17 Jul 2013

Australia's van Bertouch announces retirement

3:45 pm on 17 July 2013

A familiar name will be missing when the Australian netball squad is announced tomorrow with the skipper, Natalie von Bertouch, calling time on her career.

The 30-year-old has retired after leading her Adelaide Thunderbirds to their second trans-Tasman competition title in the final against the Queensland Firebirds last Sunday.

The athletic centre made 76 appearances for the Diamonds including 16 as captain.

The final two years of her playing career have been plagued by injury, which prompted her decision to retire.