For netball fans, following your favourite netball players online is cool, for example England netball star Sasha Corbin looks great on her twitter profile in her red netball kit. She’s been tweeting in the lead up to her birthday and trip to Jamaica: “1 day left til I’m in Jamaica!! 2 days til I’m a year older… 23 on the 23rd 😀 that only happens once! I’m practically a big woman :-s”
This England netball player, Sasha Corbin, celebrates her 23rd birthday on 23rd of April 2011. Sasha was born in London in 1988 and studied at Bath University for a degree in Sports Performance.
Sasha got into playing netball because her mother used to play every weekend, and also as it was part of her school PE (physical education) from Year 7. Sasha does mention in a feature on Team Bath’s website, that she took it further also because of the influence of her teacher.
She says that the five words which best describe her are entertaining, dramatic, funny, talented and bootylicious. On court she says that it is the jump and catch to jump pass that best characterises her playing style as she can’t keep her feet on the floor!!
She trained in the circus for pre-season training and she felt that she really tuned into the circus acrobatics. She had a lot of fun and after the training there her body can do some pretty unusual twists. She learnt something else important during her time there: which is that if any group of twenty people truly focus their minds as a group, they can build a human pyramid successfully.
The England netball player’s comments about some of her favourite famous people include saying that:
- She always gets goose pimples from listening to Lauren Hill
- Usain Bolt is a legend and the fastest man in the world
- She loves Beyonce
Earlier this year, in February Sasha was signed to Hertfordshire Mavericks, which meant she left Team Bath. This move meant that Sasha could move back to London, where she is from, and she started her new job of coaching in the borough of Haringey. Playing alongside other England netball players, such as Karen Atkinson, Naida Hutchinson and Louisa Brownfield should have a positive effect on Sasha and all of them in preparation for the Netball World Championships in Singapore 3rd to 10th July.
Sasha and the rest of the England International Netball squad’s participate in the tour to Jamaica, which offers an ideal opportunity for challenging competition before July’s World Championships.
Let’s cheer on Sasha and the rest of the England netball girls, and wish them luck for Jamaica and in July of course for the World Championships. Happy Birthday to Sasha for 23 on the 23rd April, and let’s hope that the England’s netball kits assist the girls to victory!