Thwaites retires from international netball

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  • Netballcrazy1
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        Interesting there was no press conference announcement, and LA makes a very short comment to thwaites in this article, was kind of hoping for more

        JR
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          TrentA
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            Shame her career ran parallel with Bassetts.

            But now is the right time I guess. At 32 another four year cycle is a long time.

            I have always enjoyed watching her play. Can remember her with Vixens way back when they won the ANZC and then her time at Pulse.

            Ian Harkin
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                  Luvpav
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                    Wow! Was not expecting that.

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                      Jenny Sinclair
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                        There was a press conference in Perth this morning to make the announcement.

                        Netfan212
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                          Respect and all the best for Thwaites!! Deserved better than benching warming, especially this year, where her form has been far superior to that of Bassett. Must of felt discouraging when you’ve been consistent, and yet still can’t buy time on court. Loved her time at the Pulse, and seeing how she’s grown from there with her other franchise teams.

                          TACTIXSUPPORTER
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                            Not surprised at all.
                            Such a shame she didn’t get more of a chance. Bassett was the better player the last few years though…… but now Thwaites is stronger
                            Lisa should play her this weekend.

                            Will be exciting for Austin Koenen or Garbin to step up

                            Carrol
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                              I’ve been a Thwaites fan for years. She seems such a gracious sportswoman. Sitting on the bench is the hardest position in the team. Tough emotionally. We so often forget the value of such a player who is there to pick things up when the team is down. It comes without the glory of MVP awards but valuable just the same.
                              She has come on with a huge impact such as she did last week in Sydney and seems at her best at the moment. She has never complained about being second fiddle to Bassett. In many ways it’s probably pushed Bassett to be on her game or lose her starting spot. I’ve been frustrated for ages when I see her there when Bassett has had some struggles. I can never read why LA makes choices she does but hope on Sunday Thwaites gets half a game at least and I’d like to see her with Gretel again. Saw them play live together last year and thought it was brilliant
                              She will have much to offer the sport in the future. I will miss her poise and grace not to mention her accuracy and drive

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                                CONGRATULATIONS Caitlin Thwaites on your achievements throughout your Netball journey as a Diamond.

                                I have always been a Thwaites fan from the first time I saw her play for Kestrels at Jells Park when she was a teenager – that evening she played at GA.
                                Thwaites has had so many good season at various clubs, including NZ and yet she has too often sat behind Bassett, often on the bench when Thwaites was clearly the better performing GS during many a SSNL season.

                                Her graciousness and consideration towards team is duly noted and at a time when there are a few egos in the Diamonds squad, I have really appreciated her attitude, her positive approach to the game, her attitude towards ‘Team’ along with her pleasantness towards fans & spectators of Netball.

                                Well Done Caitlin – 55 Diamond Games is a worthy and fantastic achievement.

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