SHARNI NORDER (NÉE LAYTON)
Sharni Norder (nee Layton) is recognised as one of the best netballers of the modern era, celebrated as one of Australia’s most prolific athletes, excelling in not one, but two sports – Netball and AFL.
Sharni’s impressive resume includes two Netball World Championships for Australia in 2011 and 2015, while also winning a Gold Medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Sharni joined the Collingwood Magpies for the 2017 season and in that year was also named the Australian Diamonds Captain.
Still at the peak of her powers in 2018, and after achieving over a decades worth of international accolades including 46 Diamonds caps, Sharni made the ultimate decision to move away from netball and pursue a career in the AFLW with the Collingwood Football Club.
A part of the Pies’ VFLW Premiership winning team in 2019, Sharni’s growth in the game of Australian Football was recognised, named the AFLW All Australian ruck in 2020.
Sharni is now the Development Coach for the Collingwood AFLW 2023 squad, working closely with Head Coach Steve Symonds and the other Assistant Coaches.
Sharni has a personable and enthusiastic approach which engages with a broad sporting and female audience. Her colourful characteristics and high-profile athlete status has lead Sharni to a diverse range of ambassador opportunities across professional sectors such as TV, radio and print media, sporting clubs, charity events, professional workshops, sponsorships and corporate business functions.