The Sports Group has an exclusive global commercial management agreement with Kim Ravaillion.
Kim Ravaillion is widely acknowledged as the fittest player in world netball. Having made the centre bib very much her own for the Australian Netball Diamonds in recent seasons, Ravaillion has consolidated her credentials as a genuine Australian sports star.
Growing up in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, Kim always had a love of sport and began playing netball at the age of seven. She followed the representative pathways through the junior ranks before earning a NSW Institute of Sport Scholarship in 2010. In that same year, Ravaillion was awarded the Western Sydney Academy of Sport ‘Netball Athlete of the Year’. She earned State selection for the NSW 19/U team in 2011 and her performance at the National Netball Championships earned her selection for the Australian 19/U Netball squad, and later, the Australian 21/U Netball team.
It was 2012 that would be Ravaillions’ breakout year in the senior ranks. Having been named the ‘Most Valuable Player’ at the 19/U National Netball Championships, Kim earned a contract with the Queensland Firebirds and selection in the Australian Fast5 Flyers to compete in the World Netball Series in England.
By 2013, Ravaillion was debuting for the Australian Netball Diamonds against the England National team. Astoundingly, she made her Diamonds debut before recording a single cap for her ANZ Championship team, the Queensland Firebirds.
Ravaillion’s recruitment to the Firebirds coincided with the teams’ return to Finals action. She played in all 15 matches in her inaugural ANZ Championship season, and over the ensuing four years, made four Grand Final appearances for two Championship wins. In 2015, Ravaillion was rewarded for her outstanding individual form by claiming joint-MVP for the Queensland Firebirds.
As the youngest member of the Australian Diamonds in 2014, Ravaillion made her Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow. A starting berth in a hotly contested final against arch-rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns delivered Ravaillion and her Diamonds teammates a gold medal – their first at the Games’ since 2002.
Ravaillion bagged more silverware at international level in 2015, when the Diamonds successfully defended their World Cup title in Sydney. The agile midcourter had a brilliant campaign as the Diamonds first choice centre, helping Australia maintain their pre-eminent ranking as the world’s number one netball nation.
With the announcement of the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season, there was unprecedented interest in Kim from League franchises. Ravaillion was announced as a marquee signing for the Collingwood Magpies joining a host of Diamond’s teammates at the star-studded Melbourne-based Club. More recently, she has been announced as a member of the Australian Diamonds set to defend their gold medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.