22/04/2024

Shae Bolton Brown, Amy Parmenter and Tracey Neville (Photo: Melbourne Mavericks)

Once a GIANT, now a Maverick, Australian Diamond Amy Parmenter will become the first captain of the newest Suncorp Super Netball side.

Tracey Neville, the Melbourne Mavericks head coach, announced on Wednesday that former GIANTS star wing defence Amy Parmenter was elected as their inaugural skipper.

After two years as a training partner, Parmenter started her SSN journey proper in 2019 with the GIANTS. Claiming the SSN’s Rising Star Award in her debut season, she has become one of the hardest wing defences to play against in the game.

Making her Diamonds debut in 2022, Parmenter continues to rise in the game as she sees more opportunity in the green and gold.

Parmenter described how she felt to be elected as the Mavericks’ first captain.

“It feels really special,” she said.

“I was excited to be a part of this Mavericks group from the get-go, and it’s a really incredible group of girls. There are leaders in all different spaces, and it is a real privilege to lead all of them.”

Shae Bolton-Brown, the Mavericks’ General Manager explained how Parmenter is an ‘out-and-out’ leader.

“Amy is an out-and-out leader; she’s a natural leader. It’s not ‘showy’ leadership; it’s one built on tiny behaviours, observations, and authentic and genuine care for people.

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Parmenter will be leading the side along with former Thunderbird Eleanor Cardwell who was elected as her vice-captain, with ex-Vixen and Fever defender Olivia Lewis nominated to round out the group.

Neville spoke about the process and how the three leaders were elected.

“We went through quite a rigorous process,” Neville said.

“We got all the staff, management, and players to vote on the three people who have really shown true quality leadership over the last six months, and they were out and out winners, all three of them.”

The first official look at the Melbourne Mavericks will be when they front up at the upcoming Team Girls Cup. They will face the Queensland Firebirds, West Coast Fever and NSW Swifts in the tournament.

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