Stephanie Wood

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Stephanie Wood
Stephanie Wood.jpg
Personal information
Born (1991-11-28) 28 November 1991 (age 30) [1]
Hyde Park, Queensland[2][3][4]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Netball career
Playing position(s): GA, WA
Years Club team(s) Apps
2008–2013 Suncoast Lynx
2009 → Carina Tigers
2009–2014 Queensland Fusion
2010–2011AIS
2012Queensland Firebirds 0
2014–2016 New South Wales Swifts
2015NNSW Waratahs
2016– Sunshine Coast Lightning
Years National team(s) Caps
2017– Australia 30 [1]

Stephanie Wood (born 28 November 1991), also known as Steph Wood, is an Australia netball international. Wood was a member of the Australia teams that won the silver medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and at the 2019 Netball World Cup. Between 2015 and 2016, Wood played for New South Wales Swifts in the ANZ Championship. Since 2017 she has played for Sunshine Coast Lightning in Suncorp Super Netball. Between 2015 and 2019, she featured in five successive grand finalist squads, winning premierships with Sunshine Coast Lightning in 2017 and 2018.

Early life and family[edit]

Wood was born in Hyde Park, Queensland. Her family moved around because her father served in the Australian Defence Force. The family eventually settled in Brisbane and Brendale. She is the youngest of three girls. Her two older sisters, Jodie and Lacey, also played netball.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Wood started playing netball when she was six and was playing in division one with the Pine Rivers Netball Association when she was twelve.[6][7][9] She represented Netball Queensland at under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels. In 2010 she captained the under-19 team to an Australian National Netball Championships title and was named Tournament MVP.[10][11][12][13][14] Wood also played for both Suncoast Lynx and Carina Tigers in the Queensland State Netball League.[6][12][13][15][16]

Queensland Fusion[edit]

Between 2009 and 2014, Wood played for Queensland Fusion in the Australian Netball League. In 2014 she was a member of the Fusion team that finished as runners up in the ANL. She was also named the 2014 Queensland Fusion MVP.[6][12][13][17][18][19] While playing for Fusion, Wood was also called up as a replacement player for Queensland Firebirds during the 2012 ANZ Championship season. However she never made a senior appearance for Firebirds.[5][20][21]

Australian Institute of Sport[edit]

Between 2010 and 2011, Wood played for the Australian Institute of Sport.[5][9][14][22] In 2011 she won the Gweneth Benzie Award for the best player in the program.[11][23]

New South Wales Swifts[edit]

In 2014 Wood signed for New South Wales Swifts. She subsequently made her ANZ Championship debut with Swifts in a 2015 Round 2 match against Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.[9][23][24][25] During 2015, Wood also played for NNSW Waratahs in the Australian Netball League. Wood played for Swifts in two successive grand finals in 2015 and 2016. However, on both occasions they lost out to Queensland Firebirds.[26][27][28][29][30]

Sunshine Coast Lightning[edit]

Since 2017, Wood has played for Sunshine Coast Lightning in Suncorp Super Netball. Together with Caitlin Bassett, she was one of the first players to join the new franchise.[4][12][13][31][32] Wood was a member of the Lighting teams that won the 2017 and 2018 Suncorp Super Netball titles. In 2018 she was named Lightning's Members' Player of the Year. She also shared the main MVP award with Karla Pretorius.[33][34][35][36][37]

Grand finals Team Place Opponent Goals
1 2015 New South Wales Swifts Runners up Queensland Firebirds
2 2016[38][26] New South Wales Swifts Runners up Queensland Firebirds Goals scored 3/4 (75%) [39]
3 2017[33][34] Sunshine Coast Lightning Winners Giants Netball Goals scored 16/20 (80%)
4 2018[36] Sunshine Coast Lightning Winners West Coast Fever Goals scored 17/20 (85%)
5 2019[40][41] Sunshine Coast Lightning Runners up New South Wales Swifts Goals scored 8/14 (57%)

Australia[edit]

Wood made her senior debut for Australia on 27 August 2016 against South Africa during the 2016 Netball Quad Series.[1][2][9][42][43][44] She had previously represented Australia at under-19 and under-21 levels.[17][10][45] Wood was subsequently a member of the Australia teams that won the silver medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games[3][46] and at the 2019 Netball World Cup.[47][48]

Tournaments Place
2016 Netball Quad Series[42][43][44] 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2018 Commonwealth Games[3][46] 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2018 Netball Quad Series (September)[49] 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2019 Netball Quad Series[50] 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2019 Netball World Cup[47][48] 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Honours[edit]

Australia
Sunshine Coast Lightning
New South Wales Swifts
Queensland Fusion

References[edit]

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