Missing out on selection for the Silver Ferns 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign did not keep dynamic defender Jane Watson out of the limelight for long.
Part of the title-winning Silver Ferns at the 2019 Netball World Cup, dynamic defender Jane Watson is one of five returning players from that team to contest the 2023 edition in South Africa.
An integral figure throughout the 2019 World Cup campaign, the willowy defender missed the 2022 Commonwealth Games through pregnancy but made her impact felt when returning to domestic play with the Tactix in 2023.
Growing up playing football, Watson was a late starter to netball but her lean and athletic frame have conspired to make her a quality in-circle defender.
A stellar season for the Steel in 2016 resulted in selection to the Silver Ferns squad which turned into a late injury replacement call-up for the Netball Quad Series. Watson grabbed the opportunity with both hands to deliver an impressive series of games over the 2016 international season, her career blossoming ever since.
A dynamic vertical leap, long reach, speed off the mark and ability to hunt for ball outside the circle make Watson a dangerous and effective defender who has the knack of creating turnover ball at key moments.
Watson was the 2017 ANZ Premiership Player of the Year.
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