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6th January, 1988
Place of Birth
12th June, 2011
With a big on court personality, both in playing style and vocals, Layton’s career in netball has reflected that. Beginning with the Vixens in 2008 before moving to the Thunderbirds in 2010, Layton won both the ANZ Championship Premier Player and the ANZ Championship Mars Red Young Player of the Year.
Her outstanding performance in 2010 led to her appointment on the Diamonds team for 2011 where the team won Gold at the World Championship. A feat she would repeat again in 2015.
However, a downside to her impressive physicality on court is a slew of injuries, from slipped discs, dislocated elbows and ruptured ankle ligaments. In 2012 she took the season off due to a knee injury but rallied for 2013 where she again won the ANZ Championship Premier Player as a Thunderbird.
Layton was a part of the Gold medal winning 2014 Commonwealth Games team and in the same year moved to the NSW Swifts where she continued receiving accolade after accolade, taking home the MVP ANZ Championship Australian Player in 2015 and 2016, as well as winning the International Player of the Year award in 2016. She also captained the Diamonds from late 2016 during the 2017 Quad series.
Layton took time off in 2017 to look after her mental health, prior to that she had played every International Test from 2016. She came back in 2018 for a final year with the Collingwood Magpies before retiring from Netball to play AFLW.