Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2015 (Player)
One of netball’s most determined defensive midcourters, Selina Hornibrook (nee Gilsenan) compiled an impressive record in her netball career, which included appearances with the Australian Diamonds, the Sydney Swifts and the NSW Swifts.
A long-time New South Wales representative, Selina started with the Sutherland Shire Netball Association at age 11, before being selected in her first NSW side in 1997 which finished third at the 19/U National Netball Championships. Selina went on to represent the Waratah on five more occasions in both the NSW 21/U and Opens sides, claiming two Championship titles and two Runners-Up in the process.
In 2000, Selina made her elite netball debut with the Sydney Swifts in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy; going on to make 121 appearances during a seven year career. Selina was also an integral member of their Championship winning sides in 2001, 2004, their undefeated 2006 season, and final season in 2007 in which she was named the Grand Final MVP.
Selina made her international debut in 2005 and went on to represent Australia on 24 occasions, claiming a 2006 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal in Melbourne, and a Gold Medal at the 2007 Netball World Cup, in which was her final appearance in the Green & Gold.
In 2008 Selina joined the NSW Swifts as the Club’s Foundation Vice-Captain following the introduction of the ANZ Championship. Selina made 15 appearances for the Club, who were crowned the inaugural ANZ Championship Premiers after defeating the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in front of 12,099 spectators in Sydney; her efforts seeing Selina finish her career with the 2008 Marilyn Melhuish NSW Swifts Player of the Year Award.
Selina was inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame at the 2015 Netball NSW State Dinner.