By the numbers
Via Suncorp Super Netball / Netball Australia
THE PRE-SEASON PREPARATION IS NOW DONE AND IT’S TIME FOR THE REAL STUFF TO BEGIN. POINTS ARE UP FOR GRABS AND FIRST ROUND BRAGGING RIGHTS ARE ON THE LINE.
A new competition means all teams start as equal. New competition, new beginnings. There have been so many player changes in the off-season some teams are unrecognisable.
We compare each team’s stats.
Average Age – 24.9
Whilst the Thunderbirds have three 18-21 year olds their other seven players are all over 25. They are the only team not to have any players in the 21-24 year old bracket. Firebirds, Swifts and Vixens have no players who are over 30.
Average Height – 181.8cm
Kelsey Browne from Lightning is the shortest player, standing at only 164cm. Jane Cook will be this season’s tallest, standing at 201cm.
National League Games (Australian-league only) – Average Games – 446.6
The Magpies are the only team to have all 10 players having played a national league game in Australia with Cody Lange being the most inexperienced with 8.
* Susan Pettit from the Giants will make history on Saturday playing her 200thnational league game against the team she played 131 Trans-Tasman National League games for in the Swifts.
> Bec Bulley from the Giants and Natalie Medhurst from the Fever currently stand on 195 and 190 national league games respectively. Bulley will play her 200th in Round 5 against the Thunderbirds in Canberra and Medhurst her 200th in Round 10 against the Giants in Perth.
Other stats of interest
- There are 36 players with International experience with 15 players having played over 50 international games with four playing over 100 including the most capped player in Laura Langman – 141 for the Silver Ferns.
- 11 players have played in all three Australian domestic competitions (Commonwealth Bank Trophy, ANZ Championship and now the Suncorp Super Netball).
- Six countries will be represented in the Suncorp Super Netball.
- New Zealand
- South Africa
All stats provided by Champion Data
(Official Data Provider to Netball Australia and Suncorp Super Netball)