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15th December, 1970
Place of Birth
New South Wales
20th July, 1994
There was almost a decade between Natalie Avellino’s two stays in the Australian squad.
Her first stint came in the mid 1990’s when she was part of the Australian team that won the 1995 Netball World Cup title in England. She returned to the national squad in 2004 for another two-year stint where she was part of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games silver medal team.
She announced her retirement from international netball in 2006.
In July 2000 Avellino was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for her contribution to netball and, in 2006, played her 100th Commonwealth Bank Trophy match in a “guest” appearance for the AIS Darters.
Avellino also played in New Zealand’s domestic competition and spent a season as co-coach of the Southern Steel in the ANZ Championship having previously worked as a commentator.