George Fisher - The Maverick

George Fisher - The Maverick

03 Mar 20

Saracens Mavericks player, England International and Gilbert Netball ambassador.


A Gilbert Netball ambassador for four years, George Fisher is becoming a strong mainstay within the netball community and the Gilbert Netball brand. Her current ambassador ball is amongst the most popular and with a new design on the way (watch this space for more information) there are huge changes in store for this young athlete. "I have totally loved being a Gilbert ambassador, it's an awesome brand and something that I’m really proud of. You feel like you’re part of an extended family. In the time that I've been with Gilbert Netball I’ve been able to wear, train and play in their netball sports range and even appear in their catalogues, leading to my claim of being a small time “model”. I’ve been privileged to release my own signature ball and meet many likeminded netball loving people both at Gilbert and through many appearances as an ambassador for them."


One of the major changes for George was the decision to leave Wasps and move to Saracens Mavericks, the club where George started her career at the age of thirteen."The move to Saracens Mavericks wasn’t an easy one as I’m sure you can imagine. To leave the twice champion Superleague franchise (Wasps), who have an amazing set up, you’d have to be crazy right?! However, for me, it was like moving home. I started my netball journey with Mavericks and it just felt like the right time to return. I’d left for two years and in that time I felt that I had grown up as both a person and a player. I’m also studying at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield and seeing as the Saracens Mavericks train here, it makes sense to combine the two. It cuts my weekly travelling time down by ten hours a week, which is an important factor when your trying to study for a degree and, as I’m dyslexic, I need all the extra time I can get! I totally love the vision that Mavericks have and being part of it as it develops and grows is amazing."


Domestic netball changes are not the only ones happening in George's world right now either, with her re-selection to the England Roses programme, there are also international changes afoot. "My re-selection to the full-time England Roses programme is a huge privilege and selection is never a given. I am really excited to get started and see where the journey takes me. There's been lots of changes this year, I've had to say goodbye to Tracey Neville and Jo Adams, both of who are awesome women! However, I'm looking forward to working with Jess Thirby and waiting to see who Jo’s replacement will be and how they continue building our amazing sport. Exciting times!"

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