NS EXCLUSIVE: Ash Brazill – Anything Is Possible

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      NS EXCLUSIVE: Ash Brazill – Anything Is Possible

      By Jenny Sinclair

      2019 has been perhaps the best year of Ashleigh Brazill’s life. All-Australian honours in the AFLW, a thoroughly deserved recall to the Samsung Australian Diamonds, and, most importantly, a baby on the way. While Ash is quick to credit those around her – family, coaches and teammates, and particularly her wife – for their support, her tale is one of courage and inspirational perseverance. A country girl from New South Wales, Ash grew up on the sporting fields and courts of Bargo, where her parents played mixed netball. She laughed to remember her first trials for a representative side at Wollondilly, saying, “There were only five of us, so I was an automatic inclusion.”

      Read more… https://netballscoop.com/ns-exclusive-ash-brazill-anything-is-possible-part-i/


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        There was a stigma around the team at that point. It didn’t matter to the players if they won or lost, they were going out afterwards, partying hard and having fun. You’d speak to players from that era and they said it was the best time they’d ever had. You’d ask why, and none of it was to do with netball.”

        This surprised. I’ve learnt that if you wait a few years after a player or coach leaves a club, you learn so much. Same happened after JWT left the Thunderbirds, not long after at a breakfast as the guest speaker, she spoke about some of the events of 2010/2013

        TrentA
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          Great story. Can’t wait to read part 2.

          These insights into players are fantastic.

          amandalouise
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            Thais is fabulous, thank you for writing it. Such an inspiring and interesting story, on so many levels. I especially hope it is read by girls struggling with their identity as I think it would be very helpful.

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              NS EXCLUSIVE: Ash Brazill – Anything is possible, Part II

              By Jenny Sinclair

              Before Ash could take the court for the Magpies, she needed to fix her body. She’d previously been told that she was too athletic for her own good, that her aerial style of game was injuring her knees, and a history of leg injuries and surgery seemed to prove it. Collingwood’s medical team disagreed. “The doctor pointed out how I was standing, which was with my knee hyperextended, or over-straightened. He said, ‘Your injury is nothing to do with sport, it’s how you stand.’ To hear that when you’re 26 or 27, I wondered how the hell I was an athlete if I couldn’t even stand up properly.”

              Read more… https://netballscoop.com/ns-exclusive-ash-brazill-anything-is-possible-part-ii/


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