Magpies Guide: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

11 days ago

With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games looming on the horizon, we delve into our four competing athletes and how to watch them each shine for their respective nations.

Sophie Taylor

The Commonwealth Games is one of the peaks of netball's international calendar, with a gold medal and international glory on the line for the 12 competing nations.

With excellent international talent at the Pies, it is no wonder that four of our incredible athletes have been selected to stake their claim in Birmingham, England over the next 10 days.

Representing host-nation England, and with more than 150 international caps behind her, is Geva Mentor. Mentor's defensive nous has been utilised by the England Roses for over 20 years, with our co-captain set to compete in a record sixth Commonwealth Games this week.

Comparatively, fellow co-captain Ash Brazill is suiting up for her first Commonwealth Games with the Australian Diamonds. A high-class defensive midcourter, Brazill is a leader on and off the court with her game smarts and winning attitude.

Meanwhile, our stellar Jamaican Sunshine Girls duo, Jodi-Ann Ward and Shimona Nelson, are sure to bring the heat as Jamaica looks to smash expectations. With Ward heading into her second Games and Nelson participating in her first, there is no doubt the duo have a lot to offer.

With Australia and Jamaica in the same competitive pool, fans won't have to wait too long to see Brazill take on Ward and Nelson, while Mentor and her third-seeded Roses will have to wait until finals time to take on her Pies teammates.

GROUP SCHEDULE

AUSTRALIAENGLANDJAMAICA
Match 1: Australia v Barbados
(Friday 29 July, 9pm AEST)

Match 2: Australia v Scotland
(Saturday 30 July, 9pm AEST)

Match 3: Australia v South Africa
(Monday 1 August, 9pm AEST)

Match 4: Australia v Wales
(Tuesday 2 August, 9pm AEST)

Match 5: Australia v Jamaica
(Thursday 4 August, 6pm AEST)
Match 1: England v Trinidad & Tobago
(Friday 29 July, 9pm AEST)

Match 2: England v Malawi
(Saturday 30 July, 9pm AEST)

Match 3: England v Northern Ireland
(Tuesday 2 August, 3am AEST)

Match 4: England v Uganda
(Wednesday 3 August, 3am AEST)

Match 5: England v New Zealand
(Friday 5 August, 4am AEST)
Match 1: Jamaica v Wales
(Saturday 30 July, 3am AEST)

Match 2: Jamaica v South Africa
(Sunday 31 July, 3am AEST)

Match 3: Jamaica v Barbados
(Monday 1 August, 9pm AEST)

Match 4: Jamaica v Scotland
(Tuesday 2 August, 9pm AEST)

Match 5: Jamaica v Australia
(Thursday 4 August, 6pm AEST)


FINALS SCHEDULE

11 v 12, 9 v 10 – Friday 5 August, 6pm AEST
7 v 8, 5 v 6 – Friday 5 August, 11.30pm AEST
Semi Final 1 – Saturday 6 August, 6pm AEST
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 6 August, 11.30pm AEST
Bronze Medal Match – Sunday 7 August, 10.30pm AEST
Gold Medal Match – Monday 8 August, 5.30am AEST

Access the full netball schedule here.

All netball matches will be broadcast live on 7Plus.

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