25 Jul 2012

Vixens shooters earn Australian netball call-up

6:16 pm on 25 July 2012

The Melbourne Vixens shooters Karyn Howarth and Tegan Caldwell have joined Ashleigh Brazill from West Coast Fever as the three new faces in the 22-strong Australian netball squad.

The Melbourne Vixens have five players in the squad, including skipper Bianca Chatfield, while the Adelaide Thunderbirds boast six players.

Four West Coast Fever players were included, with NSW Swifts and Queensland Firebirds both supplying three each.

The Central Pulse's Caitlin Thwaites remains the only Australian player based in a New Zealand franchise to be included.

The squad will attend a four-day national selection camp from August the 8th where it will be cut down to 15 for this year's 2012 Test Series.

The Diamonds open their international campaign against New Zealand in September.