Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2014

Edna Pritchard* made a significant contribution to the sport of netball in NSW, being selected in the first NSW State basketball side in 1928. Pritchard captained this team and remained a member of the team and captain for the next four years, before her retirement from representative basketball in 1932.

She will forever be remembered as the first NSW State Captain and a fantastic defensive player. In 1929, Pritchard and Evie Carpenter were voted “the finest defensive combination in Australia” at the Interstate Carnival, and in 1930 she was a NSW Delegate to the All Australia Netball Association.

Pritchard was also a champion cricketer, representing NSW during the years 1928 to 1935; she went on to play baseball and golf, and was Patron of Orange Netball Association from the 1960’s until 1985.