In the last few years the way netball is played at an elite level in Australia has exploded; the speed and intensity of how the game unfolds is intense and a spectator’s delight. The athletes of the Suncorp Super Netball league have taken the game to new heights, and they just keep getting better. There are among the fittest netballers in the world, and they are certainly the most physical. In recent times I cannot think of any player who has been more polarizing for the sport than Gretel Tippett. Bursting onto the netball scene after making the switch from what was shaping up to be a successful career in basketball and joining the Queensland Firebirds in 2013, Tippett was thrust into the limelight. She was put on the radar of passionate netball fans across the country when later that year she was selected for the Australian Under 21 Netball team, where she played in the World Youth Netball Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.