Stephanie Wood

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Stephanie Wood
Personal information
Full name Stephanie Wood
Born (1991-11-28) 28 November 1991 (age 27)
Height 175 cm
Netball career
Playing position(s): GA, WA
Years Club team(s) Apps
2012 Queensland Firebirds 0
2015-2016 New South Wales Swifts
2017- SC Lightning
Years National team(s) Caps
2017- Australia 20

Stephanie Wood (born 28 November 1991 in Queensland, Australia) is an Australian netball player. She plays for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Suncorp Super Netball league. At 175 cm, she is predominately a goal attack, but also plays wing attack.[1]

Career[edit]

After receiving the coveted Gweneth Benzie Award[2] – a prestigious honour given to an AIS netballer who displays all the attributes to one day represent the Australian Netball Diamonds in 2011, Wood was called up as a replacement player for the Queensland Firebirds in the ANZ Championship during the 2012 season. She never took the court and was not offered a contract for the 2013 ANZ Championship season. In 2015, Wood joined the NSW Swifts and made several appearances, impressing particularly in the Wing Attack position. Wood remained with the Swifts again in 2016, featuring regularly at both Goal Attack and Wing Attack including in the Grand Final, which the Swifts ultimately lost to the Firebirds. Later that year, Wood made her Australian Netball Diamonds debut against South Africa, entering the game in the final quarter at Goal Attack and scoring 5 goals from 6 attempts. Wood currently plays for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Suncorp Super Netball competition, where they won the 2017 championship with Wood being a key contributor.

This creative and court smart goal attack has captained Queensland in underage competitions, was a member of the Australian U/21 team in 2011, and in the same year was the joint recipient of the coveted Gweneth Benzie Award; an honour given to a netballer on an AIS Scholarship considered to have the greatest potential to represent Australia as an Australian Diamond. She shared the club's Player of the Year award with teammate Karla Pretorius for their performances in the 2018 season.[3] She has won premierships with the Lightning in 2017 and 2018.

She was selected in the Australian Diamonds squad for the 2018/19 international season.[4] Stephanie was crucial in Lightinings win against the Vixens in the last game of the season in 2018.

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 QLD Fusion MVP
  • 2011 Gweneth Benzie Award - awarded to the athlete considered to have the greatest potential to represent Australia as an Australian Diamond [5]

Netball Career Facts[edit]

  • 2014 QLD Fusion MVP
  • 2009–2014 Queensland Fusion ANL Team[6]
  • 2011 Australian 21/U Team
  • 2010–2011 Australian Institute of Sport scholarship recipient
  • 2010 Australian 19/U Team
  • 2010 Australian 19/U Champion with Queensland, Tournament MVP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSW Swifts Player Profile". Archived from the original on 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Stephanie Wood - a Netballer on the Rise!". GAME Clothing.
  3. ^ "Stars shine at end of season awards ceremony". Sunshine Coast Lightning. 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "17-strong Diamonds squad named for International Test Series". Netball Australia. 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Stephanie Wood - a Netballer on the Rise!". GAME Clothing.
  6. ^ ANL Statistics http://stephaniewood.prospectsites.com. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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