TOUGH CALL FOR DUAL ATH­LETES

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

QYou played net­ball and bas­ket­ball at an elite level, how dif­fi­cult was that to man­age both sports?

AIt helped that I had coaches who un­der­stood that both sports com­ple­ment each other and very rarely did prac­tices clash. I re­mem­ber one year go­ing to club net­ball prac­tise from 6pm to 8pm and then straight to the gym for club bas­ket­ball from 8pm to 10pm.

QLook at Ell­yse Perry (pic­tured) in cricket in Aus­tralia who gave up soccer, if you were forced to just play net­ball or bas­ket­ball, which would have you fol­lowed on with?

AI was for­tu­nate to be asked to play bas­ket­ball here in Aus­tralia back in the late 1980s with the Nu­nawad­ing Spec­tres in the WNBL but when I re­turned to New Zealand there were very few path­ways or op­tions avail­able in bas­ket­ball. So I guess it made my de­ci­sion to fo­cus on net­ball a lot easier.

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