Mizuno are very excited to announce the signing of Australian Fast5 and NSW Swifts player Maddy Proud. At only 16 Maddy began her career with the Adelaide Thunderbird's where she played 44 games in the Trans Tasman Netball league. In 2017 the South Australian made the move to join the NSW Swifts. She was also selected to be part of the Australian FAST5 squad at the recent FAST5 Netball World Series.
Maddy has been very impressive since joining the Swifts, in 2017 she was awarded the Most Valuable Player award (MVP). In 2018 she had another great season leading the club in goal assists and was 6th in the competition overall. Maddy is also on the verge of Diamonds selection after being included in Netball Australia’s national talent squad. At only 24 Maddy has achieved a lot in her career, some of her achievements thus far include:
- Australian Fast5 Team Member 2018
- NSW Swifts MVP 2017
- National 21/U Champions (SA) 2013
- Australian World Youth Cup Captain 2013
- Australian Netball League Champions (Southern Force) 2012
- National league netball debut (Adelaide Thunderbird's) 2011
Mizuno Australia's Head of Sport Shane Holub was delighted with the addition of Maddy Proud to Mizuno’s growing team of sponsored athletes, saying; "We are really impressed with Maddy, what she represents on and off court and how she has grown as a Netballer. It's easy to see why she's highly regarded in the netball world. We admire what she has been able to do on court and the competitiveness and passion that she possesses, she is the perfect addition to our team. We look forward to working with Maddy as we continue to grow our brand in the netball space" Off-court Maddy has also recently become a published author, releasing her book “Grace on the Court” earlier in the year.
Maddy wore the Wave Phantom during the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season and will continue to sport the Mizuno Runbird during 2019. For more info on the Mizuno Netball range click here