12 Apr 2011

Van Bertouch replaces McMahon as Australia netball captain

5:23 pm on 12 April 2011

Midcourter Natalie van Bertouch has been appointed captain of the Australian netball side.

She relaces the the Sharelle McMahon, who ruptured an achilles tendon last month, and will lead Australia's quest for a consecutive world championship in Singapore in July.

Van Bertouch has been McMahon's deputy since 2008.