GIANTS Netball have added another young gun to their 2019 team, elevating 2017-18 Training Partner Amy Parmenter to the 10-player team for next season.
21-year-old Parmenter, who is fierce and relentless in the midcourt, was a 2017-18 Training Partner for GIANTS and a member of the Deakin University Australian Netball League’s Canberra GIANTS, being a real force to be reckoned with on court during the latter’s road to winning the Silver Medal in the 2018 Deakin University ANL Grand Final. After two years as a Training Partner with the team, her elevation to the playing squad in 2019 shows the deep confidence the Club has in her abilities.
The player, who is from New South Wales, was overwhelmed to be offered a contract with GIANTS and says that she couldn’t contain her excitement about the opportunity.
“I’m pretty speechless to be honest. It’s an absolute dream come true to have received the call from Julie (Fitzgerald) and to know that next year I’ll get to be a GIANT.
“The last two years as a GIANTS Netball Training Partner have been so great for me as a player and I feel like I’ve really been able to develop my game training alongside the team and working with the coaches and support staff.
“Next season can’t get here soon enough. I’m going to be really proud to wear that orange dress,” Parmenter says.
Parmenter came up through the Netball NSW pathways and represented the state at the junior level in the 2014 NSW 17/U Team, as well as the 2015 and 2016 NSW 19/U Teams. She also represented Australia in the 2014 Australian 17/U Squad and the 2015 Australian 19/U Squad.
Head Coach Julie Fitzgerald has nothing but praise for the young midcourter.
“We are so pleased to announce the signing of Amy Parmenter to the 2019 GIANTS. She has been remarkable for us as part of the Canberra GIANTS and I’ve been keenly watching her development over the past few seasons there and also as a GIANTS Netball Training Partner.
“She is a hardworking midcourter who can alternate between Centre and Wing Defence, and I believe her skills will be a great complement to the GIANTS team.
“Amy has a bright future ahead of her in the game and we’re thrilled to have her as part of the team,” says Fitzgerald.