Julie made her first senior Netball team playing list at age 15 in 2002. Julie made her Commonwealth Bank Trophy debut at age 16 for the Melbourne Phoenix in 2003, where her style of defence saw her named Australia’s best new talent. She played with the Melbourne Phoenix from 2002 – 2006 and won a premiership in 2005. 2007 was a year of peaks and troughs for the talented athlete. Early in the year, Julie crossed the floor from the Melbourne Phoenix to the Melbourne Kestrels and was also named to play for Australia in the England Tri-Series.


    Julie was a part of the inaugural Melbourne Vixens Netball team from 2008 to 2012. In 2008 they had a stellar team on paper and got labeled the ‘dream team’. Unfortunately the team didn’t perform to there expectations. However a rebuilding year in 2009 saw the Melbourne Vixens take out the Championship title. They then suffered the premiership curse in season 2010. By the 2012 season the Melbourne Vixens where back in the Grand Final and finished runners up to WBOP Magic. In 2013 Julie crossed the Tasman to join forces the LG Mystics based in Auckland to join her husband (Daryl) who was playing Basketball for the NZ Breakers in the ANBL. She signed on for a further year with the Mystics in 2014, however it was another disappointing year for the team without a chance to play in the finals. She signed with the NSW Swifts for season 2015 and is currently enjoying her time in Sydney with the Swifts. They are currently in the top 3 on the Australian Conference ladder.


    Julie was selected in the Australian Diamonds open squad in 2006. This was the year of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She was selected in her first Australian Diamonds team after the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and travelled with the team for a Test Match series against NZ. She debuted for Australia on 8th July 2007 and played against Jamaica in her first Test Match in Sydney. Later that year she was the youngest member named in the World Championship team. She competed at the World Championships in Auckland, NZ and Australia won Gold. In 2008 – 2009 Julie took part in International test matches for Australia. In 2009 Julie was awarded the Liz Ellis Diamond for her outstanding year in the ANZ Championship and with the Australia Diamonds. In 2010 Julie undertook major surgery on her knee that took her out of the game for quite some time including the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games trials. She worked very hard and got herself back in the Australian Diamonds team for 2011 and took part in the World Championships in Singapore that included an extra time Grand Final against NZ, however the Aussie Diamonds managed to fight it out and came away with the Gold Medal. In 2012 – 2013 Julie again took part in international test matches. In 2014 Julie made her first Commonwealth Games team and played in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Australian Diamonds won the Gold Medal game by a convincing 18 goals to take home the Gold Medal.


    Julie is married to Daryl Corletto. They got married on 21st March 2009 in Melbourne. They have 2 furbabies, Molly a cat & Jack a Golden Retriever dog. Julie is the youngest of three. She has an older brother (Ian) and an older sister (Karen) both of which she idolised growing up. She grew up in Kerang a small country town in Victoria, approximately 3.5hrs north of Melbourne. She loved growing up in the country with the opportunities it allowed her to participate in many different sports. She started playing Netball at age 9 and also loved athletics, swimming and Basketball, whilst taking part in a range of other sports at school. She moved to Melbourne with her family when she was 10 years old. Julie’s parents (John & Gayle) have been a huge part of Julie’s Netball career, they have been a huge support for Julie whether it be her full time taxi when she was younger, encouraging her and supporting her through the high’s & low’s of her career.

    Julie is also a qualified secondary PE & Math teacher. She also has her own Netball coaching business & enjoys coaching junior Netballers to achieve their goals.

    Julie & husband Daryl are also ambassadors for Cystic Fibrosis and are on hunt for a cure for CF: #cureCF


    Name: Julie Prendergast

    Nickname: Julz, JC, Julzy, Hulio, Prenda, Stretch (only from my short in-laws)

    Positions: Goal Defence, Goal Keeper & Wing Defence

    D.O.B: 31st October, 1986

    Hometown: Kerang

    Height: 6ft or 184cm

    Parents: John & Gayle Prendergast

    Partner: Daryl (Husband)

    Children: Cooper (Born: 11th August 2016)

    Siblings: Ian (Brother) & Karen (Sister)


    International Test Caps: 52 (retired 16/08/16 after World Cup Grand Final)

    ANZ Championship Games: 101

    CBT Games: 53

    International Test Debut: July 8th 2007 – (Australia 66 defeated Jamaica 62)

    Last International Test Cap: 16th August 2015 – World Cup Grand Final – (Australia 58 defeated New Zealand 55)

    Career Highlights:

    • 2007 World Championships (Auckland) – Gold Medalist
    • 2009 ANZ Premiers (Melbourne Vixens)
    • 2011 World Championships (Singapore) – Gold Medalist
    • 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow) – Gold Medalist
    • 2015 World Cup (Sydney) – Gold Medalist


    • Pinewood Netball Club
    • Waverley District Netball Association
    • Melbourne Waverley Netball Club


    • 2013 – 2014: Northern Mystics (Auckland)
    • 2008 – 2012: Melbourne Vixens (2009 Premiership)
    • 2007: Melbourne Kestrels
    • 2002 – 2006: Melbourne Phoenix (2005 Premiership)


    • 2004 – CBT Best New Talent
    • 2005 – Captain 21/U Australian Netball Team
    • 2009 – Melbourne Vixens Runners Up MVP
    • 2009 – William Angliss Institute VIS ‘Athlete Career & Education’Award
    • 2009 – Liz Ellis Diamond Award
    • 2011 – Melbourne Vixens Coaches Award
    • 2013 – LG Northern Mystics Team Personality Award


    • 2005 – Australian 21/U Australian Team – World Youth Cup, Miami – Florida (Captain)
    • 2004 – 2006 – Australian 21/U Netball Team
    • 2006 – Present – Australian Netball Diamonds Squad
    • 2007 – World Championships – New Zealand (Gold Medalist)
    • 2011 – World Championships – Singapore (Gold Medalist)
    • 2014 – Commonwealth Games – Glasgow (Gold Medalist)
    • 2015 – World Cup – Sydney (Gold Medalist)


    • 2001 – 2012 – Victorian Institute of Sport Scholarship Member
    • 2000 – 2001 – Victorian 16/U State Team
    • 2002 – Victorian 17/U Team
    • 2003 – Victorian 19/U Team
    • 2003 – Victorian Open Team

    Victoria University – Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education – Secondary) & Diploma in Secondary Education

    Carey Baptist Grammar (Year 11 – 12)

    Doncaster Secondary College (Year 7 – 10/11)

    Templestowe Heights Primary School (Grade 5 – 6)

    Kerang South Primary School (Prep – Grade 4)


    AFL Team:Carlton Blues

    Favorite Color:Blue & Purple

    Favorite Movie:Coach Carter

    Favorite Music:Top 40, RnB, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Coby Grant

    Favourite TV Show:Suits, The Block, X Factor

    Favourite Sports:Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, AFL, Tennis

    Favourite Food:Pasta (San Remo of course!)

    Something Different:When warming up on court for a game I like to be on the side/end (lots of room and don’t feel crowded)

    Biggest Support:My family

    Role Models:My brother & sister & Liz Boniello (nee Taverner)

    Current Club:Retired

    Hobbies:Walking my dog (Jack) at the beach