Netball

Gina Crampton relishes the challenge of Southern Steel midcourt

Gina Crampton, who had played just six games for the Steel, has filled a midcourt void.

Calm Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton finds positives in big first-up defeat

Despite humbling first-up loss to the Vixens, Pulse coach didn't mind some of the stuff she saw on Sunday.

Mainland Tactix 'sexist' radio ad taken off the air

Netball team scraps "Tall girls, long legs, short skirts, lots of bounce" radio ad.

Northern Mystics fight past much-improved Mainland Tactix outfit in Christchurch

Mainland side open account under new coach with a 53-59 loss, but showed they are building something promising.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic midcourter Courtney Tairi to miss rest of the season

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic midcourter Courtney Tairi set to miss the rest of the trans-Tasman league season.

Impact players set to be big part of Tactix as season-opener looms against Mystics

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins will unleash impact players on court regularly this season to eradicate flat patches.

Central Pulse off to worst possible start in trans-Tasman netball league

Thrashing by Vixens immediately sees plenty dismiss any claims Pulse might have had as trans-Tasman contenders.

New stars shine for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in early win over Thunderbirds

No Casey Kopua, no worries as Waikato-Bay of Plenty open trans-Tasman league campaign with victory.

NSW Swifts edge Southern Steel for first ever victory in Invercargill

Visitors claim first ever trans-Tasman netball league win in three trips to Invercargill, prevailing 68-62.

Central Pulse hammered by Melbourne Vixens to open trans-Tasman netball league

Promising pre-season results not reflected in trans-Tasman league opener as Melbourne side prevail 64-40.

Waikato BoP Magic steal Adelaide's Thunder in fine opening win

The Magic opened their 2015 campaign in style after pulling off an important 45-44 away win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Conference system gives New Zealand franchises an undeserved shot at glory

Should a NZ team wins the trans-Tasman Netball League title, it will have the new conference system to thank.

Southern Steel hoping to defy slow-start reputation against the NSW Swifts

Southern Steel hope to defy their reputation as a slow starter when they host the NSW Swifts.

Injured captain Casey Kopua gutted to miss first match for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic

Injured Magic skipper is feeling the emotion ahead of the first game of the season.

Central Pulse determined to end winless run in Australia against Melbourne Vixens

As they approach the eighth year of their existence, the Pulse are desperate to break their duck in Australia.

Anna Thompson desperate to see Tactix gain respect in the trans-Tasman league

Anna Thompson knocked back offers from rival franchises in the past because she wants to be there when the Tactix turn it around.

Waikato-BOP Magic ready to tackle Trip to Adelaide

Jo Trip is putting the onus on herself to take charge on the court for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic.

Trans-Tasman netball takes on new look for some good old-fashioned action

OPINION: A new finals system, a new trophy, new conferences and a new broadcaster.

Te Paea Selby-Rickit needs nerves of Steel for switch to goal attack

Better known as goal shoot, young gun moving into goal attack after franchise opt not to re-sign Silver Fern Jodi Brown.

Pressure on Central Pulse from the get-go in trans-Tasman competition

Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton embraces pressure and says the team must win this year.

Tactix shooting import Mwai Kumwenda won't suffer from second season wobbles

Tactix shooting star has added new tricks to repertoire to combat increased attention from opposition defences.

Mixed results for Mainland Tactix in pre-season hitout against Steel and Pulse

Cashing in off own centre passes will be major focus for Mainland Tactix side as trans-Tasman league start looms.

Central Pulse provide Southern Steel with wake-up call in pre-season clash

Coach says her team given a second half lesson during trans-Tasman pre-season netball showdown in Otaki.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic ready for trans-Tasman competition after dominating Fiji

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic get a timely confidence boost ahead of the new trans-Tasman season.

Silver Ferns skipper Casey Kopua's ideal swansong would be World Cup gold

Casey Kopua says victory this year in Australia would be the ultimate way for her to bow out of netball.

Otaki homecoming for Selby-Rickit sisters as Central Pulse host Southern Steel

Going home means one thing, as far as Central Pulse defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit's concerned.

Hayley Saunders calls for better defence from Mainland Tactix's midcourters

Hayley Saunders is demanding the Mainland Tactix midcourt lead the way on defence this season.

Southern Steel to complete trans-Tasman preparations against Pluse and Tactix

Southern Steel to round out their pre-season preparationswith games against the Pulse and Tactix.

Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald looks to clarify combos before trans-Tasman season starts

Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald says some combinations need to be nailed down against Fiji.

Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua leaving nothing to chance in comeback from injury

Silver Ferns captain won't rush her comeback but remains confident of making a full recovery in this year's trans-Tasman season.

Former Silver Fern Jo Morrison returns to Netball South

Ex-Silver Fern and England international Jo Morrison has returned to the role of performance manager.

Trans-Tasman netball league ditches overtime among rafts of changes

Netball competition also bringing in four-phase finals format, two conference system and Challenge Trophy.

Central Pulse in impressive form but it's two weeks too soon

If only the trans-Tasman Netball League started this weekend, that would be great for the Central Pulse.

Melbourne Vixens not in mood to lose that winning feeling against Pulse

Two-time trans-Tasman Netball League champs set to strut their stuff in double-header with Central Pulse.

Central Pulse need to ease their shooting pains ahead of new season

The actual season is still two weeks off but the Central Pulse's shooters need to show some form now.

Coach Sue Hawkins encouraged by Canterbury Tactix's Sydney efforts

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has given her side a pass mark for the Summer Shootout pre-season tournament in Sydney.

Silver Ferns to face Australia in preliminary phase of the netball world championships

The Silver Ferns and holders Australia meet in the preliminary rounds of netball's world championships in Sydney in August.

Steel have promising launch to season

The Southern Steel picked up a couple of confidence boosting pre-season wins at the weekend but coach Janine Southby was playing it down, pointing out the results counted for little.

Kiwi netballers outclassed by Aussie counterparts in tran-Tasman pre-season shootout

Australia's five franchises dominated their Kiwi counterparts during the annual pre-season Summer Shootout in Sydney.

Southern Steel edge Adelaide Thunderbirds in pre-season Summer Shootout in Sydney

The Southern Steel end Australia's dominance at pre-season Summer Shootout in Sydney with a 29-23 win over Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Central Pulse, Thunderbirds share pre-season spoils

A Katrina Grant interception enabled the Central Pulse to salvage a last-second draw with the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Leana de Bruin aims for leadership lift at Waikato-BoP Magic

Leana de Bruin is out to walk her talk in the role of Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic captain.

Mystics find a sponsor, star shooter Catherine Latu in doubt

Auckland-based netball franchise signs SkyCity deal, but worry for star shooter's season lingers.

Mental toughness for a vital cog in Southern Steel wheel for 2015

The Southern Steel have been working on their mental strength for the 2015 trans-Tasman netball competition.

Joline Henry to limit minutes in Pulse's pre-season games due to calf trouble

In a way, it's perhaps not a bad thing that this will be Joline Henry's last tilt at the World Cup.

Tactix's Mwai Kumwenda gets chance at goal attack for pre-season tournament

The Tactix will experiment with Mwai Kumwenda at goal attack at this weekend's Summer Shootout pre-season tournament in Sydney.

Kiwi-born Aussie Kristiana Manu'a looking to work Magic in the trans-Tasman league

She might have grown up supporting Australia but Kristiana Manu'a has always idolised Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin.

2019 Netball World Cup awarded to Liverpool, England

England "absolutely thrilled" to be awarded hosting rights to 2019 edition of netball's big event.

Tactix defender Demelza Fellowes calls for defence to step up

Former Australian defender says the Tactix are sick and tired of being associated with losing.

Netball South's Sue Clarke quits post

Netball South chief executive Sue Clarke has resigned to take on a new role outside of the sporting world.
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