We are only six weeks into season 2013 and already so much has been happening in netball! Given this, we thought that we would take a moment to highlight a few of the stories that have caught our eye;
Jamaican import Jhaniele Fowler has arrived in New Zealand to join her Southern Steel teammates for pre-season training ahead ANZ Championship…
Sentosa Island in Singapore will transform into a netball haven with the Mission Foods Beach Netball Festival back for 2013; registrations are now being taken…
Malaysia has won the second annual tri-nations netball tournament, defeating host nation Hong Kong in the Grand Final last weekend…
Namibian netball captain Toetsie Kambatuku will play with Team Northumbria in the UK Super League after receiving a three-year scholarship from Northumbria University…
Malawi Queens Fast5 goal shooter Mwai Kumwenda has flown back to Melbourne to play her third consecutive season with the Peninsula Waves in the Victorian Netball League… and,
Tanzania has climbed one place to sit at Number 21 in the IFNA World Rankings after their recent performances at the Netball Nations Cup in Singapore…
Right here in NSW;
The ‘Hunter All Stars’ narrowly defeated the Auckland-based MAGS team, 24-23, to win gold at the 2012 International Singapore Youth Challenge in December. The Hunter team, made up of netballers from Newcastle and Lakeside Netball Associations, finished the competition undefeated to be the first Australian side to win the tournament. Congratulations Team!
Australia day honours for local legends and national netball icons…we picked up a few! (LINK)
The Australian Diamonds have already been on tour and are back on Aussie soil (LINK to diamonds website) and have rejoined their ANZ Championship (LINK ANZ Champs website) team mates to continue preparations for a huge 2013 season.
Trans-Tasman…the ANZ Championships;
The NSW Swifts are gearing up for the inaugural NSW Swifts FAN DAY, to be held on Sunday 17 February at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, where they will also contest an Exhibition Match against 2012 Grand Finalists Melbourne Vixens.Become a NSW Swifts Member or buy tickets from swiftstickets.com.au.
Eight of the ten ANZ Championship teams will be travelling to Melbourne to participate in the SUMMER CHALLENGE > the Vixens’ hosted Pre-season tournament on 23/24 February (LINK)…
Want to take a browse yourself – here are some helpful links;
ANZ Championship webite
Netball Australia website
Netball NSW website
World Champs website
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