NS DREAM TEAM 30

NS DREAM TEAM 30

By |2020-04-20T08:59:29+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Featured, International, Uncategorised, World|0 Comments

Here at Netball Scoop, we know how much you’re missing netball. Believe me, we’re missing it too. So, we’re trying to keep you somewhat entertained during this awful time. Various things will be popping up on our social media platforms like puzzles and polls. And although it’s been quiet on the articles front (sorry about that), there will be more of those too in the near future.

So, here is something new. Hopefully, you will find it interesting. How well do you know netball from the past 30 years? Do you fancy picking a dream team from the best players of that time? But can you do it with a salary cap?

We’ve made up a list of 150 players to choose from. This list includes a mixture of former great champions and current top internationals, and features players from 15 different countries. We tried to share it around and offer as many options as possible, but there were still many top players who didn’t make the cut. It’s possible that a player you like may not be on this list. Apologies for that, but there are still so many to choose from, we’re sure you’ll manage to find someone you like for each position. Here’s how it works…

RULE 1: You have to pick a squad of 10 players (3 shooters, 4 midcourters, 3 defenders), BUT you can’t spend any more than $30 in doing it. Each of the players is given a price, naturally some higher than others. The highest in each position is $5. Obviously you can’t pick the highest rated player in every position as you’ll quickly run out of money. An example of a team that will fit perfectly within the salary cap is one that has two $5 players, two $4 players, two $3 players, two $2 players and two $1 players. But there are many different ways you can get there.

RULE 2: You have to pick at least one player from all 7 positions. To choose your initial 7, you have to pick one player from each position, then to complete your full squad of 10, you go back and choose one more shooter, one more midcourter and one more defender. This means your 3rd shooter can be either a GS or GA, your 3rd defender can be either a GK or GD, and your 3rd midcourter can be either a WA, C or WD. It’s up to you.

So here is your list of players. There are 45 shooters, 60 midcourters and 45 defenders. Many players have of course played more than one position. We had to make a call on this and decide on just one. We’ve done our best to divide the players up as fairly as possible, to make things reasonably even for each position. Regarding players’ names, we know that some names have changed from what’s on this list through marriage, but we have decided to use the names that most netball fans will know them by.

Get cracking and have a try by yourself, or invite some friends to join in and compare teams. To make things even tougher and more interesting, why not have a draft with up to 4 friends and then it will be a fight over who gets the most popular players! And please, let us know your teams.

 


SHOOTERS

GOAL SHOOTER
$5 . IRENE VAN DYK (SA/NZ)
$4 . CAITLIN BASSETT (Aus)
$4 . JHANIELE FOWLER (Jam)
$4 . VICKI WILSON (Aus)
$3 . CATH COX (Aus)
$3 . JO HARTEN (Eng)
$3 . ROMELDA AIKEN (Jam)
$2 . CAITLIN THWAITES (Aus)
$2 . ELAINE DAVIS (Jam)
$2 . ELOISE SOUTHBY (Aus)
$2 . JENNIFER BORLASE (Aus)
$2 . MWAI KUMWENDA (Mal)
$2 . SAM WALLACE (T&T)
$2 . TRACY SHORTLAND (NZ)
$1 . BAILEY MES (NZ)
$1 . CARLA BORREGO (Jam)
$1 . CAT TUIVAITI (Sam/NZ)
$1 . JOYCE TAKAIDZA (Zim)
$1 . LENIZE POTGIETER (SA)
$1 . LOUISA BROWNFIELD (Eng)
$1 . PATRICIA MCDONALD (Jam)
$1 . PEACE PROSCOVIA (Uga)
$1 . RACHEL DUNN (Eng)

GOAL ATTACK
$5 . SHARELLE MCMAHON (Aus)
$4 . BELINDA COLLING (NZ)
$4 . MARIA FOLAU (NZ)
$4 . NAT MEDHURST (Aus)
$3 . HELEN HOUSBY (Eng)
$3 . PAMELA COOKEY (Eng)
$3 . SUSAN PETTITT (Aus)
$2 . AMELIARANNE EKENASIO (NZ)
$2 . DONNA WILKINS (NZ)
$2 . GRETEL TIPPETT (Aus)
$2 . JODI BROWN (NZ)
$2 . MARY WAYA (Mal)
$2 . NICOLE CUSACK (Aus)
$2 . SIMONE FORBES (Jam)
$1 . CATRIONA WAGG (Aus)
$1 . CONNIE FRANCIS (Jam)
$1 . JACQUI DELANEY (Aus)
$1 . JULIE CARTER (NZ)
$1 . LATONIA BLACKMAN (Barb)
$1 . MEGAN ANDERSON (Aus)
$1 . NAT AVELLINO (Aus)
$1 . STEPH WOOD (Aus)


MIDCOURTERS

WING ATTACK
$5 . SHELLEY O’DONNELL (Aus)
$4 . ADINE WILSON (NZ)
$4 . MADISON BROWNE (Aus)
$4 . TEMEPARA BAILEY (NZ)
$3 . ANNA STANLEY (NZ)
$3 . KIM GREEN (Aus)
$3 . LAURA VON BERTOUCH (Aus)
$2 . BONGI MSOMI (SA)
$2 . CHELSEA PITMAN (Aus/Eng)
$2 . LIZ WATSON (Aus)
$2 . NADINE BRYAN (Jam)
$2 . SUE KENNY (Aus)
$2 . REBECCA SANDERS (Aus)
$1 . GINA CRAMPTON (NZ)
$1 . KAREN ATKINSON (Eng)
$1 . KHADIJAH WILLIAMS (Jam)
$1 . LIANA LEOTA (NZ)
$1 . NAT HAYTHORNTHWAITE (Eng)
$1 . RHONDA JOHN-DAVIS (T&T)
$1 . TAMSIN GREENWAY (Eng)

CENTRE
$5 . LAURA LANGMAN (NZ)
$4 . CARISSA TOMBS (Aus)
$4 . NAT VON BERTOUCH (Aus)
$4 . SANDRA EDGE (NZ)
$3 . JULIE SEYMOUR (NZ)
$3 . OLIVIA MURPHY (Eng)
$3 . SERENA GUTHRIE (Eng)
$2 . CAROLINE O’HANLON (N.Ire)
$2 . ERIN BURGER (SA)
$2 . KIM RAVAILLION (Aus)
$2 . NICOLE RICHARDSON (Aus)
$2 . PAULA THOMPSON (Jam)
$2 . SHARON WILES (Jam)
$1 . BRONWYN BOCK-JOHNATHAN (SA)
$1 . CLAIRE MAXWELL (Sco)
$1 . NICOLE DIXON (Jam)
$1 . PAIGE HADLEY (Aus)
$1 . SARA BAYMAN (Eng)
$1 . SHANNON SAUNDERS (NZ)
$1 . SUZY DRANE (Wal)

WING DEFENCE
$5 . SIMONE MCKINNIS (Aus)
$4 . JOLINE HENRY (NZ)
$4 . LESLIE RUMBALL (NZ)
$4 . SELINA GILSENAN (Aus)
$3 . GABI SIMPSON (Aus)
$3 . PETA SCHOLZ (Aus)
$3 . RENAE INGLES (Aus)
$2 . ASH BRAZILL (Aus)
$2 . FIONA MURTAGH (Eng)
$2 . JADE CLARKE (Eng)
$2 . SASHA-GAYE HENRY (Jam)
$2 . SHARON FINNAN (Aus)
$2 . VANGELEE WILLIAMS (Jam)
$1 . AMANDA NEWTON (Eng)
$1 . BETH COBDEN (Eng)
$1 . FIONNUALA TONER (N.Ire)
$1 . KARIN BURGER (NZ)
$1 . KAYLA CULLEN (NZ)
$1 . NICHALA GIBSON (Jam)
$1 . SHADINE VAN DER MERWE (SA)


DEFENDERS

GOAL DEFENCE
$5 . CASEY KOPUA (NZ)
$4 . JULIE CORLETTO (Aus)
$4 . KARLA PRETORIUS (SA)
$4 . MICHELLE DEN DEKKER (Aus)
$3 . KATH HARBY-WILLIAMS (Aus)
$3 . MO’ONIA GERRARD (Aus)
$3 . SHERYL SCANLAN (NZ)
$2 . BELINDA CHARTERIS (NZ)
$2 . EBONI USORO-BROWN (Eng)
$2 . KATRINA RORE (NZ)
$2 . OBERON PITTERSON (Jam)
$2 . REBECCA BULLEY (Aus)
$2 . SONIA MKOLOMA (Eng)
$2 . WAI TAUMAUNU (NZ)
$1 . AMA AGBEZE (Eng)
$1 . ANNIE KLOPPERS (SA)
$1 . JO WESTON (Aus)
$1 . KASEY EVERING (Jam)
$1 . KENDRA SLAWINSKI (Eng)
$1 . LAYLA GUSCOTH (Eng)
$1 . LIZ BONIELLO (Aus)
$1 . STACEY FRANCIS (Eng)

GOAL KEEPER
$5 . LIZ ELLIS (Aus)
$4 . GEVA MENTOR (Eng)
$4 . LAURA GEITZ (Aus)
$4 . SHAMERA STERLING (Jam)
$3 . BERNICE MENE (NZ)
$3 . SHARNI LAYTON (Aus)
$3 . VILIMAINA DAVU (Fiji/NZ)
$2 . ANNA HARRISON (NZ)
$2 . BIANCA CHATFIELD (Aus)
$2 . COURTNEY BRUCE (Aus)
$2 . JANE WATSON (NZ)
$2 . KEELEY DEVERY (Aus)
$2 . LEANA DE BRUIN (SA/NZ)
$2 . ROSELEE JENCKE (Aus)
$1 . ELIZE KOTZE (SA)
$1 . GEORGIA GORDON (Jam)
$1 . JANINE ILITCH (Aus)
$1 . LINDA VAGANA (NZ/Sam)
$1 . NICOLE AIKEN-PINNOCK (Jam)
$1 . PHUMZA MAWENI (SA)
$1 . SUSAN FUHRMANN (Aus)
$1 . TEMALISI FAKAHOKOTAU (NZ)
$1 . TOWERA VINKHUMBO (Mal)

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