An athletic and agile player, Kadie-Ann Dehaney is an upcoming netball star.
Her debut season with the Vixens in 2017 was interrupted by injury however showed great promise against some of the world's toughest goalers.
Her second season of Suncorp Super Netball saw the young defender shine, with an injury to Emily Mannix seeing Dehaney launch into the starting seven and impress in the second half of the season. As of 2019 she has played a pivotal role in key moments of matches, taking grand intercepts alongside her Vixens defenders.
Dehaney also has a unique ability to play both the defence and attack ends of the court, adding to the versatility of the Vixens playing roster.
Individual Awards and Achievements:
Where did you grow up?
What was your Junior Club?
What was your original VNL/State League Club?
Are you currently working or studying? If so what & where?
Geography and Environmental Studies in Jamaica (The Mico University College).
What's the best thing about playing for the Melbourne Vixens?
The sisterhood we share.
What is your greatest achievement on or off the court?
Receiving top achiever in grade 11.
How old were you when you started playing Netball?
13 years old.
What position(s) did originally play?
Who has had the biggest influence on your netball career and why?
Minneth Reynolds (High School teacher) and Grandma because both will always encourage me to do it for the love of the sport.
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit! - Michael Jordan
Who is your role model?
What are you scared of?
Heights and failing.
Which AFL team do you support?
North Melbourne & the Western Bulldogs.
What other teams/ sports do you support?
The Warriors (NBA Basketball).
What is the most memorable moment in your life to date?
Getting my first award from the Vixens.
What's your favourite holiday destination?
I've never been, but I would love to visit Brazil!
Do you have any pre-game ritual(s)?
Finish this sentence - If I wasn't playing for the Vixens, I would be...?
In Jamaica teaching.
Favourite netball athlete of all time?
Casey Kapua and Renae Ingles.
What's your favourite food?
Ackee and saltfish (Jamaican national dish), jerk chicken and calamari.
What's your favourite movie?
What's your go to Karaoke song?
What's the best concert you've been to?
I have never been to one!
What can't you live without?
Grandma and ice cream.
What do you like to do when you are not training or playing Netball?
Watch YouTubers and sleeping haha.
What's your best tip for a young netballer?
It is good to idolise past and present players of the sport. However netball needs your unique style and flavour to the sport. Work hard and stay true to yourselves.
What's your favourite netball drill?
Anything with cones (pattern).
What's a fun fact about you?
I can soccer juggle a ball.