Eight NSW representatives have arrived in Canberra today, Tuesday 18 July, to take part in a seven-day Australian Diamonds camp at the Netball Australia Centre of Excellence.
Along with the five athletes named in the 2017/18 Diamonds squad, which was announced last month, NSW juniors and GIANTS Netball teammates Kristina Brice (St George District), Kristiana Manu’a (Liverpool City) and Sam Poolman (Newcastle) will join the wider squad as training partners.
The invitees – who also include Laura Scherian from Sunshine Coast Lightning – will participate in all training sessions which will include courtwork, fitness testing, strength and conditioning and performance analysis. The entire squad will also work closely with Leading Teams on culture and leadership.
“Following a successful inaugural Suncorp Super Netball season, I can’t wait to bring our Diamonds together to continue preparations for our Quad Series and Constellation Cup campaigns,” Diamonds Head Coach Lisa Alexander said.
“Not only will this squad camp be critical in the lead up to our 2017 calendar, but it will be vital in preparation for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
“Now is the time to re-set, with just over eight months until our pinnacle event. With Suncorp Super Netball commencing after the Commonwealth Games, our focus is on ensuring our athletes are prepared, both physically and mentally, in the lead up to a home Commonwealth Games.”
Netball NSW would like to say good luck to all of the athletes attending the seven-day camp in Canberra, and congratulations to Kristina, Kristiana and Sam on their call-ups!
Tickets to the Netball Quad Series and Constellation Cup are on sale now via Ticketek.com.au, including tests at Canberra’s AIS Arena on Wednesday 30 August [GET TIX] and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday 14 October [GET TIX].
2017/18 Australian Diamonds squad
Caitlin BASSETT – WA/Sunshine Coast Lightning
April BRANDLEY – NSW/Collingwood Magpies Netball
Courtney BRUCE – WA/West Coast Fever
Paige HADLEY – NSW/NSW Swifts
Sharni LAYTON – VIC/Collingwood Magpies Netball
Emily MANNIX – VIC/Melbourne Vixens
Kate MOLONEY – VIC/Melbourne Vixens
Caitlyn NEVINS – VIC/QLD Firebirds
Susan PETTITT – NSW/GIANTS Netball
Tegan PHILIP – VIC/Melbourne Vixens
Kim RAVAILLION – NSW/Collingwood Magpies Netball
Madi ROBINSON – VIC/Collingwood Magpies Netball
Gabi SIMPSON – NSW/QLD Firebirds
Caitlin THWAITES – VIC/Collingwood Magpies Netball
Gretel TIPPETT – QLD/QLD Firebirds
Liz WATSON – VIC/Melbourne Vixens
Jo WESTON – VIC/Melbourne Vixens
Stephanie WOOD – QLD/Sunshine Coast Lightning
Kristina BRICE – NSW/GIANTS Netball
Kristiana MANU’A – NSW/GIANTS Netball
Sam POOLMAN – NSW/GIANTS Netball
Laura SCHERIAN – QLD/Sunshine Coast Lightning
2017 Netball Quad Series Team
Caitlin BASSETT, April BRANDLEY, Courtney BRUCE, Sharni LAYTON, Tegan PHILIP, Kim RAVAILLION, Madi ROBINSON, Gabi SIMPSON, Caitlin THWAITES, Gretel TIPPETT, Liz WATSON, Jo WESTON.
2017 Constellation Cup Team
Caitlin BASSETT, April BRANDLEY, Courtney BRUCE, Sharni LAYTON, Susan PETTITT, Kim RAVAILLION, Madi ROBINSON, Gabi SIMPSON, Caitlin THWAITES, Liz WATSON, Jo WESTON, Stephanie WOOD.
|2017 Netball Quad Series FIXTURE|
|Sat 26 AUG||AUS Diamonds v ENG Roses||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD|
|Sat 26 AUG||NZ Silver Ferns v SA SPAR Proteas||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD|
|Wed 30 AUG||AUS Diamonds v SA SPAR Proteas||AIS Arena, ACT|
|Wed 30 AUG||NZ Silver Ferns v ENG Roses||The Trusts Arena, Auckland NZ|
|Sun 3 SEP||ENG Roses v SA SPAR Proteas||ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill NZ|
|Sun 3 SEP||NZ Silver Ferns v AUS Diamonds||ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill NZ|
|2017 Constellation Cup FIXTURE|
|Thu 5 OCT||NZ Silver Ferns v AUS Diamonds||Spark Arena, Auckland NZ|
|Sun 8 OCT||NZ Silver Ferns v AUS Diamonds||Horncastle Arena, Christchurch NZ|
|Wed 11 OCT||AUS Diamonds v NZ Silver Ferns||Titanium Security Arena, SA|
|Sat 14 OCT||AUS Diamonds v NZ Silver Ferns||Qudos Bank Arena, NSW|