Origin Australian Diamonds Unveil 2024-25 Squad

The Origin Australian Diamonds have revealed their squad for the 2024-25 season as they prepare for the upcoming Netball World Cup in Sydney in 2027.

The 18-strong squad includes three debutants – Ash Ervin, Georgie Horjus, and Hannah Mundy, along with returning athletes such as Liz Watson and Paige Hadley. Two invitee athletes, Lucy Austin and Emily Mannix, will also join the squad to enhance depth.

Head coach Stacey Marinkovich expressed excitement about the squad’s potential and the blend of experience and youth. She emphasized the importance of evolving and raising the bar to maintain the team’s success.

The selection process was thorough, with Marinkovich and national selectors Anne Sargeant OAM and Michelle Wilkins carefully choosing the squad members. The coach highlighted the impressive talent in the Suncorp Super Netball League and praised the new additions for their skills and dedication.

The squad will focus on building connections on and off the court as they aim to excel in international netball. The upcoming Netball World Cup in 2027 is seen as a significant moment for the sport in Australia and globally.

Overall, the Origin Australian Diamonds are poised to evolve, grow, and face the challenges of elite netball with their talented roster.

Biography: Liz Watson

Liz Watson is a professional netball player from Victoria, Australia. She was born on March 30, 1994, and began her netball career at a young age. Watson excelled in the sport throughout her education and eventually joined the Sunshine Coast Lightning team.

Her notable achievements include being part of the Origin Australian Diamonds squad and winning the World Championships in 2023. Watson is known for her exceptional skills on the court and leadership qualities as the team’s captain.

Off the court, Watson is actively involved in community initiatives and promoting women’s sports. She continues to inspire young athletes with her dedication and passion for netball.