Key Diamond having a ball
DIAMONDS centre Kim Ravaillion says she has recaptured the “fun side” of her game after her confidence took a hit at the start of the international season.
As the Diamonds aim for a “ruthless” finish to their Constellation Cup campaign in today’s final Test against New Zealand in Sydney, Ravaillion admitted her form during the Diamonds’ quad series loss in August had suffered after an indifferent domestic season.
The Magpies’ midcourter was among the players put on notice for the four-Test Constellation Cup battle against the Silver Ferns, but has been able to turn her on-court performances around in the team’s first three wins.
Ravaillion said advice from coach Lisa Alexander to stop “overthinking” her game and enjoy herself had helped provide a renewed spark.
“My form in quad series wasn’t the greatest, but you can’t be perfect in every game,’’ Ravaillion said.
“Coming off a bit of an upand-down season and coming into an international series, you’ve obviously got a lot to prove and I think that was on the back of my shoulders.
“(This series) has been an awesome opportunity for me to build on everything that I’ve been trying to do and not putting pressure on myself ... just putting the confidence back into my game.
“(Lisa) just said that I have to do my role and I’m in the team for a reason ... and that I should stop overthinking everything and just play that little game of netball and have fun out there.”
Ravaillion has had to adjust to a new midcourt combination with Vixens’ vice-captain Liz Watson.
Watson has stepped impressively into the wing attack post during the Constellation Cup.
“You can’t be perfect in every game”