What a year it has been for Netball superstar Geva Mentor! The Bournemouth athlete has had a historic year that arguably ranks as one of the greatest ever for any sportsman or woman…. And now, the Queen is honouring Geva with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Netball! An accolade that is made even more special as it is the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage.
It wasn’t long ago that the Viper 10 Team were reflecting on the incredible year that our long-term ambassador had experienced. This reflection was brought about after hearing the news that Geva had been named Netball Scoop’s World’s Best Netballer 2018, for the second year running!
Alongside being awarded a CBE and being named World’s Best Netballer 2018, Geva was pivotal in England’s Commonwealth Games gold medal, as well as greatly contributing to The Roses being named Sports Personality of the Year ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Moment of the Year’ winners.
On top of all of this, Geva also made the Suncorp Super Netball 2018 Team of the Year, after guiding her now former Suncorp Super Netball side, Sunshine Coast Lightning, to a second straight Super Netball title in just their second year in existence.
Our friends at The Netball Show were lucky enough to sit down with Viper 10 Ambassador Geva in May to pick the brain of the Netball star, leading to a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful interview. To listen to the full interview, click on the following link – www.thenetballshow.co.uk/geva-mentor-cbe.
We know it may seem like we’re gushing over Geva but we don’t care. Viper 10 Sportswear is supremely proud to work alongside an athlete and individual of Geva’s standing, and it is due to people like her that Netball is in such a strong position, with an exciting and promising future. Geva, keep doing what you’re doing, we salute you.