CRV Ambreed’s Jenna O’Sullivan has proven she can work magic both on-farm and on a netball court, with the announcement that she has been selected for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic squad for 2019.
Jenna is the field consultant for Matamata, Okoroire and Cambridge, supporting dairy farmers to breed healthier and more efficient herds.
She also recently joined CRV Ambreed’s breeding team as a sire analyst for her sales region, which has her working closely with local breeders around elite cow identification, contract mating and elite bull selection.
“Brought up on a dairy farm in Taranaki, breeding has always been an interest and passion of mine and I really enjoy my job,” says O’Sullivan.
“I played a lot of representative netball while growing up in Taranaki and in the Manawatu while I studied towards my Bachelor of Agri Commerce at Massey. I decided to put netball on pause for a while to travel on my OE and work full-time, then last year I decided to wanted to give competitive netball another crack,” she explains.
She played for Waikato Bay of Plenty in the National Beko league this year, and success through the season lead to an opportunity to play in the ANZ Premiership when called on to cover injury late in the season.
O’Sullivan joins captain Casey Kopua and Kelly Jury in defense.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be contracted with the Magic for the 2019. After having a great season in the Beko team this year, I am really excited about taking the step-up next season”.
She says the year ahead will be busy spreading time between a heavy training load, commitments with Magic and continuing to work with farmers out in the region.
“It will be a huge commitment. I believe being well-organised and having good support around me will be the key. I am very lucky that CRV as an employer are very supportive of my ambitions with netball,” she says.
We at CRV definitely will be cheering her on, and are very proud of her achievements.