Meet the girls from the Netball Gems! It's their first season together and the Marrang Under 13s team is finding its way. All the girls have a favourite position and dream of playing for the Australian Diamonds. But before that dream can become a reality, there are skills to learn, nerves to overcome, friendships to make, matches to play and so much fun to be had! In Pivot and Win can Lily find a way to show everyone that great netballers don't always need to be tall? And in Defend to the End, will Maia be able to adopt a new a new style of defence?
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.