A fiercely competitive and widely respected Australian netballer, Renae Ingles has recently turned her attention to the next phase of life as she navigates the world of parenting.
Married to Australian basketballer Joe Ingles, the couple are parents to Jacob and Milla who were born in 2016, with the family set to grow as Renae experiences her second pregnancy.
Before the twins were born, Renae spent a decade playing netball at the highest level. As a 17 year old Renae began her professional career with Melbourne Phoenix before spending a few years with the Adelaide Thunderbirds. It was during her time at the Thunderbirds where Renae was first awarded a spot on the Australian Diamonds squad.
From 2009 Renae was a staple in the Diamonds side, competing at two Commonwealth Games and twice named Diamonds International Player of the Year. She was part of a Gold Medal winning side at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and a Silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Renae was named the Liz Ellis Diamond winner once and is a premiership player at the highest level in the Australian Netball League.
After giving birth to the twins, Renae made a return to the netball court and continued to represent Australia and the Melbourne Vixens up until her retirement at the end of the 2019 season.
Jacob was diagnosed with austism in 2019 and since then Joe and Renae have become advocates for autism awareness, both in Australia and the United States.
The family currently split their time between living in Utah during the NBA season, and Australia (Melbourne) in the off-season.