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Team Bios

Georgia Tassier
President

BORN: London, UK

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GS (all of the shooting, none of the running!)

NETBALL CAREER: Nearly 10 years

INTERESTING FACTS: Bioengineering student at UCSD

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Netball lets me do something that I love that actually counts as exercise.

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Mount Soledad

Amanda Rickard
Vice President

BORN: Tacoma, WA, USA

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GA/C/WA (all of the running, none of the shooting!)

NETBALL CAREER: 1 year

INTERESTING FACTS: First learned of netball when I moved to San Diego in 2016

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: The people I meet!

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park

Allie Beness
Secretary

BORN: Glen Innes, NSW, AU

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA/C

NETBALL CAREER: Played netball at school, and socially while at Sydney University

INTERESTING FACTS: Have been in the US for over 20 years. Love long distance running. Friends here call me pigtails. Have 2 teenager daughters - Helen and Diana.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: The pub afterwards :).

Sarah Northway
Treasurer

BORN: Brisbane, AU

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA/WD, but have been enjoying GD lately

NETBALL CAREER: Competitive club and social

INTERESTING FACTS: Represented Australia at the Asian International Dragon Boat Championships

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Intercepting the ball

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Solana Beach and Los Penasquitos Canyon

Patrick Rickard
Social Representative

BORN: Tennessee, USA

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: C

NETBALL CAREER: Waited 32 years for the honor.

INTERESTING FACTS: I can control small animals (dogs, mostly).

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: The form tackles...

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: The beach

Kylie Rumball
New Player Representative

BORN: Townsville, QLD, AU

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA , WD

NETBALL CAREER: played till YR 8 then had a little break and resumed at 49 - last year

INTERESTING FACTS: Lived out of my Kombi in Europe and U.K for 18mths with my now husband

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: the great people I have met, the beers, playing with my daughter (sometimes) and the healthy fun competition

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Gosh that's a tough one.... the beaches in summer

Paul Blackman
Sponsorship + Fundraising

BORN: Sydney, AU

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GA, GD

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

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: The Beach

Bev Pamensky

BORN: Johannesburg, South Africa

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: GA/WA/GS

NETBALL CAREER: Played throughout high school and Club teams

INTERESTING FACTS: Started the Netball Club in San Diego

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Meeting players from all over the world

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: The beaches in Del Mar and Coronado

Kristen Whittingham

BORN: Hamilton, CANADA

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA / WD / GK / GD

NETBALL CAREER: 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!!

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

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!!

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.

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

Rachel Ive

BORN: Sydney, AUS

FAVOURITE NETBALL POSITIONS: WA

NETBALL CAREER: primary school fun and just rejoined for more fun times

INTERESTING FACTS: I had three kids in three years and we are USA Park Ranger Program obsessed

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT NETBALL: Having fun and running around getting a workout at the same time

FAVOURITE PLACE IN SAN DIEGO: Anywhere my family is

 
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