I think it depends a lot on which state you come from. I think the SA girls, Garbin and the Internationals don’t mind the distance because Sydney has a lot to offer as a city compared to where they come from. Melbourne is a big city with a lot of opportunities so I don’t think Victorians who have played for the Swifts feel much of a pull to Sydney in that way. I’m sure living in Adelaide is nice but maybe not for young adults in their 20s, and there are fewer non-netball job opportunities. It may well happen down the track but I don’t get the feeling that Proud, Turner and Klau will go back to be honest.
The problem for the Swifts is that all of the pathway WDs play for the Giants… all of the pathway shooters as well. The Giants must have more generous training partner packages than the Swifts, otherwise it makes no sense why both Dwyer and Letherbarrow moved over when they’re now behind 3 of the best shooters in the world.