Donnell Wallam to make Australian Diamonds debut in England Vitality Roses series

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The Australian Diamonds will meet England for a three-Test sequence at the end of October; the Diamonds gained the latest Commonwealth Games competitors and beat England within the semi-finals; England will take on Uganda in three Tests stay on Sky Sports forward of their tour to Australia

Last Updated: 27/09/22 10:22am

Donnell Wallam beforehand made her mark in England with Leeds Rhinos Netball (Image Credit: Ben Lumley)

Donnell Wallam is set to make her debut for the Australian Diamonds in their forthcoming three-Test sequence against England’s Vitality Roses.

The series marks the second part of each England’s and Australia’s winter fixtures. England begin by taking up Uganda in October and Australia meet New Zealand in the Constellation Cup.

Australia’s head coach Stacey Marinkovich has named two separate squads for his or her contests, with Wallam being one of many people arriving for the sequence against England solely.

The Firebirds and former Leeds Rhinos Netball athlete was a training companion with the Diamonds’ gold medal-winning Commonwealth Games staff.

The 6ft 2in shooter is a former state basketball participant and somebody who arrived at netball late in her sporting profession. She solely began taking half in netball on the elite stage two years before signing for Leeds Rhinos in 2020 and proved early on that she was able to deliver under huge stress.

Australia’s Constellation Cup and England Series fixtures

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Midcourter and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ash Brazill has not made herself obtainable for choice after deciding to take a break and spend time together with her household.

Captain Liz Watson and vice-captain Steph Wood are each a part of the Constellation Cup squad, however the Diamonds will be led by others after they face England.

“The upcoming worldwide sequence towards New Zealand and England provides us a unique opportunity to continue to solidify what we’ve been constructing during the last 18 months and what we delivered from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,” Marinkovich said.

“While we are extraordinarily proud of the end result just lately achieved at the Commonwealth Games and we learned that the depth and aggressive nature of international netball is ferocious.

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“I am wanting forward to reconnecting with our squad as everybody shall be refreshed and re-energised to align our focus in course of the 2023 Netball World Cup,” Marinkovich continued.

“We will proceed to develop and problem the depth of our squad enabling gamers to make their contribution in building our means forward.”

Constellation Cup squad: Amy Parmenter, Cara Koenen, Courtney Bruce, Gretel Bueta, Jamie-Lee Price, Kate Moloney, Kiera Austin, Liz Watson, Maddy Proud, Ruby Bakewell-Doran, Sarah Klau, Sophie Dwyer, Steph Wood and Sunday Aryang.

England Series squad: Amy Parmenter, Cara Koenen, Courtney Bruce, Donnell Wallam, Gretel Bueta, Jamie-Lee Price, Joanna Weston, Kate Moloney, Kiera Austin, Maddy Proud, Maddy Turner, Paige Hadley, Sarah Klau and Sophie Garbin.

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