Sharni Layton

Ret. Australian Netballer

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Sharni is a retired Australian Diamonds Netballer, being captain of the squad in 2017.

She represented the Melbourne Kestrels, AIS Canberra Darters, Melbourne Vixens, Adelaide Thunderbirds and NSW Swifts during her career over 10 years, playing in two premierships with the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2010 and 2013.

She has amassed 47 International Caps, 140 Domestic Caps and been awarded 2 x World Championship Gold Medals.

She won a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal at the Glasgow 2014 games and was awarded 2 x MVP Australian Player of the Year awards.

Sharni is also a two-times International Player of the Year recipient.

In 2017 she took 6 months off sport due to a depressive episode and came back for the 2018 netball season before swapping over to football in the AFLW competition.

Sharni played 6 games of AFL in 2019 for the Collingwood Magpies on a one-year contract and has signed for 2020.

Sharni is currently a regular co-host on Fox Footy’s program ‘Bounce’.

“Sharni was absolutely fantastic. The night was a tremendous success with 180 satisfied and smiling people leaving the event. I think the measure of a great entertainer is someone who can encapsulate a wide variety of audiences - we had initially booked Sharni to ensure that there was targeted entertainment for our netball girls, but she was incredibly popular across the board with her stories and flair. Thank you very much for all your assistance and please pass on our thanks to Sharni for her part in making the night such a success.”
-Chris Brew - Lang Lang Football Club

“I would highly recommend engaging Sharni Layton for any public events or appearances. Sharni was one of four elite sportspeople I booked for a panel discussion and she more than held her own in esteemed company. The audience was clearly drawn to Sharni’s charisma and her down-to-earth nature. Sharni was humorous, articulate and open in sharing her personal story. After the event, Sharni was generous with her time and happily chatted and took photos with audience members. Behind the scenes, Sharni was equally warm and easy going; and was a pleasure to deal with.”
-Fergus Grealy - Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion UNSW SYDNEY

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