Round 10 of the ANZ Premiership saw the competition's two leading teams, Stars and Mystics, put a handy gap between themselves and the chasing pack.
In a recurring theme of this year's competition, round nine of the ANZ Premiership proved to be another close one, with all three games once again going down to the wire and being decided by margins of five goals or less. That's now seven straight games (and almost 60% of all this year's games) that have resulted in the loser taking away a bonus point.
Round eight of the ANZ Premiership was the tightest of the 2021 competition so far. Just seven goals in total separated the winners from the losers, with all three defeated teams picking up a bonus point.
Round seven of the ANZ Premiership concluded with a thriller, but it began with an upset. Coming into the match in fifth place, Southern Steel travelled to Auckland and accounted for the second-placed Northern Mystics on their home court.
Well, what a turn up we saw in Round six of the ANZ Premiership. It seems strange to call a match an upset when the two-time defending champions win, but that's exactly what it was as Pulse defeated the previously unbeaten Stars very comfortably 57-44.
Round five of the ANZ Premiership saw competition leaders Stars retain their unbeaten record and Tactix and Mystics play out an absolute thriller. Meanwhile there was a sense of deja vu about the other result.
The Stars maintained their position on top of the ANZ Premiership ladder as they kept their unbeaten record intact in the first match of round four. Stars won every quarter as they defeated Southern Steel 59-45.
After round three, it’s greatly differing fortunes for two of the pre-season favourites. Stars are still unbeaten and Tactix still hasn’t registered a victory.
In part 2 of this two part series, Maia Wilson discusses her confronting obsession with body image issues and her 'self-diagnosed' eating disorder, the role of women and culture in sport, and the conversations Maia is having on cultural diversity. Please be aware that some of the content may be triggering.
In the first of this exceptional two part series, Maia Wilson discusses her early netball career, some of the challenges she's faced on and off court, selection decisions, and why she has a colour-coordinated planner in her bedroom.