13/04/2024

Amy Parmenter will play her first Super Netball finals series this year. (Photo: GIANTS Netball/Twitter)

This week, Amy Parmenter has been selected as a new addition to Australian Diamonds squad and will take to the court in her first finals series for Giants Netball.

This week, Amy Parmenter has both been selected as a new addition to Australian Diamonds squad and will take to the court in her first finals series for Giants Netball.

Parmenter played her first Super Netball game in the orange dress just three years ago.

Now, the dynamic mid-courter has been granted her birthday wish and the chance to feature in a talented Diamonds ensemble.

Calling Randwick Netball Association home, Parmenter has only been playing netball since the age of 14.

Being awarded ‘Rookie of the Year’ in her debut 2019 season, it’s safe to say the Giants’ wing defence has come leaps and bounds to get to where she is today.

Facing the NSW Swifts in the major semi final on Saturday, Parmenter says a Sydney derby semi-final gives many Netball NSW families something to live for.

“You really do feel that support from home,” she said.

“I feel like we are bringing a bit of light into their lives again, which is a really nice feeling but also adds a bit of pressure because, you know, we want to make them happy.”

The Giants will face cross town rivals NSW Swifts on Saturday. Photo: GIANTS Netball

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Being caught up in Giants duties, Parmenter says she was caught off guard when she got the call from Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich.

“To get that call from Stacey was quite unexpected and very exciting,” she said.

“I was a bit of a mess on the phone but it’s such an awesome thing to be a part of, and I’ve just heard such amazing things about the Diamonds culture.

“All those girls are so amazing so I’m really excited to be involved in it.”

Looking up to many of the current Diamonds as she worked through the Netball NSW pathway, the rising star is excited to flourish in the world of yellow and green.

“Some of the girls have been my idols for such a long time, you know, the likes of Ash [Brazill], and to get to train and learn from her is really cool,” Parmenter said.

Producing consistent performances week-in, week-out, the fearless competitor plans to carry this momentum into her finals and international campaign.

After missing out on finals for the last two years, the Giants would love the chance to hand the Swifts a loss this week and go straight through to the grand final.

Proud coach Julie Fitzgerald says there’s pros and cons to the outcome of the major semi-final.

“I think whatever happens we’ll cope with it and move on to the next game,” she said.

With a relatively young Giants’ roster, new nerves arise for the girls in orange. Captain and English international star Jo Harten comes with a wealth of experience and advice.

“She’s had a bit more experience than anyone in finals environments,” Parmenter said.

“I think her thing was that we don’t have to change anything.

“It’s gonna feel different but if we can just keep sticking to our structures and what we know and if we’re looking after each other it’s going to be alright.”

Admitting in her Passing Profile that she paints her nails orange for important games, Parmenter says the polish has been a feature in the Giants run to finals.

Like many fans across the country, especially the ‘Parmy Army’, she will once again bring out the orange polish for this weekends clash.

Many predict Amy Parmenter will be a player to watch in the Giants’ final campaign, as the 24-year-old continues to make a name for herself on the national stage.

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