06 January 1988
Previous Club:
NSW Swifts, Adelaide Thunderbirds, Melbourne Vixens
188 cm

The colourful Sharni Layton boasts one of netball’s best CVs and brings a huge amount of leadership and experience to Collingwood’s defence.

The Victorian is an international representative and has won two Netball World Cups with the Diamonds, firstly in 2011 and most recently in 2015. Layton was also a member of the gold medal winning Australian netball squad at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Layton has also experienced success at ANZ Championship level, winning titles with Adelaide in 2010 and 2013, and twice runner-up with NSW in 2015 and 2016. During the 2015 finals series, Layton was named the league’s Finals Series MVP.

In her first season with the Magpies, she led the league in intercepts (52) and was ranked second in the competition for most deflections (87). 

Layton is widely considered a strong leader, who was named captain of the Australian Diamonds & vice-captain of the Magpies in 2017, after previously co-captaining the Thunderbirds in 2012 and being part of the Swifts’ leadership group from 2014-2016.

  • World Cup winner with Australia in 2011, 2015
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in 2014
  • ANZ Championship winner in 2010, 2013 (Thunderbirds)
  • ANZ Championship Finals Series MVP in 2015
  • All-star team in 2015, 2016 (GK)
  • Diamonds debut in 2011
  • Best Young Player Award in 2010
  • International Player of the Year 2016, 2017