PRATLEY Susan < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 23 Mar 1984 in Canberra, AUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Languages English
Higher education Marketing - University of Sydney: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first played the sport at age eight in Bega, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport? Her friends and family played netball.
Club / Team New South Wales Swifts: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Rob Wright [club], Lisa Alexander [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 2013
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goal attack
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Australia
Opponent Wales
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC
General Interest
Nicknames Suz, Prats (susanpratley.com, 10 Apr 2013)
Hobbies Shopping, working with children. (Facebook profile, 23 Aug 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Along with making the 2006 Commonwealth Games Team, she considers winning the 2008 ANZ Championship with the NSW Swifts, and her appointment as the captain of the Australian under-21 team as her most significant achievements. (australiannetballdiamonds.com.au, 12 Aug 2013)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (sportsfan.com.au, 17 May 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I listen to the same music every game. We are given two dresses for the year. I wear the same one all season." (sportsfan.com.au, 17 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Pain is temporary, quitting is forever." (susanpratley.com, 08 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours She was selected by players and coaches as the NSW Swifts' Most Valuable Player [MVP] for the 2012 season. (nswswifts.com.au, 23 Aug 2013)

She was a finalist for the Trans-Tasman Netball League MVP award for the 2012 season. (susanpratley.com, 23 Aug 2013)

She was named the 2004 and 2005 Gweneth Benzies Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] Player of the Year. (Australian Commonwealth Games Team Handbook, 2010)
Ambitions To win gold at the Commonwealth Games and win more Trans-Tasman Netball League titles with the NSW Swifts. (susanpratley.com, 10 Apr 2013)
Other information GIVING BACK
She hosts and coaches her own netball clinics for youth, known as the SP Clinics. "I love getting out there with the kids and experiencing netball at the grass roots. It's where we all started and it makes me realise how lucky I am to have this as my job." (susanpratley.com, 10 Apr 2013)