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ILITCH Janine Claire

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 27/01/1972
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.84/6'0''
Weight (kg / lbs) 65/143
Events Inscribed   Member of Australia Netball Women

Place Of Birth Koo Wee Rup, Victoria, Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Civil Engineer
Playing Position Goal Keeper, Goal Defence
International Debut 1996
Number Internationals 44
Club Melbourne Kestrels
Games History
Manchester 2002


Kuala Lumpur 1998

Other Janine burst onto the netball scene in 2005, winning the Norwich Star Player of the Year award. She was selected in the Australian Open Team for the first time the following year.

She has been a key member of the Melbourne Kestrels in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy ever since the competition's founding in 1997. She served a stint as captain in 2004.

Janine was a member of the Australian team which won the inaugural Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1998 and was also part of the 2002 gold medal-winning Games team. In 1999 she played an integral role in Australia's victory at the World Championships. She was also a member of the 2003 Australian World Championships team.

Janine rested for the majority of the 2001 season to have her first child Damon. She sat out again in 2005 due to pregnancy and gave birth to her second son Heath in September, 2005. She is currently the only mother in the Australian team.

Janine's most feared opponent is New Zealand shooter Irene van Dyk. Aside from netball she enjoys listening to music, singing and athletics.

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