Camden teen breaks through for Giants netball debut

Camden teen Amy Sligar is making giant strides in her emerging netball career.

Amy, 17, broke through for her debut with the Canberra Giants in the Deakin University Australia Netball League (ANL) last weekend.

The ANL is a two-tier feeder competition to the nation's top netball league, Suncorp Super Netball (SSN).

The Canberra Giants feed talent to the GWS Giants SSN club. Amy and her twin Natalie Sligar are members of the Canberra reserve grade squad.

Amy received her Giants' top tier ANL call-up due to a clubmate suffering an injury.

Amy's mum Julie Sligar said her daughter was thrilled to make her ANL debut.

"Amy played well but she's still very young. She was playing in an open age league," she said.

The Giants ANL side played a double header against the Tasmanian Magpies last weekend at Canberra's SolarHub Netball Centre.

Amy had her first taste on Saturday.

She was brought into defence in the last quarter, with the Giants falling 60-52 to the Magpies.

The Camden teen made her starting debut at wing defence in Sunday's clash, with the Giants recording a convincing 75-57 victory.

Sligar said Amy wasn't overawed by playing in the ANL competition.

"Amy loved it and she wants more now," she said.

2019 has been a big year for the Sligar twins.

Amy and Natalie are members of Netball NSW's 2019 under-17s squad.

The siters shared the vice-captaincy role for NSW under-17s at the 2019 National Netball Championships in Brisbane last month.

NSW secured a silver medal at the competition, falling 35-30 to South Australia in the final.

The twins told the Advertiser they were proud to be named vice-captains and were happy with the team's performances.

"We obviously know each other so well and it was great recognition by our team mates," Natalie and Amy said.

Camden twins Amy and Natalie Sligar have been picked together in the NSW under-17s squad in 2019. Picture: Joshua Bartlett

Camden twins Amy and Natalie Sligar have been picked together in the NSW under-17s squad in 2019. Picture: Joshua Bartlett