Austin and Manu’a Named to 2018/19 National Talent Squad

Netball Australia has announced the 2018/19 National Talent Squad, bringing together the best of Australia’s emerging netball talent.

The squad of 23 was selected by the national selection panel as demonstrating capability and potential to progress to the Samsung Diamonds squad within the next three years (2019, 2020, 2021).

While the National Talent Squad does not formally meet for camps or competition, all selected athletes will have an Individual Athlete Performance Plan (IAPP) provided by the Netball Australia Centre of Excellence which incorporates daily training environment needs, training objectives, well-being components and competition plans.

The athletes are and will be supported in their transition to the Suncorp Super Netball league from state sporting institutes and member organisation programs, and ultimately in their transition to the Samsung Diamonds squad.

2018/19 National Talent Squad:

  • Kiera Austin – New South Wales
  • Mahalia Cassidy – Queensland
  • Jane Cook – Victoria
  • Kate Eddy – Victoria
  • Rudi Ellis – New South Wales
  • Sophie Garbin – Western Australia
  • Matilda Garrett – Victoria
  • Sasha Glasgow – South Australia
  • Tara Hinchliffe – Queensland
  • Charlee Hodges – South Australia
  • Tayla Honey – Victoria
  • Kimberley Jenner – Queensland
  • Cara Koenen – Queensland
  • Sharni Lambden – Victoria
  • Annika Lee-Jones – Western Australia
  • Kristiana Manu’a – New South Wales
  • Jemma Mi Mi – Queensland
  • Hannah Petty – South Australia
  • Maddy Proud – South Australia
  • Kelsey Rainbow – Tasmania
  • Kaylia Stanton – Western Australia
  • Alice Teague-Neeld – Victoria
  • Maddy Turner – South Australia

Release: Netball Australia