Brazill returns to 2021/22 Australian Diamonds Squad

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Netball Australia has named a 21-strong Origin Australian Diamonds squad for 2021/22, as international netball returns to Australia for the first time in two years.

Collingwood Magpies mid-courter Ash Brazill and NSW Swifts defender Maddy Turner have had impressive seasons and make their return to the Diamonds squad.

After breakout seasons, 20-year-old West Coast Fever defender Sunday Aryang and 24-year-old GIANTS Netball defensive mid-courter Amy Parmenter have been named in the squad for the first time.

GIANTS Netball defender April Brandley, who represented the Diamonds at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, did not make herself available for selection this year as she focuses on her young family.

The Origin Australian Diamonds will take on rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns in the 12th Constellation Cup this October.

Netball Australia is exploring further test match opportunities and will provide an update when details are confirmed.

The squad was selected by a panel made up of Origin Australian Diamonds Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich and national selectors Anne Sargeant OAM and Michelle Wilkins.

“Selecting a squad is never easy, especially when you look at the quality of performances that have consistently been put out during the Suncorp Super Netball season,” Marinkovich said.

“I am delighted with the versatility that we have selected and the skillset that these players possess. There is an absolute belief that the players will successfully transfer their elite performances to the Diamonds game plan and the international stage.

“We are committed to building on what we started as a group late last year and I am looking forward to integrating the new squad members and enhancing and evolving the program with their contribution.

“There is a huge amount of energy coming from the players about what lays ahead and that is extremely motivating, especially when they have faced many obstacles through the Suncorp Super Netball season.”

In developing a depth of talent within Netball Australia’s pathway, the 2021/22 Australian Development squad has been announced. The squad was selected by the National Selection Panel and included input from Head Coach Julie Fitzgerald.

GIANTS Netball youngster Sophie Dwyer, who has been named in the Australian Development squad, has been invited to attend the Origin Australian Diamonds training camp in September.

2021/22 Origin Australian Diamonds squad

NAME

SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL CLUB

STATE OF ORIGIN

Jess Anstiss

West Coast Fever

Western Australia

Sunday Aryang

West Coast Fever

Western Australia

Kiera Austin

GIANTS Netball

New South Wales

Caitlin Bassett

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic (ANZP)

Western Australia

Ash Brazill

Collingwood Magpies

New South Wales

Courtney Bruce

West Coast Fever

Western Australia

Gretel Bueta

Queensland Firebirds

Queensland

Verity Charles

West Coast Fever

New South Wales

Sophie Garbin

NSW Swifts

Western Australia

Paige Hadley

NSW Swifts

New South Wales

Kimberley Jenner

Queensland Firebirds

Queensland

Sarah Klau

NSW Swifts

South Australia

Cara Koenen

Sunshine Coast Lightning

Queensland

Kate Moloney

Melbourne Vixens

Victoria

Amy Parmenter

GIANTS Netball

New South Wales

Jamie-Lee Price

GIANTS Netball

New South Wales

Maddy Proud

NSW Swifts

South Australia

Maddy Turner

NSW Swifts

South Australia

Liz Watson

Melbourne Vixens

Victoria

Joanna Weston

Melbourne Vixens

Victoria

Stephanie Wood

Sunshine Coast Lightning

Queensland


2021/22 Australian Development squad

NAME

SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL CLUB

STATE OF ORIGIN

Mahalia Cassidy

Sunshine Coast Lightning

Queensland

Lara Dunkley

Queensland Firebirds

Victoria

Tippah Dwan

Queensland Firebirds

Queensland

Sophie Dwyer

GIANTS Netball

New South Wales

Kate Eddy

Melbourne Vixens

Victoria

Rudi Ellis

Queensland Firebirds

New South Wales

Matilda Garrett

Adelaide Thunderbirds

Victoria

Sasha Glasgow

West Coast Fever

South Australia

Maddie Hay

GIANTS Netball

New South Wales

Tara Hinchliffe

Queensland Firebirds

Queensland

Georgie Horjus

Adelaide Thunderbirds

South Australia

Olivia Lewis

West Coast Fever

Western Australia

Emily Mannix

Melbourne Vixens

Victoria

Matilda McDonell

GIANTS Netball

New South Wales

Jemma Mi Mi

Queensland Firebirds

Queensland

Lauren Moore

NSW Swifts

New South Wales

Hannah Mundy

Melbourne Vixens

Victoria

Maisie Nankivell

Adelaide Thunderbirds

South Australia

Alice Teague-Neeld

West Coast Fever

Victoria

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