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About the book
  • Published: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857987686
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $15.99

Netball Gems 3: Pivot and Win




A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia

A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia
Is being a Gem enough for determined Lily?

Lily comes from a family of great netballers and dreams of playing for the Diamonds one day. She loves being on court and jumping for every intercept. But Lily’s worried that she might never be tall enough to make it as a professional player. How can she get people to look past her height? To add to Lily’s troubles, something mysterious is going on at home. Things keep disappearing and turning up in the strangest places. Could her troublemaker brother have anything to do with it?

Maybe a new move and a secret weapon will help Lily become the netball dynamo she is desperate to be!

  • Pub date: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857987686
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Authors

Lisa Gibbs

Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard are sisters who have been involved in all aspects of netball in Australia for many years. They have played at A-grade level as well as coached and umpired. Netball Gems is Lisa and Bernadette’s second published series of netball books. Their earlier series consisted of four books aimed at girls in the 9-13 age range. Lisa is an academic specialising in child health and well-being. She is married with a 19 year old son and two stepsons, one in primary and one in secondary school.

Bernadette Hellard

Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard are sisters who have been involved in all aspects of netball in Australia for many years. They have played at A-grade level as well as coached and umpired. Netball Gems is Lisa and Bernadette’s second published series of netball books. Their earlier series consisted of four books aimed at girls in the 9-13 age range. Bernadette is a primary teacher specialising in literacy and physical education. Bernadette is married with four children aged from 21-26.


Praise for Netball Gems 3: Pivot and Win

“The book features great illustrations to keep readers engaged and also includes netball tips and drills, making it much more than your average novel.”

Keely McDonough, Sunday Telegraph

“Packed with tips and drills that budding netballers can try, this series will inspire all those young girls with dreams to work hard to achieve them.”

Barbara Braxton, OZ_TLnet


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