Eboni Beckford-Chambers
I am particularly proud to be able to fly the flag in Australia as a member of the England Netball Senior Squad who is a product of the England Netball Pathway program
Eboni Beckford-Chambers (Adelaide Thunderbirds)

The ANZ: The Facts

The ANZ Championship has been the biggest professional netball competition in the world since it began in 2008. And with some of the best players in the world competing every week and the opportunity for netballers to get paid and play to enormous crowds, it’s no wonder that some of the brightest stars from England have made the move down under.

Matches

69 matches played over 17 weeks.

Teams

  • Adelaide Thunderbirds
  • Melbourne Vixens
  • Queensland Firebirds
  • Waikato BOP Magic
  • Central Pulse
  • Southern Steel
  • West Coast Fever
  • NSW Swifts
  • Tactix
  • Northern Mystics

ANZ Facts

Australia and New Zealand have dominated the international history of netball, between them winning every World Championship title since 1963.

ANZ fans have the opportunity to vote for, and create their own all-star team or dream line-up based on the players in the league.

ANZ has 14,100 Twitter followers and 74,000 Facebook fans.

Past winners

2014 Melbourne Vixens
2013 Adelaide Thunderbirds
2012 Waikato BOP Magic
2011 Queensland Firebirds
2010 Adelaide Thunderbirds
2009 Melbourne Vixens

Goal scorers 2014

Romelda Aiken 563
Mwai Kumwenda 540
Jhaniele Fowler-Reid 532
Jo Harten 500
Caitlin Bassett 461
Cathrine Latu 413
Caitlin Thwaites 376
Karyn Bailey 376
Irene Van Dyk 354
Tegan Caldwell 347

Rebounds 2014

Romelda Aiken 106
Jhaniele Fowler-Reid 44
Geva Mentor 42
Carla Borrego 40
Laura Geitz 40
Karyn Bailey 32
Mwai Kumwenda 32
Cathrine Latu 31
Caitlin Bassett 30
Jo Harten 29

Turnovers 2014

Romelda Aiken 87
Carla Borrego 74
Maria Tutaia 73
Ellen Halpenny 72
Susan Pratley 71
Varity Simmons 66
Caitlin Thwaites 65
Erin Bell 65
Karyn Bailey 65
Caitlin Bassett 63

Netball Facts

Netball in 1910 1 Netball was first created in England in 1892
Auckland 1990 logo 2 Netball was first played at the Commonwealth Games in 1990 in Auckland.
Silver Ferns logo 3 The New Zealand national team are known as the Silver Ferns
Jamaican's celebrate 4 The Jamaican national team are known as the Sunshine Girls
Diamonds logo 5 The Australian national team are know as the Diamonds
Shooting 6 A netball goal post is 3.05 metres high.
I love netball logo 7 Netball is not a professional sport in England – most of the players have professional jobs or are students as well as training!
Australia celebrate win in 2007 8 Australia has won the World Championships in 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995,1999, 2007 and 2011.

The Commonwealth Games

New Zealand v Australia 1 Australia and New Zealand have played each other for gold in every single Commonwealth Games so far.
England 2010 squad 2 England has won three out of the five bronze medals since 1998. Jamaica won the bronze in 2002 and 2014.
Glasgow 2014 logo 3 The 2014 Commonwealth Games was held in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1949, England played its first ever international netball match, beating Scotland 25-3.
Malawi center 4 Malawi’s netball team is nicknamed ‘The Queens.’ The sport is growing very quickly in Malawi — can they improve on their fifth place finish at the 2014 Commonwealth Games?
Wales squad 5 The Welsh word for ‘netball’ is ‘Bel-Rwyd’. Wales are currently ranked tenth in the world.

INF World Rankings

1 Australia 44 32 6,377 199
2 New Zealand 43 33 5,751 174
3 England 58 41 6,654 161
4 Jamaica 32 21 3,027 144
5 Malawi 36 26 3,511 135
6 South Africa 43 29 3,884 134
7 Fiji 32 22 2,666 121
8 Wales 31 22 2,440 111
9 Trinidad & Tobago 32 26 2,549 98
10 Barbados 34 26 2,541 98
11 Northern Ireland 35 27 2,482 92
12 Scotland 35 27 2,472 92
13 Samoa 27 20 1,732 87
14 Uganda 14 12 999 83
15 Tanzania 11 6 457 76
16 Botswana 33 24 1,408 59
17 Singapore 46 34 1,952 57
18 Zambia 18 12 658 55
19 Papua New Guinea 32 26 1,285 49
20 St Lucia 17 14 648 46
21 Canada 16 13 571 44
22 Cook Islands 19 14 597 43
23 Malaysia 39 26 1,036 40
24 Sri Lanka 34 23 781 34
25 Zimbabwe 13 9 249 28
26 USA 21 16 378 24
27 Hong Kong 17 12 258 22
28 Ireland 36 27 476 18
29 Grenada 13 10 81 8
30 Switzerland 14 9 70 8
31 Namibia 20 13 93 7
32 Swaziland 8 7 25 4
33= Gibraltar 14 9 0 0
33= Bermuda 13 8 0 0
35= Malta 8 4 0 0
35= Israel 8 4 0 0

Get to know the defence

Eboni Beckford Chambers

D.O.B.

04/02/88

Positions:

GK / GD

Best training tip:

Train to win!

Favourite healthy snack

Granny Smith apples.

Who would be your ultimate housemate

Whoopi Goldberg, she’d be a great laugh!

Karaoke song

Dionne Warwick, Say a Little Prayer.

Last album you bought/downloaded

Jay-Z, Magna Carta.

Best fancy dress costume you have worn?

Granny outfit.

Geva Mentor

D.O.B.

17/09/84

Positions:

GK / GD

Best training tip:

Whatever you put in, you’ll get out!

Favourite healthy snack:

Mangos.

Ultimate fashion tip:

I’m not the best to ask, I do my own thing, so I guess be comfy and be unique, don’t try too hard!

Favourite film:

Despicable Me.

What annoys you?

Bad drivers.

Best fancy dress costume you have worn?

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.

Stacey Francis

D.O.B.

01/01/88

Positions:

GD / GK / WD

Best training tip:

Give 100% in each session so that when you leave the court you have moved forward every time!

Favourite healthy snack

Sliced Pink Lady apples with peanut butter.

Ultimate fashion tip

Don’t follow trends if they don’t work for you, be unique!

Favourite sports team (outside of netball)

Spurs and Wasps.

In what other country/city would you like to live

New York, so much to do and so much going on!

Favourite TV Show

I love reality TV… also The Good Wife and Grey’s Anatomy.

Best dish you can cook

I make a mean lasagne and it is one of my faves!

Get to know the mid-court

Serena Guthrie

D.O.B.

05/01/90

Positions:

C / WD

Best training tip:

Just have fun playing and training!

Favourite TV Show

MasterChef, Home & Away and Planet Earth

Best fancy dress outfit you have worn

A granny outfit.

Best dish you can cook

A roast dinner.

Favourite healthy snack

Dried apricots.

Ultimate fashion tip

Be proud whatever you wear!

Jade Clarke

D.O.B.

17/10/83

Positions

C / WD

Best training tip

Play against players that are more experienced than you.

Who would be your ultimate housemate

Jo Harten, because she is a good cook and has nice clothes I can borrow!

Most interesting person you follow on twitter

@sixthformpoet

In what other country/city would you like to live

Sydney, Australia.

Karaoke song

Nicki Minaj, Super Bass.

What annoys you

Early mornings.

Sara Bayman

D.O.B.

23/12/84

Positions:

C / WD

Best training tip:

Do it until you get it right.

Favourite healthy snack

Yoghurt and blueberries.

Most interesting person you follow on twitter?

Serena Guthrie – for her ‘creative’ spelling!

In what other country/city would you like to live

New York, U.S.A.

Karaoke song

Madonna, Like a prayer.

Best dish you can cook

Steak and wedges.

Get to know the attack

Joanne Harten

D.O.B.

21/03/89

Positions

GS / GA

Best training tip

Try and train/play with an age group older than you. It helps to test your own skills against bigger and stronger girls!

Favourite sports team (outside of netball)

Spurs.

Favourite healthy snack

Weetabix.

Karaoke song

Destiny’s Child, Bootylicious.

Favourite film

Short Circuit 2

Five ideal dinner party guests

Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and George Bush – I would love to discuss their individual iconic statuses over a loaf of garlic bread!

Rachel Dunn

D.O.B.

14/11/82

Positions:

GA / GS / WA

Best training tip:

Train as hard as you want to play, harder training = easier games.

Favourite sports team (outside of netball)

Team Sky, cycling.

Favourite healthy snack

Fajitas.

Ultimate fashion tip

Wear what makes you feel comfortable.

Last album you bought/downloaded

Fun's album.

Five ideal dinner party guests

Marie Curie, Denise Lewis, Will Smith, The Queen, Miranda.

Sasha Corbin

D.O.B.

23/04/1988

Positions:

C / WA

Best training tip:

Never give up, train to be the best!

Person that inspires you the most

My mum because I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support and encouragement.

Favourite healthy snack

Peach and apricot crunch corner yoghurt.

Who would be your ultimate housemate?

Serena Guthrie... just so many jokes!

Karaoke song

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Best dish you can cook

Spaghetti Bolognese.