Leap: Making the jump to take netball to the top of the world (Hardback)Geva Mentor (author)
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This electrifying memoir from the world’s best netball player is an inspiring account of Mentor’s stratospheric rise through the game’s ranks due to natural ability, rigorous training and iron determination. Doubling as a clarion call for greater recognition of the sport and, indeed, women’s sport in general, Leap is undoubtedly one of the most important sports books of the year.
Geva Mentor is the best netballer in the world. In her honest, open and inspiring autobiography, Leap, she sheds light on her journey to becoming the best.
As a child she was a naturally gifted athlete, standing out at 5'10" at the age of twelve. She began life as a champion trampolinist, but when she outgrew the sport, literally, she found she had to try something new. This led her to basketball, but the boys on the other teams complained - she was just too good. Making up the numbers for an impromptu netball match one day at the age of thirteen she found her home in netball - or rather it found her.
From here, Geva's rise amongst the ranks of British netball was stratospheric, she was playing for the England senior team when she was just fifteen years old.
Taking risks and forging the way for other athletes Geva moved to Australia to develop her game by playing in the best league in the world.
However, it's not all been easy, both on and off the court, and Geva talks honestly about her personal life, and how the difficulties and failures of her teams, both international and domestic, have driven her on to achieve the highest possible success in the sport.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 224 x 154 x 20 mm