Gretel Tippett

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Gretel Tippett
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Tippett in 2016
Personal information
Full name Gretel Tippett
Born (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 25)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Relatives Kurt Tippett, Joel Tippett (Brothers)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GA, GS, WA
Years Club team(s) Apps
2013 Queensland Firebirds
2014 New South Wales Swifts
2015–present Queensland Firebirds
Years National team(s) Caps
Australian Under 21

Gretel Tippett (born 3 July 1993) is an Australian netball player and former WNBL basketball player.[1]


Tippett played for the Australian Institute of Sport in the Women's National Basketball League during the 2010/2011 season.She played half the season with the Logan Thunder in the 2011/2012 season and was named Rookie of the Year for WNBL in 2011 before pulling out due to glandular fever. She also played in 3 junior World Championships - 2009 U/19 World Championships in Thailand where Australia placed 5th. 2010 u/17 World Championships in France where Australia placed 7th and 2011 u/19 World Championships in Chile where Australia placed 4th. [2] In a 24 November 2010 game for the team against the Canberra Capitals, she scored thirteen points and had ten rebounds.[2]


In March 2012, Tippett made the switch from Basketball to Netball, registering as a goal attack, goal shooter and wing attack.

In 2013, Tippett was used as a replacement player for the Queensland Firebirds for the injured Chelsea Pitman.[3] Later that year, Tippett was selected for the Australian under 21 netball team for the 2013 World Youth Netball Championship in Glasgow, Scotland,[4] where Australia finished second, and announced that she was joining the NSW Swifts.[4]

Tippett made her ANZ Championship debut in Round 5 of the 2014 ANZ Championship after signing with the NSW Swifts for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

At the end of the 2014 season, Tippett was released from her contract with the NSW Swifts a year early to return home to be closer to family, signing with the Queensland Firebirds for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. She was selected in the Australian Diamonds squad for the 2018/19 international season.[5]

National netball representation[edit]

  • 2013 Australian Fast5 Flyers
  • 2013 Australian 21/U World Youth Netball Championship Team
  • 2014 Netball Centre of Excellence Program
  • 2014 ANZ Championship debut
  • 2013 Australian Fast5 Flyers – Silver Medallists
  • 2013 Australian World Youth Netball Championship silver medal


  1. ^ a b "Gretel Tippett". Netball Australia. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Tuxworth, Jon (25 November 2010). "AIS star struck by Payne of moving on - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Gretel's code switch set for fairytale ending". ANZ Championship. 11 May 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b Partland, Warren (30 July 2013). "Gretel Tippett joins NSW Swifts for next season". The Advertiser. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  5. ^ "17-strong Diamonds squad named for International Test Series". Netball Australia. 15 July 2018.