Netball

Southern Steel defender Jane Watson sports blue hair braids in MVP performance

Jamaican international Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is having an impact on her team-mates.

Southern Steel break netball franchise record with 11th straight win

The unbeaten Southern Steel have broken a franchise record with their 82-58 national netball league victory over the Northern Stars.

Southern Steel claim comfortable game of two halves netball win over Northern Stars

The Southern Steel juggernaut rolls on with an 82-58 win over the Northern Stars.

Waikato-BOP Magic defender Kelly Jury preparing for a different challenge

When Kelly Jury defends in the ANZ Premiership, she usually has a height advantage, but that won't be the case on Monday.

In-form Northern Stars set their sights on New Zealand netball's big scalp, the Southern Steel

As netball pundits around the country hail the Northern Stars as "giant killers", captain Leana de Bruin shrugs it off.

Southern Steel netball shooter Jennifer O'Connell mixing it up in defensive circle on return from injury

Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O'Connell is spending plenty of time in the defensive circle this season to help her selection chances.

Tactix captain Jess Moulds close to comeback after nine months out

Tactix could receive a welcome boost from injured skipper in final rounds of season.

Netball Mainland has full backing to keep young players out of rep sides

Netball authorities and Sport NZ say it is detrimental for players to be exposed to representative netball early on.

Central Pulse captain Katrina Grant sends the team a strong message

Defeat to the Southern Steel will reveal true qualities of the Central Pulse.

Silver Ferns named in under-21 team to contest the Netball World Youth Cup

New Zealand under-21 coach Kiri Wills feels they have x-factor for Netball World Youth Cup.

Southern Steel absolutely outclass woeful Central Pulse in Porirua

 Central Pulse suffer massive home defeat to the Southern Steel.

Kayla Cullen's elbow goes unpunished in niggly premiership netball clash

OPINION: In rugby, an accidental elbow is a serious offence. So why can a Silver Fern get away with it?

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic 'didn't respond very well' to being 'beaten up'

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic now know what it's going to take to succeed in the ANZ Premiership.

Southern Steel netball midcourter Shannon Francois refreshed and keen to avoid upsets against Pulse and Stars

The Southern Steel are refreshed after a 10-day break and keen to avoid upsets against two of the form sides of the national netball league.

A Jamaican, a schoolgirl and a bunch of Ferns: ANZ Premiership's form seven

No place for Maria Tutaia, Anna Harrison or Jane Watson in national netball premiership's form team.

Northern Stars beat Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic for second upset in as many games

First the Mystics, now the Magic - the Northern Stars are picking up some big scalps in the ANZ Premiership.

Central Pulse defender Claire Kersten relishing her increased court-time

Claire Kersten doing her best to juggle work and play.

The Central Pulse won't get a better chance to halt the Steel's winning run

The Pulse have a defensive plan for the Steel, the trick is to execute it.

Rampant Northern Mystics overpower Mainland Tactix in second half

 Northern Mystics produce huge second half to keep Mainland Tactix winless.

Waikato-BOP Magic shooter Lenize Potgieter keeps cool in the heat of battle

Lenize Potgieter has no time for silly little battles - she just lets her shooting do the talking.

Losing not an option for Mystics against Tactix

Mystics hope some honest words won't lead to a repeat of last week's loss to the Stars.

Silver Ferns coach keen to grow defensive depth after retirements

Retirements of Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin has left the Silver Ferns coach with plenty to ponder.

Central confirm final spot heading into round nine national netball league clash against South

Central have already confirmed a final spot heading into their round nine national development netball league clash against South.

Rising Tactix shooting talent has backing of brother Dominic Bird

Ellie Bird has gone from playing second grade netball to starring for the hapless Tactix.

Balancing act for Southern Steel stars heading into business end of national netball league season

OPINION: The Steel will have to manage their stars carefully heading into the hectic final month of the national netball league, with injury potentially derailing their campaign.

Jamie-Lee Price's decision to cross the ditch for netball pays off

Kiwi netballer Jamie-Lee Price's move to the Australian Netball League has paid off.

Northern Stars shock Mystics for biggest upset of ANZ Premiership season

Northern Stars shock Mystics 59-53 to turn tables in the second Auckland derby of ANZ Premiership.

Liz Ellis: Who'd be an Australian Diamonds selector? Competition for spots heats up

OPINION: The Silver Ferns' rivals have a host of talent to pick from, writes Liz Ellis.

Central Pulse move to second on table with easy win over struggling Tactix

 The Pulse look a top three finals contender, while next season can't come soon enough for the Tactix.

Southern Steel trying to stay ahead of improving chasing netball pack

The Southern Steel have squeaked home in their last two encounters as they try to stay ahead of the chasing pack.

Mixed emotions for Waikato-BOP Magic after hard-fought loss to Southern Steel

They may have lost to the Southern Steel, but there were plenty of positives for the Magic to take from the match.

Southern Steel take their chances and make the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic pay

The Southern Steel's unbeaten run continued with a 65-61 win over the Waikato-BOP Magic in Rotorua on Sunday.

Will the Silver Ferns pay the price for a return to domestic competition?

Hard work going on to ensure Silver Ferns don't lose ground on international rivals.

Southland Stags rugby team show how to beat the unbeaten Southern Steel netball team

Have the Southland Stags unlocked the secret of stopping the undefeated Southern Steel?

Southern Steel young gun Jamie Hume shooting for more court time after first national netball league start

Southern Steel goal attack Jamie Hume enjoyed her first national netball league start on the familiar Edgar Centre court.

Mainland Tactix netballers fighting for their futures over last part of season

 The Tactix squad will need a shake-up over the off-season. Contracts are on the line for 2018.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic face a whale of a task to haul in Southern Steel

 As one of the ANZ Premiership's Captain Ahabs, the Waikato-BOP Magic will get a chance to catch their white whale on Sunday.

Waikato-BOP Magic second best in physical encounter with the Northern Mystics

In a match Olivia Newton-John would have been proud of, the Magic were outmuscled by the Mystics.

Northern Mystics beat Waikato-BOP Magic to tighten premiership playoff race right up

With a 59-55 win over the Magic, the Mystics have ensured the ANZ Premiership playoff race will go down to the wire.

Southern Steel national netball league wake-up call could be just what the doctor ordered

OPINION: Closer than expected win over bottom-placed Mainland Tactix is just what the southern netball franchise needs.

Waikato-BOP Magic out to stop 'silly mistakes' in rematch with Northern Mystics

Last time the Magic played the Mystics, they shot themselves in the foot, and they don't want that to happen twice.

Win over Northern Stars puts Central Pulse up to second in netball premiership

Commanding home win for Central Pulse against the Northern Stars

Sam Sinclair benefiting from change in position at Waikato-BOP Magic

Sam Sinclair's role in the 2017 Magic is a big change from her role in the 2016 Magic, but she's thriving.

Southern Steel given wake up call by determined Mainland Tactix in national netball league

The unbeaten Southern Steel struggled to put away a determined Mainland Tactix team in the national netball league.

Mainland Tactix finally deliver on court, pushing unbeaten Steel in loss

 Beaten, but certainly not disgraced. The winless Tactix gave the Steel an almighty scare in Dunedin.

ANZ Premiership experiencing growing pains in predictable first year

The first year of the ANZ Premiership has seen too many blowouts and predictable results.

Former Tactix coach Sue Hawkins lost respect of playing group

Things were so bad in Sue Hawkins' last days as Tactix coach, she was told to stay away from training.

Hundreds of Christchurch netball games cancelled on first day of the season

Thousands of netballers have first game axed due to lack of council certificate allowing public use of a building.

Cathrine Tuivaiti runs her rule over the national premiership and her own form

Pulse shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti remains one of netball's most interesting figures.

Online petition launched demanding Laura Langman be eligible for Silver Ferns again

Online petition demands Laura Langman be eligible for the Silver Ferns again.
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