BIRTHPLACE Harlow, Essex (ENG)
POSITIONS GA, GS
ELITE CAPS 112
JUNIOR CLUB Tegate Netball Club
ASSOCIATION East Essex (ENG)
English international and GIANTS Netball vice-captain Jo Harten has cemented herself as one of the world’s premier goal shooters. At 188cm, Jo combines her height with incredible mobility, and has a dynamite accuracy under the post from any range.
With a remarkable reach, creative plays and a uniquely defensive mindset for an attacker, Harten has become a real playmaker for GIANTS Netball.
Making her start on the netball courts in the East Essex Netball Association, Jo developed her talents at the junior and senior levels in the UK before making a move into the Trans-Tasman Netball League. The England Rose made her debut in Australia as an inaugural GIANT in 2017, having played for NZ franchises since 2012. She was a 2015-16 Trans-Tasman Netball League NZ Conference Winner and in 2014 she was named as co-MVP of the Trans-Tasman Netball League.
As a member of the England Roses, Jo was a bronze medallist at the 2015 Netball World Cup.
2018 was a big year for Jo. It started with a thrilling win at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she took home gold as part of the England Roses team. During the Suncorp Super Netball season, she reached two huge milestones, scoring her 500th Suncorp Super Netball goal in Round 2 against the Adelaide Thunderbirds and playing her 100th elite national game in Round 11 against Queensland Firebirds.
She swept the 2018 GIANTS Netball player awards, taking out Members’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player and the HCF Most Valuable Player for 2018. In addition, Netball NSW also awarded Jo the Marilyn Melhuish OAM Medal – SSN Player of the Year Award in 2018.
Harten was the GIANTS’ top goal scorer in 2018 with 453 goals from 520 goal attempts.
As a part of the England Roses team, Jo won the Team of the Year and Sporting Moment of the Year awards at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards ceremony.
2018 GIANTS Netball Members’ Player of the Year
2018 GIANTS Netball Most Valuable Player
2018 GIANTS Netball Players’ Player
2018 England Fast5 Team
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist (ENG)
2017 Fast5 World Series Champions (ENG)
2017 GIANTS Netball Members’ Player of the Year
2015 Netball World Cup Bronze Medallist
2015-16 trans-Tasman Netball League NZ Conference Winner
2014 trans-Tasman Netball League co-MVP