Erin Bell

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Erin Bell
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Personal information
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 30)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Netball career
Playing position(s): GA, GS, WA
Years Club team(s) Apps
2010-
2008–09
2005–07
Adelaide Thunderbirds
New South Wales Swifts
Sydney Swifts
0
1
19
Last updated: 2009-03-12

Erin Bell (born 30 April 1987) is an Australian netball player in the Suncorp Super Netball League for the Colllingwood Magpies Netball team. Previously she played for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in both the ANZ Championship and the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball season(2017). Bell's previous ANZ Championship team was the NSW Swifts, and she also played for the Sydney Swifts in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy. She played at WA for the Adelaide Thunderbirds to help secure a victory over Queensland Firebirds 41-40 at the ANZ championships 2010 round 3. In both the Semi-Finals and Grand Final of the 2010 ANZ Championship, she played at the crucial GA position to secure both wins.

Bell became the first player ever in the history of the ANZ Championship to win three premierships. The first was with the Swifts in 2008 and the second and third in 2010 and 2013 with the Thunderbirds where she played at GA for both matches.

ANZ Championship[edit]

Erin Bell played with the NSW Swifts during the Commonwealth Bank Trophy Cup and for the first two years of the ANZ Championship. Unhappy with the amount of court time she received, she moved to the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2010.[1] She helped secure a premiereship for the Thunderbirds, playing at GA in the Grand Final. Bell remained with the Thunderbirds for the remainder of the ANZ Championship and took over as captain for the 2016-2017 seasons.

Suncorp Super Netball League[edit]

In 2017 Bell re-signed with the Adelaide Thunderbirds for the newly created Suncorp Super Netball League where they finished the season at the bottom of the ladder[2]. It was announced on the 29th of June that Bell had signed with the Magpies Netball club for the 2018 season[3].

Australian Diamonds[edit]

Bell made her international debut for the Australian Netball Diamonds during the 2011 Netball World Cup in Singapore. However, she did not play in the Grand Final against the Silver Ferns. Bell also played a pivotal role in earning Australia their second Constellation Cup title in 2011, by replacing Nat Medhurst at GA during the third and deciding match in Melbourne. After not making the Commonwealth Games Team in 2014, she was selected to co-captain the Australian Fast5Flyers later that year at the Fast5Netball World Series in Auckland alongside Claire McMeniman. The team finished second, losing to New Zealand who took out the title[4]. Bell worked her way back in to the Diamonds squad which resulted in her selection for the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney. In 2016 she was named for the second time to represent Australia at the Fast5 Netball World series in Melbourne in 2016. The team made it to the Grand Final where they again fell to reigning champions New Zealand[5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erin Bell". netball.com.au. Netball Australia. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ladders - Suncorp Super Netball". Suncorp Super Netball. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Adelaide Thunderbirds and Bell to part ways – ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS". adelaidethunderbirds.com.au. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  4. ^ alexdandanis. "New Zealand denies Australian FAST5 Flyers historic title | Netball Australia". netball.com.au. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand crush Australia in Fast 5 final - Netball". Retrieved 2017-07-02.