19 Truths That GDs And GKs Will 100% Understand, But WDs Just Won’t Get
The truest ride or die out there is a GK to her GD.
That you first got put into a GK or a GD position because you got your growth spurt before everyone else.
But then you very quickly fell in love with the power of denying the GA a goal.
That there was always one person that you played defence with better than anyone else.
And that you were so in-sync that you never had to talk about strategy — you’d just nudge each other in the right direction.
Plus, years after playing netball, you know that the GK and GD friendship lives on!
That playing GD and standing at the transverse line, waiting for the centre pass was practically torture.
That when your team’s attack was on fire, playing defence could be kind of boring.
That the best moment of your very young life was when the GA got called for “held ball” while shooting their shot, because your defence was on fire.
And the worst moment of your life was being called for obstruction even though you were sooooo far away.
That you also got called up for contact every single second, even though you were the one walking off the court with bruises.
That you automatically knew you had an old GD or GK as an umpire when they called the GA for contact.
That as soon as you were pushed over, there were voices screaming at you to get up.
That whenever you were frustrated at the rest of your team, you would scream ~encouraging~ words at them from your end of the court.
And that whenever the ball was down your end, you’d get it right back.
That there will always be one team from rep-netball, whose GA and GS were the devil incarnate.
And that when push came to shove, you actually could be a teensy bit aggressive.
That at times you thought you were psychic, because your reading of the ball was absolutely ~flawless~.
That the best feeling of playing defence, was when your mum told you that you had “an absolute blinder of a game.”
And finally, that your now aching limbs and early-onset arthritis is probably due to the amount of netball you played in your teenage years.
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