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About Susan

Susan grew up in Bega and started playing netball when she was 8 years old, beginning her representative netball career playing for Sapphire Coast from the age of 12.

After being identified at NSW state level Susan took up a netball scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport and began playing at the elite level of Australian domestic netball. Susan has reached the pinnacle in her sport and is currently recognized as one of the top goal shooters in Australia.

From 2003 to 2005 Susan was the cornerstone of Australia’s development squads, which helped to develop her leadership skills, composure, and shooting accuracy along with a reliable playing volume. She has had many leadership roles within her domestic and Australian teams and is a great ambassador for her sport.

Susan was a member of the 2007 Australian World Championship winning team; she won her second consecutive premiership with the Sydney Swifts in 2007; and put her name in the history books after executing a perfect shooting performance during the 2006 Grand Final match shooting 26 goals without a miss.

Susan has a passion and love for her sport which includes staging netball clinics within NSW for young netballers. She is also the patron of the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) Netball Program. Susan has many years ahead of her at the elite level of netball in the highest female participation sport in Australia.

National Honours

2006-13 Australian Diamonds Netball Team (2006 & 2010 Commonwealth Games; 2007 World Champions)
2011-13 Australian FastNet Diamonds Team (World Netball Series, Co-Captain)
2003-05 Australian 21/U Team (World Youth Netball Championship) Captain 2004-2005
2003-05 AIS (Captain 2004-2005)
2002 Australian 21/U Squad
2000-01 Australian 17/U TID Squad

State Honours

2004-07 NSW Open
2003 NSW Open 21/U Team
2002 NSW Open, 19/U
2000-01 NSW Open 17/U Team

Major Awards

2012 Marilyn Melhuish NSW Player of the Year
2012 NSW Swifts Player of the Year
2012 ANZ Championship Most Valuable Player Finalist
2010 Marilyn Melhuish NSW Player of the Year
2009 New Idea's Australia's Favourite Diamond
2009 NSW Swifts Members' Player of the Year
2008 Australian University Sports Most Outstanding Sporting Achievement
2007 Sydney University Sportswoman of the Year
2005 AIS Netball Gweneth Benzie Player of the Year
2004 AIS Netball Gweneth Benzie Player of the Year

Netball Career Highlights

2013 Australian Diamonds Netball Team
NSW Swifts
2012 Australian Diamonds Netball Team
NSW Swifts
NSW Swifts Player of the Year
2011 Australian FastNet Diamonds Netball Team- Co-CAPTAIN
Australian Diamonds Netball Team
NSW Swifts
2010 Commonwealth Games- India (Silver)
Australian Diamonds Netball Team
NSW Swifts
2009 Australian Diamonds Netball Team
World Netball Series
NSW Swifts
2008 NSW Swifts (ANZ Championship)- Premiers
Australian Diamonds Netball Team
ANZ Ambassador
2007 World Netball Championships- World Champions
Australian Diamonds Netball Team
Sydney TAB Swifts- Premiers
2006 Sydney TAB Swifts - Premiers
Australian Open Netball Team
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Australian Team (Silver)
2005 World Youth Netball Championships – Vice Captain (Bronze)
Australian 21/U Netball Team- Vice Captain
AIS Netball Scholarship Holder – Captain
AIS Canberra Darters – Captain
AIS Netball Gweneth Benzie Player of the Year Award
NSW Opens Netball Team – National Champions
2004 Australian 21/U Netball Team- Captain
AIS Netball Scholarship Holder – Captain
AIS Canberra Darters – Captain
AIS Netball Gweneth Benzie Player of the Year Award
NSW Opens Netball Team – National Champions
2003 AIS Netball Scholarship Holder
Australian 21/U Netball Team
NSW 21/U Netball Team
AIS Canberra Darters Team- National League
2002 Australian 21/U Netball Squad
NSW 19/U Netball Team- National Champions
NSW Opens Netball Team
Sydney University Sandpiper Team Member – National League

Playing Position: Goal Attack, Goal Shooter
Team: NSW Swifts: 2008-2015 (Vice-Captain 2012-14)
Sydney Swifts: 2006 & 2007
Date of Birth: 23 March 1984
Height: 180 cm
Australian Caps: 54

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