In 2017 Netball ACT formed a strategic alliance with Netball NSW that saw a new Canberra GIANTS team compete in the 2017 Australian Netball League (ANL).

The Canberra GIANTS team consists of ACT and NSW players, providing a great opportunity for players to showcase their netball talents on the national stage.

The ANL is a feeder competition for the new national competition, Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) with coaches keeping a watchful eye on young talent coming through the ranks.

Local ACT players will train in Canberra throughout the week before joining their NSW teammates for training sessions in Sydney on a regular basis in the lead up to and during the ANL season.

Canberra’s Sharyn Hill was selected as one of two Canberra GIANTS Co Coaches and oversees training sessions in the ACT.

Canberra hosted two games, one in front of a sell-out crowd at the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre, and the other at the AIS Arena after the GIANTS Netball match. Canberra GIANTS finished third in their debut season of the Australian Netball League.


Canberra GIANTS Team

Ashleigh Fong

Georgia Clayden

Kara Styles

Leah Price

Leigh Kalsbeek

Madeline Woods

Melissa Tallent

Natalie Eldridge

Sarah Tatam

Shannon O’Connor

Amy Parmenter

Kiera Austin

Maddie Hay

Teigan O’Shannassy


Canberra GIANTS Staff

Co-Head Coach – Sharyn Hill

Co-Head Coach – Maria Lynch

Manager – Nicole Bowles

Physiotherapist – Gemma Vale

Performance Analyst – Krystle Tate


2017 Australian Netball League Fixtures

 2017 ANL Fixture – Canberra GIANTS Hosted Games
1Sat 18 Feb7:30pmCanberra GIANTS v NNSW WaratahsSOPSCHERE
Sun 19 Feb12pmCanberra GIANTS v NNSW WaratahsGNCHERE
2Sat 25 Feb4pmCanberra GIANTS v Western StingGNCHERE
Sun 26 Feb11amCanberra GIANTS v Western StingGNCHERE
5Sat 18 Mar6pmCanberra GIANTS v Southern ForceACT Netball CentreHERE
Sun 19 Mar3:30pmCanberra GIANTS v Southern ForceAIS ArenaHERE
7Sat 1 Apr5pmCanberra GIANTS v QLD FusionGNCHERE
Sun 2 Apr12pmCanberra GIANTS v QLD FusionGNCHERE