The following can be attributed to West Coast Fever Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich.
“West Coast Fever has informed shooter Nat Medhurst that the Club will not be taking up the option of a further 12-month contract with her.
Medhurst has spent the past five seasons at Fever.
We have a firm vision to be the best elite netball club on and off the court, and we operate with a clear view to the future, particularly the next three years.
We are steadfast in our approach to list management, and this has not been an easy decision for our Club, however, we are committed to identifying and developing emerging talented players and player recruitment.
Nat has been an important part of our Club for the past five seasons, especially during the formative years of Suncorp Super Netball.
On behalf of the West Coast Fever Netball Club, I would again like to thank Nat for her service to the Club and wish her the best for the future.
The 34-year-old joined Fever in 2014 from the Queensland Firebirds, and has played 219 games at National League level, since making her debut in 2004 for the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
She also played 86 Tests for the Samsung Diamonds, winning World Championships in 2007, 2011 and 2015, as well as a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in 2014 and Silver Medal in 2010.
Medhurst departs Fever having Captained the Club in 2014 and 2017, and having won the Club’s Most Valuable Player Award in 2015 and 2016.”
West Coast Fever will make no further comment on the matter at this time.