The 29-year-old, who recently competed for WA at the Australian Indoor Netball Nationals in Perth last month, said she had worked hard for selection and was proud to be part of the team.
‘I worked extremely hard to put myself into contention for selection,’ she said.
‘I lost 28kg in eight weeks and got myself fighting fit, all while nursing a grade four tear of my perineal, which really should have seen me sidelined for a minimum of six months.
‘So to be able to take to the court only eight weeks post-baby was a miracle in itself and not to mention a huge risk which has paid off.’
Mazzini, who will fund her estimated $5000 travel costs herself, said she was hoping to gain sponsorship to help fulfil her dream.
‘Playing for Australia and to represent my country in a sport I am so passionate about has been a dream of mine for a very long time,’ she said.
‘I am very excited to be selected and I hope that my story inspires others in the community to achieve their goals.’