Goal Defence Goal Keeper
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