In January 2017, Netball NSW (in conjunction with Netball ACT) announced the introduction of the Canberra GIANTS; the first joint venture between the two Member Organisations which would feature athletes from both respective development pathways.
As one of eight teams contesting the Australian Netball League, the Canberra GIANTS are aligned with Suncorp Super Netball franchise GIANTS Netball – providing a direct pathway for both players and coaches to the elite level.
2018 – Key Information
On Friday 13 October, Canberra GIANTS confirmed both Sharyn Hill (ACT) and Maria Lynch (NSW) would return as co-Head Coaches for the 2018 ANL season > DETAILS.
Ten local ACT athletes have also been selected in the Canberra GIANTS Development Squad, which will see them vying for team selection later this year > DETAILS.
On Wednesday 1 November, the Canberra GIANTS confirmed its 2018 playing squad which includes the five GIANTS Netball Training Partners > DETAILS.
2018 Canberra GIANTS
Toni Anderson (Sutherland Shire, NSW)
Georgia Clayden (Arawang, ACT)
Taylah Davies* (Eastwood Ryde, NSW)
Ngawai Eyles (Netball ACT)
Beryl Friday (Randwick, NSW)
Angelina Frketic (Baulkham Hills, NSW)
Maddie Hay (Sutherland Shire, NSW)
Stephanie MacGougan* (Manly Warringah/Northern Suburbs, NSW)
Nalani Makunde (Canberra, ACT)
Georgia Marshall* (Manly Warringah, NSW)
Teigan O’Shannassy* (Manly Warringah, NSW)
Amy Parmenter* (St George District, NSW)
Keely Rodrigo (Tuggeranong, ACT)
Kara Styles (St George District, NSW)
Head Coaches: Sharyn Hill (ACT) and Maria Lynch (NSW)
Assistant Coach: Tara Steel
Performance Analyst: Krystle Tate
*depicts GIANTS Netball Training Partner