Home

Wallam Watch: Harvey-born sharpshooter narrowly misses out on maiden Super Netball finals berth

Headshot of Carly Laden
Carly LadenSouth Western Times
Donnell Wallam of the Firebirds looks dejected in defeat.
Camera IconDonnell Wallam of the Firebirds looks dejected in defeat. Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Although the Queensland Firebirds’ 2022 Suncorp super netball season has come to an end following a heartbreaking loss to the NSW Swifts, Harvey’s Donnell Wallam can hold her head high.

The Firebirds went up against the Swifts in the final round of the home-and-away season at the Ken Rosewall Arena on Sunday in a last bid to make the super netball finals.

However, in the midst of tough competition for the last spot, the Swifts prevailed over the Firebirds 63-61.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: Donnell Wallam of the Firebirds catches a pass during the round 14 Super Netball match between NSW Swifts and Queensland Firebirds at Ken Rosewall Arena, on June 12, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Camera Icon Donnell Wallam of the Firebirds catches a pass during the round 14 Super Netball match between NSW Swifts and Queensland Firebirds. Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.

READ NOW

For Wallam, it was her last opportunity to show off her skills, and she did so brilliantly way, finishing with 35 goals out of 40 attempts.

Wallam also managed 11 goal assists, a rebound, and 11 feeds for the match.

While it may be the end of the road for a maiden super netball campaign for Wallam, the sharpshooter still has the chance to represent Australia at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as part of the Australian Diamonds.

Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich and her fellow selectors are yet to announce the final 12 athletes who will travel to Birmingham, along with the three reserve athletes.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails