Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2015 (Player)
The State’s second Captain, Evie Carpenter* represented New South Wales over a ten-year period from 1924 to 1936, and was voted as Australia’s best defensive combination alongside Edna Pritchard in 1929.
Evie first began her representative career in 1924 when she was selected in the NSW Team to travel to Brisbane for a School’s Carnival while still attending Leichhardt School. The following year Evie joined the Ironhearts Basketball Club, in which she played for the Green & Gold of the Club over the next decade.
A talented sportswoman, Evie Captained NSW from 1932-1935, was Vice-Captain from 1929-1930 and 1936, and also a NSW Selector during this period (1933-36). During this time Evie was also actively playing cricket, which she also represented her State in, and in 1931 took time away from netball to concentrate on her Athletics career as a respected long-distance runner.
In 1935 Evie also acted as NSW Delegate to the All Australia Netball Association alongside NSW legend Anne Clark BEM.
Throughout her netball career Evie consistently tasted success, with her Ironhearts Basketball Club team either crowned Champions or Runners-Up throughout her ten-year playing career.