Basset is a superstar and we pay her tribute, but there are two other Super Netball legends who deserve special recognition this week.
Paige Hadley (NSW Swifts)
Hadley joins elite company in making her 100 games for the NSW Swifts, she joins good company in Liz Ellis, Catherine Cox, Kim Green and Susan Pettitt. Hadley has been a consistent performer for the Swifts in her 100 games in the red dress. Although very underrated across netball circles, her varsity in playing all 3 midcourt positions, she was a crucial part in the Swifts success last season, with her speed on field as well as her on field leadership. She’s also been a massive role model for young netballers in New South Wales.
Kate Moloney (Melbourne Vixens)
Moloney has been an on court leader for the Melbourne Vixens for a while, using her voice on court to help and encourage her teammates, on Wednesday Moloney notched up her 100th National league game, which all 100 games have been played for the Vixens. Her feeds into goalers are something to look for, she’s also connected with her teammates to the point where you can see how it’s an asset on the court, because they can read what the others are going to do.
Caitlin Basset (Giants)
The Australian Diamonds captain has notched up 200 games at national level, she first started playing at West Coast fever, in her home state of Western Australia. Basset played 100 consecutive games for the Fever before starting a new venture and going to the foundation team in the Sunshine Coast lightning, where she become a 2x Premiership player in her 2 years up in the Sunshine Coast. Before making the move to the giants for the 2019 season. Basset has been a consistent shooter for many years, and when young girls think of Australian goalers, often Basset is the first one that they think of.