WHEN Netball NSW emailed Georgia Marshall to tell her she had been selected in one of their national league teams, they had to make sure of something.
They had to check if they had emailed the right Georgia Marshall. And they had.
Georgia, 19, of Werrington Downs, is from the Penrith District Netball Association.
She replied to Netball NSW to confirm that she was indeed the Georgia Marshall from the association.
A university teaching student, she is one of the two Georgia Marshalls in the same representative team.
By a strange coincidence there is also another Georgia Marshall, who is also a top netballer, but she is from the Manly association.
As fate would have it, both Georgia Marshalls have been selected in the Netball NSW Australian National League team.
Georgia said she noticed her namesake on the email and thought what a coincidence. And in an an even stranger twist, both girls know one another.
"This is the first time we've been selected in the same team, but a few years ago we were both in school representative netball teams and I met her then," Georgia said. "But she was in the junior age team and I was in the senior age team."
The Netball NSW Blues team will play in the Australian National League starting Saturday, July 6, at the Ann Clarke Netball Centre in Auburn.
"That is an amazing coincidence," said Colleen Mitchell, who is Penrith Georgia's Penrith Waratah Cup representative netball team coach.
The Waratah Cup is Netball NSW's State League first division competition, a talent pool for the game's elite young players to further hone their craft.
Georgia Marshall plays with Penrith RSL in the local association. She has been a regular in Penrith representative teams since she was 11.
"She has played with the club since she was seven," her mother Mandy said.
Georgia can play many different positions on the court, including centre, goal attack, wing defender and goal defender.
Mitchell said a lot of the Swifts players came through the Waratah Cup and also the Australian National League competitions.
"Georgia is very fast on the court," Mitchell said.