Demons prepare for Bupa VNL debut

An exciting year awaits for Casey Demons as they prepare to compete in their inaugural season of the Bupa Victorian Netball League.

The Cranbourne-based netball association worked tirelessly throughout 2018 to submit an application to compete in the competition, which proved successful when VNL licences were announced in September.

Casey Demons President, Rebekah Bogos, said that receiving a licence to play in the Bupa VNL has been a long term goal for her association.

“We want to be able to provide an extra step in the player pathway,” Bogos said.

“The VNL is an important pathway developing from Suncorp NetSetGO, to grassroots and through to the Australian Diamonds.”

The club has partnered with Casey Demons Football Club and will be working closely with them in the pre-season. The groups will join to utilise the sporting facilities at Casey Fields to train for their 2019 seasons.

Casey Demons netball begin their pre-season training after finalising their team lists and completing trials in October. The clubs boasts some big name signings, including former Suncorp Super Netball players Emma Ryde and Erin Bell.

Bogos highlights the enthusiasm beaming from Casey Demons and Casey Netball Association in anticipation for the upcoming season.

“Being a part of the inaugural Casey Demons group is very exciting,” Bogos said.

“The VNL is the pinnacle of netball in Victoria. It is an elite competition where females can compete against the best.”

“Our junior clubs at Casey are very excited that they will have access to elite athletes and coaches. They can’t wait for our first home game!”