Netballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:32 amPost count: 1910Netballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:35 amPost count: 1910
2021/22 Origin Australian Diamonds squad:
Jess Anstiss – West Coast Fever
Sunday Aryang – West Coast Fever
Kiera Austin – GIANTS Netball
Caitlin Bassett – Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Ash Brazill – Collingwood Magpies
Courtney Bruce – West Coast Fever
Gretel Bueta – Queensland Firebirds
Verity Charles – West Coast Fever
Sophie Garbin – NSW Swifts
Paige Hadley – NSW Swifts
Kimberley Jenner – Queensland Firebirds
Sarah Klau – NSW Swifts
Cara Koenen – Sunshine Coast Lightning
Kate Moloney – Melbourne Vixens
Amy Parmenter – GIANTS Netball
Jamie-Lee Price – GIANTS Netball
Maddy Proud – NSW Swifts
Maddy Turner – NSW Swifts
Liz Watson – Melbourne Vixens
Jo Weston – Melbourne Vixens
Steph Wood – Sunshine Coast Lightning
2021/22 Australian Development squad:
Mahalia Cassidy – Sunshine Coast Lightning
Lara Dunkley – Queensland Firebirds
Tippah Dwan – Queensland Firebirds
Sophie Dwyer – GIANTS Netball
Kate Eddy – Melbourne Vixens
Rudi Ellis – Queensland Firebirds
Matilda Garrett – Adelaide Thunderbirds
Sasha Glasgow – West Coast Fever
Maddie Hay – GIANTS Netball
Tara Hinchliffe – Queensland Firebirds
Georgie Horjus – Adelaide Thunderbirds
Olivia Lewis – West Coast Fever
Emily Mannix – Melbourne Vixens
Matilda McDonell – GIANTS Netball
Jemma Mi Mi – Queensland Firebirds
Lauren Moore – NSW Swifts
Hannah Mundy – Melbourne Vixens
Maisie Nankivell – Adelaide Thunderbrids
Alice Teague-Neeld – West Coast FeverNetballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:37 amPost count: 1910
Brandley did not make herself available for selection. I’m more bummed not to see Ravallion :( Not sure how she didn’t make the cut for either team…thunder123ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:39 amPost count: 273
No Rav, Browne or Simpson 🤔enozlasParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:40 amPost count: 274MortsParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:41 amPost count: 34
Surprised to see Tayla Fraser not in the development squad, when Mundy and Mi Mi made it..sami jParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:43 amPost count: 59
Overall a decent squad and I know you can’t please/pick everyone but how anstiss and Charles got picked over Rav, Simpson and Browne is baffling. This might be an unpopular opinion but i would have gone with Mannix over Aryang more so to even the spread of GKs and GDs and it is only her first contracted season. Also surprised McAuliffe, Fraser and Jovic weren’t in the development but yet Lewis is when she’s probably played 5 quarters max this season…al_exParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:44 amPost count: 951
I think Rav probably removed herself from selection. I really have no idea how Moloney could be justified over her otherwise.
The only surprise omission I guess is Browne and I never understood why everyone wanted her in their 7s. I don’t think her style of play works for the Diamonds. I would have been more tempted to pick Hay actually.
Overall the squad is pretty good but I feel like it’s a bit too big. 21 members plus an invitee must be one of the biggest squads ever? Even taking out Austin and Watson it’s still very large. There are also a lot of out of form players who probably could have been dropped. Moloney, Jenner and arguably Bassett come to mind.
Fraser not being in the Development Squad is wild. Aside from the fact she’s probably the most versatile young midcourter in SSN, she’s also been performing better and more consistently than the likes of Mi Mi and Mundy. Disappointing for her but her time will come.sarahloveParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:44 amPost count: 33
Browne, Rav and Simpson must’ve been unavailable.
These 2 lists seem to have almost every SSN Australian player.enozlasParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 10:45 amPost count: 274
Be interested to see how many Aussie SSN players who get regular court time aren’t listed… can’t see many??Netballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 11:26 amPost count: 1910
I don’t think Rav made herself unavailable. They mentioned Brandley did in the article so I feel like if she had made herself unavailable as well, they would’ve said so.
I don’t know how Moloney made it over Rav… that completely baffles me. As does Lewis but no Fraser, McAullife, Browne, or Simpson. Definitely feeling some Fever touch to this selection.
Really think Rav would’ve been an important addition to this team. We have Proud at C and JLP who I think will play some WD, but no Watson. Rav could’ve been an important experienced head at C and her form definitely warranted selection.NB12ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 11:49 amPost count: 145
I would expect there to be a high number of players from the Team that would be on 46 points without the points penalty.
Simpson is no longer Diamond standard. Rav has been good but I’d like to await an explanation as to whether she was available before I judge, same with Browne. I’m still not enjoying the bounce to herself that Rav does before she steps into the centre circle. I’m having nightmare flashbacks from GC 2018.
sami jParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 12:04 pmPost count: 59
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I’m surprised Wallam wasn’t in the development squad, I know she hasn’t played SSN but she’s definitely a future diamond so you’d think she would be in the development squadCb98ParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 1:17 pmPost count: 22
Glad to see Bassett in the squad. She definitely didn’t have a good season overall, but I don’t think that was entirely her fault – was very frustrating watching Magic games where she had a good hold and the ball wouldn’t go in to her. She also dominated over Burger and Watson in the Magic’s last game against the Tactix. Plus, I just don’t like the idea of the former captain being dropped without a word. She also has valuable experience as a Diamond, but also as someone playing against NZ defenders all season.
Will be very interested to see who makes the actual team selection, because I agree there are a quite a few players who could have been dropped – Moloney, Anstiss, Charles, Jenner.
Development squad – agree about the omissions of Fraser and Wallam. Not including Wallam is especially baffling – she’s the only strong dominant type goal shooter in development (ie not in the Diamonds squad), and offers a very different option to every other primarily GA shooter in the development squad. She was incredibly impressive in the UK league.
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