Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

Netball

Brooke Rooney on her goalkeeping skills: “I want to be the next Sam Poolman”

Brooke Rooney hadn't played goalkeeper until she was put into the commanding defensive position in the Port Stephens representative squad. She had always preferred goal defence, and gravitated towards the roaming defensive role. Then, her...

‘It’s the best of the best’: University of Newcastle teams aiming up for Uni...

The University of Newcastle is this weekend sending their women's and mixed netball teams to the Gold Coast to contest the 2019 University Nationals. This time around, the competition will be dialled up to eleven...

Westlakes sharpshooter Jorja Brown aspiring to ‘push further’ in every single game

Every single time she steps out on the court, Westlakes star Jorja Brown knows she wants to beat her own goalscoring record. It's not so much about winning or losing for the 14-year-old starlet....

Newcastle superstar Sam Poolman re-signs with the Giants for two more years

Newcastle netball superstar Sam Poolman has committed to a further two years with the Giants in the Super Netball, the club confirmed on Tuesday. Poolman, who has already chalked up 73 caps in her storied...

West Leagues clinch championship three-peat on the historic silver screen

Two-time defending champions West Leagues Balance have completed the Greater Open Championship three-peat, building on their minor premiership from the regular season to claim a 45-27 victory over Souths in the Newcastle grand final. In...

Emrah Manning looking to prove she’s ready for the big leagues with new skills

Emrah Manning has had a hefty taste of competitive netball this season, playing for Hunter Netball in the Netball NSW Metro League, and being involved in West Leagues Balance's Under 23 squad in Newcastle's...

West Leagues and Souths battling for slice of history in Greater Open grand final

Souths and West Leagues both come into the historic televised Greater Open Championship on Saturday afternoon with dynasties behind them. The two-time reigning Newcastle champions Wests are looking to make it three in 2019, while...

‘These girls are born to win’: Souths book sixth straight Greater Open final appearance

Souths are set to play their sixth consecutive Greater Open Championship decider next Saturday, after defeating second-placed Forsythes 53-49 in a tight clash at Hunter Sports High's indoor courts in the preliminary final. The Lions,...

Team friendships guiding Scone star Olivia Taylor into bright netball future

When Scone's Olivia Taylor first started playing netball in 2011 she enjoyed the sport, but it wasn't just the competitiveness and the action that kept her coming back to the court. What kept her...

Defending champions West Leagues storm into third straight final – photos, video

West Leagues Balance 1 stormed into a third straight Greater Open Championship grand final with a 56-30 victory over Forsythes Business Advisors. The defending champions claimed a fast-paced 17-4 lead in the opening quarter and...