cup-winning coach Noeline Taurua to leave Super Netball

Sunshine Coast coach to return to New ZealandLightning assistant Kylee Byrne to step up next yearSuccessful Sunshine Coast Lightning coach Noeline Taurua is to leave the Super Netball club at the end of the season. Taurua has led the Lightning to the p…

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Jess Thirlby succeeds Tracey Neville as new England Netball coach

• Thirlby represented England for 15 years as a player• Neville left role after exit from World Cup last weekEngland Netball have named Jess Thirlby as their new head coach following the departure of Tracey Neville in the wake of last week’s World Cup …

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Netball’s non-stop post-World Cup schedule is not OK. Player welfare is a real concern | Sharni Layton

If Super Netball truly wants to be the best competition in the world, it must not ask too much of its athletes – either physically or mentallyOn Sunday, an epic final capped off an enthralling Netball World Cup. But rather than the tournament rounding …

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World Cup-winning NZ netballers rewarded with unprecedented payment after outcry

Public campaign nets Silver Ferns $25,000 eachSponsors contribute towards bonus fund for playersA public outcry has helped the Silver Ferns receive an unprecedented winning bonus payment of $300,000 following their triumph at the Netball World Cup. Net…

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Share your experiences of netball

Following New Zealand winning the Women’s Netball World Cup, we would like to hear your stories of playing the sportThe world of women and sport is rapidly changing. The unprecedented coverage of both the Women’s football World Cup and the Netball Worl…

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Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander fears the axe after Netball World Cup disappointment

‘I’m judged on benchmark events,’ Alexander saysBut coach is ‘motivated’ to continue in roleAustralia coach Lisa Alexander admits she could face the axe following Sunday’s Netball World Cup final loss to New Zealand in Liverpool. Alexander’s side went …

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‘Heals the wound’: New Zealand Netball World Cup final win takes sting out of cricket loss

Jacinda Ardern was among those cheering the Silver Ferns on as they faced the Australian Diamonds in a nail-biting finishWhat a difference a week makes.Seven days ago, New Zealand was in despair, mourning the loss of a Cricket World Cup final that will…

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‘Heals the wound’: New Zealand Netball World Cup final win takes sting out of cricket loss

Jacinda Ardern was among those cheering the Silver Ferns on as they faced the Australian Diamonds in a nail-biting finishWhat a difference a week makes.Seven days ago, New Zealand was in despair, mourning the loss of a Cricket World Cup final that will…

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New Zealand end 16-year wait to beat Australia in Netball World Cup final

• New Zealand 52 – 51 Australia• Head coach Noeline Taurua: ‘I am quite speechless’Mana, the M?ori phrase for power and authority, perfectly encapsulated New Zealand’s potent Netball World Cup-winning performance in Liverpool as they beat the reigning …

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England win World Cup bronze medal to mark Tracey Neville’s departure

• Roses beat South Africa 58-42 in third place play-off• Neville wants to help netball’s professional expansionEven as Tracey Neville confirmed that her team’s bronze-medal win against South Africa was her last game in charge, she immediately admitted …

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England win World Cup bronze medal to mark Tracey Neville’s departure

• Roses beat South Africa 58-42 in third place play-off• Neville wants to help netball’s professional expansionEven as Tracey Neville confirmed that her team’s bronze-medal win against South Africa was her last game in charge, she immediately admitted …

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Australia v New Zealand: Netball World Cup final – live!

Follow score updates from the final in LiverpoolNew Zealand hold off England to reach finalEmail Niall here or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.48pm BST Q1 12:00 Aus 3-3 NZ Bassett gets the first score before Maria Folau levels after a fine take. At the other en…