Diamonds named for WC
The 2023-24 Origin Australian Diamonds squad has been announced in the lead up to this year’s Netball World Cup in Cape Town.
Adelaide Thunderbirds defender Matilda Garrett is a new addition to the 19-strong squad. Garrett made her Suncorp Super Netball debut in 2018 for the Collingwood Magpies, before moving to Adelaide in 2021. The 24-year-old represented Australia in 2017 at the Netball Youth Cup in Botswana and was selected in the 2022 Australian Development squad.
The 2023 Netball World Cup team of 15 athletes, including three reserves, will be selected from the Origin Australian Diamonds squad.
The squad was selected by Origin Australian Diamonds head coach Stacey Marinkovich and national selectors Anne Sargeant OAM and Michelle Wilkins.
A squad of up to 22 athletes can be selected, with Marinkovich saying there is opportunity for players to be elevated over the next 12 months.
“Selection is incredibly difficult, but this squad has performed strongly, including success at last year’s Commonwealth Games,” Marinkovich said.
“Over the past two years we have seen growth in performance, both within the program and when competing against other nations.
“Matilda Garrett comes into the squad after demonstrating growth in areas that support Australia’s defensive style of play. Matilda is a tight one-on-one defender who maintains intensity and we look forward to seeing her develop in the Diamonds squad. We will continue to closely review performance across the Suncorp Super Netball season, with the opportunity to bring athletes into the squad over the next 12 months.”
Following the 2023 Suncorp Super Netball season, the Diamonds will assemble for a training camp before traveling to Cape Town for the 2023 Netball World Cup.
2023-24 Origin Australian Diamonds squad
Sunday Aryang (West Coast Fever/Western Australia)
Kiera Austin (Melbourne Vixens/New South Wales)
Ruby Bakewell-Doran (Queensland Firebirds/Queensland)
Ash Brazill (Collingwood Magpies/New South Wales)
Courtney Bruce (West Coast Fever/Western Australia)
Sophie Dwyer (GIANTS Netball/New South Wales)
Sophie Garbin (Collingwood Magpies/Western Australia)
Matilda Garrett (Adelaide Thunderbirds/Victoria)
Paige Hadley (NSW Swifts/New South Wales)
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)
Donnell Wallam (Queensland Firebirds/Western Australia)
Liz Watson (Melbourne Vixens/Victoria)
Joanna Weston (Melbourne Vixens/Victoria)
Steph Wood (Sunshine Coast Lightning/Queensland)