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NS SCOREBOARD: Feb 28, 2020 A look at all the scores and stats from the world's biggest netball games in the past 7 days.

Netball World Cup delivers £8.2m economic boost to Liverpool Hosting the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup delivered an £8.18m boost to Liverpool's economy according to a new piece of research commissioned by UK Sport.

Out netball coach Sara Bayman wishes she was more open about sexuality early in her career Bayman says she didn’t want to be defined by her sexuality, but now understands the power her voice carries.

Tamsin Greenway's Vitality Netball Superleague Season Opener talking points After a record-breaking day for domestic netball in England, Tamsin Greenway looks back at some of the key talking points from the Vitality Netball Superleague's Season Opener.

Netball legend Liz Ellis reveals top pick for Diamonds coach Netball legend Liz Ellis has revealed who she believes will take over as coach of the Australian netball team. The Diamonds are looking for a new head coach as Lisa Alexander's record tenure of more than eight years comes to an end.

Eastleigh College student picked for national netball team Barton Peveril Teacher of Sport Alix Christopher said: "We are so pleased to see Grace take her talent to a national level, representing the country's colleges. Grace is a dedicated student and player and we cannot wait to see her continue to excel both at Barton Peveril and beyond."

SA netball coach presents clinic in U'hage A NETBALL coach to coach clinic, presented by Dorette Badenhorst, Netball South Africa's head coach for the Spar Proteas, will be held at the Uitenhage Indoor Centre on Tuesday, March 3. Badenhorst, assisted by Munisani Chauke, are the coaches for the Spar Proteas leading up to the 2023 Netball World Cup, which will take place in Cape Town.

Singleton netball officials continue to search for a new representative convener The Singleton Netball Association is looking for a new representative convener. This job oversees all of our representative proceedings and will involve planning for the 2021 representative season. If you would like to apply or for more information please email [email protected]

Southern Blast named for Beko Netball League A versatile squad of 16 has been named to represent the Southern Blast in this year's Beko Netball League. The Blast will be led by new head coach Jo Morrison, who has stepped up from specialist coach last year, with support from assistant coaches Lana Morrison and Abbey McKenzie.

Sara Bayman shares first-season lessons as Loughborough Lightning return home After a tough Season Opener, Loughborough Lightning's Sara Bayman will be looking for an instant response from her players and will be leaning on the lessons gained from her first season.

Netball World Cup delivers major economic boost to Liverpool The Vitality Netball World Cup delivered an £8.18m economic boost to the city’s economy according to new research from UK Sport. More info here.

Netball World Cup boosted Liverpool economy by more than £8m More than 112,000 spectators and competitors from across the world attended the event at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena and more than 6m watched across the globe. Tony McDonough reports. New figures show last year's Vitality Netball World Cup, held in Liverpool, contributed an estimated £8m to the city's economy, new figures show.

Wales Under 21 Tour to the Isle of Man - Welsh Netball A team selected from the Wales long squad will be heading to the centre of the British Isles this weekend as they embark on a competitive trip to the Isle of Man.

NS Exclusive: Getting physical during pregnancy April Brandley and Bec Bulley are two Australian netballers who continued exercising during their pregnancies. With a combination of good health care, support and planning, they were able to continue playing at the elite level in their first trimesters, and served as an inspiration to many along the way.

Ash Brazill set for rare AFLW-netball weekend double The pull of netball and AFLW is very real for Ash Brazill. But the star athlete refuses to choose between the two, producing the rare occurrence of an appearance with Collingwood and then the Australian Diamonds in the same weekend.

Shona O'Dwyer talks after making her Vitality Netball Superleague debut for Celtic Dragons in front of record breaking crowd in Birmingham SHONA O'Dwyer realised a childhood dream when her name was belted out to 9,000 adoring netball fans at Arena Birmingham on Saturday as the new Vitality Netball Superleague season started. Swindon talent O'Dwyer was making her topflight debut for Celtic Dragons against 2016 champions Surrey Storm.

Netball legend named Sportsperson of the Year WITH over 150 guests in attendance, it was one of the largest crowds that the 48-year-old Sportsperson awards night had seen. The Mansfield Eagles Football and Netball Club's very own Sue Dolling managed to bring home Sportsperson of the Year on the night, drawing much deserved attention to the netball court.

Firebirds And Netball Queensland Partner With Deadly Choices Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds have added significant depth to their community engagement initiatives, becoming the first-ever national netball franchise to partner with Deadly Choices; Australia's most successful and recognisable preventative health brand among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Netball coach ensures diversity WITNESSING a child with special needs miss out on the joy of team sport inspired a passionate junior netball coach to create opportunities for children who were not accepted into mainstream sport. Denise French, a NetSetGo coach of 18 years, started inclusion netball in Nambour to give all kids the chance to enjoy the benefits of team sport.

New Zealand's Laura Langman says import rules boost netball "It's a fantastic learning opportunity and if the objective is to be the best competition in the world, then you want to attract the best players." Langman said it had also strengthened international netball rather than just the Silver Ferns and Australia easily dominating every tournament.

Marina Go on life in Wests Tigers, Super Netball boardrooms and the pros of having women in high places Marina Go is not easily intimidated. She's used to being one of very few women in a boardroom full of men, using her voice to speak up and speak out. After extensive experience in the media industry, Go's first board appointment came with Netball Australia in 2007, and after a six-year term there, she became chair of NRL club Wests Tigers.

Super Netball NSW Swifts without NZ star Kayla Johnson for season Silver Ferns star Kayla Johnson is expecting her first child, leaving the NSW Swifts to seek a replacement player for their Super Netball title defence.

Laura Langman says Super Netball has done 'absolute wonders' for the sport Silver Ferns skipper Laura Langman says Australia's rising stars and the world game have benefited from Super Netball's unlimited import rules.

Langman says import rules boost netball New Zealand skipper Laura Langman says Australia's rising stars and the world game have benefited from Super Netball's unlimited import rules. The current rul…

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