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    "The Netball Mum" On TikTok Has Opened My Eyes To A Whole New World Of Netball Content

    "Should have worn your ankle guards" — Aussie netball mum proverb.

    Like many other young Aussies, I spent the majority of my Saturdays playing netball. And whilst I was scrolling through TikTok the other day, reminiscing about my days on the court, I came across an account that, IMO, has completely revolutionised netball content.

    Sharon from "Kath and Kim" wearing a GS netball bib and smiling at the camera
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    @thenetballmum was created by Jake Bayssari and his impressions are 100% spot on.

    @thenetballmum

    POV: Netball Mums on the sidelines #fyp #foryou #aussielife #lonelychair #netball #australian #aussie #socialdistancing

    ♬ original sound - bhadbhakey

    In case you're wondering, yes, Jake is a netballer — he's been playing since he was 12 in both school and social comps at university.

    When asked how he got his inside knowledge into the life of netball mums, he said that he "watched a lot of my sister's games when she played both rep and in larger tournaments, and I saw plenty a-netball mum".

    @thenetballmum

    POV: Netball mum at Gala Day #fyp #foryou #aussielife #australian #netball #isolation #socialdistancing #galaday #netballmum

    ♬ original sound - bhadbhakey

    Plus, he was also inspired by "a mesh of all the Aussies mothers who are just so proud to be watching their kids dominate a sport!".

    Although @thenetballmum's content will have you saying "yeah, been there", it's just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a bunch of other netball TikToks that'll have you cackling on the Saturday sideline.

    @thenetballmum

    POV: Netball mum sees there is a new girl on the team #fyp #foryou #aussie #aussielife #netballmum (idea: @rebeccabeattie4 )

    ♬ original sound - bhadbhakey

    1. This one, that calls out the types of netballers you see in a game.

    @willkirkk

    Types of Netballers part 1. We all have them in our team! #netball #netballer #sport #fyp #foryou #nz #newzealand #hoopsathome #ball

    ♬ original sound - willkirkk

    Let's be honest, you know which one you are.

    2. Or this one, that plays into the other netball tropes you'd see on the sideline.

    @poppyandtabby

    I have been injured by the GD too many times to count 😂 #netball #netballgirl #fyp

    ♬ original sound - katie.one

    3. This one, which is literally everyone when they're asked to play centre.

    @lizziesmedley

    Respect to the centres 👍🏼#tiktoktraditions #foryou #fyp #foryoupage #MakeTheLeap #netball #sport #sports #exercise #tall #tallgirl #school #uk

    ♬ Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder

    4. This one, about the woes of trying to get your ears pierced during the winter season.

    @a.lexhammond

    just netball tings #netball #australia #aussiegirl #aussie #fyp #viral #newname #jobtips #full180 #foryoupage

    ♬ original sound - keya.haria

    5. This one, showing the absolute queen of death stares.

    @kaysh.com

    re-do of my other video, wow im bored 😭 #fyp #australia #netball

    ♬ Snake - Lil Keed

    6. This one, that brings a whole new meaning to saying "PiiiiVOTT!!"

    @emxfmm

    #netball #foryou

    ♬ 180 for the indecisive - alexawollney

    7. This one, that throws even more mumma bear shade.

    @crowe_e

    Only real netballers know. P.S I had none of the necessary props for this but felt I did okay #fyp #kathandkim #foryourpage #netball #australia

    ♬ original sound - .random._.videos_

    8. This one, that was a literal trigger for me and my netball frustrations.

    @bethanyg__

    happens all the time🥴🥴 #netball #netballer #netballgirl #netballgirls #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #xyzbca #xyzcba #relatable

    ♬ Toxic - Remastered - Britney Spears

    9. This one, to remind us all that the WAs need a little bit of protecting.

    @fitzlord

    sorta true though WA #fyp #forypage #netball #aussie #sport

    ♬ Spartans Deadpool - lag8r

    10. This one, that accurately explains a netballer's social life.

    @hollyyjones

    Yes I have just had two matches and yes I know I look like a tomato #GlowingOut #foruyou #netball #netballgirl #fypchallenge #feauture #tallgirl

    ♬ Delfino Plaza but progressive bass boost - .hacky

    11. This one, because in case you haven't realised it by now, centre is the death position.

    @elmo_ellen

    Netball people don’t let this flop 🙈🏐 #foryou#netball#aussie#fyp#cantdo#foryoupage

    ♬ Galactic Mermaid cover by Lollia and Kuraiinu - тαуℓσятσт

    12. This one, that classifies netballers by their hairstyles.

    @bronnee

    Which hairstyle do you use for a netball game? My go-to is the last one. Braid into a bun! #sport #hairstyle #netball #fyp #fup #foryourpage #tiktok

    ♬ Lose Control - Meduza & Becky Hill & Goodboys

    And it's not wrong.

    13. This one, that just really makes me smile because I miss the netball team life.

    @piperkerr

    Missing my girls #netball #fyp

    ♬ Blinding Lights - The Weeknd

    14. This one, that all the subs will 100% relate to.

    @northernhawksnetball

    Just here for the social side of netball #sport #fyp #stayhome #netball

    ♬ Boss Bitch - Doja Cat

    15. And finally, there's this one, which just had to be in here somewhere, of course.

    @bianca.bean

    I do be missing netball tho 😓 #netball #netballau #netballaustralia #netballanz #sport idea credit @emxfmm #iwasagirlinavillagedoingalright #gs #wd

    ♬ Absolutely pointless - emxfmm

    Just a shoutout here to my mum, who took me to all my hundreds of netball games: You're not a mean netball mum, you're a cool netball mum!

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