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Born in Perth, Western Australia, Caitlin first picked up a netball at age eleven when she was asked to join her primary school team. At 180cm tall, coaches immediately saw potential and put her in the defensive end to intimidate opponents with her long arms. Little did they know, she was secretly practicing her goal shooting on a homemade netball ring, and when given the opportunity, Caitlin proved that she was in fact far more valuable shooting goals than trying to stop them.
As a teenager, Caitlin represented WA in various underage state teams, and at 16 in her last year of high school she was selected for the Perth Orioles. While her friends were studying and relaxing on the weekends Caitlin was travelling interstate with the team competing against women up to twice her age.
In 2008 at age 20, Caitlin was invited to tour with the Australian Diamonds as an injury replacement player and debuted as Diamond #150 in Newcastle. 2011 marked a breakout year on the international court: Caitlin was selected to play at the World Championships in Singapore, shooting the winning goal in extra time to win gold against New Zealand.
Caitlin continued to play in Perth and was selected to go to her first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 where Australia won gold. The following year, Caitlin was a part of the Australian team that won World Championship gold on home soil in Sydney. In 2017 after 11 years representing Australia, Caitlin was chosen by her peers to lead and was named Captain.
After 12 years and over 100 consecutive games for her Perth team, Caitlin decided to make the move to the Sunshine Coast to be a part of an emerging club, the Sunshine Coast Lightning. The move proved to be a smart one with the Lightning winning back-to-back premierships in 2017/18.
Caitlin led the Diamonds to silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, and World Championships in 2019.
After a brief stint playing in Sydney, Caitlin will be heading across the Tasman to play for WOP Magic in the ANZ Premiership in New Zealand. She will also graduate with a degree in Broadcast and Journalism, which she has been completing alongside her netball career.
Caitlin has a love of animals and lives with a giant Bernese Mountain Dog, a rescue cat and two rabbits. She has also helped train two assistance pups for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. At Purity Plant Protein, we couldn’t be more excited to have Caitlin Bassett join our family and be part of our evolution.