New South Wales Swifts midcourter Paige Hadley has been elevated into the 19-person Samsung Australian Diamonds squad ahead of the 2019 Netball World Cup.
Hadley was rewarded by selectors for her outstanding performances at the five-day Samsung Diamonds training camp which concluded in Canberra yesterday.
Samsung Diamonds head coach Lisa Alexander said she’s delighted to welcome Hadley back into the Diamonds program.
“Paige was part of the victorious 2015 Netball World Cup Diamonds team and part of our squad from 2013 to 2018, so we’re thrilled to have Paige and her extensive experience back within our program,” she said.
“Paige’s efforts on and off the court over the past five days at camp have been outstanding – she has really impressed myself and my fellow selectors.”
Hadley was one of five invited into the Samsung Diamonds camp to train alongside the current squad and has been elevated based on her performances over the five days.
Hadley debuted as a Diamond in 2013 against Malawi in Newcastle and is now the co-vice-captain of the NSW Swifts.
The 2019 Netball World Cup team will be announced in late May and the Netball World Cup will take place in Liverpool from 12-21 July.
Current Samsung Diamonds squad:
April Brandley – New South Wales – Magpies Netball
Caitlin Bassett – Western Australia – GIANTS Netball
Caitlin Thwaites – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
Courtney Bruce – Western Australia – West Coast Fever
Emily Mannix – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
Gabi Simpson – New South Wales – Queensland Firebirds
Gretel Tippett – Queensland – Queensland Firebirds
Jamie-Lee Price – New South Wales – GIANTS Netball
Jess Anstiss – Western Australia – West Coast Fever
Jo Weston – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
Kate Moloney – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
Kelsey Browne – Victoria – Magpies Netball
Kiera Austin – New South Wales – GIANTS Netball
Kim Ravaillion – New South Wales – Magpies Netball
Liz Watson – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
Paige Hadley – New South Wales – NSW Swifts
Sarah Klau – South Australia – NSW Swifts
Stephanie Wood – Queensland – Sunshine Coast Lightning
Tegan Philip – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens