Jane Altschwager

Female, Person

1980 –


Who is Jane Altschwager?

Jane Altschwager is a former Australian netball player. Altschwager started her netball career in 1994 playing for New South Wales, in the Australian State Netball League, somehow, despite being a 14 year old in South Australia. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. In 1997 she signed with the Sydney Swifts in the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Trophy, becoming co-captain in 1999. Altschwager earned a spot in the Australian national team in 2000, remaining with the side until 2005 and playing in seven test matches. Also in 2000, Altschwager left the Sydney Swifts to play with the Hunter Jaegers. She returned to the Sydney Swifts the following year, remaining with them until 2005 when she moved back to the Jaegers. She then played as captain of the Jaegers until her retirement in 2007. Altschwager came out of retirement in 2009 to play for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the ANZ Championship.

For the 2010 season, she signed with the Central Pulse in New Zealand, where she became captain.

In 2011 she returned to Adelaide to do stadium announcer for the Thunderbirds. Her playing had been reduced to a lower level side called Jaguars.

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Aug 25, 1980

on July 23, 2013


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