Get to know your Diamonds: Clare McMeniman

Australian Diamonds v England Test 2- Canberra Australia's Clare McMeniman and England's Rachel Dunn

Clare McMeniman makes her return to international netball in the Constellation Cup squad after her Diamonds debut at the 2014 International Test Series. This determined defender was a hard-working Diamonds training partner in the lead up to Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015.

DOB: 11/7/1985
Height: 185cm
Positions: GD, WD

Five minutes with Clare McMeniman

Do you have any pets? We have 4 brown chickens who are known collectively as Destiny’s Child because they’ve got some serious swagger.

Favourite TV show?
 Orange is the new Black, Suits and Australian Story

Do you have any lucky charms or superstitions?
 I’m not really into superstitions but I definitely have a game day routine.

Favourite pizza topping?
 Anything with olives!

Favourite pre-game meal?
 I like eating breakfast options pre-game like porridge with a banana and honey or poached eggs on toast

What do you like to do outside of netball? 
Read, spend time with family and friends and shop chickens

What is your guilty pleasure? Sleeping in

Most played song on your playlist?
 Currently it’s Disclosure ft Sam Smith: Omen

Green juices or cake?
 Ploise! Cake every single time with cream and possibly ice-cream

Who would play you in a movie?
 hhhmmmm not sure….

Your toughest life lesson?
 That patience is a virtue and to never forget how valuable your family are.

Advice for young netballers? To always train the way that you want to play….and to have fun!

Finish this sentence

The item I can’t go on tour without is… some form of device to stay in touch with family and friends

Books next to my bed... I just finished Girl on the Train

With my last ten dollars I’d… buy some fruit and vege seeds to grow my own garden (well my boyfriend would look after it but I’d be happy to eat the food)

My biggest inspiration… comes from those around me- my team mates, friends and family.

My favourite coloured ASICS are… usually white….boring I know.

Follow Clare McMeniman on Instagram: @claremcmeniman. Read her full biography and netball achievements here.