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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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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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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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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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Australian sport’s shaky financial foundations exposed by Covid-19 spotlight | Scott Heinrich

We thought sport in Australia was rich, but in reality it has been living pay cheque to pay chequeThe chickens they are a-roosting. Covid-19 has claimed many things in its dastardly travails – lives, jobs, a common sense of security – and it might well…

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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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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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Folau saga finally seeps into Super Netball just before World Cup break | Erin Delahunty

With a degree of inevitably, Maria Folau has been dragged into the controversy surrounding her husband, Israel Folau, after reposting a message supporting his legal campaignOn and off the court, the last round of Super Netball before the World Cup brea…

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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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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 …