Laura Langman

Who can forget Langman style?

She’s always there: unmissable.

In the air, agility to the fore,
she throws and catches at pace,
timing and intercepting passes
to perfection.

I can’t remember a game
finishing without her.
Over 100 consecutive tests.

In basketball
they talk about the American Dream
… well, in netball
she’s the New Zealand Dream.


Poem © Mark Pirie 2015 

*Langman style is also a dance taking off the wellknown Gangnam style. The basketballer in question is former NBA pro Kareem, the American Dream.