Thursday Throwback: Netball 1981

Last updated 10:15 01/11/2012
Maxine Munro
Fairfax NZ

NETBALL: Kiwi wing defence Maxine Munro in 1981.

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There're a couple of big netball games on in Hamilton tonight, with England playing South Africa and New Zealand taking on Australia.

It'll be the first international games in the city for eight years but Hamilton has a decent history of hosting international netball.

This shot, from the 1981 tour by England, is of Kiwi wing defence Maxine Munro and England wing attack Helen Frandley in action at the Cobham Courts in Hamilton, which no longer exist.

We won 47-43.

This was in the days when they played netball outside in all weathers, not like the air-conditioned comfort today's players get.

Cripes, what would Sir Colin Meads say about that.

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- Waikato

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