Netball star Layton set to retire

Two-time world champion netballer Sharni Layton is set to announce her retirement.

Collingwood Magpies have called a midday media conference for the 30-year-old defender and she is expected to reveal she'll retire after the Super Netball club's season.

Decorated career: Sharni Layton.

Decorated career: Sharni Layton.

Layton debuted for Australia in 2009 and won world titles with the Diamonds in 2011 and 2015 as well as Commonwealth Games gold in 2014 and she was named in the 2018 national squad only last Sunday.

She becomes the fourth decorated Diamonds player to announce their retirement in the last 10 days, joining former captain Laura Geitz, midcourter Madi Robinson and shooter Susan Pettitt.

The popular Layton has been open about a mental health issue which caused her to take an extended break from the game last year.


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