Hosted by freelance sports journalist Ben Carbonaro and passionate netball fan Luke Herbert, the duo is joined by a special guest from the wider netball community. This includes current/former players, coaches, officials and members of the media who cover the game at the highest level.
Luke Herbert and Ben Carbonaro chat with Aditya Bee from the Netball and Education Trust.
Three Feet Radio Show : ANZ Championship Umpiring and more
Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton joined us to discuss her coaching background, memories of coaching the Southern Sting and also discussed her thoughts on her team’s chances ahead of the new ANZ Championship season.
Southern Steel midcourter Phillipa Finch was our latest guest. We discussed the Steel’s pre-season, her day job as a teacher, playing in the National Bank Cup for Otago Rebels and Steel’s new signings to name just a few topics.
Correction: Phillipa is not a new signing for the Steel, she is in fact with them for a second season after crossing from Canterbury Tactix at the end of 2011.
In our first show of the new year, we spoke with Aditya Bee about the One Nation Netball Cup. The concept has been developed by Aditya and other netball loving Indians in a bid to bridge the cultural/social/financial divide that exists between school children in the country.
We spoke with recent Silver Ferns debutant Bailey Mes in a wide ranging interview.
Ben and Luke took the opportunity to do a review show. They discussed the recently concluded international season and next year’s ANZ Championship including player movements. Note this program was recorded before next seasons ANZ Championship squads were named.
Northern Mystics defender Charlotte Kight spoke to us about her upcoming charity boxing bout as part of the Fight for Christchurch event.
We might be in international netball mode at the moment, but there’s still plenty happening on the ANZ Championship front. The competition’s general manager Andy Crook chatted with us about his background in sports administration, fixturing, television rights for Australia and the salary cap to name just a few topics covered. We apologise for the below quality audio quality, we had issues with our satellite connection.
New Zealand Silver Ferns and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic legend Irene van Dyk was our special guest on the Three Feet Radio Show. In one of our most enjoyable interviews yet, an open and honest Irene discussed all parts of her life inside as well as outside of netball.
In light of this week’s new player bargaining agreement, we spoke to New Zealand Netball Player’s Association (NZNPA) execuctive manager Tim Lythe. Tim explained the agreement to use in detail and also explained why the increased salary cap and larger squad sizes hasn’t extended to Australian based ANZ Championship teams.
West Coast Fever and Australian Diamonds midcourter Ashleigh Brazill was our latest special guest. Speaking from Melbourne on the eve of the first Constellation Cup Test, she spoke about growing up in country NSW, her time playing under Norma Plummer at West Coast Fever and her love of the beach to name just a few topics.
Netball America player Jordan Keen was our special guest on the Three Feet Radio Show. She overcame the debilitating condition reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) to play representative netball and has helped to spread the sport across the United States.
In an inspiring interview, we chatted about a range of topics including netball in America, how she overcame her condition, positive role models in a country obsessed with celebrities, her studies as a college student and future career aspirations to name just a few.
Jono Bredin joined us to chat about his ANZ Championship and international umpiring career. He discussed how he got his start in umpiring, officiating in different countries including Tanzania, greater financial reward for ANZ Championship umpires, rule interpretations and growing up on New Zealand’s South Island in a wide ranging interview.
Our latest guest was captain of India’s netball team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Prachi Tehlan. She told us about the experience of representing her country at a home Commonwealth Games, the development of netball in the wider Asian region and her life away from netball along with several other topics.
Malysian netball team captain Aruna Santhappan chatted to us about the sport’s development in the wider Asian region, playing at the Netball Championship last year, the structure of netball in Malaysia, her day job in Singapore working as a fitness consultant to name just a few topics in what was an interesting interview.
Cara Lea Moseley
Wales and Celtic Dragons shooter Cara Lea Moseley was our special guest on the Three Feet Radio. An ambassador for the Netball Development Trust (Trust), Cara spoke to us about netball in Wales, representing her country at last year’s Netball World Championships in Singapore , her employment away from netball, netball career aspirations and her favorite player Sharelle McMahon
Netball New Zealand’s chief executive Raelene Castle was our special guest on the show and spoke to us about the Fast Five concept, but also gave her tip for tonight’s ANZ Championship preliminary final.
Sports journalist and broadcaster Darren Parkin was our latest special guest. We chatted with him about a range of topics including his sports media background, how he became interested in netball, playing mixed netball, hosting the Melbourne Vixens radio show “Superwomen Live”, increased media coverage of the sport and he also gave us his tips/predictions for week one of the ANZ Championship finals series.
Channel 10 commentator and netball coach Sue Gaudion was our latest guest on The Three Feet Radio Show. In a relaxed yet detailed chat topics such as working with talented young netballers during time as AIS coach, her work away from netball as an event MC/host, developing netball across the Asian region, her on air relationship with fellow commentator Dan Ryan, elite level umpiring to name and media coverage of the sport were covered.
Southern Steel defenders Demelza McCloud and Storm Purvis were our special guests. In a first for the Three Feet Radio Show, Luke and Ben shared the interview around by speaking to two guests simultaneously on a wide range of netball topics mixed in with some light hearted banter.
New Silver Ferns and Northern Mystics shooter Maria Tutaia was our latest special guest on The Three Feet Radio Show. She took time out of her busy day to discuss her international career, playing for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic with Irene van Dyk, the National Bank Cup Days, increased media/sponsorship opportunity for netballers and Samoan style pork burns.
Former Australian captain Michelle den Dekker was our special guest. A frank and honest den Dekker discussed a wide range of netball topics including her time as an elite player in an amateur culture, coaching netball to a high level and the openness of this year’s ANZ Championship season.
Former Silver Ferns and current Sky Sports commentator Tania Dalton was our special guest on the Three Feet Radio Show. We discussed a wide range of topics including her success with the Southern Sting, netball coach Robyn Broughton, her media career, the ANZ Championship and the debate of hip pocket versus representing your country.
Ben and Luke return to their favorite thing, having a relaxed chat about issues affecting netball. We discussed the ANZ Championship season’s openness so far, emerging players, the competition’s premiership winner, TV coverage, Australian Diamonds & New Zealand Silver Ferns team selections and commercial opportunities/business workings related to the game.
The Netball Development Trust led by Monica Thandi and Aditya Bee recently undertook another tour of Uganda. NDT has a lot more in store for the remainder of 2012 and Aditya took some time out to discuss the future with us. A slight correction from Aditya. “The Netball Development Trust led by Monica Thandi and Aditya Bee recently undertook the Trust’s first ever tour of India. NDT has a lot more in store for the remainder of 2012 and Aditya took some time out to discuss the future with us.”
In our return to the online airwaves, we spoke with Netball America’s President Sonya Ottaway. Netball America has come a long way since we last chatted with Sonya and we covered many things, including the introduction of netball to American schools.
Australian Diamonds and Adelaide Thunderbirds Natalie von Bertouch joined us for a chat on the show. In a detailed chat, she covered a range of topics including her recovery from injury, characters in the Thunderbirds squad, her past/current coaches and motivation to play netball at the highest level.
Also listen in for a special extra that sees Luke and Ben preview 2012 in netball.
Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Ferns shooter Cathrin Latu was our first guest for 2012. In an entertaining interview, we examined the Mystic’s upcoming ANZ Championship season, her time in camp with the Silver Ferns, Mystics mascot Scruffy and the World Seven team concept to name just a few topics.
Queensland based coach Hilary Collins was our special guest on the Three Feeet Radio Show. An assistant coach with the Queensland Fusion (Firebirds feeder team) and also head coach of Queensland state league team Wild Cats, she discussed a wide range of topics with us. These included her coaching background, talened players she has developed, state netball pathways in Queensland and indoor netball.
Australian Diamonds and West Coast Fever defender Susan Fuhrmann joined us on the show. A recent university graduate in pharmacy, we discussed topics including how she managed her uni commitments around netball, characters in the Fever team, being a positive sports role model and being a part of the World Champion Diamonds team.
We veered from our recent line of interviewing by speaking with the creator of a netball news website. Harriet Millard started Planet Netball earlier this year after becoming frustrated with the lack of a website that was a central place for netball news and information.
New Adelaide Thunderbirds signing Rebecca Bulley took time out of her busy role as a Net Set Go! co-ordinator to speak with us on the Three Feet Radio Show. We discussed quite some different topics including her time as a Melbourne Kestrel, representing her country, the move to Adelaide and her toughest opponent.
England Netball chief executive Paul Clark was out special guest. With England having won the recent Netball World Series, we discussed a wide range of topics with him.
These included marketing/sponsorship of netball in the UK, media coverage, the Netball Super League, netball moving to semi professionalism and also the structure of netball in England.
Australian Diamonds and Queensland Firebirds defender Laura Geitz took time out of her busy day to speak to The Three Feet Radio Show. She spoke to us about several topics including her year playing at international/club level, growing up in country Queensland, her clothing line and whether or not defenders cop the rough end of the stick from umpires.
Australian Diamonds and NSW Swifts defender Mo’onia Gerrard was our guest on the show. She discussed many things including her club netball career, injuries, sibling rivalry with her Wallaby brother Mark, what the ANZ Championship has done for the sport and her love of relaxing music with a glass of wine in hand.
English international Tamsin Greenway was our special guest on episode 18th of the Three Feet Radio Show.
In a detailed interview, she spoke to us about her experiences gained from playing in the ANZ Championship, England’s Netball Superleague, how the sport is gaining greater media coverage in England, time away from netball and fellow English player Geva Mentor to name just a few topics.
Following on from some listener feedback, Ben and Luke once again discussed the hot topics in netball. These included the recent Australia v New Zealand series, England’s tour of Australia & New Zealand, the upcoming Fastnet series and next year’s ANZ Championship season.
New Melbourne Vixens signing Kara Richards wasn’t expecting to gain another ANZ Championship contact after spending this year with the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
She was our special guest on part two of our show where she discussed a range of topics including her netball heroes growing up, the second tier Australian Netball League competition (ANL), time away from netball and what she needs to do to improve as a player.
New Zealand and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic defender Leana de Bruin was our special guest on The Three Feet Radio Show. The South African born veteran chatted about a myriad of topics including life growing up in South Africa, her time at the Southern Steel, changes in netball’s professionalism, rule changes, time from netball and also her thoughts on the upcoming Silver Ferns tour of Australia.
TVNZ sports comementator/presenter and One News reporter Toni Street was our special guest on The Three Feet Radio Show. We chatted to her about life as an elite sportsperson, her media work and netball’s television coverage.
Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant was our special guest on the Three Feet Radio Show. We chatted about a myriad of subjects including her netball background, playing for the Central Pulse, life on the road with the Silver Ferns and the origins of her nickname Poley.
Netball New Zealand’s chief executive Raelene Castle spoke to us on episode 13 of The Three Feet Radio Show. She provided an interesting insight into what goes into running the sport in New Zealand.
Queensland Firebirds and Australian Diamonds player Lauren Nourse was our guest on episode 12 of The Three Feet Radio Show. She discussed with her a wide range of subjects including her day job as a teacher, time with the Australian team, her recovery from knee surgery and towering Firebirds shooter Romelda Aiken.
Netball Development Trust founder Monica Thandi was our guest on episode 11 of The Three Feet Radio Show. We spoke about the work of the NDT taking netball to underprivledged parts of the world, engaging with communities in Uganda/India, support from the IFNA and plans for possible expansion to allow for the organisation to deliver their programs to even more communities.
Our guest on episode 10 of the show was new Adelaide Thunderbirds signing Renae Hallinan. In our brief chat, we discussed her move to Adelaide and also a little bit what about how she became interested in netball as a youngster.
Ben and Luke returned to the airwaves with episode nine of The Three Feet Radio Show. They discussed a range of topics including ANZ Championship player movement, player retirements, Norma Plummer’s possible replacement as Australian coach and Irene van Dyk.
Note : This show was recorded before Lisa Alexander was announced as the , New Australian Diamonds coach.
Netball Victoria/Melbourne Vixens chief executive Leigh Russell was our episode seven guest. Leigh provided a great insight into what goes into looking after the administration of Victorian netball, the ANZ Championship and the Vixens.
This week Luke and Ben reviewed the World Netball Championships, with a particular focus on the final that was won by Australia in thrilling over time.
Netball America President Sonya Ottaway was our guest on episode six of the show. The organisation is one that has charged itself with the responsibility of introducing netball into the US education system. We discussed netball politics in the US, introducing netball to US audiences, the US national team and bridging the gap that exists in international netball competition.
Australian Diamonds defender Julie Corletto joined us on the eve of the Netball World Championships. We discussed her recent comeback from injury, her thoughts on the Diamonds campaign in Singapore, team mascot Thumper, being a semi professional sports person and how netball’s profile in Australia has risen.
Julie Corletto Interview
We followed a different direction with episode four of the Three Feet Radio as we did without a feature guest. Ben and Luke discussed the recent New Zealand v Australia Test series along with the financial difficulties that currently beset three ANZ Championship teams.
Our guest for episode three of The Three Feet Radio Show was netball radio correspondent and comedian Craig McMillan. We discussed Craig’s background in netball, his take on the ANZ Championship, his love of the Queensland Firebirds, international netball development, Australia’s World Netball Championship title defence and his favourite player Tamsin Greenway.
Craig McMillan Interview
In episode two of the Three Feet Radio Show , international men’s netballer and Channel 10 commentator Dan Ryan was our guest. We discussed Dan’s background in netball, his television commentary work, this year’s ANZ Championship season, media coverage of the sport and previewed next month’s World Netball Championship .
Dan Ryan Interview
In our inaugural episode of The Three Feet Radio Show, we spoke with former Australian 21-and-under player Sarah Ashmore who is now a commentator with Network Ten in Australia.
We spoke to Sarah about her time as a player at the highest level, what it’s like to be on the other side as a journalist, marketing of netball as a sport and her thoughts on the ANZ Championship Grand Final.