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English, Sports, 1 season, 120 episodes, 4 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes
When netball is life. Join co-hosts Kate Cornish & Brittany Carter for your weekly one-stop shop for Super Netball analysis, sideline shenanigans and player insight. This podcast is proudly sponsored by Tribal Sport x Laura Geitz. Follow us on Twitter: @TheNettyLife
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Giant suspension rocks SSN

Round six threw up the league's first two-minute suspension of 2024 as Giant Jamie-Lee Price was sent to the sideline. Fever have now shot four points clear to sit at the top of the ladder, while the Lightning brought the Vixens winning streak to an end.In the lead up to the first of a two-part First Nations Round this season we talk to Sharon Finnan-White – one of only three Indigenous Diamonds to have represented Australia throughout the team’s 85-year history and a proud Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr woman.We also take a look at what to expect from some of the teams when it comes to making a genuine connection with our First Nations culture in National Reconciliation Week. 
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Scoreboard shocker

In round five, the West Coast Fever and Melbourne Vixens continued their unbeaten streak to remain ladder leaders. The Fever hit their highest Super Netball score yet this season at 94 goals and the Vixens claimed the first instalment of the Sargeant-McKinnis Cup.But the biggest story was neither of these moments and actually revolved around a scoreboard drama between the Giants and Sunshine Coast Lightning. Where an error by a bench official swung the game into extra time ... some 50 minutes after the whistle had been blown. Here to fill us in on how it all went down, eventually resulting in the Giants breaking their 2024 hoodoo to get their first victory, is Diamonds star Sophie Dwyer.
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Extra-time strikes twice

Round three saw two matches where teams could only be separated by extra time.A Jamaican legend hit 8000 Super Netball goals and an English Rose became a centurion.The Giants and Mavericks are still without wins and Fever make it three wins from three rounds. Plus we hear from sports journalist Bridget Tunnicliffe about Netball New Zealand’s desire to enter three of their teams in the Super Netball league.
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Fever turns up the temp

Fever announce themselves as true contenders for 2024 after just two rounds after two massive victories. Diamonds goal keeper and new Lightning recruit Courtney Bruce drops by to discuss the importance of mental health, finding balance after switching clubs and her puppy, Oliver. Before we discuss the possibility of New Zealand joining Super Netball and the new rules around dangerous play.
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Welcoming the Mavericks

The 2024 Super Netball season is officially underway and we welcomed brand new club the Mavericks to the family.Round one saw attendance records broken, the West Coast Fever start their season with a 19-goal bang, and the Adelaide Thunderbirds cap a fantastic weekend for South Australian netball with a tight victory. On this podcast we chat with Melbourne Vixens defender Rudi Ellis, who was one of the absolute standouts in the Melbourne derby. 
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2024 Super Netball Season Preview

A brand new Super Netball season is upon us and we’ve got you sorted with all you need to know in our season preview! On top of discussing each of the eight team’s headline story to watch, we also cover some of the biggest talking points from the past week. Such as Sam Wallace-Joseph’s brush with controversy relating to Easter and International Transgender Day of Visibility, Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua’s re-appointment, the new elusive No.11 player rule that some teams are using and others are ignoring completely.
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BONUS Scrunchiko takes on netball

Katie McCarthy has a passion for women in sport and … scrunchies! Her business aims to make comfortable and colourful hair ties for girls to wear without it falling out as they play sport. At the Team Girls Cup, McCarthy ventured into netball for the first real time, partnering with Amy Parmenter’s Tie-Dye Project to donate money to the Confident Girls Foundation.We hear more about the partnership, about Scrunchiko as a business and as a great example of the commercial opportunities that often go missed in women’s sport. 
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Team Girls Cup Review

Another exciting instalment of the Team Girls Cup wrapped up last weekend at Sydney’s Ken Rosewell Arena. In front of their home crowd, the NSW Swifts were crowned champions after defeating the Melbourne Vixens by one goal in a thrilling grand final. The three-day tournament was a chance to see all eight teams and their extended bench before the Super Netball season officially starts on April 13th; with 12 of the 16 games decided by four goals or less, it was one of the best pre-season tournaments yet, and an exciting introduction to the 2024 season. 
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Australia wins the Nations Cup

The Diamonds added to their trophy cabinet with another international win at the Netball Nations Cup, defeating the Roses in an emphatic win in the final by 20 goals.We discuss:- How good can the Sophie Dywer and Sophie Garbin combination be for the Diamonds?- Is Jess Thirlby the coach to take the Roses to the next level?- Should the Silver Ferns relax their import player rule, and should New Zealand Netball allow their athletes to play in the SSN competition without jeopardising their Silver Ferns opportunities?- Uganda only just finished fourth. Could they be the next big thing in international netball?
2/1/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 1 second
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BONUS Nations Cup update with Nicole Richardson

The Aussie Diamonds are undefeated midway through the Nations Cup, as the teams now get a week off and the tournament heads from London to Leeds.The team have got one more game to come against Uganda before they reach the final, where they’ll to meet their old foes New Zealand or England.We caught up with Diamonds assistant coach Nicole Richardson to get her thoughts on how the Australian team has performed so far.And also to see how she felt about the viral Collingwood video that has been criticised for flaunting off the AFL team’s new synthetic grass training area that covers up the old netball court and was likely paid for by government money intended for upgrades to women’s sport facilities.
1/23/202420 minutes, 10 seconds
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Netball Nations Cup Preview 2024

The Aussie Diamonds are in the UK, ready to battle New Zealand, England and Uganda for the Netball Nations Cup. It's a trophy they've never contested and coach Stacey Marincovich has assembled a World Cup winning squad to claim it.In what will be an historic moment in international netball, Australia and Uganda will meet for the first time in the sport’s history. We also share interviews with Diamond defender Sunday Aryang and Ugandan star Mary Cholhok.
1/20/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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A line in the sand

After several months of an unbelievable shit show, Netball Australia and the Australian Netball Players’ Association finally agreed on a landmark Super Netball CPA deal that will see the players and administration enter a partnership in the sport’s very first revenue-share model.Was former CEO Kelly Ryan used as a scapegoat for the rest of the board? And should more heads roll as the governing body pick up the pieces of this ugly dispute?We take a look at the timeline of the negotiations and how they reached a point of no return for one party, before casting our eyes over the 2024 teams now the CPA is sorted and all clubs have been able to lock in their playing rosters. Who is the best buy of the off-season and which new import will make the biggest impact?Thank you to Netball Scoop for the thorough 2024 playing lists and to ABC Sport for the Liz Watson audio.
12/29/202357 minutes, 53 seconds
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BONUS Verity Simmons -11 years not out

After 11 years competing at the elite level of netball, Verity Simmons, West Coast Fever's talented mid-courter, has decided to retire from the sport. Her decision was partly influenced by the ongoing disputes between Netball Australia and the unresolved CPA, which has left netballers without pay for nine weeks.Throughout her career, Verity has faced injuries, grand final losses, two premiership wins, and has even had the honour of wearing the Diamonds dress. It was truly inspiring to speak with one of the most hardworking netball players the sport has ever seen and hear her plans for the future.
11/30/202329 minutes, 19 seconds
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Australia wins its 11th Constellation Cup

The Diamonds have held onto the Constellation Cup by aggregate goals despite losing the final two matches of the series to the New Zealand Silver Ferns. Should the series be changed to a three or five match contest? Why did the Diamonds drop off in intensity on the New Zealand leg? And what sparked the resurgence in the Silver Ferns - was it all down to Grace Nweke?We also pay tribute to our Aussie men, the Kelpies, who won the Trans Tasman Cup 3-0, before previewing the Diamonds vs South Africa upcoming series.
10/24/202350 minutes, 2 seconds
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Netball in North Queensland with Jillian Joyce

On a special bonus episode of The Netty Life, we catch up with Jillian Joyce, business owner of Pride Human Performance in Townsville and Head coach of the North Queensland Netball Academy.Jillian is one of the best netball brains in NQ.In this candid interview, we chat about the role she plays in uncovering netball talent up north, the growth of the men’s game, how her team are breaking down the stigma that is still associated with women’s health in the high-performance arena, her support of Sharon Finnan-White’s First Nations Academy of Excellence, and how Sharon and the athletes in that program have changed Jillian’s life.
10/22/202345 minutes, 18 seconds
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Diamonds dominate early in the Constellation Cup

The Aussie Diamonds have asserted their dominance early in the greatest trans-Tasman rivalry in sport.After taking a 2-0 lead on home soil, the Constellation Cup tour now heads to New Zealand for the final two matches.Meanwhile, in the men’s, the Aussie Kelpies have done the same in their Trans-Tasman Cup. Securing the trophy for another year with one game left to play in Auckland.We analyse all the games so far and also provide an update on the Super Netball CPA dispute, as Netball Australia and the ANPA agree to enter mediation.
10/16/202359 minutes, 29 seconds
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BONUS Men’s Trans-Tasman Cup Preview with Riley Richardson

As the Diamonds gear up to face their fiercest rivals, the Silver Ferns, so do their Aussie and New Zealand male counterparts.For a second year running, the Trans-Tasman Cup will be played as a double header alongside the women’s Constellation Cup, with all matches to be televised.The Australian team will debut its new name – the Kelpies – when they hit the court Thursday for Game 1, after a long time between games and a lot of training.Here to help us preview the men’s series and share some of his netball story is midcourter Riley Richardson.We hope you enjoy hearing more about his career!
10/11/202317 minutes, 36 seconds
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2023 Constellation Cup Preview

It has been a while since our last podcast, and some tension is brewing in the Australian Netball scene. We discuss the growing unease between Netball Australia and the Australian Netball Players Association (ANPA) as Super Netball players are currently left without income due to the CPA that is yet to be finalised.We also discuss the upcoming Constellation Cup that starts in Melbourne on October 12th, which is set to be a thrilling event as it marks the 500th international game for the Diamonds, who will be facing off against their arch-rivals, the Silver Ferns. The four-game series promises to be a hotly contested tournament, with the Silver Ferns looking to prove their worth as the second-world ranked team despite their fourth-place finish at the recent World Cup in South Africa.
10/11/202345 minutes, 58 seconds
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BONUS Netball’s pay dispute

After the old Super Netball collective player agreement lapsed on September 30 without the Australian Netball Players’ Association and Netball Australia reaching an agreement on a new one, all 80 athletes in the league have been off contract without pay now for 10 days.Despite negotiations starting way back in February, the two parties have not been able to see eye-to-eye and have now gone public with their versions of each side of the story.Without a CPA in place none of the eight Super Netball teams can start contracting their players for 2024, making it hard to start planning their pre-seasons.It’s been a complex issue for many netball fans to get their heads around, so we caught up with Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan and former ANPA vice president Maddy Colebrook (nee McAuliffe) to hear what they had to say.If you enjoyed this bonus episode, please leave us a review or share the episode with your friends!
10/10/202327 minutes, 43 seconds
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BONUS Nicole Richardson reflects on Pies fitting end to an era

Collingwood Super Netball head coach Nicole Richardson has been to hell and back this year.Her side were made defunct six weeks before the end of the Super Netball season, where they finished with their second-ever wooden spoon and won their last two home games in an emotional and bittersweet farewell.Then she won the Netball World Cup in South Africa with the Diamonds as an assistant coach, standing on the podium alongside five Pies players.Beyond this, Richardson witnessed Collingwood’s development team win another ANC title in the netball club’s last hurrah.In this chat, Richardson reflects on her overall time with the Pies, where it all went wrong for the club and her frustrations playing second-fiddle to their football department.Richardson also shares where she plans to head next and what advice she would give the new SEN-owned team replacing the Pies in the Super Netball league for 2024.
9/4/202329 minutes, 5 seconds
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FNAE with Sharon Finnan-White

In an exclusive interview, the Netty Life catch up with Diamond #105 Sharon Finnan-White who is about to launch her new initiative, The Sharon Finnan-White First Nations Academy of Excellence (FNAE).We also hear from two athletes playing in the 2023 Indigenous Diamonds squad (coached by Finnan-White), Tenisha Solomon and Sonny Anne Ragget.
8/29/202350 minutes, 17 seconds
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Finished Business

The Australian Diamonds win the Netball World Cup in Cape Town for the 12th time to take back the last elusive trophy missing from their cabinet.The England Roses had a historic tournament finishing with their first silver medal, the Jamaican Sunshine Girls left with bronze and the New Zealand Silver Ferns failed to medal for the first time in the 60-year history of the tournament, solidifying their worst performance at a World Cup.Should alarm bells be ringing across the ditch?
8/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dare to dream

The Adelaide Thunderbirds are the Super Netball champions for 2023 after defeating the Swifts in the grand final by just one goal in extra time in a match that will live on in Super Netball folklore. We discuss the impact Roses import and buy of the year, Eleanor Cardwell, has had in her first season with the Thunderbirds and the high penalty count for the usually disciplined Swifts that may have been the difference in such a tight contest. We discuss the new match rules that are being proposed in Cape Town later in the month, which are welcome adjustments to the ones currently in place. We also catch up with former Australian Diamonds captain, Laura Geitz, who gives us her thoughts on the grand final and how she thinks the Diamonds will fair at upcoming Netball World Cup.
7/11/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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Outrageous scenes

The grand final dreams of West Coast Fever were stolen from their grasp in the dying moments of the preliminary final by the NSW Swifts, who will now battle the Adelaide Thunderbirds for the 2023 Super Netball trophy. We analyse how agonisingly close Fever came to having a shot at back-to-back titles and how teenager Sophie Fawns proved to be the game changer for the Swifts with hot hands during the super shot period. For the second time this season we welcome back Dr Alan Pearce, neuroscientist, to discuss an incident concerning Sasha Glasgow, who was diagnosed with concussion after colliding with the post.
7/4/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Adelaide Thunderbirds are through to their first grand final in exactly a decade after an extra-time thriller against the NSW Swifts in the semis.Meanwhile, the West Coast Fever keep their back-to-back title dreams alive after knocking the Melbourne Vixens out of the race.We’ve got some thoughts about how extra time is played and the umpiring, before we analyse all the action.
6/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bye Bye Collingwood Pies

The final round of the regular Super Netball season for 2023 gave us fairytale finishes for two retiring stalwarts of the game, April Brandley (Giants Netball) and Ash Brazil (Collingwood Magpies). The black and white dress of Collingwood was also retired as the club played their last game in Super Netball after what has been an emotional few weeks for all involved.The Diamonds World Cup squad was finally announced after an ugly stand-off between the playing group and Netball Australia. We discuss the fallout from this soured relationship and if this is indeed the team that can win back the final trophy missing from our national cabinet.
6/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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BONUS Helen Housby takes her game to a new level

The NSW Swifts have won the minor premiership for the first time in 13 years!Every title they’ve won in the Super Netball era has been from an underdog position in second place, so this is now a very happy and comfortable territory for the team who are on a nine-game winning streak heading into the final round of the regular season.Helen Housby has been a huge part of their success this year, as has her new shooting partner Romelda Aiken-George. Here, we catch up with the England Roses shooter to hear about what makes the Swifts so great in 2023.Assistant coach and former Diamond Nat Avellino also shares her secrets about her work with the shooting end.
6/16/202321 minutes, 16 seconds
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Netball needs a shake up

As the news breaks that the Diamonds World Cup selection details are being held over the players heads by Netball Australia until they sign their next CPA, we are beginning to get tired of the unnecessary mess.Something needs to change at the top, as the sport has been dragged through the mud in the media more times than we can count in the past few years and enough is enough.Beyond that disturbance, there is plenty of Super Netball analysis to be discussed as we wrap the penultimate round of the 2023 season. Including the Swifts’ efforts to lock up the minor premiership with a nine-game winning streak before the last weekend of action ahead of finals.
6/13/202358 minutes, 51 seconds
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BONUS Culture to Canvas artist Krystal Dallinger stars in First Nations Round

Indigenous artist Krystal Dallinger joins us on this bonus episode to talk about her experience designing the Giants’ Super Netball First Nations Round dress for the last six years and this season – for the first time – the official competition artwork ‘Gather as One’ that was printed on all the netballs used over the last two weeks for game play.As a Gamilaroi woman, Dallinger explains how her painting style has evolved since she first picked up a paintbrush at age 16, how a sentimental gift she made for a Super Netball great has changed her life, which dresses feature her all-time favourite designs and the cultural journey she has been on to learn more about her family’s history.
6/10/202331 minutes, 51 seconds
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Proud Pies

After two weeks of turmoil, the Collingwood Magpies pulled off the upset of the season against the ladder leading Adelaide Thunderbirds at their final home Melbourne game.The Swifts have rocketed their way to the top of the Super Netball ladder, winning eight straight matches to peak in form right before finals.Meanwhile, Sasha Glasgow has accepted a 2023/24 national contract with the English Roses. We ponder, have the Aussie Diamonds missed out on a golden opportunity?
6/6/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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Deadly Firebirds

Round 11 marked the beginning of a two-week celebration honouring the First Nations people who are involved in all levels of netball, and we reflect on whether Netball Australia has done enough since signing the Declaration of Commitment in 2020. With confirmation that Collingwood's netball program has been axed, we discussed the possibility of a fresh start for some of the players and a possible location for the eighth team in 2024.With only three rounds until the end of the regular season, the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the NSW Swifts are tied for first place, enjoying wins in round 11. While the Firebirds celebrated First Nations Round with Noongar woman Donnell Wallam, and Wakka Wakka woman Leesa MiMi, all but dashing the hopes of Giants Netball making the finals.
5/30/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 58 seconds
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Boom and bust

After one of the closest Super Netball seasons in history, we saw some huge unexpected blowouts in Round 10.Three of the matches of the round were very lopsided, particuarly the contest between the West Coast Fever and Queensland Firebirds, which saw the home side record the highest-ever total in a game (97 goals) and the largest-ever winning margin (34 goals).Beyond the results, we discuss the Collingwood Magpies and their doubtful future, Netball Australia’s improving finances, and concussion protocols (again).
5/23/20231 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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BONUS Tonga Tala captain Hulita Veve

The sky is the limit for Tonga captain Hulita Veve and her Tala team as they prepare to play in their very first Netball World Cup at Cape Town.The team have recently defeated Africa’s best netball team, world number six the Malawi Queens, to defend their third Pacific Aus Sports Netball Series crown.Here, the Queensland Firebirds training partner joins us for a one-on-one chat.We hear all about her Super Netball aspirations, her experiences leading the undefeated Tala side over the last 12 months and the significance of ‘the lift’ hand gesture amongst the team.
5/22/202322 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pies future under threat

These are bleak times for the Collingwood Magpies, with reports circulating that their club might not renew their license for the 2024 Super Netball league.In other news, the England Roses have announced their World Cup squad, a former legend makes her return to the court sending social media into meltdown and we've got just five rounds let to play before the semi-finals as teams look to find their peak form.
5/16/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bend and Flick

With the Thunderbirds sitting on top of the ladder after eight rounds, the 2023 Super Netball season has undoubtedly delivered some beautiful surprises.Kate and Britt have a yarn with Diamond #105, Sharon Finnan-White, who updates us on her Indigenous Diamonds team ahead of their Premier League campaign in Townsville.Also on the agenda are concussion protocols and how they seem to differ from one game to the next, and the fiery time-out spray that Thunderbirds coach Tania Obst gave her team to inspire a gutsy win.
5/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Liz Ellis for PM

This week we delight in the glory of our Queen Liz Ellis, who stole the win (and everyone's hearts!) on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! We hear from former Australian Diamonds head coach, Lisa Alexander, on the recently announced Diamonds squad and she gives us her thoughts the inclusion of Adelaide Thunderbirds defender, Matilda Garrett. Round seven served up some tight matches where we saw the come-back-queens of 2023, the Swifts come from behind (again!) to steal the Sydney Derby from the Giants. The Firebirds, Lightning and Magpies were again unable to put in a 60-minute performance this week; and we wonder if the bottom four teams on the ladder are even a slight chance of making finals as we reach the halfway point of the season.
5/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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Harten Soul

A Giant of our game has called time on her international career and we are struggling to come to terms with it!This week we dedicate our podcast to the one and only English Rose Jo Harten, featuring special messages from the coaches and teammates that have felt the impact of her career.We also interview Aussie Diamonds World Cup hopeful Jamie-Lee Price.
4/27/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thunderbirds are go!

The Adelaide Thunderbirds have hit great form in 2023 and are chasing the ladder leaders, West Coast Fever.The Giants and NSW Swifts enjoyed wins against the Collingwood Magpies and Sunshine Coast Lightning, making a spot in the top four very interesting as we find ourselves a third of the way through the season.This week we also chat with U19’s Nationals champion and captain for South Australia, the delightful Sophie Casey, who shares her experience at the tournament and her thoughts on the next generation of players to watch.
4/19/202357 minutes, 1 second
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BONUS Eleanor Cardwell is the ultimate gamechanger for the Thunderbirds

English import Eleanor Cardwell, nicknamed ‘The Claw’, has been the biggest buy of Super Netball in 2023 and her presence at the Adelaide Thunderbirds has already made a huge difference in just five rounds.Britt caught up one-on-one with the Roses shooter early in the season to learn more about her netball story.Including Cardwell’s plans for her upcoming match against her old rival, West Coast Fever and Diamonds defender, Courtney Bruce.
4/18/202334 minutes, 49 seconds
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An egg-cellent start for Fever

The reigning premiers are sitting pretty on top of the ladder and Giants have their first win for 2023.Through their Easter induced chocolate comas, Kate and Britt discuss the big topics from round four.Do the Lightning have the bench to win grinding battles?Do the Thunderbirds believe they are a grand-final team?Did the timing of Bec Bulley’s Fox Netball interview cost the Firebirds the game?And did the Swifts implode due to the gamesmanship of Dan Ryan and the physicality of Fever?
4/12/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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It must be fun to be Sasha Glasgow

Two investigations with vastly different findings and outcomes from Super Netball on the controversies surrounding last week.The Fever and Thunderbirds continue to stamp their undefeated dominance on the competition, while the Giants and Firebirds flounder in search of their first win.We’ve got an update for you regarding concussion and plenty of nice things to say about Fever shooter Sasha Glasgow!
4/5/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are We Here?

Unsafe decals, power outages, extra centre passes and concussion policies were all under the spotlight in Super Netball’s Round 2.It makes us wonder if our sport is doing enough to keep up with the professional standard of its athletes? And whether this season’s campaign ‘We Are Here’ is totally accurate?This week we discuss the two big controversies that rocked the weekend gone and speak with neurophysiologist Dr Alan Pearce from La Trobe University about netball’s concussion policy.
3/28/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Jamaicans take centre stage

The opening weekend of the 2023 Super Netball season saw the Jamaican imports star, cleaning up all four match MVP awards available.Other than that, we saw an upset in the first game, some impressive debuts and the defending champions the West Coast Fever make a strong statement.Our guest this week is South African and Sunshine Coast Lightning star Karla Pretorius who shares her experience returning to elite netball after taking last year off during pregnancy.We also hear about Pretorius’ excitement for a home Netball World Cup, coming up in July in Cape Town and what she hopes it will do for the sport in her country.
3/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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BONUS Nat Butler makes her elite netball return

Nat Butler (nee Medhurst) is an Australian netball legend that needs so introduction.She’s a three-time World Cup champion and a Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist.After a couple of years in retirement, watching from the sidelines, the goal attack has decided to make a return and extend her elite netball career by signing as a training partner with the West Coast Fever. So how is Nat doing this pre-season and what’s it like making a comeback after having two kids?
3/15/202332 minutes, 22 seconds
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2023 Super Netball Preview

The seventh season of the Super Netball league is upon us and we are beyond excited to be back with you for what is our fourth season of The Netty Life podcast!As per usual, we love chat and a chinwag, so this consider this a mega preview with every team’s biggest narrative heading into the competition and as a warning for length -- you may need to settle in with more than one cup of tea.We also cover the latest hot topics in the netball world right now, including: the departure of the Queensland Firebirds’ assistant coach six days out from their first game, Noeline Taurua’s comments about Courtney Bruce’s physicality, an unfortunate injury that has rocked the Melbourne Vixens camp on the eve of the season, and whether the Adelaide Thunderbirds might finally be the real deal this year.All this and more on our first podcast of 2023.
3/14/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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That's A Wrap

The Diamonds have dazzled in 2022, winning all the silverware that’s been on offer in a dominant display. In the last pod for the year, Kate and Britt analyse their final international series against the English Roses. - Can the Diamonds win the Netball World Cup without Beuta? - Can Ash Brazill get back the WD bib after a classy international debut by Amy Parmenter? - Have the Roses lost their killer instinct? Thanks for all your continued support and we look forward to bringing you more netball analysis in 2023!
11/8/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds
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Constellation Cup - Diamonds Form Under Pressure

With the Constellation Cup on the line, the Australian Diamonds displayed great resilience despite external pressure to win the decider, claim the series and reclaim bragging rights over their rivals, the Silver Ferns. In a tumultuous week for the sport, we discuss the events that lead to Hancock Prospecting pulling their $15 million dollar sponsorship deal.
10/24/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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Constellation Cup - Kiwis With The Edge

The Kiwis have a 2-0 advantage in the Constellation Cup series. As the Diamonds struggle to get a win without Gretel Bueta, four debutants have taken the court to prove their worth. Meanwhile, more drama is in the papers surrounding Netball Australia, with their new life-saving $15 million dollar partnership under fire. It has caused another rift between the playing group and the sporting body in a year already filled with turmoil, about whether the national team should have to wear a logo associated with a company that doesn't align with their values on their Diamonds dresses. We weigh-in on the controversy and discuss whether there should be more communication between the two parties.
10/17/202252 minutes, 41 seconds
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BONUS Dylan Nexhip Australia’s new men’s captain

The Australian Men’s Netball Team will be back in action next week, facing New Zealand for the first time since 2018. The side have had limited opportunities to play international netball during the pandemic, but there has been a lot of interest and momentum building in the domestic men’s space this year. We catch up with captain Dylan Nexhip to hear his thoughts ahead of their return to court and his hopes for men’s netball beyond this historic tour – which will include double header matches alongside the Aussie Diamonds for the first time.
10/7/202220 minutes, 19 seconds
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BONUS Ash Ervin - Remember The Name

Young Ash Ervin has had an unbelievable year and has topped it off with a 2023 Sport Australia Hall of Fame scholarship! The up-and-coming defender scored herself her first Super Netball training partnership, represented Queensland at the U19s National Championships in Tasmania and at the Australian Netball Championships in Traralgon, where she topped the stats for deflections. Before she was picked for the Australian U19s emerging squad and was also invited to head along to the U21s camp. Britt caught up with Ash to learn more about her story and how excited she is to be under new Firebirds coach and former Diamonds defender Bec Bulley.
10/2/202226 minutes, 32 seconds
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BONUS Chelsea Pitman's Crazy 2022

At the end of the 2020 Super Netball season, Chelsea Pitman found herself in a vulnerable position with no plans locked in for 2021, after surviving a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a tough season away from home in the COVID hub and the disappointment of being dumped by the club she had captained through it all at the Adelaide Thunderbirds.Aged 32, others may have thrown the towel in, but not Chelsea. She refused to believe it was the end of her netball career. Instead, she took a step back and played for Garville in the South Australian Premier League and studied to become a police officer. Then, in early 2022 she received a text from her former coach Dan Ryan offering a lifeline. Chelsea signed a training partner contract with the West Coast Fever, put her policing plans on hold and moved to WA to carry out the measly $5,000 contract in the hope it might revitalise her career. Ultimately, it did. Seeing Chelsea play more Super Netball games than she'd anticipated, winning a premiership and scoring a full-time contract for 2023 with the London Pulse. In this bonus episode, she sits down with Britt to chat about the past year and her remarkable comeback.
9/28/202218 minutes, 29 seconds
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All That Glitters...

After 10 days of hotly contested netball, the gold medal was decided in an epic 60 minute showdown that will live on in netball history. It was Jamaica’s first appearance in a gold medal match and they were up against an Australian side who were desperate to win back the gold they lost in 2018. Despite a first class performance by the Sunshine Girls, it was the Diamonds who were victorious, claiming the win and solidifying their number one world ranking. New Zealand blew the reigning champs, England, off the court with a polished performance to claim the bronze medal, leaving the Roses with big questions around coaching tactics in big matches.
8/10/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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Can The Diamonds Still Win Gold?

Australia have suffered their first loss of the Commonwealth Games against an extremely dangerous Jamaican side to finish second in Group A.But despite being battered and bruised the Diamonds will need to regroup quickly ahead of their semifinal match against England. Kate and Britt discuss how the Diamonds lost a 6 goal advantage and what changes the may have made when Jamaica hit back in the fourth quarter. Does Australia have a plan B when plan A doesn’t work and can coach Stacey Marinkovich stand up in her first major international tournament and make the right calls?
8/5/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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The Lead Up To Jamaica

While the Aussie Diamonds sit on four wins from four games, their real test of character will be in their upcoming match against Jamaica, who many believe have what is takes to win gold at these Commonwealth Games. Kate and Britt discuss how the Aussies have faired in their first four games; the combinations that have stood out and the best individual performances for the Diamonds. They also ponder who might get the nod by coach Stacey Marinkovich as the starting seven against the Sunshine Girls. Britt speaks about her experiences court-side as she’s living it up in Birmingham with the best seats in the house!
8/3/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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Comm Games Preview

Can the Aussie Diamonds win back the gold medal status they lost four years ago? Kate and Britt analyse their chances of winning the Birmingham Commonwealth Games event and take a look at the other top four ranked team’s chances: New Zealand, England, Jamaica and South Africa. We’ll bring you more Games analysis during the group stages of the tournament. Good luck Diamonds!
7/26/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Victory 25 Years In The Making

The West Coast Fever are 2022 Super Netball Champions!After a 25-year wait, the club have finally won their maiden national netball league title with a dominant performance in the grand final over the Melbourne Vixens. In their final podcast for the season, Kate and Britt unpack all the talking points from the biggest game of the year and start to think about what lies ahead for the Diamonds at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Thanks for all your support this year! A fairy-tale ending for the 2022 chapter of Super Netball.
7/5/202249 minutes, 54 seconds
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Grand Final Interception

There's just one more game to come for the 2022 Super Netball season and it's the biggest game of the year! On this week's podcast Kate and Britt analysis the crazy finish in the Preliminary Final — including THAT Emily Mannix intercept. Give their predictions for the upcoming Grand Final this weekend between the West Coast Fever and Melbourne Vixens. Hear from the head coaches of the last two teams standing, Simone McKinnis and Dan Ryan.And discuss the super shot controversy that's been riling up Twitter this week.
6/30/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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BONUS Sharni Norder — "Santa's not coming this year, we're going to get a bag of coal"

On this bonus episode we catch up with former Diamond and AFLW star Sharni Norder to hear more about the Super Netball Grand Final breakfast she's hosting in Melbourne. We also took the opportunity to get Sharni's thoughts on Netball Australia's decision to sell off the grand final and the broader discourse happening around the sport's dire financial status now it has come to light. Sharni has some great background knowledge from her playing days that she can contribute to the discussion and shares some of the key ideas she has to help netball grow so that it can become a financially sustainable sport.
6/24/202251 minutes, 10 seconds
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Finals Fever and a Giant Statement

The major-semi final saw the West Coast Fever steam-roll the Melbourne Vixens to be the first team through to the 2022 Super Netball Grand Final. Meanwhile, Giants Netball made a huge statement in their minor-semi final win over the brave Collingwood Magpies, who were sent packing from the competition on Sunday afternoon. We analyse the results from both games, looking at how the Fever were able to dismantle the Vixens, the impact coach Dan Ryan has had on the team this year; and the impact of Maddie Hay who was instrumental in the Giants success against the Magpies,We discuss the Vixens lack lustre form and ponder what the Giants will need to do to pull off a miraculous win on the weekend over the minor premiers to book a grand final birth on the west coast. We also chat to former Australian international umpire, Michelle Phippard, who even though is now retired from the sport, still keeps a close eye on the game.
6/21/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Can You Do The Math?

What a way to end the 2022 regular season! It was an incredible RD14 of Super Netball where the Top 4 was determined by for-and-against percentage with the very last shot of the final match, a former legend made a shock return to the sport to help out a COVID-stricken team, and we had some drama surrounding the Diamonds Commonwealth Games team announcement for Birmingham. Kate and Britt give their thoughts on the Diamonds team (03:33), before hearing from selected midcourter Paige Hadley (20:37) and catching up with Nat Medhurst about why she thinks the decision to sell the SN Grand Final is a bad move (1:02:13). We also take a closer at how each team has fared this year (28:55) and give our tips for the upcoming semi-finals (1:27:12).TIME CODES: Diamonds selections (03:33) Paige Hadley (20:37) RD14 analysis (28:55) Nat Medhurst (1:02:13) Semi-Finals tips (1:27:12)
6/15/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sold To The Highest Bidder

Netball Australia made headlines for all the wrong reasons last week after announcing the sport was more than $4million dollars in debt as they tried to defend their their decision to sell the 2022 Super Netball Grand Final to the highest bidder; the winner, the Western Australian Government.Thankfully, the announcement was not enough to sour the tremendous netball played by the athletes in round 13, with only 12 points separating all eight clubs across four thrilling games. With the top three spots on the ladder locked in, it will all come down to the final round of the regular season to see who manages to snare that elusive fourth position and play finals netball.
6/7/202250 minutes, 40 seconds
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Flip a Coin

There's just two weeks left of the 2022 Super Netball regular season and the ladder continues to be a hot topic of discussion, as multiple upsets and unpredictable results ensure there are still two finals spots up for grabs.Our talking points from RD12 include: the Firebirds fight to stay in the hunt, the Thunderbirds' decision to bench Lenize Potgieter and Steph Wood's niggling knee injury.If you enjoy this podcast please subscribe and share it with your netball-loving friends!
5/31/202250 minutes, 22 seconds
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Stacey Campton shares her Indigenous story

Gungarri woman and former international umpire Stacey Campton is one of Australia's key Indigenous figures in netball. During her 14-year career at the top, she umpired at World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Since 2021, Stacey has been working as Netball Australia's high performance umpire coach. Ahead of Super Netball's First Nations Round this weekend, she joins The Netty Life podcast to talk about her family story and netball journey. Stacey also discusses how she believes we can encourage more Indigenous umpires up through the state pathways to the elite level.
5/25/202248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Snakes and Ladders

As we steam towards the finals series of Super Netball 2022, we reflect on the big topics that have emerged over the past couple of weeks.Why have the Firebirds hit such a form slump? Is the golden era for the Lightning over? Who has secured their ticket to the Commonwealth Games and who has emerged as potential inclusions?As we celebrate Round 12 as week one of First Nations Round, there are some big matches to play over the weekend. With the top two spots wrapped up and the ladder looking more like a game of snakes and ladders, who will take out 3rd and 4th place remains to be seen; however it will likely go down to the wire.
5/24/202246 minutes, 16 seconds
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BONUS - Sensory Rooms and Sippin' Saturdays with the Melbourne Vixens

On this bonus episode of The Netty Life, Vixens General Manager Netball Development Angela Banbury joins Britt to chat about some of the Melbourne club's game-day initiatives. Ange was instrumental in setting up the Ingles Family Sensory Room in 2019 and shares the story behind the scenes of how it came to be the space it is today. She also discusses some of the Vixens newer initiatives like Sippin' Saturdays which has been introduced this year and allows adults to enjoy a wine while they watch the netty, and Cubs Corner, where parents of young children can bring their prams and sit in a safe space with their children.
5/19/202217 minutes, 53 seconds
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Epic Reads and Inspiring Pep Talks

We're into the second-half of the 2022 Super Netball season and every game is having a dramatic effect on the ladder. There are four teams that are just one win outside the Top 4, while the West Coast Fever and Vixens are still jostling for the top spot. Talking points include: Dan Ryan's amazing pep talks, the impressive turnaround in Collingwood's form and the Thunderbirds "mature" brand of netball. We also hear from NSW Swifts co-captain Maddy Proud about the release of her second book - Grace Back on Court.
5/9/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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It's A Long Way To The Top

We have hit the halfway mark of the 2022 Super Netball competition and as the ladder continues to change, we know the premiership trophy is still up for grabs. The Firebirds looked sharp in round seven and finally gave fans a full 60 minute performance, while GIANTS Netball have hit their defensive stride at the right time of the season. Britt chats to U19's and U17's National winners (and sisters!) Audrey and Eugenie Little who talk us through their big week at Nationals; the sisters have been rewarded for their efforts, recently being named in the U19's and U17's National squad.
5/3/202258 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Indigenous Diamonds with Aunty Roma Pregarc and Sharon Finnan-White

We talk to Sharoma Indigenous Corporation founders, Sharon Finnan-White and Aunty Roma Pregarc about The Indigenous Diamonds, who are playing in their inaugural season in the Townsville City Netball Premier League, how they felt when they heard the news about Donnell Wallam being selected for the Diamonds Squad and their dreams to see more Indigenous netball teams around the country.
4/26/202245 minutes, 23 seconds
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Diamonds, Dirty Tactics and Disgruntled Players

Stacey Marinkovich has named her 2022 Aussie Diamonds Commonwealth Games squad and there is plenty to talk about.Will Donnell Wallam become the first Indigenous player in 22 years to represent the team? And why didn't in-form centre Kimmy Rav make the cut?There's also plenty of talking points in Super Netball:Did contests involving experienced defenders Courtney Bruce and Kate Walsh against rookie shooter Sophie Fawns go too far?Are cracks starting to show at the West Coast Fever? And what is keeping the Thunderbirds from reaching their full potential?
4/25/202244 minutes, 15 seconds
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Riding the Round Three Wave

We have two undefeated leaders at the top of the Super Netball ladder, with the West Coast Fever and Melbourne Vixens certainly looking confident early on in season 2022.We analyse all the action from round three and discuss:- Who can take the game by the 'scruff of the neck' for the Collingwood Magpies?- Why is NSW Swifts coach, Briony Akle tinkering with a premiership winning defensive end?We also have an exclusive chat with delightful Swifts newbie, young up-and-coming star Sophie Fawns who has become an instant fan favourite after lightning up the court since her SSN debut in round two.
4/11/20221 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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The Show Must Go On

Only two rounds in and COVID has already reared its ugly head to completely disrupt one of the teams! Giants goal keeper Tilly McDonell takes us behind the scenes of the drama-filled week, after the Super Netball league set a tough precedent for the rest of the season by denying the club's request to reschedule the game with six of their players missing.Some of the other talking points on the agenda include: Sophie Fawns' incredible debut for the Swifts, Ruby Bakewell-Doran's impressive defensive work for the Firebirds, and the worrying signs plaguing Collingwood's start to the season.
4/5/202252 minutes, 28 seconds
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Heartbreak, heroines and high scores

The 2022 Super Netball season is finally here and after round one we’re buzzing to be back officially talking netty! Fan favourite and head coach of the West Coast Fever Dan Ryan joins the podcast to review his team’s record victory. Meanwhile some of the other talking points on the agenda include: how the NSW Swifts will fare without Sam Wallace, whether Sophie Garbin’s move to the Collingwood Magpies is paying off, and what’s gone wrong with the Sunshine Coast Lightning? We also discuss the importance of developing female ball-by-ball commentators and how we hope to see more of them cover the Super Netball league.
3/30/20221 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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The Netty Life Team Girls Cup Wrap Up

After 3 days of back-to-back netball we got to see who has come to play in season 2022. There is no doubt the Vixens are back have made their intentions clear, putting the rest of the comp on notice. We ponder why West Coast Fever always seem to fall short of the big wins and how Sophie Garbin now looks in Magpies colours. Donnell Wallam set the court on fire for the Firebirds, but was it enough to get a contract? And will the Thunderbirds be able to keep up their momentum for the whole season?We officially met Lightning star Reilley Batcheldor and with Giants and the Swifts performing below par having troops side-lined, can they pull it together before the start of the season?
3/5/202239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Team Girls Cup 2022 Preview

The Team Girls Cup is back for the first time since 2019 and it will be our first real look at the 8 Super Netball Teams and what they plan to bring to season 2022! We also find time to chat with good mates (and fierce rivals!) Vixens hot-shot Rahni Samason and Magpies defender Jacqui Newtown, who are excited to have netball back in Victoria.
2/22/202239 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Netty Life Quad Series Wrap Up

Australia has won it's sixth Quad Series title after a welcome return to the international stage.So which player have cemented themselves a Diamonds bib? And has Stacey Marinkovich won aussie netball fans over with the result?Find all your Quad Series analysis here on The Netty Life!
1/21/202253 minutes
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2022 Quad Series Preview

In past years the Diamonds have been the favourites heading into the Quad Series...But this time there are a few question marks hanging over the team, with a host of squad changes and limited playing time during the pandemic.Will Stacey Marinkovich rotate through the squad more effectively this time?Is Paige Hadley the most underrated Diamonds player? Could she be the difference on court?And how will the shooting circle shape up now more experience has been injected back into the squad?
1/14/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sophie Dwyer makes the Diamonds Squad

Teenage sensation and Giants sharp shooter Sophie Dwyer has had an incredible year in netball!The 19-year-old played her first full season of Super Netty in 2021 and helped her team make it all the way to the grand final with her long-bomb accuracy.Now she's been elevated from an Aussie Diamonds camp invitee to a fully-fledged member of the national squad.So we caught up with the young superstar to see how she was feeling when she found out the exciting news.
11/24/202119 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Netty Life meets The Tie Dye Project

The Netty Life met up with the crew from The Tie Dye Project to see first hand what happens when you sprinkle a little bit of happiness, love and friendship about.Supporting a cause close to all their hearts, this team are determined to make a difference in this world and leave it a better place.This pod is full of interviews with some of our favourite netballers, including Amy Parmenter, Keira Austin, Maddy Turner and Allie Smith. It also features a special one-on-one chat with an extraordinary young human named Molly Croft.This is an episode of The Netty Life that you will not want to miss.
11/21/202143 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Netty Life Off Season with Keira Austin

They say that change is as good as a holiday and in 2022 Keira Austin is making a BIG change.Excited about the opportunity for a fresh start with room to grow and improve her game, Austin will find herself in new territory with the Melbourne Vixens as she looks to start a new chapter in her netball career.We talk all things Netty, from her decision to leave the Giants, to the rehab of her ACL and her focus on making it on court in 2022 for her new club.
11/19/202148 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Netty Life Off Season with Sam Poolman

They say you are a long time retired but GIANTS Netball star Sam Poolman says she knew it was time to hang up the netty shoes.After 100 games at the elite level & well over a decade of experience to share, Sam now wants to 'pay it forward' by helping to inspire the next generation of netballers.Find out who Sam rates as the toughest goal shooter to match-up against in SSN and find out which former team-mate tried to talk her out of retirement.
9/18/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
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BONUS Episode - Wrapping up Super Netball 2021 with Kelly Ryan

After the season from hell, Netball Australia CEO sits down with The Netty Life to chat about a challenging first year at the helm. The wide-ranging interview also looks towards the future, including Kelly's current thoughts on a Super Netball Tasmanian team, player signings and imports, what she hopes to see from the new broadcast deal and the uncertainty of the Diamonds tours coming up against New Zealand and England.
9/8/202129 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus Episode - NSW Swifts mindset coach Emma Murray

In their quest to lift the Super Netball trophy this year, the NSW Swifts picked up a bit of a secret weapon midway through the season.After losing three of their first seven games, including an upset to the Adelaide Thunderbirds, the team decided they needed a shift in mindset if they were going to have a crack at the title.Before the COVID chaos started, the Swifts flew Emma to Sydney for a one-day workshop during the bye week... and they got hooked.For the rest of the season, through all the interstate travel, quarantine, time spent away from family and lagging fatigue, Emma was on the other end of the phone ready to help them through it.Their game became more consistent as they learnt to be present in the moment and their composure in the grand final was a poignant representation of the self-awareness and level of control they'd learnt under Emma's guidance.In this bonus episode, Britt sits down with Emma Murray to find out more about her work with the NSW Swifts and Richmond Tigers.
9/2/202134 minutes, 52 seconds
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Painting The Town Red

In our final podcast at the end of the most hectic Super Netball season, we tackle the 2021 Grand Final battle between the NSW Swifts and Giants. We also have the pleasure of speaking with premiership winning coach Briony Akle, just days after her team claimed the trophy for the second time in three seasons.
8/31/20211 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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The One Where We Don't Want To Choose

Grand Final week is like Christmas Eve for netball fans and after a long season, there is just one game left!We break down the key match-ups from last weeks Prelim Final and discuss the potential strengths and weaknesses of the GIANTS and Swifts as they prepare to face-off in the title fight.We also catch up with Swifts co-captain and Aussie Diamond Paige Hadley. We discuss the excitement of an all NSW Grand Final, her teams preparation and how she plans to prepare for her key match-up against Amy Parmenter.
8/23/20211 hour, 16 minutes
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Three Legged Race

There are just three teams left standing in Super Netball for 2021, and while the NSW Swifts are headed straight to the Grand Final, the Giants and West Coast Fever will battle it out for the final spot.Plenty of questions on the agenda, such as:- Has the Fever's goal attack rotation been a key to their success?- What will the Giants newbies learn from their one-point semi-final loss? AND- Which wing defence is right for the NSW Swifts?
8/16/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 25 seconds
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Locked and Loaded

With our top four locked and loaded and GIANTS Netball named Minor Premiers for 2021, the finish line is close and discuss how each team faired in their last game before the finals series starts this weekend.For the first time in SSN history both NSW teams, the GIANTS and the Swifts have made finals, and we wonder if Lighting have enough in reserve to beat Fever.With the Diamonds squad announcement hot off the press, we discuss some of the exclusions as well as some of our favourite inclusions, like Amy Parmenter and Sunday Aryang.We also catch up with the in-form Maddie Hay, about her team being Minor Premiers and being named in the Diamonds Development squad.
8/9/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
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Anyone know what day it is?

A couple of upsets in RD12 have made for some interesting changes to the ladder with just two rounds to go. Now some teams are fighting to stay in the top four, while the Giants and West Coast Fever battle it out for the Minor Premiership.On the podcast, Kate and Britt take a closer look at each of the teams and where they sit at the business end of the competition. What do the teams in finals contention need to think about? And what changes should the lower-ranked teams make for next year?
7/31/20211 hour, 56 seconds
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Covid Chaos

Just when you think Super Netball had waved goodbye to its troubles and had happily settled in Adelaide ready to finish the season off, another outbreak throws the league into a relocation chaos. Meanwhile, when it comes to the ladder, the top four is pretty much cemented, with only a couple of teams still able to challenge for fourth place.Plus we have a crack at picking our Aussie Diamonds teams.
7/20/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Magic, The Myth, The Mentor

To celebrate the wonder that is double centurion Geva Mentor, we spent some time with the Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Collingwood Magpies captain — talking netball, friendships and spa baths.Also on the agenda: Fever's back-to-back losses, which teams are still fighting fatigue and are the Swifts the new favourites to win the competition?
7/13/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 55 seconds
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Fighting Fatigue

As players spend extended time away from home some teams are dealing with it better than others. The NSW Swifts are one of those teams, who, despite their challenges were able to beat the undefeated West Coast Fever and elevate their chances as a serious contender for the title.We're excited to chat to talented Adelaide Thunderbirds defender Matlida Garrett on this podcast and to have a full round with 4 games to talk about.
7/6/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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Flying by the seat of their pants

With COVID-19 threatening to derail the Super Netball fixture, players have again been asked to be flexible to keep the competition going, as most teams head to Melbourne to form another hub.Meanwhile, fans weren't happy about the Fever's not-so-subtle swipe at the Vixens online, playing the blame game after the Melbourne team didn't turn up for their scheduled RD8 game in Perth. Leadership has also been a hot topic on social media, as we all went into a bit of a frenzy trying to piece together the controversy of events that have unfolded over the past week, lacking a clear figurehead that could provide updates on what was happening and perhaps take better control of the situation.
7/1/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 13 seconds
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She's Back Baby

Round 8 is a split round in SSN, so we discuss the two games that were on offer.The Swifts were clinical against a struggling Firebirds outfit who may have just squandered away their top four dreams; meanwhile Jo Harten brought the Giants back to life against a penalty heavy Thunderbirds who looked disjointed.- Have the Swifts found their starting seven yet?- Has the Thunderbirds winning ways of the past and former reputation bought them more time than they deserve?
6/21/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Half the Distance

We're halfway through the 2021 season and former Aussie Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander joins us to discuss all things Super Netball.While some teams are starting to fatigue and struggling with consistency, the West Coast Fever show no signs of slowing down.The team are still undefeated seven rounds in, and are certainly the team to beat right now — despite more rumblings within the netball community about whether their salary cap sanctions were harsh enough.Bold coaching decisions, the psychological effect of interstate players playing at home and league expansion are also on the agenda.
6/15/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 15 seconds
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BONUS Episode - Welcoming Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan

After searching long and hard, Netball Australia has finally appointed its new Chief Executive Officer. We sit down with Kelly Ryan to find out what drew her to netball, and how her previous experience in the AFL and sports marketing will influence her tenure. Hot topics include:- the super shot- umpiring funding- men's netball Kelly also shares the netty position she played growing up and her favourite Super Netball team.
6/10/202121 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rising to the Occasion

This week we take a deep dive into men’s netball and discuss the challenges boys and men face to play the sport we all love.Our special guests are Australian Sonix player and elite coach Eugene Lee and former NSW player and director of the first men’s netball doco — Rising to Occasion — due to be released later in the year.We also analyse all the action from RD6 and ponder whether fatigue might be setting in for some teams at the midway point of the competition.
6/7/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 58 seconds
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Deadly Netball

Round 5 of the 2021 Super Netball season has been the best yet, with extremely tight matches and a great start to the first half of Indigenous Round.This episode features analysis from former Australian Diamond and proud Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr woman, Sharon Finnan-White.As well as an interview with Indigenous shooter and Kaniyan-Noongar woman Donnell Wallam, who is on the rise in the UK's Super League.One of the longest podcasts we've done, but we promise it's worth the commitment!
6/2/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 7 seconds
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Close Margins

Round 4 of the Super Netball season was the best one yet, with four tight games that kept us entertained across the weekend. Julie Fitzgerald joins us to talk about the Giants undefeated form. While we ponder whether the NSW Swifts and Melbourne Vixens made the right signings for their 2021 rosters.
5/24/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 14 seconds
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Rude Ricky

There are some big administration changes at the top of netball this week, while NRL Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart lands in hot water for some casual sexism and an arrogant "apology".We chat with Queensland Firebirds and Aussie Diamonds shooter Gretel Bueta about being a new mum and making her way back to the top of her game.While Super Netball RD3 has us pondering whether the Lightning will recover and how Jhaniele Fowler can be stopped.
5/18/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 30 seconds
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Grab the POpcoRN

GIANTS, Lightning and Fever are looking strong already this season with back-to-back wins. While Collingwood midcourter, Kelsey Browne joins The Netty Life to discuss her team's hopes for 2021.Also on the agenda, Kate and Britt question how the NSW teams can get the best out of their new venue. While West Coast's salary breach continues to be a hot topic. Grab the POpcoRN and relax, you don't want to miss this one :)
5/11/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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Straight back into the swing of it

Round one of the 2021 Super Netball season is already delivering, with one match going into extra time!Kate and Britt unpack all the highs and lows of the opening round and how each team is tracking. Do the Vixens have a chance at back-to-back premierships after losing their first game? Can the Giants win without Diamond Kiera Austin? And where to for the Thunderbirds now?
5/3/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 35 seconds
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2021 Super Netball Season Preview

A new Super Netball season and a new sponsor as Tribal Sport x Laura Geitz become part of The Netty Life team!Join Kate and Britt for an extensive preview of the upcoming competition, which includes a close look at each team.As well as a chat with Laura herself, who gives us her Top 4 and grand final predictions.
4/25/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 42 seconds
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Constellation Cup - Outwit Outplay and Outlast

For the first time in nine years the Constellation Cup belongs to the Silver Ferns.Winning three matches in a gripping four-game series, the Ferns had the measure of the Diamonds. It is back to the drawing board for the Aussies who have now lost the three biggest ticket items on their calendar, the Comm Games, the World Cup and now the Constellation Cup. This pod has it all, from best players of the series, to where it was won and lost for the coaches. We discuss how the Diamonds can get their groove back and ponder 'where to now' for Caitlin Bassett. You won't want to miss this one!
3/8/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Constellation Cup - All Tied Up

After the Silver Ferns shocked the Diamonds in the first game of the Constellation Cup, the Australians bounced back to level the series 1-1.Kate and Britt discuss all the talking points so far including: fake controversies, high penalty counts, which coach is using substitutions better and the best combination for the Diamonds in the new era.
3/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Constellation Cup - Preview

Fresh Faces. Old rivals.Australia heads into the 2021 Constellation Cup series with a lot of fresh faces, including its coaching staff. How will they fare against the Kiwis across the ditch? Hear our thoughts on both squads and Australia’s controversial ‘rotating captaincy’ right here on The Netty Life.
2/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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Off-Season with Romelda Aiken

There is nothing better than a straight-shooter and that is exactly what Romelda Aiken is!Incredibly, this will be the 14th season in the purple dress, representing her beloved Firebirds. In a candid, honest (and at times cheeky!) chat, we discuss how she keeps inspired year in, year out, how her new coach Megan Anderson is settling in and what it means to have Kim Ravaillion come back home to the Birdies' family.Romelda has helped shape the game of netball in this country for over a decade and was one of the first import players to chase a dream of playing netball in Australia; it is hard not to like her story and the candour with which it is delivered.
2/24/202141 minutes, 36 seconds
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Off-Season with Amy Parmenter

Affectionately known as 'Parmy' this young netballer is an up-and-coming GIANT of the sport, and you would be hard pressed to find someone who has as much energy and enthusiasm for life as Amy Parmenter.A self-confessed netty-nerd, whose quick rise in the world of netball has been elevated by her infectious, positive attitude and obvious passion for the game.As a rookie in 2019, Amy caught the eye of netball fans everywhere, being flagged as one of the most impressive youngsters the sport had seen in some time. Amy not only talks to The Netty Life about netball, but also about her 'passion project' - The Tie Dye Project - which has not only grown over the years, but also introduced her to Molly Croft, who has been an inspiration for Amy both on and off the court.
1/26/202149 minutes, 43 seconds
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Off-Season with Laura Scherian

Is there anything better than a netty chat a few days out from Christmas?!Take the time to get to know a bit more about the lightning-fast mid-courter, Laura Scherian, who shares her netball journey and reminds us that dreams really can come true.A huge foodie at heart, her website is full of mouth-watering recipes to be cooked with love and enjoyed! A proud squad member of the Sunshine Coast Lightning,Laura is a wonderful example that life has a plan for us all and that you never know what is around the next corner.
12/22/202041 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Fairytale Finish

The craziness of the 2020 Super Netball season finishes with an extremely tight grand final that sees two retiring greats off on a high.One of them, former Diamonds superstar and fan favourite Caitlin Thwaites joins the podcast to talk about the deciding match and what she plans on doing next.Plenty of analysis included and some trade talk too, as we sign off for the year. Thanks for listening!
10/19/202057 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Winner Takes it All

Both the Melbourne Vixens and the West Coast Fever have plenty of reasons to win the 2020 Super Netball Grand Final.Former Diamond and Giants shooter Susan Pettitt (and The Netty Life's littlest fan, Cooper) join us to analyse the Preliminary Final from last weekend and to help us make our Grand Final predictions.While Fever midcourter Verity Charles gives us an update on how her team are feeling heading into the big game.
10/15/202056 minutes, 8 seconds
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Eyes on the Prize

The Vixens make it straight through to their first Super Netball Grand Final, while the Lightning and Fever will battle it out in the Prelim.Vixens captain Kate Moloney gives us some insight into the 2020 favourites playing group.And the super shot (as always) and umpire criticism are big talking points.
10/7/202059 minutes, 15 seconds
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Finals Forecast

The semi finals are here and we make some tough predictions about who is going to make it through. While attempting to touch on all the news that has broken in netball over the past week. Hope you can stick with us! Our new Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich joins the podcast to discuss the selection of her 2020/21 Australian squad.And Giants defender Sam Poolman tells us all about Aspire Netball.
9/30/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Truth Hurts

Seeing firsthand the systemic issues netball has with Indigenous participation and proper support for its athletes this week has been upsetting. But through confrontation usually comes growth and that is what we hope happens to netball after the souring end to Indigenous Round.We delve into each of the top four team's form as we get a little closer to finals, and try to bring some positivity back to the pod through the Sunshine Coast Lightning's Laura Scherian.
9/24/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Time For Listening

Super Netball's Indigenous Round is here and with it comes some hard questions that need to be addressed.We open the floor to three proud Indigenous women involved in elite netball as coaches and players – Ali Tucker-Munro, Courtney Jones and Gabby Coffey – to create a place where they can talk about the issues surrounding their underrepresentation in the sport.Meanwhile the Giants have been a very hot topic this season and everyone's favourite Diamond Kim Green joins us to chat about her former club's challenging season and Caitlin Bassett's future.
9/18/202056 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Surge from the West

Everyone is talking about the West Coast Fever and one of their star players ripping through the midcourt – Jess Anstiss – joins us on the pod... Right after she locks herself out of her hotel room. Celebrating the end of mid-week games and condensed fixtures, we determine which teams are real contenders for the trophy with just three rounds left. And pivot between the biggest talking points when it comes to the Top 4. Do the Vixens have the minor premiership all tied up? Will the extra rest help the Swifts and Lightning return to form? And can anybody stop the West Coast Fever? It’s an interesting time in Super Netball.
9/10/202053 minutes, 1 second
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Diamonds Fever!

Vixens midcourter Liz Watson joins the Netty Life to discuss the appointment of the new Aussie Diamonds coach.While Kate and Britt wonder if they've underestimated the West Coast Fever, and what's going to happen with injuries and replacement players trying to enter the hub.
9/4/202053 minutes, 29 seconds
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Going Global

Tamsin Greenway brings a bit of English class to The Netty Life with some interesting thoughts on how we can market Super Netball in a more creative way to grassroots and social players. This episode is dedicated to the GOAT - Laura Langman - after her retirement from the Silver Ferns.
8/27/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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Send Offs and Bin Chickens

Just when you thought the super shot was 2020's biggest netball controversy, the league's first send off says 'hold my beer'.On this episode we pivot between the biggest talking points of the last three rounds and gush over the Thunderbirds run of form.
8/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tight Turnarounds

We've got opinions and we aren't afraid to share them!Will the super shot push tall holding shooters out of the game? And how will it affect the Diamonds team?The Adelaide Thunderbirds are hot on our radar as we chat to their captain Chelsea Pitman and more tactics emerge for coaches to get their head around involving the condensed schedule and resting players.
8/11/202052 minutes, 36 seconds
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No Glamour. All Class.

Is there anything better than having netball back? We didn’t think so. Hear our thoughts on each team’s RD1 performance and our verdict on the super shot so far.Swifts defender Lauren Moore also dials in from sunny Queensland to tell us all about her “vacay with a side of netty” and her brilliant MVP return to court after a serious shoulder injury.
8/5/20201 hour, 47 seconds
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Introducing The Netty Life

Can you believe it is finally happening?As the 2020 season looms — with all its challenges in tow — we pick our top performers and players to keep your eye on.Giants rookie Maddie Hay also joins in the fun, after both NSW team's mad dash over the border.
7/31/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds