IT'S AWARDS SEASON

IT'S AWARDS SEASON

With the Magpies Netball Best and Fairest celebration almost upon us, I thought I’d get into the spirit of awards season and present some self-titled awards to players around the Super Netball competition.

But before I start, here a few of my thoughts to wrap up the inaugural 2017 Super Netball season.

What a year it was. From new teams, to new challenges, to a brand new competition, this season elevated netball to a new level and went well past exceeding any of my own expectations.

Whilst I’m bitterly disappointed the Magpies couldn’t make it all the way this year, I’m proud to have been a part of this team, and I know we are building something special here at the Holden Centre.

Diamonds fight back to beat England in Commonwealth Games netball thriller

Diamonds fight back to beat England in Commonwealth Games netball thriller

AUSTRALIA’S netballers have added another instant epic to their collection of Commonwealth Games classics with a last-gasp heist against England.

The Diamonds had trailed all night and seemed on the brink of being thrust into a semi-final against archrival New Zealand, their conqueror of the past two Commonwealth Games finals.

But with scores locked with just 80 seconds left in their second pool game dominant English goal shooter Joanne Harten eventually missed a shot under the ring and Australia finally had their chance to snatch the game.

They methodically worked the ball down the court before ice-cool goal shooter Caitlin Bassett scored the goal with 15 seconds left that gave Australia a stunning one-goal win.