Toni Palmer, Competition Convenor, NSNA


Toni Palmer is NSNA’s Competition Convenor.  She’s responsible for making sure we don’t all play on the same court at the same time, no mean feat considering we’re the largest association in the Southern Hemisphere. 

We sat down with Toni to find out a little more about her.








Toni Palmer with her late husband Nick who passed away unexpectedly in September last year.



How many children do you have? I have two children Jeremy and Anita.  Anita plays netball still and started when she was 10.  Couldn’t get Jeremy to play though!

When did you start playing netball?  I started playing netball in New Zealand at the age of 11.

What’s your biggest indulgence? Good champagne

What’s your favourite place to holiday? Hawaii. I love the shopping and relaxing atmosphere

What’s something you enjoy doing that doesn’t involve netball?  I really enjoying going to the theatre and having high tea.

Where is your favourite Sydney restaurant?  Radio Cario in Cremorne. All the different spices in the food are incredible.

What do you do to unwind? I enjoy watching DVDs and TV shows.  Nothing too serious; NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Blacklist, and lots of ABC programs Death in Paradise, Midwives, Doc Martin. I also enjoy walking.

Coffee or tea? Tea

Chocolate or cheese? Both