Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Australia to see growth in value of gold exports

Australia to see growth in value of gold exports

The Commonwealth gold won by England's netballers will help the sport but funding remains a "noose around our neck", head coach Tracey Neville says.

With the scores level at 51-51, England clinched the gold with a decisive penalty shot on the siren.

The Roses stunned favourites Australia to secure the greatest result in their history on Sunday with a 52-51 victory.

The Jamaicans won bronze earlier on Sunday when they beat two-time champions New Zealand 60-55 in a pulsating final day of competition that typified the entire tournament.

Australia, seeking a fourth Commonwealth Games crown, were backed by raucous support from the stands but England held their nerve at key moments.

Geva Mentor, playing at her fifth Games, said: "Hopefully this is the start of something unbelievable for the sport in our country".

"In respect to United Kingdom domestic competition, the clubs are working no end to try and make the game more professional".

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl said the 2019 netball World Cup in Liverpool will give England another chance to shine.

Golden Knights defeat Kings, now lead 3-0 in series
That seemed to energize the Kings and for the first period of the nine in the series Vegas looked a bit unsure of themselves. Fleury fortified the Golden Knights' net for the entire second period before Eakin tied the game 1:10 into the third frame.

"I hope this lifts our profile, we know participation is high but we need more people to know what we are doing".

"It's a blur. I just remember having the ball in my hands and then running away screaming", Housby said.

"Australia are the renowned, world numbers ones and to beat them at that time, I'm really, really proud - the feeling of that is unbelievable".

The two sides were locked at 25-25 at half-time before Australia threatened to seize control when they moved three ahead in the third quarter.

"We've got a World Cup in our back yard and it's time to cement what we've achieved here".

"It was one of my targets this season to make selection for the time-trial event and I was so proud that my hard work in training had paid off".

She added that Team England will be conducting a review to understand how the situation has arisen and how it can be prevented from happening again.

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