Erin Bell

Erin Bell – GA/GS/WA
Erin has committed to the club for her 8th season and will lead a very new Adelaide Thunderbirds team. Originally from Sydney, Erin is extremely loyal to the Thunderbirds and has made a significant contribution to the club over the years

Jade Clarke

Jade Clarke – C/ WD
Jade returns to the Thunderbirds for a second season after replacing Renae Ingles at the start of last season. Jade is the most capped English player in history with 129 caps for her country. She’s a respected leader and one of the sports’ true greats.

Hannah Petty

Hannah Petty – WD/ C
Local SA product, Hannah is back for her second season. Injury disrupted her debut season, but the talented mid courter is in for a big year. She has also been selected in the Australian U/21 squad.

Malysha Kelly

Malysha Kelly – GD/ GK
Malysha is the current Jamaican captain. She spent 2016 playing in the UK Super league. She has played 63 test caps for her country and won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Mally is an incredible athlete with loads of potential. It’s been her dream to play in Australia.

Ama Agbeze

Ama Agbeze – GD/ GK/ WD
Ama is the current England captain. She is an experienced campaigner, who has been around the top level for over 15 years. She has played for the Fever, Vixens, and Pulse in the ANZ Championship. Ama will provide great leadership to the defence end.

Chelsea Pitman

Chelsea Pitman -WA Chelsea brings a wealth of experience to the Adelaide Thunderbirds. A premiership player with Queensland Firebirds in 2011, she is also a world champion from 2011. She has 18 test caps for the Diamonds. Chelsea has spent the past two years playing in the UK and NZ respectively.

Emily Burgess

Emily Burgess – WD
Emily burgess is another local young rising star and gets her first official contract to play for the Thunderbirds. Emily is in the Australian U/21 squad, she’s a specialist WD and a really well balanced athlete. Emily is studying law and commerce.

Karyn Bailey

Karyn Bailey – GS/GA
Karyn joins the Adelaide Thunderbirds after five years with the Melbourne Vixens. The 2014 premiership winning shooter and former Diamonds squad member will be the clubs new spearhead goal shooter.

Fiona Themann

Fiona Themann – GK/ GD
Fiona joins the Thunderbirds after several seasons dominating the ANL as the premiership winning Victorian Fury captain. The talented defender is long overdue for an opportunity. Born and raised in Melbourne, her father is Scottish so she has competed for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and World Cup. Fiona is a primary school teacher.

Jane Cook

Jane Cook – GS
Born in Albury, 19-year-old Jane joins the Adelaide Thunderbirds after a successful year playing in the Australian Netball League for Victorian Fury. At 202cm tall, Jane is the tallest player in the league and certainly a player to watch. She’s also a current member of the Australian U/21 squad. Jane is studying podiatry.