netball

netball May 1, 2021

Shooting star Jhaniele Fowler

As West Coast Fever’s goal-shooting machine, Jhaniele Fowler hopes to push her club to one spot higher in the domestic netball league. But the Jamaican’s ambitions don’t stop there. She also wants to be the best player in the world.

swimming February 27, 2021

Athletes and mental health

Where once elite athletes were encouraged to show no chinks in their armour, today’s sporting heroes are keen to share their vulnerabilities in the hope of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

netball January 23, 2021

Stacey Marinkovich’s title fight

In the world of sporting KPIs, those of Stacey Marinkovich, the new coach of the Australian Diamonds netball team, couldn’t be more clear – wrest back the game’s most coveted trophies from England and New Zealand.

netball October 17, 2020

Vixens defender Jo Weston gets serious

As the Melbourne Vixens compete for the Super Netball premiership this weekend, quirky defender Jo Weston will trade the jokes for a serious role in wearing down the opposition.

netball August 1, 2020

Super Netball chair Marina Go

As chair of the national Super Netball league, former Bauer Media executive Marina Go couldn’t have faced a more fraught run-up to the 2020 season. Finally, the first pass is set to be thrown.

netball October 19, 2019

Netball’s Sarah Klau factor

For the early part of her professional netball career, Sarah Klau was lacking in confidence and accustomed to warming the bench. Now, despite managing a chronic illness, the 25-year-old has secured her spot in the Diamonds line-up.

netball July 13, 2019

Lisa Alexander sets Diamonds for World Cup

In this year’s Netball World Cup, Australia aims to bounce back after losing the gold medal to England at the Commonwealth Games. It’s a challenge that Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander is relishing.

afl April 27, 2019

The self-belief of Ash Brazill

Ash Brazill is a powerful force as a netballer and AFLW player. But her true strength lies in the messages she sends off the court.

netball October 27, 2018

Best medicine: Verity Charles, 27, netballer

Verity Charles on the challenges of managing an incurable auto-immune condition, who she looks to for inspiration, and the exciting, game-changing elements of Fast5 netball.

netball August 4, 2018

Mwai, queen of shots: Mwai Kumwenda, 28, netballer

Mwai Kumwenda’s 2018 season may have ended in injury, but her story as an inspirational and integral netballer for Melbourne Vixens and Malawi Queens is far from over.

netball April 14, 2018

Ring master: Caitlin Thwaites, 31, netballer

Australian Diamonds’ Caitlin Thwaites on netball’s growing success, joining the Collingwood Magpies and managing her inner demons.