Madi Robinson has announced she has retired from international netball after having a Diamonds career which spanned eight years and 61 appearances.
The 30-year-old is the second Diamond to retire in as many days after Laura Geitz announced she was stepping down from international netball yesterday.
She will now focus solely on her career in the Super Netball competition.
Robinson is the only player in Australian netball history to have won the prestigious Liz Ellis Diamond twice and was named the International Player of the Year in both of those career-defining campaigns.
“I have cherished every moment and opportunity that I’ve had to wear the green and gold with my sisters in arms,” Robison said.
“My journey has taken me through many highs and lows over the eight years, but throughout it all, I’ve relished the chance to play with my teammates, enjoy the success and most importantly, be that role model for the next generation of aspiring netballers.
“I am so proud and honoured to have played netball for my country, but the time is right for me now to sign off as the Australian Diamond #152 and close that chapter of my life,” she said.
Resilience has often become a term associated with the Collingwood Magpies skipper, after making two successful returns to the Diamonds squad since 2015 including a triumphant return to the international stage after recovering from an ACL injury.
She has a number of memorable moments during her time with the Diamonds but the Commonwealth Games gold medal from Glasgow is particularly special.
"To have experienced that alongside some of my great friends and colleagues in Laura Geitz, Bianca Chatfield and Renae Ingles will go down as one of my proudest achievements,” Robinson said.
“My love and passion for the game of netball remains as strong as it did when I began playing at six years old, so my focus and energy now will be with the Collingwood Magpies in the Suncorp Super Netball competition," she said.