Geva Mentor

Geva Mentor

Goal Defence Goal Keeper

Geva Mentor Headshot
DOB: 17 September 1984
POB: Bournemouth
Height: 1.91m
Club: Leeds Rhinos
Test Debut: 11 July 2001
Caps: 175


Born and raised in Bournemouth, Geva Mentor attended Kings Park School and then St Peter’s School, which she credits with helping to launch her netball career. 

She first hit the netball scene when she was selected for the Vitality Roses in 2000. Since making her debut against New Zealand at the age of just 16, she has become one of the most influential players in the sport’s history.  

I guess my contribution has been over almost two decades now and I realise the position I’m in to be able to inspire and engage with people out there. Not just the fans but people across the world and get them into, not just netball, but sport to keep healthy and socialise" – source: Press Association 

The goal keeper has represented England at five Netball World Cups (with a record sixth, surpassing former teammate and current Assistant Coach Sonia Mkoloma, to come in July 2023) and six Commonwealth Games to date. 

She boasts an impressive medal collection, having won gold at a major international event for the first time in 2018 after beating Australia in a momentous Commonwealth Games final on the Gold Coast, and having also played a key role for teams crowned champions in three of the world’s major netball leagues. 

Revered for her ability to read the game and leadership skills, she has twice been voted World’s Best Netballer (2014 and 2017). Thanks to her distinguished contribution to international netball, she has also been awarded a CBE, cementing her place as one of the sporting greats. 

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Major International Honours

150 international caps


Awarded a CBE for services to netball


Bronze - Netball World Cup, Liverpool, England


Gold - Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia


Inducted into the Hall of Fame


Bronze - Netball World Cup, Sydney, Australia


100 international caps


4th place - Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland


Bronze - Netball World Cup, Singapore


Bronze - Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India


4th place - Netball World Cup, Auckland, New Zealand


50 international caps


Bronze - Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia


4th place - Netball World Cup, Kingston, Jamaica


4th place - Commonwealth Games, Manchester


Vitality Roses debut vs. New Zealand

11 July 2001