Calidris Literary Agency

Maddy Proud

Growing up a sport-loving tomboy, Maddy Proud’s favourite books were the Specky Magee series. After being disappointed at the lack of books about her chosen sport, netball, she decided to write one herself. Grace  on the Court has many similarities to Maddy’s own life so she is able to convey an insider’s view of the game of netball as well as the challenges facing a typical teenage girl. Her insights into match play, training and pre-game nerves will delight netball lovers.

Grace on the Court was released in January 2018 by Picolo Nero, an imprint of Black Inc. It is available through all good bookshops.

Maddy Proud is a professional netballer with the NSW Swifts. She previously played for the Adelaide Thunderbirds and at age of 16 in 2011, she was the youngest player ever to be signed to an ANZ team.

In 2012-2013 she captained the Australian 21 & Under team which won a silver medal at the World Youth Netball Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Maddy lives in Adelaide with her parents and two brothers.