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Meet The Ruby Team

Charlotte Boge

Height: 172cm

Age started playing: 7 years old.

First Junior Team: Brothers Netball Club Bundaberg

Pathway teams: 
Bundaberg Rep,
Bundaberg QPL,
USC Netball Academy,
QLD School Girls U15,
QLD state squad u17,
 USC Thunder u18

Study: Attend Shallom College Bundaberg – Grade 12

Favourite SSN Player: Kim Ravaillion and Kelsey Browne because they are both super fit, and dedicated to their sport

Hopes/Dreams: Hope to study at USC when I finish school and continue to develop my netball skills and journey through the elite pathways.

 

Mary-Ellen Bonser

Nickname: Elle

Height: 172cm

Positions: WA/C

Age started playing: 5 years old.

First Junior Team: Saints Netball Club, Nambour Netball Association.

Pathway teams: 2016/17: SCNA QPL, 2018: Papua New Guinea Opens Team, 2018: Carina Leagues Tiger U19’s Team QSNL 2018: School Girls QLD Team

 

Study: Currently in my Third Year at USC studying Clinical Exercise Physiology

 

Favourite SSN Player: Chelsea Pitman, love the style and way she plays. She manages to get the ball to where she wants past some of the tightest defenders.

Why do you love playing for thunder: Thunder have a very strong community feel to the club. The coaches are supportive and the players no matter which team are all very inclusive and allow you to enjoy your time when all together.

Hopes/Dreams: Would love to see where netball can take me and have the opportunity to move overseas somewhere once I get my degree.

 

Gemma Cowin

Nickname: Gem

Height: 181cm

Positions: GD, GK, WD

Age started playing: 8 years old.

First Junior Team: Meridan Netball Club – CDNA

Pathway Teams: QLD U17 netball state squad 2020, QLD secondary schools 16-19 netball team member 2020m USC Thunder ruby training partner 2020, U16 and U18 thunder team member 2019-20

Study: Bachelor of Nursing Science at USC

Favourite SSN Player: Karla Pretorius because of her ability to read the play and her fast and agile movements on the court.

Hopes/Dreams: To achieve the best in whatever opportunities come my way. To be happy and healthy and enjoy all life experiences.

 

Sarah Harris

Height: 168cm

Positions: C, WA

Age started playing: 7 years old.

First Junior Team: Blue jays, Caboolture Netball Association

Pathway teams: Caboolture QPL and Rep Schoolgirls Regional and QLD U12/U16 QLD U17 state team

Study: Bachelor of Nurse Science at USC

Favourite SSN Player: Kelsey Browne – because of her teamwork, determination and skills

Why do you love playing for thunder? Its high-level netball and quality players

Hopes/Dreams: Play SSN and represent Australia.

 

Tiffany Mackay

Nickname: Tiff, Tiffy

Height:  176cm

Positions: GD, WD

Age started playing: 9 years old.

First Junior Team: Cooloola Club – Noosa Association

Pathway teams: QLD School girls 2018/19, QLD 17s squad 2019-20, QPL sunny coast 2017-19

Study: Grade 12 at Mathew Flinders

Occupation: Part-time at IGA

Favourite SSN Player: Karla Pretorius as I am the height and she plays an amazing GD

Hopes/Dreams: one day hopefully play in the SSN competition

 

Brianna Martyn

Nickname: Bri

Height: 175cm

Positions: C, WA

Age started playing: 7 years old.

First Junior Team: Palmwoods Netball Club

Pathway teams: SCNA Rep and QPL 17’s and 19’s QLD State Team 17U Indigenous 17U team

Study: Bachelor of Second Education and Bachelor of Recreational and Outdoor Environmental Science at USC

Favourite SSN Player: Laura Langman because she is an amazing team player and leader.

Why do you love playing for thunder? Provides a local pathway supported by lightning, a great team environment and I get to play with my friends.

Hopes/Dreams: To eventually make the Sapphire team and one day play SSN.

 

Maci Martyn

Nickname: Mace

Height: 185cm

Positions: GS, GA

Age started playing: 9 years old.

First Junior Team: Mountain Creek Netball Club, CAN

Pathway teams: SCNA, schoolgirls, QLD, academy

Study: Dental assistant traineeship with Tafe

Favourite SSN Player: Steph Wood, I think she is a smart player.

Hopes/Dreams: I want to play professional netball and travel more.

 

Lily McClure

Nickname: Lily

Height: 184cm

Positions: WD, GD, GK

Age started playing: 7 years old.

First Junior Team: Buderim Firebirds, Sunshine Coast Netball Association

Pathway teams: Thunder 16U QLD 17U SCNA QPL and Rep

Study: Year 12 at Sienna Catholic College

Favourite SSN Player: Maddie McAuliffe

Why do you love playing for thunder?  Because of all the knowledge I am gaining, it is a great club, and all the pathways on offer. 

Hopes/Dreams: To one day play for lightning.

 

Abbie Mischke

Nickname: Abs

Height: 173cm

Positions: GA, GS

Age started playing: 8 years old.

First Junior Team: Nambour Christian College, Nambour Netball Association

Pathway teams: U19 QLD state team Squad 2019

 Occupation: Casual at McDonald’s

Favourite SSN Player: Steph Wood because of her long shot and baseline drive

Why do you love playing for thunder?  I love the culture and making lifelong friends.

Hopes/Dreams: Play for lightning one day

 

Jaizdon Sanders

Player Name:  Jaizdon Sanders

Nickname: Jaiz or Jaizy

Height: 181cm

Positions: GA, GS

Age started playing: 10 years old.

First Junior Team: Blazers Netball Club – Bundaberg

Pathway teams: Bundaberg Rep – 2005-18, QLD Schools girls 2006, Thundercats/QPL – 2011-19

Study: Contemplating uni this year, maybe primary teaching

Occupation: Full-time dental assistant with QLD health

Favourite SSN Player: Gretel Tippet – love her style of play and talent.

Hopes/Dreams: Dreams would be to play in SSN. Hope to live a happy healthy life with my beautiful family.

 

Training Partners

Georgia Butt

Nickname: G, G Butt

Height: 170cm

Positions: C, WA

Age started playing: 9 years old.

First Junior Team: Flinders Netball Club, SCNA

Pathway teams: 12 – 15 Rep SCNA, Opens QPL SCNA

 Study: Mathew Flinders Year 11

Favourite SSN Player: Laura Langman, because she motivates me to be the best I can be through her dedication and determination.

Hopes/Dreams: to become a high-level netball player and have my master in exercise physiology and S&C

Poppy Gatfiled

Nickname: Pops, Popsicle

Height: 184cm

Positions: GA, GS

Age started playing: 6 years old.

First Junior Team: Burpengary Jets, Caboolture Netball Association

Pathway teams: Rep 12 – 15yrs Caboolture, QPL, Queensland Indoor and Schools girls, under 17s QLD squad training partner (2019-2020)

Study: At St Columbians College grade 12

Favourite SSN Player: Jo Herten – the passion she shows when playing super clever with the ball.

Hopes/Dreams: go as far as I can in netball. For work, I would love to have a business that provides physio, massage, nutrition, personal training, and counsellors all in one spot. Also, would love to travel and move back to England for 6 months.

 

Brianna Jays

Nickname: Bri or Jaysey

Height: 182cm

Positions: GK/GD

Age started playing: 10 years old.

First Junior Team: Narangba Dynamos

Pathway teams: Caboolture Rep, Caboolture QPL, Thunder Ruby Player

Favourite SSN Player: Courtney Bruce & Jo Western, they both have incredible passion for the sport and are so dedicated.

Hopes/Dreams: I would like to see how far I can get in netball, make the USC Ruby team. It brings me so much joy. One day I would love to travel the world.

 

Yasmin Richeters

Nickname: Yasi or Yas

Height: 182cm

Positions: GS, GA

Age started playing: 7 years old.

First Junior Team: Golden Beach – Caloundra Netball

Pathway teams: State Age Caloundra 12-15yrs; QPL opens sunshine coast, U16s Thunder, USC Netball academy, Vicki Wilson Cup, 16-19s Independent School Team

 

Chloe Sing

Height: 176cm

Positions: WD, GD

Age started playing: 8 years old.

First Junior Team: Zodiacs, Macgregor Associations

Pathway teams: 12-15yrs Rep SCNA, QPL 17’s – current, academy 2020- current

Study: Year 12 at Chancellor State College

Favourite SSN Player: Karla Pretorius – she is so unassuming on court.

Hopes/Dreams: to take my netball as far as I can. I want to go to Uni and study psychology and travel lots.

Maddison Siyver

Nickname: Maddie

Height: 167cm

Positions: C, WA

Age started playing: 8 years old.

First Junior Team: Ace Netball Club PRNA

Pathway teams: PRNA Rep, Caboolture QPL, Downey QPL, Qld Schools, Lynx Academy, Thunder Training Partner

What do you do for work? I’m a full time Production Manager for Segreti Australia

Do you do any volunteering? I do Club coaching

Favourite SSN Player: Laura Langman because of her personality, strength and fitness and leadership skills.

Hopes/Dreams: To be the best version of me, constantly improving and working on all areas of my life. To build strong relationships with those around me and live my life to the fullest.

 

Yasmin Smith

Nickname: Yaz or Yazzie

Height: 173cm

Positions: GD, WD

Age started playing: 7 years old.

First Junior Team: TeAroha Netball Club

Pathway teams: Top teams in REP – Caboolture, Net North – multiple years, 2019 U16 Thunder Training Partner, 2020 U16 Thunder player, U17 QPL 2020 – Caboolture, 2021 Ruby Training Partner, 2021 Thunder Academy

Study: I’m in Year 11 at St. John Fisher College

Do you do any volunteering? Assistant Rep Coach

Favourite SSN Player: Laura Langman for her overall court presence and passion for the game. Her determination and natural flair are second to none.

Hopes/Dreams: To play for the Silver Ferns.

 

Matilda Lowrie

Nick Name: Tilly

Height: 179cm

Positions: GS, GA

Age started playing: 10 years old

First Junior Team: Siena Netball Club, Sunshine Coast Netball Association

Pathway teams: SCNA Rep and QPL

Study: Year 11 at Matthew Flinders College

Favourite SSN Player: Shamera Sterling – she is such an admirable player, being so young and making such an impact. I think she has the potential to change the game.

Why do you love playing for thunder: Playing at Thunder has given me so many opportunities and a chance to represent the region that has given me so much.

Hopes/Dreams: That I am happy with who I am and love what I do. To work in a medical field and play netball for as long as I can.