Corletto joins NSW Swifts

Julie Corletto

Julie Corletto

JULIE Corletto will join fellow central Victorian netballer Caitlin Thwaites at the NSW Swifts next season. 

Corletto, who has spent the past two seasons with the New Zealand-based Northern Mystics will return to Australia in 2015. 

The Kerang defender said she can't wait to run out for the Swifts. 

“I’m really excited to be joining the NSW Swifts next season," Corletto said. 

"They are a club I’ve admired from afar for many years and are building a roster which I believe will challenge for the title next season.

“I’ve played with a number of the girls before at either the Vixens or in national teams, and can’t wait to build upon the combinations and understanding we already have."

Corletto has played 84 ANZ Championship matches and has represented the Australian Diamonds on 35 occasions. 

The 27-year-old is a member of the current Commonwealth Games team. 

She flew out with the Diamonds on Sunday. 

Bendigo netballer Caitlin Thwaites, also selected in the Diamonds team, has re-signed with the Swifts for another season. 

NSW will now have five Diamonds players in their line-up next season. 

“To have the experience of five current Australian Diamonds in our roster next season is an exciting prospect," NSW Swifts head coach Rob Wright said. 

"These athletes will provide the leadership and quality we need to take our netball to the next level."

Wright said signing Corletto was a coup for the team. 

The NSW Swifts finished the season in third spot, losing its first final against the Magic by one goal. 

Corletto is currently in Manchester with the Diamonds ahead of the Commonwealth Games. 


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