Jane Altschwager

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Jane Altschwager
Personal information
Born (1980-08-25) 25 August 1980 (age 37)
Millicent, South Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GS, GA
Years Club team(s) Apps
1997–99, 2001–03
2000, 2004–07
Sydney Swifts
Hunter Jaegers
Adelaide Thunderbirds
Central Pulse

Years National team(s) Caps
2000–05 Australia 7
Last updated: 26 October 2010

Jane Altschwager (born 25 August 1980 in Millicent, South Australia) is a former Australian netball player. Altschwager started her netball career in 1994 playing for New South Wales, in the Australian State Netball League, somehow, despite being a 14-year-old in South Australia. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. In 1997 she signed with the Sydney Swifts in the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Trophy, becoming co-captain in 1999. Altschwager earned a spot in the Australian national team in 2000, remaining with the side until 2005 and playing in seven test matches.[1] Also in 2000, Altschwager left the Sydney Swifts to play with the Hunter Jaegers. She returned to the Sydney Swifts the following year, remaining with them until 2005 when she moved back to the Jaegers. She then played as captain of the Jaegers until her retirement in 2007.[2][3] Altschwager came out of retirement in 2009 to play for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the ANZ Championship.[4]

For the 2010 season, she signed with the Central Pulse in New Zealand, where she became captain.[5]

In 2011, she returned to Adelaide to do stadium announcer for the Thunderbirds. Her playing had been reduced to a lower level side called Jaguars.[6] Already before Altschwager had worked as a netball commentator on ABC Radio and television.[5] She was also a contestant in the television game show Wipeout Australia in 2009.[7]


  1. ^ "2010 ANZ Championship profile: Jane Altschwager". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  2. ^ ABC Sport. "2006 Hunter Jaegers profile". Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "2009 Adelaide Thunderbirds team profile". Archived from the original on January 27, 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  4. ^ FOX Sports online (26 August 2008). "Altschwager out of retirement". Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Miles, Penny (12 September 2009). "Former Aussie's chance to shine for the Pulse". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/altschwager-scoring-goals-from-sidelines/story-e6frecj3-1226049461164
  7. ^ "Thunderbirds' Jane gets down and dirty". Adelaide Now. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009.