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Chatfield retires after gold win

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SYDNEY - After 13 years of representing Australia, Bianca Chatfield has decided to call time on her international netball career.

The 32-year-old defender confirmed her retirement late on Monday, barely 24 hours after helping lift the Diamonds to a Commonwealth Games gold medal in Glasgow.

"A couple of months ago I remember thinking that the Commonwealth Games means the absolute world to me, so to get to the Games from where I've come from, I really wanted to win that gold medal," said Chatfield, who will continue her domestic career with the Melbouren Vixens in next year's trans-Tasman series.

"When I look forward to the 2015 Netball World Cup, I realised that a lot of hard work has to happen and I just don't think that I can give any more to the Diamonds.

"I've loved every moment, there have been so many challenges and amazing times along the way, but the team comes first and I want the Diamonds to head into the World Cup with the best prepared players."

Chatfield first made the national team as an 18-year-old and went on to claim a Commonwealth Games silver in 2006 and world netball championship title in 2007.

The Victorian, however, missed out on selection for the 2010 Delhi Games and 2011 world championships in Singapore.

"The proudest time for me was coming back from the setbacks, people telling me that I'm not good enough or not being selected, but the best part has been the friends that I've made," she said.








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