Former Silver Fern great Temepara Bailey isn’t ruling out a possible return to international netball should the opportunity present itself.

The former Silver Fern midcourter has copped it royally about returning to elite netball at the tender age of 43 years old but according to her “age is only but a number”.

Since Temepara Bailey officially signed off her thirteen year career in 2011, she has served as a netball broadcaster and assistant coach to the Northern Stars (though she had a mini-comeback for the Northern Mystics in 2014).

She will once again grace a top tier netball court, this time for her South Auckland franchise the Stars to fight tooth and nail to leave netball in her region in a good place.

“For me I don’t really worry about the age, we have jokes within our group but it is about what you can produce so if your body is willing and your mind is there you will be fine,” says Bailey

“This is where I started my netball, in the south, and the Stars means a lot to me in that regard, says Bailey

With a domestic netball contract in toe she automatically qualifies to be considered for a national squad.


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