Jamaica's Jodi-Ann Ward to join Collingwood Magpies for 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season

By October 02, 2019
Jamaica's Jodi-Ann Ward to join Collingwood Magpies for 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season Vitality Netball

Jamaican goal defender Jodi-Ann Ward has signed with the Collingwood Magpies for the 2020 season of the Suncorp Super Netball season.

The 25-year-old Ward joins the Magpies after a season with Seven Stars in the English Vitality Netball Super League.

“Jodi-Ann brings the ‘X-factor’ to our defensive end,” said Jane Woodlands-Thompson, General Manager of Women’s Sport, who believes the Jamaican brings unique qualities to the Magpies’ defence.

“In Tilly Garrett we have height whilst Jodi-Ann brings speed and is known as a hard-working ball-getter. We’re hoping to see good balance between the pair.”

Ward was a member of Jamaica’s senior team that stunned New Zealand to win the bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. She was also a member of the national team at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.

Ward, who is expected to join pre-season training for her new club in December, also boasts 25 caps for the Sunshine Girls.

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