Netball Victoria is pleased to announce the athletes selected in the 2016 Victorian Fury team.
The list includes six athletes from last year’s Victorian Fury team, ready to defend their 2015 Australian Netball League (ANL) title.
Jane Cook, Kate Eddy and Kate Thompson have been selected this year, with previous experience in ANL as part of the Victorian Flames team in both 2013 and 2014. Sam Gooden, Tayla Honey and Maddy Balson complete the team of twelve.
Netball Victoria High Performance Manager Rebekah Webster said that the selected athletes showed a lot of potential, which would be further developed within the Victorian Fury training environment.
“The standard of athleticism and talent made selections very difficult this year, but the netballers named today make a really exciting team,” said Ms Webster.
“The changes to the format of this year’s ANL competition will allow us to provide Victorian Fury athletes with exposure and experience. We’re looking to the future and preparing these athletes for elite netball at the Melbourne Vixens level.”
“Victorian Fury Head Coach Cathy Fellows has been working hard to ensure our athletes are prepared for the season ahead.”
The Victorian Fury will strive to win a fourth consecutive title in 2016. The season will open with a double header between Victorian Fury and the Canberra Darters at the State Netball Hockey Centre on Saturday 30 April and at Hisense Arena on Sunday 1 May.
2016 Victorian Fury Team
|Jane Cook||City West Falcons|
|Kate Thompson||Geelong Cougars|
|Sam Gooden||Yarra Valley Ariels|
|Mikaela Vaughan||Melbourne University|
|Elle Bennetts||Melbourne University|
|Ella Bayliss (nee Priestley)||North East Blaze|
|Tayla Honey||ACU Sovereigns|
|Lara Dunkley||Boroondara Express|
|Fiona Themann||Melbourne University|
|Shannon Eagland||Melbourne University|
|Maddy Balson||City West Falcons|
|Kate Eddy||Boroondara Express|