West Coast Fever defender Courtney Bruce has been named in the 14-person Samsung Diamonds squad for the 2018 Netball Quad Series in England and South Africa.
The selection caps off an impressive month for the young West Australian, who made a memorable Diamonds debut, hauling in four interceptions and 11 deflections against England in August to be named Samsung Player of the Match.
The 23-year-old delivered outstanding performances in both the Quad Series and Constellation Cup, finishing with 19 interceptions and 45 deflections from seven games, and said she was proud to get another opportunity in the green and gold.
“It means the world to me,” she said.
“I’m keen to see how much more I can improve my game and challenge myself to get more ball.”
“I’ve learnt a lot about myself as a player and person from the last Quad Series, and was able to implement some changes in the Constellation Cup, so I am excited to see what I can put out on court in January.”
West Coast Fever Executive Officer Tamara Sheppard congratulated Bruce.
“Courtney is an incredibly dedicated athlete, and it’s exciting to see her selected in the Diamonds squad once again,” Sheppard said.
“Her performances in the Quad Series and Constellation Cup were outstanding, so it’s just reward for the significant amount of hard work she has put in both on and off the court.”
“We wish Courtney the best of luck for the Quad Series and look forward to seeing her take the court in the green and gold dress once again.”
The 2018 Quad Series Tour runs from January 14 – 30 in England and South Africa.
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2018 Netball Quad Series Squad
Caitlin BASSETT, April BRANDLEY, Courtney BRUCE, Paige HADLEY, Sharni LAYTON, Kate MOLONEY, Susan PETTITT, Kim RAVAILLION, Gabi SIMPSON, Caitlin THWAITES, Gretel TIPPETT, Liz WATSON, Jo WESTON, Stephanie WOOD
2018 Samsung Diamonds Netball Quad Series Fixtures
South Africa SPAR Proteas v Samsung Diamonds | Saturday 20 January | London
England Roses v Samsung Diamonds | Monday 22 January | London
New Zealand Silver Ferns v Samsung Diamonds | Sunday 28 January | Johannesburg