GIANTS centre named HCF most valuable player

Sydney, 26 June, 2017 – GIANTS Netball centre, Serena Guthrie, has rounded out her first season in the team by being named the inaugural HCF Most Valuable Player, announced at a Gala Dinner on Friday 23 June. The event marked the end of an impressive debut season for the new Club, which saw GIANTS Netball finish runners-up in the Suncorp Super Netball competition.

This was Guthrie’s first season with an Australian netball club and she has cemented her dominance in the Centre position, playing every GIANTS Netball match this year. The HCF Most Valuable Player is the highest individual accolade awarded by the Club, recognising outstanding achievement across the season.

HCF joined the GIANTS Netball family at the beginning of the 2017 season, supporting the team throughout the highly contested competition.

Chris Rawlins, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, HCF congratulated Guthrie on the award, saying: “Throughout the season we have seen the impact Serena Guthrie has had on the team, both on the court and off. We’re really pleased to be part of recognising her contribution, which took the team all the way to the Grand Final.”

Netball is the premier female sport in Australia and Netball NSW, who backs GIANTS Netball, has more than 115,000 members. This season the Suncorp Super Netball competition has drawn record audience figures both in stadium and on air.

The new Netball season kicks off in April 2018 and HCF will be back for the second year supporting the team.


Media inquiries to:

About HCF

HCF, largest not-for-profit health fund protecting Australians since 1932, covers over 1.5 million members with health and life insurance, community care, travel and pet insurance. On average over the last five years, HCF has paid out more cents in every dollar in premiums to members as benefits than the industry average. With over 35,000 specialists participating in its Medical Gap Cover Scheme and approximately 10,000 providers participating in its 100% back More for You programs, HCF gives members access to quality health care with no gaps or minimal costs compared to non-participating providers. To empower members to put their health first, HCF also offers a range of health and lifestyle services including its My Health Guardian health management program, mobile Victor Chang Health Checks and My Global Specialist second opinion service. HCF’s national network of retail outlets and Australian-based call centres have earned multi-award winning status. HCF members also have access to low cost, high quality services at HCF Dental Centres and HCF Eyecare Centres. Having contributed $50 million to support the health services research funded by the HCF Research Foundation, HCF is devoted to investing in the future of Australia’s health. To learn more about HCF go to