Giants Kristina Brice, Kristiana Manu’a, Sam Poolman invited to Diamonds camp

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Kristiana Manu’a

A TRIO of Giants have been called up to help prepare
the Diamonds with the task of finishing 2017 with the world
No.1 ranking in netball.

Australian coach Lisa Alexander has invited Kristina Brice,
Kristiana Manu’a and Sam Poolman into the Australian squad to
help prepare two different Diamonds teams for upcoming
international series.


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Kristiana Manu'a made her debut in last year’s Quad series. .

Kristiana Manu’a made her
debut in last year’s Quad series. .
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Sunshine Coast Lightning youngster Laura Scherian has also been
invited in as a training partner as the Diamonds prepare for
the Quad series from August 26 and then the annual
Constellation Cup between Australia and New Zealand in October.

Despite finishing runners-up in the 2017 Super Netball
competition, Susan Pettitt was the only Giant named in a
Diamond team for the upcoming series.

Pettitt will play in the Constellation Cup which is held on
either side of the Tasman with Australian games on October 11
in Adelaide at Sydney on October 14.


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Kristina Brice in action with the Giants.

Kristina Brice in action with
the Giants.
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Giants goalkeeper Sam Poolman pulls in a rebound.

Giants goalkeeper Sam Poolman
pulls in a rebound.
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The Australian camp in Canberra and the international games are
a crucial part of Australia’s preparations for their defence of
the Commonwealth Games netball title on the Gold Coast next
year.

Manu’a, who made her Diamonds debut in August 2016, is on the
comeback from a leg injury which ruled her out for the entire
2017 season.

Brice was bought into the Diamonds touring squad as a training
partner for the Quad series in South Africa and the UK earlier
this year.

Poolman’s defence impressed in Super Netball with the Newcastle
netballer yet to make her Diamonds debut.

Originally published as
Giant opportunity with Diamonds

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