27 year old Fever defender and captain, Courtney Bruce is our Suncorp Super Netball MVP for 2021.
Our voting system this season entailed voting for the best five players in each game on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis. In what turned out to be a race in two with her own teammate Jhaniele Fowler, Bruce clinched the MVP in round 13 when she picked up four votes, leaving her an unassailable seven votes clear of Fowler. Having an outstanding season in defence for Fever, Bruce has polled votes in an astonishing 11 games out of 14 this year. In fact, she picked up votes in all of the first nine games, including one incredible stretch of four games between round four and round seven where she was voted best on court on each occasion.
Bruce and Fowler picked up nine lots of five votes between them, showing just how much they dominated the Fever voting. As well as battling her own captain for votes, Fowler also has to contend with her own very high standards. It has become such a routine thing for her to shoot 50+ goals, perhaps she is judged more harshly than others. In any case, it was another fantastic season for her. In third and fourth places were Lightning shooter Cara Koenen, and Firebirds centre Kim Ravaillion. Rounding out the top five is Sam Wallace from the Swifts.