A small collection of photos showcasing Coach Caitlyn's elite netball career with the Melbourne Vixens, Queensland Firebirds and Australian Diamonds.
Pre-game call on
There is nothing quiet like the nerves and excitement pre-game, going into battle with your family (your teammates) with a stadium full of supporters behind you!
What a special feeling receiving my first Australian Diamonds dress, alongside Courtney Bruce, on the eve of the 2017 Quad Series in Durban, South Africa.
2014 Melbourne Vixens
2015 Queensland Firebirds
2016 Queensland Firebirds
Premierships are hard to come by, and to have won 3 in my first 3 years playing at the elite level was unbelievable!
The rehabilitation process following surgery, was one of the most challenging things I have gone through to-date. Having to build strength and fitness from scratch, and overcoming the mental challenges of recovering and taking the court.
I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament 2 weeks out of the 21&U National Netball Championships. A crucial time in the selection process of young athlete.
Australian Diamond debut
I made my Australian Diamonds debut against the New Zealand Silver Ferns 29.01.2017 and became the second-oldest player in Diamond history to make their debut.
Hard work and perseverance really does pay off!
The Diamonds went into half-time leading 30-23 but the Silver Ferns roared back in the second half, scoring seven goals to two to open the third quarter.
Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander decided to bring Caitlyn Nevins on at wing attack for Paige Hadley, a move which turned the game as the Diamonds wrested back control.
"Nevins was fresh, she came on and created that clear space for us," Alexander said.
Embrace your unique differences
Despite being told I was 'too small' in my junior years, I learnt to embrace my differences and play the game to my strengths.
Such a bittersweet moment was saying goodbye to the game that I love so much.
It was an emotional day playing in front of a home crowd one last time.
More than a game
Sport is never perfect however there are many perfect moments!