Reigning premiers Western Sting have unveiled their 14 athlete squad for the 2018 season, with 10 members of last year’s Gold Medal winning team set to wear the black and gold once again this year.
The side will also be boosted by the return of Alice Coakley, as well as the elevation of 16-year-old shooter Sloan Burton, and the inclusion of young guns Courtney Kruta and Grace Parker.
West Coast Fever Training Partners Jessica Eales, Jessica Penny, Emma Cosh and Olivia Lewis also return to the squad.
The defensive third will also feature rising stars Sunday Aryang and Natalie Bright, while Tess Cransberg will be looking to lead the way in the shooting circle, with 2016 Jill McIntosh Medallist Lindal Rohde controlling the midcourt alongside Helen Taylor and Brittany Turnbull.
West Coast Fever Executive Officer Tamara Sheppard congratulated the athletes on their selection.
“We have once again selected a well balanced side, with a number of up and coming young players, complemented by athletes who have been in the high performance environment for a number of years,” Sheppard said.
“These athletes are products of the Netball WA Athlete Pathway, so it’s pleasing to see the level of talent within our State.”
“We’re extremely excited about the upcoming season, and look forward to Sting working toward another finals appearance.”
Sting’s title defence will commence in May, when they face the Tasmanian Magpies on May 5th and 6th at the State Netball Centre.
2018 Western Sting Squad