Julie Corletto

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Julie Corletto
Personal information
Full name Julie Corletto (née Prendergast)
Born (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 27)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Spouse Daryl Corletto
Relatives Ian Prendergast (AFL player)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GD, GK, WD
Last updated: 2009-03-27

Julie Corletto (née Prendergast; born 31 October 1986) is an Australian international netball player. She usually plays in the positions of goal defence and goal keeper.

Career[edit]

Corletto started playing netball at aged 10 in home town of Kerang. She made her Commonwealth Bank Trophy debut at the age of 16 for the Melbourne Phoenix, where her style of defence saw her named Netball Australia's best new talent. She was selected in the Australian open squad at the age of 17. In 2005 she captained the Australian U/21 team to a bronze medal at the World Youth Championships, while on the comeback trail from a stress fracture in her foot.

In 2007 Corletto was recruited from the Melbourne Phoenix to cross-town rivals, Melbourne Kestrels. Also that year, she was named in the Australian national team to tour England in a tri-series. However, after injuring her ankle in the first minutes of the season opener, the local derby between Phoenix and Kestrels, she was forced to pull out, with Melbourne Kestrels team-mate Rebecca Bulley called up in her place. But a few months later Corletto went on to make an impressive debut for Australia against Jamaica, and played goal defence during a subsequent Australian series win against New Zealand. In November 2007, she won her first ever world championship title, as the youngest member of the victorious Australian team.

In 2008 Corletto signed with the Melbourne Vixens to play in the new trans-Tasman ANZ Championship. She will again play for the Vixens in the 2009 season, after marrying Melbourne Tigers basketballer Daryl Corletto. Once again, Corletto has signed with the Vixens to play the 2010 season. Corletto is the younger sister of former AFL footballer Ian Prendergast.

In 2012 it was announced that Corletto would be playing for the New Zealand team the Northern Mystics for the 2013 season, following her husband Daryl Corletto who re-signed with the New Zealand Breakers. After the 2014 ANZ Championship season Corletto signed with Australian team the NSW Swifts after her husband picked up a job with his former ANBL club in Melbourne. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dana Johannsen "Netball: Sport's courting couple reunited as Mystic's new signing hits town" New Zealand, 28 August 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.