Thanks, Sharni Layton

This article was first written and published for The Roar.

Growing up, I went to an all-girls school. Each term, different sports would be on offer and if you opted in to playing sport, you had to make a choice.

Often girls would switch from one sport to the other, but there was one term where you made a decision and stuck with it. When it came to term three and the choice between hockey and netball, it was very much an us vs them mentality.

I grew up loving hockey and hating netball. I thought it was boring, disliked the lack of contact and thought it was too girly.

Key retirements from the Australian Diamonds

This article was first written and published for The Roar

Tonight, the Young Matildas will play Thailand in the final of the 2018 AFF Women’s Championships in Indonesia.

It’s set to be a thrilling finale to a competitive tournament, particularly considering that Thailand are the only team that have managed to beat the Australia so far.

Let’s track their road to the final.

Super Netball: Things are heating up at the top

This story was first written for and published by The Roar.

There are only five regular rounds remaining in the Super Netball competition this year and the race is on to see who will get one of the top four positions and compete in the finals.

At the moment, the top four is made up of the West Coast Fever (50 points), Giants (46 points), Melbourne Vixens (42 points) and the Queensland Firebirds (41 points). Sitting just outside on 39 points are the reigning premiers, Sunshine Coast Lightning, while the other team in contention is the NSW Swifts, who sit on 34 points.