ZaraParticipantNovember 11, 2020 at 9:27 amPost count: 312
I did really wonder if Layla would go back to SSN next season after all the difficulties working here in the UK and quarantining again. I would love to see her at bath that would be amazing! Really hope Chels gets a contract too otherwise that’s two of our roses that will be uncontracted for 2021 :/JamesParticipantNovember 11, 2020 at 7:17 pmPost count: 159
Adelaide either sign a defender or a midcourt. I liked what I saw of van der Merwe in GD last year so her and Garrett could share GD and get another midcourter
Petty and Nankivell can easily cover WD/C but they might need a WA. If only they didn’t get rid of Pitman!thunder123ParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 7:01 amPost count: 263
Chelsea Pitman has been announced by Garville netball club – local state league club in south AustraliaJoyjamieParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 8:03 amPost count: 196
Did not see that one coming felt sure she was headed to the UK with Team Bath. Not sure where this leaves her place in England team nowNetballcrazy1ParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 8:40 amPost count: 1808
If she still wants to play professionally, hopefully, she can sort something out with English management. She will probably have to maintain very high fitness and must get a contract somewhere in 2022. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of her career if she doesn’t want it to be.englishrose21ParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 8:42 amPost count: 130
I don’t see Pitman playing for England again. They aren’t in the full time programme because they are playing in the best league in the world but now she isn’t?
Also I don’t think she’ll play Comm games so I’d have thought they’d be looking to the future?
I guess her signing to an SA prem team means she’s holding out for an injury in the ssn?JoyjamieParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 8:50 amPost count: 196
does the Suncorp and premier league start at the same time?Netballcrazy25ParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 9:17 amPost count: 21
I’m sure she could have secured a VNSL contract, but she’s very settled in Adelaide and probably didn’t want to leave her family – especially with the uncertainty around COVID. If match day squad sizes are extended to 12, she might nab a TP role if the prem season dates don’t clash?
Really hoping this isn’t the last we see of Chelsea at SSN level, but whatever the future looks like there is no denying she is a class act and should hold her head high.ZaraParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 9:23 amPost count: 312
I am so gutted for Chels, a player of her quality should not just be edged out of a squad without a real decision making process (that the player is aware of). It’s a shame that it isn’t her choosing to move down to state league and it really doesn’t bode well for her roses position, although I guess Haythornthwaite will be the preferred WA for the next few years.al_exParticipantNovember 12, 2020 at 4:16 pmPost count: 918
Kwangwa is an amazing player, for me she could be the next Pretorius/Ward. Hopefully she can shine in VNSL and we get to see her in SSN in the future.Netballcrazy1ParticipantNovember 13, 2020 at 10:47 amPost count: 1808
Hmmm not excited by that signing but I’m quite interested in the other GA who has been promoted from the Vixens squad. I think I was hoping Vixens would look to attract Allen or Hodges but I guess Stanton gives them something a little different.caribouParticipantNovember 13, 2020 at 11:12 amPost count: 41
Hopefully, Barkmeyer is as good as rumour suggests.al_exParticipantNovember 13, 2020 at 11:52 amPost count: 918
Stanton is a good signing, she’s the best unsigned GS/GA in the country. She was good in 2017 and was doing well at GA in the first half of 2019 before her injury. With McMahon’s coaching her GA game will come a long way. Given Medhurst herself congratulated Stanton on the contract, hopefully some of the superfans will calm down the attacks on her.
I have never seen Berkmeyer play but she seems quite highly rated. I wonder if she’ll push for court time. McDonald’s path to SSN looks quite blocked now, she may have to look elsewhere. Samason will be fine after a year at TP-level.
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