Player Profile – Jade Wall

Position: Outfield
Uniform Number: 1
Debut: 2009 Canada Cup
Cap Number: 251
Club Team: Davidson Forest
State Team: Queensland Heat
Date of Birth: 20 April 1989
Height: 170cm

Jade grew up in Hervey Bay in Queensland and started playing softball at nine years of age.

It wasn’t long before Jade’s softball talent was noticed, making her debut for Queensland in 2005 at the U16 Girls’ Nationals.

In 2006, Jade played in Queensland’s U19 Women’s team. The following year, she was selected as a reserve for the Australian U19 Women’s team, but following a player withdrawal, was elevated into the team for the Junior Women’s World Championship, winning a bronze medal.

Playing at the 2008 U23 Women’s Nationals, Jade won the Best Batter award. Less than 12 months later, she made her debut in the senior Queensland team, being part of the Gilley’s Shield winning Heat team. Her performance at that nationals led to selection in the senior Australian team, making her debut at the Canada Cup.

Continuing to strengthen her batting skills and turning them into a real weapon, Jade won the MVP award at the 2015 Gilley’s Shield and at the same event the following year, won the Player of the Grand Final award, leading to selection in 2016 for her first senior World Championship.

Moving to NSW for work, but continuing to represent Queensland at Nationals, Jade was also selected in 2018 to represent Australia at the Women’s World Championship.

Despite having time off in the past due to injury, when fully fit, Jade continues to be an important part of the Travelodge Aussie Spirit line-up.

 

Media
Podcast – March 2021: Jade Wall from Aussie Spirit on the gold medal window
Podcast – October 2019: Wall chats to Ready, Set, Tokyo podcast 
Article – May 2018: Wall puts horror run of injuries behind her
 
World Championships:
2018: XVI Women’s Softball World Championship, Chiba, Japan
2016: XV Women’s Softball World Championship, Surrey, Canada
2007: VIII Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Enschede, Netherlands (bronze medal)
National Awards:
2016: Player of the Grand Final, Open Women’s National Softball Championship
2015: Most Valuable Player, Open Women’s National Softball Championship
2008: Best Batter, U23 Women’s National Softball Championship