Diamonds camp invitees named

2014 Round 9 ANZ Championship gameFirebirds v FeverNETBALL Australia has confirmed Kate Moloney, Clare McMeniman, Jacinta Messer and Verity Simmons have been invited to join the Australian Diamonds’ squad at next week’s selection camp in Canberra. 

The four invitees will provide additional support to the 18-player squad for the three match play trials being held ahead of the selection of the Australian Commonwealth Games netball team next Wednesday afternoon.

2014 Round 4 ANZ Championship game - Vixens v MagicThe three-day selection trials are being held at the new Centre of Excellence for netball at the Australian Institute of Sport, beginning on Monday.

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Messer, McMeniman and Simmons will join Queensland Firebirds teammates Laura Geitz, Kim Ravaillion and Gabi Simpson in Canberra while the ANZ Championship league leading Melbourne Vixens will have six representatives at the camp with Moloney’s inclusion as an invitee.

Australian coach Lisa Alexander said the four athletes are excited to be involved.

“It’s nice recognition of their current form,” Alexander said.

“The four invitees will support the Diamonds squad at next week’s camp, providing additional numbers for the match play trials as we carefully manage the players’ workloads during the selection process.”

The Australian Commonwealth Games netball team will be announced in Canberra next Wednesday afternoon.