Ash Brazill recalled and two new caps named in Diamonds netball squad

first_imgNetball … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Diamonds news Australia sportcenter_img Read more Share on Facebook Topics Share via Email Curtain falls on Super Netball season with Swifts targeting dynasty NSW Swifts defender Maddy Turner and Sunshine Coast midcourter Laura Scherian are the two uncapped players in Australia’s squad of 13 for next month’s four-match Constellation Cup netball series against recently crowned world champions New Zealand.Nine players from this year’s World Cup squad have been named, with midcourter Kelsey Browne (injured), defender April Brandley (pregnant) and shooter-wing attack Steph Wood (resting) out. Melbourne Vixens shooter Tegan Philip and Collingwood Magpies midcourter Ash Brazill have been recalled.“I would like to commend Ash Brazill, Tegan Philip, Laura Scherian and Maddy Turner on their selection following their outstanding Suncorp Super Netball seasons,” Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander said.“They’ve shown they have what it takes to perform against the world’s best, standing up in key moments, and we’re thrilled to welcome them into the team.“My fellow selectors Annie Sargeant, Michelle Wilkins and I believe this is the combination of players that we need to face an incredibly strong Silver Ferns team, with flexibility right across the court and a great mix of experienced talent and exciting up-and-comers.”Five more players have also been added to round out the Diamonds’ 2019-20 squad – Wood, uncapped shooter Kiera Austin, defender Emily Mannix and midcourters Kate Moloney and Gabi Simpson.Previous squad member and senior midcourter Kim Ravaillion opted out of selection for 2019-20.Alexander will bring up her 100th match at the helm in the second Test at Auckland’s Spark Arena on 16 October. The series starts on 13 October at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena.Following the Auckland match, the series moves to Australia with Tests at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 20 October and Perth’s RAC Arena on 27 October.Australia hold the Constellation Cup and have won eight of the nine series, including all of the last six. The series marks the first meeting between the great rivals since the Silver Ferns’s one-goal World Cup-final win over the Diamonds in June.Diamonds squad: Caitlin Bassett (Giants), Ash Brazill (Magpies), Courtney Bruce (Fever), Paige Hadley (Swifts), Sarah Klau (Swifts), Tegan Philip (Vixens), Jamie-Lee Price (Giants), Laura Scherian (Lightning), Caitlin Thwaites (Vixens), Gretel Tippett (Firebirds), Maddy Turner (Swifts), Liz Watson (Vixens), Jo Weston (Vixens). Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img

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