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Sasha Corbin to retire at the end of the 2023 season

Sasha Corbin has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the 2023 Netball Super League season.

The Saracens Mavericks captain will hang up her dress at the end of this year’s campaign, following Fast5 Netball All-Stars, bringing to an end a glittering 18-year career.

Reflecting on her decision, Corbin said: “I don’t know why but I always wanted to play netball until I turned 35.

“I know that’s not easy as a mid-court player, but it’s always been a goal of mine. I feel incredibly lucky to have reached this milestone.

“I feel fit, healthy and I’m enjoying my netball, but the timing feels absolutely perfect for me to hang up my netball dress and trainers. I’m so excited for the next chapter.”

Since making her Mavericks debut in 2005, Corbin has gone on to have a distinguished career for club and country.

In 2006, Corbin moved to Team Bath where she won three Netball Super League titles before returning to Mavericks in 2010, winning her fourth title a year later. She then had short stints with Loughborough Lightning and New Zealand side Northern Mystics before returning back to Mavericks in 2018.

Just over a week before her 20th birthday, Corbin made her England debut against Malawi in Sheffield. She went on to make 71 appearances for the Vitality Roses and represented Team England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

“I don’t want this to be a sad day, just a celebration of a career I could have only dreamed of. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, because I remember being the youngest in the Netball Super League in 2005.

“I’ve had the privilege of playing netball at the highest level internationally and domestically in the UK and New Zealand. Honestly the journey has been amazing!”

Corbin has again been a focal point for Mavericks this year, with Head Coach and former teammate Camilla Buchanan paying tribute to her Wing Attack.

“For as long as I’ve known Sasha, netball has been her driving force. For us at Mavericks and for the sport, it’s a sad time to be saying goodbye to someone who has been the face of the game for as long as I can remember.

“Playing alongside each other, to now having the privilege of coaching Sasha; it has been an absolute honour. She’s been a fantastic leader and her amazing energy is always able to lift the group.

“She is an incredible human on and off the court and I wish her all the best.”

Those thoughts were echoed by Saracens CEO Lucy Wray.

Lucy added: “Where do you start summing up the career of Sasha Corbin! What an electric player to watch but also an electric personality.

“The beaming smile and infectious positive energy that she exudes. It has been an unbelievable pleasure to get to know her and watch her play over the past few seasons since Saracens got involved with the Mavericks team.

“I know Sasha has an incredible bond with the club that goes back many years. We will make sure that she is always part of the Sarries Family.”

Sasha Corbin will play her final home fixture on Monday night against Team Bath – against her sister, Kadeen Corbin – live on Sky Sports YouTube (UK only).

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