HALLINAN Renae < Back  
Sport Netball
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 18 Jul 1986 in Box Hill, AUS
Height1.78 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Communications - Open Universities Australia: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing netball at age eight.
Why this sport? "One Saturday morning I got a call to fill in on a friend's team. I played goal attack and remember loving it. I actually joined the team after my first game and have never regretted it."
Club / Team Adelaide Thunderbirds: Australia
Name of coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson [club], Lisa Alexander [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 2012
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Wing defence
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Australia
Opponent New Zealand
Location Sydney, NSW
General Interest
Nicknames Naebo, Nae, Gadget, Wing Ding (renaehallinan.com.au, 22 Aug 2013)
Hobbies Travelling, going to the beach, seeing friends and family. (adelaidethunderbirds.com.au, 22 Aug 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Being named the 2009 Australian International Player of the Year and winning the 2009 and 2013 Trans-Tasman Netball League titles. (adelaidethunderbirds.com.au, 22 Aug 2013)
Hero / Idol US basketballer Michael Jordan. (melbournevixens.com.au, 09 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I cannot play without having my hair in a plait, and the physio needs to strap my left foot before he does my right one." (netball.asn.au, 19 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "A world-class athlete needs to show absolute commitment to their chosen talent. In my opinion, the best athletes are not always the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest. It's the athlete who has the absolute burning desire to be the very best they can be." (netball.asn.au, 19 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours She was selected by coaches and media as the 2009 International Player of the Year at the Australian Netball Awards. (melbournevixens.com.au, 09 Aug 2010)

She was the recipient of the Melbourne Vixens' 2009 Excellence in Life and Sport Award. (melbournevixens.com.au, 06 Aug 2009)