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My Sport – Netball

Rebecca Tavendale

Rebecca Tavendale started playing netball when she was nine and she’s been playing ever since. We asked Rebecca to tell us a little bit about the sport she loves.

Why are you a fan of netball?

I’m a fan of netball because I think it's a really underestimated sport.

What’s the best thing about watching netball live?

The best thing about watching netball live is the atmosphere. Everybody gets 100% behind the teams on court.

What are some common misconceptions about netball?

Some people think that netball is just a group of girls standing on a court because they can't move with the ball. It's much more than that. Netball is a really physically demanding sport that requires a lot of skill.

Who’s your Netball hero?

Irene Van Dyk is my netball hero as she is one of the world’s most capped players and she is such a great shooter.

What’s your best memory from taking part in netball?

My best memory from taking part in netball would have to be winning the Scottish Schools Cup in 2012. It had been a really tough competition throughout the year, but we managed to go on and win the Cup.

Why should people who don’t know anything about netball buy tickets to watch it at Glasgow 2014?

It’s something different to go along and watch, and it will have an amazing atmosphere. It's also an opportunity to see some of the talent that is out there in the world of netball.

Which netball star should people look out for at Glasgow 2014?

People should look out for the young players on the squads as they will be offering something new to their teams.

Can you sum up what Glasgow 2014 will be like in three words?

Amazing, inspiring, special.

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