Meet the girls from the Netball Gems! It's their first season together and the Marrang Under 13s team is finding its way. All the girls have a favourite position and dream of playing for the Australian Diamonds. But before that dream can become a reality, there are skills to learn, nerves to overcome, friendships to make, matches to play and so much fun to be had! In Hooked on Netball will Maddy's skills be up to scratch? And in Chase Your Goal, can shy Phoebe find her place in the Gems?
Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard are sisters who have been involved in all aspects of netball in Australia for many years. They have played at A-grade level as well as coached and umpired. Netball Gems is Lisa and Bernadette's second published series of netball books. Their earlier series consisted of four books aimed at girls in the 9-13 age range. Bernadette is a primary teacher specialising in literacy and physical education. Bernadette is married with four children aged from 21-26.