Renae Hallinan

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Renae Hallinan
Personal information
Full name Renae Hallinan
Born (1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 28)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height 178cm
School Mater Christi College
Carey Baptist Grammar School
University La Trobe University
Netball career
Playing position(s): C, WD
Last updated: 1 May 2010

Renae Hallinan (born 18 July 1986 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian international netballer. Primarily a wing-defence and centre player, Hallinan is a member of the Australian national team and plays in the ANZ Championship for the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Domestic career[edit]

She started her career with the Melbourne Phoenix and played with them for 5 seasons in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy. Hallinan then joined the Melbourne Vixens in 2008 in the new ANZ Championships. In 2009, Hallinan was an integral member of the Melbourne Vixens lineup that won the Vixens' first ANZ Championship Premiership over the Adelaide Thunderbirds. In July 2011, it was announced that Hallinan would be joining the Adelaide Thunderbirds for the 2012 and 2013 season. Hallinan is the current captain of the Adelaide Thunderbirds. In August 2014 Hallinan announced via Twitter that she would be marrying Basketballer Joe Ingles

International career[edit]

In 2002 Hallinan's Australian career began by captaining the Under 16 national team. In 2006-07 Hallinan was part of the Australian Under 21 team. In 2008 Hallinan joined the Australian National Squad for the first time but failed to make the top 12. In 2009 Hallinan received the International Player of the Year. In 2013 Hallinan had a stand out year in both the ANZ Championships and on the International State. This earnt her International Player of the Year and the Liz Ellis Diamond.

Hallinan's consistently brilliant performances in the 2009 ANZ Championship Season caught the eye of national coach Norma Plummer, earning her her first selection in the nation’s top 12. Hallinan made her much anticipated international debut for the Australian Diamonds against New Zealand in September 2009, owning the wing defence position for the entire international season. Her performances on the world stage were so impressive that she was awarded the 2009 International Player of the Year Award.

Major achievements[edit]

  • Australian Diamonds Commonwealth Games Team 2014 (Gold Medalists)
  • Liz Ellis Diamond Winner 2013
  • Australian Diamonds International Player of the Year 2013
  • Tanya Denver Award 2013
  • Adelaide Thunderbirds Premiership 2013
  • Australian 2010 Commonwealth Games Team (Silver medalists)
  • Australian Diamonds International Player of the Year 2009
  • Melbourne Vixens Premiership 2009
  • Vixens Excellence in Life & Sport Award 2009
  • Vixens Coaches’ Award 2009