Carla Borrego

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Carla Borrego
Personal information
Full name Carla Borrego (née Williams)
Born (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 33)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Country Jamaica
Sport Basketball, Netball
Club Basketball: Miami Hurricanes
Netball: Adelaide Thunderbirds

Carla Borrego (née Williams; born 11 November 1983) is a Jamaican-Australian international basketball and netball player.


Early career[edit]

Borrego grew up playing netball in Jamaica, but gave up the sport for a time to play women's basketball, first at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale before gaining a scholarship to the University of Miami.[1]

Before her move to the United States in 2004, Borrego was a member of the Jamaican national netball team at the 2003 World Netball Championships in Kingston, where she was the second most prolific shooter of the tournament.[2][3] Her studies in the United States prevented her from playing for Jamaica in the 2007 World Netball Championships,[4] but she played domestic netball for the Waulgrovians.[5] In 2010, Borrego made herself available for selection in the Jamaican national team[6] but later withdrew.[7]

Australian career[edit]

Borrego played for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australasian ANZ Championship.[8]

In 2011, in the fifth round against the Queensland Firebirds, Borrego played at the Goal Keeper position for the very first time. She played at that position again in round 11 against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. After the ANZ Championship, Borrego was invited to the Australian National Netball Team's selection camp as a training partner, but was ineligible to be in the Diamond's squad. As a result, Borrego did not compete in the 2011 World Netball Championship for Australia.

In 2015, Borrego became an Australian citizenship, making her eligible for future selection to the Australian national team. However, due to a constant ankle injury that plagued her throughout the 2016 season, she decided to retire in the penultimate game of the season. [9][10]


  1. ^ Francis, Thomas (24 September 2009). "Two-Sport Star Makes Career Choice: Netball!". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Archived from the original on 28 September 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Partland, Warren (24 September 2009). "Thunderbirds on verge of coup". The Advertiser. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Brett (10 June 2010). "Thunderbirds Jamaican shooting star Carla Borrego". ABC Radio Adelaide (online). Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  4. ^ NZPA (6 July 2010). "Borrego makes most of netball resurrection". Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sunshine girl Carla Williams-Borrego signs for ANZ Championship team Adelaide Thunderbirds". Irie FM (online). 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Lowe, Andrew (4 January 2010). "Carla Williams eyes Sunshine Girls return". The Jamaica Star. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Partland, Warren (12 November 2010). "Borrego want (sic) to play for Australia". The Advertiser. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Partland, Warren (4 November 2009). "Star import Carla Borrego spurs title hopes". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  9. ^ Borrego becomes Australian citizen
  10. ^ New Australian citizen Carla Borrego no longer an import for Adelaide Thunderbirds

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