Star netballer Paige Hadley’s first home is all aglow
There’s no place like home when this star netballer is off the court
Paige Hadley has been living with her parents her whole life but she’s finally made her first foray into home ownership. The netballer, who plays for the NSW Swifts, says home ownership is something she always aspired to.
“I just bought this and it’s my first-ever property, a three-bedroom apartment,” she says of the property in northwestern Sydney.
“I’ve been a saver all my life. Mum and Dad bought their home and paid it off before I was born. Obviously times have changed but I always wanted to own my own house.”
Paige, who grew up in the Penrith area, had been looking for a place to buy for 12 months.
She says she was initially concerned that an apartment might feel too similar to a hotel.
“When I’m away I always stay in hotels and it doesn’t feel like home,” she says.
“I walked into this one and it was on the ground floor and I was like, ‘Yes, there’s no lift in the complex, the whole building is only two storeys. I could live in this’.”
Having only just moved in, Paige and her partner are still settling in and decorating.
“I really like white and the Hamptons feel, with everything clean and really simple colours,” she says.
Paige says she loves the feeling of returning to her own place and sleeping in her own bed after being on the road with netball.
She’s midway through the season with the NSW Swifts, who are having a strong 2018. She’s also in the current squad for the Australian Diamonds.
“I’ve made amazing friends and met super supportive people through netball,” she says.
“I wouldn’t be who I am today without netball and the teammates and lessons I’ve learnt on the court.”
Pot plant This is from my captain Abbey McCulloch. Abbey told me it was a friendship plant and to look after it and if I don’t we’re not friends anymore! So the pressure’s on to keep this plant alive.
Quote cards I’ve always been a quotes person. I love playing netball but it’s challenging, you’re always trying to be the best you can be on and off the court. These quotes remind me to look at the positives and not the negatives in every day.
Picture of beach I’ve never been a creative person. We had a speaker come in and talk about mind blocks that stop us from reaching our potential. He took me through step by step and I drew this, using crayons. I’m really proud of it.
Tea cups I used to stay at my Nan’s house and play with these tea cups. She recently gave them to me.
Special photo This is me with Maddy Turner, a teammate from the Swifts. She moved from Adelaide to play with us and we get along like a house on fire. She gave me this photo frame. The photo is from a Volkswagen Christmas party.
Ball Netball’s been in my blood since I was little. My mum umpired, played and coached Saturday netball. It’s always been a big part of my life.
Candle I love candles and I’ve collected them for a long time. I light a candle every night when I get home. This was given to me at my house-warming.