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Heather Main
Co-president

BORN: Mount Gambier, South Australia

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GD/GK

NETBALL CAREER: Was very angry I had to wait till I was 7 to start playing netball. My professional career probably peaked at 16 before I moved to the city to study and snapped my ACL. Started a netball club when I moved to Stockholm, Sweden and have now spent over 25 years playing and promoting the sport all over the world.

INTERESTING FACTS: I own a 1976 Leyland mini that is NV Green.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: I love that aggression and brawn does not get you far in netball. Anyone can take a ball out of someones hand, it takes brains and skills to predict the play to intercept it in the air.

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Fathom Bistro, Shelter Island

Kristen Whittingham
Co-president

BORN: Hamilton, Canada

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA / WD / GK & GD

NETBALL CAREER: Starting playing at the age of 8. By the time I turned 14 I was playing, assistant-couching and umpiring. I began playing again (indoor) in Melbourne for the year of 2013. I’m thrilled to have found netball in San Diego!!

INTERESTING FACTS: I have lived on Rhodes Island in Greece and travelled extensively. I took 6 months off work to travel Australia in a 4WD! Time of my life!!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: It’s social. It’s exercise while having fun. It’s the only sport I know of where players apologise to one another throughout the whole game :)

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Georges Rooftop Bar

Bev Pamensky Murray
Secretary/Treasurer

BORN: Johannesburg, South Africa

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GA, GS, WA

NETBALL CAREER: Played at school from age 6.

INTERESTING FACTS: Due to my love for netball, I started the San Diego United Netball Club in 2003.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: It is a great team sport and I have always enjoyed the administrative aspect of netball.

Paul Blackman

BORN: Sydney, Australia

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GA, GD

NETBALL CAREER: Represented school in 1988, started again in May 2016

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: The Beach

Steph Edmunds

BORN: Sydney, Australia

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: C and WA

NETBALL CAREER: I started playing when I was 8. I played for a year with the Phoenix Heat and now with San Diego United.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: I love playing because it’s fun. I love playing in America because of all the great people from all over the world you get to meet.

Patrick Rickard

BORN: Tennessee

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: Centre

NETBALL CAREER: Waited 36 years for the honor.

INTERESTING FACTS: I can control small animals.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: The form tackles.......(sarcasm obviously)

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: The beach

Tanya Jewell

BORN: Sydney, Australia

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GA/GS and GD/GK

NETBALL CAREER: I played competitive club netball from primary school through university in Australia. After moving to the US, I had a 10-year break before joining San Diego United Netball Club in April 2006.

INTERESTING FACTS: I attended 12 different schools growing up.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Fun social sport and a great way to get some exercise.

Jamshid Arjomand

BORN: Abadan, Iran

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GD

NETBALL CAREER: Novice

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Pacific Beach, the beach in general

Amanda Rickard

BORN: Tacoma, Washington

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WD, C, GD

NETBALL CAREER: 6 months pro

INTERESTING FACTS: moved from Seattle, got 2 pups!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: running and beers

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines

Robert Andersson

BORN: Bruzaholm, Sweden

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: All

NETBALL CAREER: Mixed social in Sydney, 10 games

INTERESTING FACTS: Collect cognac

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: I play with my wife

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Little Italy

Heather Schafer

BORN: Los Angeles, CA, USA

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: TBD - I'm having a great time playing them all!

NETBALL CAREER: Started playing Spring 2007 with SD United.

INTERESTING FACTS: I like to swim in the ocean.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: It’s a fun game with a lot of action
and teamwork. I’ve met a lot of people and I’ve learned several new words/phrases!

Kate West

BORN: Kent, England

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA, GA and C

NETBALL CAREER: Since age 7 – school, university and local leagues.

INTERESTING FACTS: Am one of 9 children.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Running round after a ball to keep fit is much more fun than going to the gym.

Debra Bressaw

BORN: Newark, New Jersey

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: Centre

NETBALL CAREER: Joined San Diego United in early 2016.

INTERESTING FACTS: Two time World Skukokai Karate Champion (Kumite)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Great comraderie and intensity of play

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Coronado Island

Caryn McCall

BORN: Johannesburg, South Africa

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA, WD

NETBALL CAREER: Played at school

INTERESTING FACTS: I am new to San Diego, I have 4 kids 7 and under.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Great exercise and comraderie

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Point Loma Seafoods

Cara Bradley

BORN: Armadale, Western Australia

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GK, GS

NETBALL CAREER: Social netball for about 5 years

INTERESTING FACTS: Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Playing against males….because I’m tall!

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Kellogs Beach, Point Loma

Sharon Semple

BORN: Singapore

POSITIONS: GD, GK

NETBALL CAREER: Started playing at 11 for the school, went on to play for Fareham and Fleet, had a break between 1998 and 2003 while living in Sweden and then began again for San Diego United. Retired 2 years ago and am wheeled out for International Day!

INTERESTING FACTS: I am a Trekkie.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: The camaraderie.

Naomi Hooper

BORN: Norwich, England

POSITIONS: Anywhere but GA/GS

NETBALL CAREER: Played netball all through school from the age of 10. Also played in the Norfolk Squad. More recently played in a team called the Knights in the Norwich league.

INTERESTING FACTS: New to America and got married in Las Vegas.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: I’ve played for 20 years and still love it. Also love the social side of the netballing world!

Karen Getten-Powell

BORN: Kingston, Jamaica

POSITIONS: WA, GA & GS

NETBALL CAREER: Discovered the sport in 2nd form of High school played junior and senior high school leagues. Made Jamaica's Under 19 and 21 National teams and also Jamaica Business House All Stars. Played Jamaica National Leagues and Business House Leagues prior to relocating to the US, where I continued to play.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: It kept me balanced as a young person and is also great stress reliever and you meet so many people

Celia Jenkinson

BORN: Oxford, England

POSITIONS: WA, GA

NETBALL CAREER: School, University, Club

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Fitness, fun and socializing

 
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