Netball: West Coast Fever defender Courtney Bruce been named in Commonwealth Games squad


West Coast Fever defender Courtney Bruce has been named in the Australian Diamonds’ Commonwealth Games squad. Picture: Naomi Baker
West Coast Fever defender Courtney Bruce has been named in the Australian Diamonds’ Commonwealth Games squad. Picture: Naomi Baker

WEST Coast Fever defender Courtney Bruce has been named in the Australian Diamonds’ Commonwealth Games squad.

Bruce is one of two West Australians in the host nation’s pool of 12, joining former Fever shooter Caitlin Bassett who was named Australian captain

Fever head coach Stacey Marinkovich put Bruce’s selection down to hard work and dedication.

“Courtney set herself the goal of being selected for the Commonwealth Games and put in an immense amount of work to achieve that, and we are incredibly proud of the successes she has had at both the domestic and international level,” she said.

“Courtney is a product of the West Australian netball pathway, and a fantastic role model for the next generation of netballers, and I know she is someone who will represent our club, state and nation with great pride.”

The 24-year-old has had an impressive 12 months after earning her international debut last year and winning the Fever’s Players Player of the Year Award and People’s Choice Award.

Australia opens its Commonwealth Games campaign against Northern Ireland on April 5.

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