West Coast Fever History

 

2017

Finished: 7th (2 wins, 12 losses)
Captain: Natalie Medhurst
Most Valuable Player: Jessica Anstiss
Player's Player of the Season: Courtney Bruce
PerthNow Player of the Season: Courtney Bruce
Coaches Award: Stacey Francis
Club Person of the Year: Jessica Eales
With a new competition in place, Fever looked to launch their assault on the inaugural season of Suncorp
Super Netball. Following the departure of Caitlin Bassett, Ash Brazill, Shae Brown, April Brandley and
Erena Mikaere, Fever built a squad of local talent, which featured three international players including
English international Stacey Francis and Australian Diamonds Courtney Bruce and Natalie Medhurst.

Fever's first challenge was the Thunderbirds in Adelaide. After a fantastic start, Fever found themselves in
a commanding position before the home crowd rallied their team to overrun the visitors and record their first
victory in the Suncorp Super Netball era. Fever then hit the road again falling short against eventual Grand
Finalists Giants Netball, before returning for their first home game against the Queensland Firebirds. The
reigning premiers proved too strong in front of a big home crowd at Perth Arena.

Fever then travelled to Melbourne to face the in-form Vixens, a game that fans will remember for the wrong
reasons, with Shannon Eagland rupturing her ACL in the opening five minutes of play. Training Partner Jess
Eales was elevated as a permanent replacement player for Eagland. After an emotional week, Fever hosted
the NSW Swifts at HBF Stadium, producing their most complete performance in the opening five weeks. After
a tight tussle in the final term, the home side recorded their first victory of the Suncorp Super Netball era.

Caitlin Bassett and Erena Mikaere returned to Perth the week after as the Lightning rolled into town, proving
too strong in a Friday night clash at HBF Stadium. Fever made history the following week, becoming the first
netball team to play under an open roof, when it was left open at Perth Arena. The home side produced a
polished performance to record a 17-goal drubbing of the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Fever wouldn't record another victory for the remainder of the season, however produced spirited performances
against the Giants, in which they fell short by just three goals, as well as both clashes against the Magpies and
a thriller in Sydney against the Swifts.
Playing List Position
Jessica Anstiss WD/C/WA
Kate Beveridge GS/GA
Courtney Bruce GK/GD
Verity Charles C/WA
Ingrid Colyer WA/C
Shannon Eagland WD/GD
Stacey Francis GD/WD
Annika Lee-Jones GK/GD
Natalie Medhurst GA
Kaylia Stanton
GS/GA

 

Officials
Stacey Marinkovich Head Coach
Nicole Richardson Specialist Defensive Coach
Sue Kenny OAM Specialist Attacking Coach
Michelle Wilkins Specialist Midcourt Coach
Suzanne Lennon Team / Operations Manager
Gary Dawson High Performance Analyst

2016

Finished: 4th Australian Conference (7 wins, 6 losses)
Captain: Ashleigh Brazill
Most Valuable Player: Natalie Medhurst
Player's Player of the Season: Shae Brown
PerthNow Player of the Season: Caitlin Bassett
Coaches Award: Courtney Bruce
Club Person of the Year: Jodii Maguire
After retaining 11 of their 12 players from the previous season, West Coast Fever were looking to build on their
most successful season in history in 2015. The season started in the best possible fashion, winning the first
three matches by big margins. From there, Fever would go on to lose four of their next five matches, including
a one-goal heartbreaker against the Melbourne Vixens at Perth Arena.

With the bye coming at an opportune time in Round 9, Fever returned refreshed and ready to take the second
half of the season. The first game back saw the West Coast side travel to Adelaide to take on the Thunderbirds, which resulted in a big win for the visitors. Round 11 was a special moment for the club, with Shae Brown
playing her 100th ANZ Championship game, becoming just the 24th player to do so, and just the second to
play all 100 for Fever.

Round 13 was another momentous occasion for Fever, as they broke their Perth Arena drought with a 23-goal
drubbing of the Central Pulse. Needing a win in the final game of the season against the Firebirds in Brisbane,
Fever weren't able to hold on, missing finals by just one game.

Nat Medhurst capped off another stellar season, being rewarded with her second consecutive Most Valuable
Player Award, while the 32-year-old was once again awarded national honours, earning Australian Diamonds
selection alongside fellow shooter Caitlin Bassett and defender April Brandley.

Playing List Position Association
Caitlin Bassett GS (South East Demons)
Kate Beveridge GS/GA/WA (Coastal Sharks)
Shae Brown C//WD (Wheatbelt Flames)
Ashleigh Brazill C/WD (Coastal Sharks)
Courtney Bruce GD/GK (South East Demons)
Ingrid Colyer C/WA (Perth Lions)
Josie Janz-Dawson GD/GK (South East Demons)
April Letton GD/GK (Rangers)
Natalie Medhurst GA/GS (West Coast Warriors)
Erena Mikaere GK/GD (Rangers)
Verity Simmons WA/C (Wheatbelt Flames)
Kaylia Stanton GS/GA (Perth Lions)

 

Officials
Stacey Rosman Head Coach
Tasha Richards Assistant Coach
Nicole Richardson Specialist Defensive Coach
Sue Kenny OAM Specialist Attacking Coach
Michelle Wilkins  Specialist Midcourt Coach 
Suzanne Lennon Team / Operations Manager
Gary Dawson High Performance Analyst

2015

Finished: 3rd Australian Conference (9 wins / 1 draw / 3 losses)
Captain: Ashleigh Brazill
Most Valuable Player: Natalie Medhurst
Player's Player of the Season: Ashleigh Brazill
PerthNow Player of the Season: Caitlin Bassett
Coaches Award: Ingrid Colyer
Club Person of the Year: Jordan Stares

2015 saw drastic change to a new-look Fever side with defender April Letton, local young gun Ingrid Colyer
and Australia’s first ever New Zealand import, Erena Mikaere joining new head coach Stacey Rosman.

The change proved successful, with Fever having their most successful season ever, recording nine wins, one
draw and three losses in what was a record-breaking season for the team from the west.

Fever wouldn’t lose a game until Round 10, with the only blip on the record a Round 4 draw with NSW Swifts
(59-59). After their bye in Round 11, Fever struggled, winning just one more game for the season. The final
game of the season at Perth Arena against NSW Swifts would determine who would host the elimination final,
with Swifts running out seven goal winners. Fever travelled to Sydney for a rematch in the elimination final,
however went down again by seven goals.

Natalie Medhurst capped off a great season rewarded with club MVP honours as well as selection in the
Australian Diamonds team alongside shooter Caitlin Bassett. 

Playing List Position Association
Caitlin Bassett GS (Demons)
Kate Beveridge GS/GA (Coastal Sharks)
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames)
Ashleigh Brazill C/WD (Coastal Sharks)
Courtney Bruce GD/GK (Demons)
Ingrid Colyer  C/WA (Perth Lions) 
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons)
April Letton  GD/GK  (Rangers) 
Natalie Medhurst GA/GS (West Coast Warriors)
Erena Mikaere  GK/GD  (Rangers) 
Kaylia Stanton GS/GA (Perth Lions)
Khao Watts WA/C/WD (West Coast Warriors)

 

Officials
Stacey Rosman Head Coach
Tracey Robinson Assistant Coach
Suzanne Lennon Team / Operations Manager
Gary Dawson High Performance Analyst

2014

Finished: 9th (4 wins / 9 losses)
Captain: Natalie Medhurst

With the signing of premiership player Natalie Medhurst from Queensland Firebirds, and talented midcourter Khao Watts, the 2014 roster was one of the most star-studded sides in the ANZ Championship.

Medhurst was named captain, however the season started slowly for Fever dropping their first two games before a 36-goal win over Canterbury Tactix in Perth.

Fever would lose their next two games before impressive wins over Thunderbirds and eventual runners-up Firebirds saw them enter the bye with confidence. Despite this however, Fever went on to lose their next give games before concluding the 2014 season with a win against Central Pulse 51-44 at home.

Playing List  Position Association
Caitlin Bassett GS (Demons)
Eboni Beckford-Chambers  GD/GK (Perth Lions)
Kate Beveridge GS/GA (Coastal Sharks)
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames)
Ashleigh Brazill C/WD (Coastal Sharks)
Courtney Bruce GD/GK (Demons)
Chanel Gomes GD/GK/WD (Rangers)
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons)
Natalie Medhurst GA/GS (West Coast Warriors)
Chelsea Pitman WA/GA/C (Rangers)
Kaylia Stanton GS/GA (Perth Lions)
Khao Watts WA/C/WD (West Coast Warriors)

 

Officials  
Norma Plummer AM Head Coach
Stacey Rosman Assistant Coach
Susan Kenny OAM Specialist Coach
Jan Daniher Team / Operations Manager
Gary Dawson High Performance Analyst
Erin Haff Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jodii Maguire Sports Psychologist / Athlete Wellbeing
Nina Crowhurst Head Physiotherapist
Chris Perrey Physiotherapist
Dr. Gary Couanis Team Doctor
Darryn Sargant Podiatrist
Bernd Adolph Sports Massage Therapist
Terreen Stenvers Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
Peter Worsfold Leadership Consultant

 

2013

Finished: 7th (5 wins / 8 losses)
Player of the Year: Eboni Beckford-Chambers
Captain: Catherine Cox

2013 saw Fever equal their best season ever, finishing 7th with five wins and eight losses. Australian Diamond shooter and WA girl Kate Beveridge joined Fever from Melbourne Vixens.

After losing their first game of the season in Sydney against NSW Swifts (55-41), Fever returned home handing Northern Mystics an 80-53 drubbing. Fever would get revenge on NSW Swifts in Round 5, handing down a 20-goal punishment in Perth, however they would go on to lose their next three games. Fever would win one more game before the bye. Post bye, Fever would only win one game and suffer two big losses to the Firebirds and the Vixens.

Caitlin Bassett again had one of the highest shooting percentages in the league, finishing the year with 443 goals at 89%. Verity Simmons was instrumental through midcourt, finishing the season with 171 goal assists. English import Eboni Beckford-Chambers was key in defence with 56 deflections. 

Playing List  Position Association 2013 ANZC Games
Caitlin Bassett GS (Demons) 13
Eboni Beckford-Chambers  GD/GK (Perth Lions) 13
Kate Beveridge GS/GA (Coastal Sharks) 7
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 12
Ashleigh Brazill C/WD (Coastal Sharks) 9*
Courtney Bruce GD/GK (Demons) 6
Catherine Cox GA/GS (Perth Lions) 13
Andrea Gilmore WD/GD (West Coast Falcons) 9
Chanel Gomes GD/GK/WD (Rangers) 13
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons) 13
Lisa Millman GA/WA/GS (West Coast Falcons) 5
Verity Simmons C/WA (Rangers) 13
Ingrid Colyer Replacement (Perth Lions) 1
Alicia Janz Replacement (Demons) 1
Lindal Rohde Replacement (Demons) 0

 *Injured

Officials  
Norma Plummer AM Head Coach
Stacey Rosman Assistant Coach
Susan Kenny OAM Specialist Coach
Jan Daniher Team Manager
Erin Haff Strength Coach
Nina Crowhurst / Chris Perrey  Physiotherapist
Mark De Cruz Doctor
Darryn Sargant Podiatrist
Bernd Adolph Massage
 
 

2012

Finished: 8th (3 wins / 10 losses)
Player of the Year: Ashleigh Brazill
Captain: Catherine Cox

2012 saw big changes to the Fever’s lineup, signing Australian head coach Norma Plummer AM, NSW Swifts duo Ashleigh Brazill and Catherine Cox, and English import Eboni Beckford-Chambers. Despite high expectations following a recruitment coup and after such an active and impressive off-season, Fever could only manage three wins in a tough season.

Things started positively for the Fever who recorded a huge 20-goal win in Round 1 against Tactix before back-to-back losses against Vixens and Mystics. Fever then lost eight consecutive games before finishing the season with a win over Central Pulse.

Caitlin Bassett again shot impressively scoring 417 goals at 88.3% for the season; one of the highest shooting percentages in the league. 

Playing List  Position Association  2012 ANZC Games
Caitlin Bassett GS (Demons) 13 
Eboni Beckford-Chambers  GD/GK (Perth Lions) 13 
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 13 
Ashleigh Brazill C/WD (Souwest Jets) 13 
Catherine Cox GA/GS (Perth Lions) 13 
Sarah East GS/GA (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 2* 
Susan Fuhrmann GK (West Coast Falcons)
Andrea Gilmore WD/GD (West Coast Falcons) 11
Chanel Gomes GD/GK/WD (Rangers) 13
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons)
Verity Simmons C/WA (Rangers) 7
Nikala Smith GA/GS (Coastal Sharks) 4
Ashleigh Neal Replacement (Demons) 0
Lisa Millman Replacement (West Coast Falcons) 0
Lindal Rohde Replacement (Demons)

 *Injured

Officials  
Norma Plummer AM Head Coach
Stacey Rosman Assistant Coach
Susan Kenny OAM Specialist Coach
Genevieve Hunter Team Manager
Brendan Kennedy Strength Coach
Pippa Flannagan / Grant Twentyman  Physiotherapist
Mark De Cruz Doctor
Darryn Sargant Podiatrist
Bernd Adolph Massage

 

2011

Finished: 9th (3 wins / 10 losses)
Player of the Year: Caitlin Bassett
Captain: Johannah Curran

With the signing of English national Ama Agbeze, Fever looked set to improve on their 2010 season. Things started well for Fever with a six-goal win over Tactix in New Zealand before two heavy losses at home to Adelaide and Queensland. Fever wouldn’t experience another win until Round 6 when they defeated Southern Steel in front of a passionate home crowd.

After three consecutive losses of less than three goals, Fever’s chances of making the finals was dealt a heavy blow following a Round 10 loss to Vixens at home. Fever finished the season win a win in Adelaide against the Thunderbirds in what would be coach Jane Searle’s final match with the club.

Caitlin Bassett again finished the season with the second most goals in the league behind championship shooter Romelda Aitken. Midcourter Leah Shoard was the most used player with 263 centre pass receives. Bassett finished just two points behind joint league Most Valuable Player winners Natalie Medhurst (Firebirds) and Leana de Bruin.

Playing List  Position Association  2011 ANZC Games
Ama Agbeze GD/GK (Souwest Jets)  12
Caitlin Bassett  GS (Demons) 13 
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 13 
Courtney Bruce GD/GK (Demons)
Johannah Curran C/GD/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 
Sarah Ebbott WA/C (Coastal Sharks)  13
Susan Fuhrmann GK (West Coast Falcons)  13
Andrea Gilmore WD/GD (West Coast Falcons) 13 
Alicia Janz WD/C/WA (Demons)
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons)
Ashlee Howard GA/GS (Rangers) 
Leah Shoard GA/GS (Perth Lions)  13 
Chanel Gomes Replacement (AIS) 4
Sarah East Replacement (AIS)
Lindal Rohde Replacement (West Coast Falcons)

 

Officials  
Jane Searle Head Coach
Susan Kenny OAM Assistant Coach
Michelle Wilkins Specialist Coach
Genevieve Hunter Team Manager
Brendan Kennedy Strength Coach
Ben Piggott Conditioning Coach
Pippa Flannagan / Nina Crowhurst  Physiotherapist
Mark De Cruz Doctor
Darryn Sargant Podiatrist
Bernd Adolph Massage

 

2010

Finished: 8th (4 wins / 9 losses)
Player of the Year: Madison Browne
Captain: Johannah Curran

The 2010 Championship started two weeks earlier than normal to accommodate the Delhi Commonwealth Games, and with the retirement of captain Stacey Rosman, the season marker further change for the Fever as they battled their way to just four wins for the season.

Despite star shooter Caitlin Bassett shooting at 97%, Fever started their campaign with a loss in New Zealand to Southern Steel before returning home to Perth to claim their first win for the season over Canterbury Tactix (62-44).

Fever wouldn’t experience another win until Round 8 when they travelled to Melbourne to defeat reigning premiers, Melbourne Vixens, in the upset of the season.

Fever would only win one more game for the year against Queensland Firebirds.

Caitlin Bassett finished the season with 468 goals, second most in the league, and fifth in the league with a shooting accuracy of 86%.

Playing List Position Association  2010 ANZC Games
Caitlin Bassett  GS (Demons) 13 
Emma Beckett GD/GK (Coastal Sharks)  12
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 12 
Madison Browne WA/C (Rangers) 13 
Johannah Curran C/GD/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 13
Sarah Ebbott WA/C (Coastal Sharks) 6
Susan Fuhrmann GK (West Coast Falcons)  13
Andrea Gilmore WD/GD (West Coast Falcons) 12 
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons) 4*
Janelle Lawson GA/GS (Coastal Sharks)
Ashleigh Neal GA/GS (Demons)
Leah Shoard GA/GS (Perth Lions) 13 
Bianca Reddy Replacement  (NA) 4
Courtney Bruce Replacement (Demons)

 *Injured

Officials  
Jane Searle Head Coach
Susan Kenny OAM Specialist Coach
Rebecca Elborough Specialist Coach
Michelle Wilkins Specialist Coach
Genevieve Hunter Team Manager
Brendan Kennedy Strength Coach
Trevor Lawrence-Brown  Physiotherapist
Mark De Cruz Doctor
Darryn Sargant Podiatrist
Bernd Adolph Massage

 

2009

Finished: 7th (5 wins / 8 losses)
Player of the Year: Madison Browne
Captain: Stacey Rosman & Johannah Curran

With new coach Jane Searle at the helm, and the key signings of Shae Bolton (Brown) and Madison Browne from Melbourne Vixens, Fever experienced their most successful season in their short history, winning five games.

Commencing the season with two games on the road, one in Melbourne and the other in New Zealand, Fever returned home to Challenge Stadium in Round 3 to defeat Northern Mystics by 11 goals - their first win of the Championship. Following this saw wins against Central Pulse in New Zealand and NSW Swifts – their first ever hat trick.

At the midway point of the season, Fever were sitting on three wins and four losses, but a 25-goal drubbing at the hands of eventual premiers Melbourne Vixens quickly turned the season sour.

Fever wouldn’t win their next game until round 10 at home against Southern Steel, and only one more game after that, finishing the season in seventh position with five wins and eight losses.

Playing List Position Association 2009 ANZC Games 
Caitlin Bassett  GS (Demons) 13 
Emma Beckett GD/GK/WD (Coastal Sharks) 0* 
Shae Bolton C/WA/WD (WATCO Wheatbelt Flames) 13 
Madison Browne WA/C (Rangers) 13 
Johannah Curran GD/GK/WD (Rangers) 13 
Bianca Franklin GA/GS (Perth Lions) 12 
Susan Fuhrmann GK (West Coast Falcons) 13
Andrea Gilmore WD/GD (West Coast Falcons) 12
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons) 10
Jasmine Keene GS/GA (Perth Lions) 4
Stacey Rosman WA/C (West Coast Falcons)
Nikala Smith GA/GS (Coastal Sharks) 10 
Kirby Bentley Replacement (Coastal Sharks)
Ashleigh Neal Replacement (Demons)

 *Injured

Officials  
Jane Searle Head Coach
Susan Kenny OAM Specialist Coach
Rebecca Elborough Specialist Coach
Michelle Wilkins Specialist Coach
Stella Northey Scholarship Coach
Lynley Johnson Team Manager
Brendan Kennedy Strength Coach
Trevor Lawrence-Brown  Physiotherapist
Mark De Cruz Doctor
Darryn Sargant Podiatrist
Bernd Adolph Massage

 

2008

Finished: 9th (2 wins / 10 losses)
Player of the Year: Larissa Wilcox
Captain: Stacey Rosman

In a major announcement for netball it was revealed that 2008 would see the introduction of a trans Tasman competition involving five teams from Australia and five from New Zealand, which would replace the two countries domestic competitions. Thanks to the support of the state government, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, Netball WA submitted a successful bid for a license and on 10 May 2007 it was announced that Western Australia be part of the new competition, later named the ANZ Championship.

Extensive market research was also undertaken and after consulting a large number of stakeholders it was decided that the best way forward for Netball WA would be to retire the Perth Orioles name and develop a new brand for elite netball in WA. On 8 November 2007 Netball WA CEO Lisa Bradock revealed to the media Western Australia’s newest elite team, West Coast Fever.

Twelve athletes were selected for the inaugural West Coast Fever squad, including two English internationals, reinforcing the vision of the ANZ Championship being the premier domestic netball competition in the world.

 

Playing List Position Association 2008 ANZC Games 
Ama Agbeze  GD/GK (WAIS) 13 
Karen Atkinson WA/C (WAIS) 12 
Caitlin Bassett GS (Demons) 13
Ingrid Dick C/WA (WAIS) 11 
Bianca Franklin GA/GS (Perth Lions) 9
Susan Fuhrmann GK (West Coast Falcons)
Andrea Gilmore WD/GD (West Coast Falcons) 12
Josie Janz GD/GK (Demons) 3
Tracey Pemberton GA/GS (Demons)  1*
Stacey Rosman WA/C (West Coast Falcons) 11 
Nikala Smith GA/GS (Rangers) 12 
Larissa Wilcox GD/GK/WD (West Coast Falcons) 13 
Tasha Nykyforak Replacement (Demons)

 *Injured

Officials  
Sue Gaudion Head Coach
Lyn Pemberton Assistant Coach
Roxanne Edwards Specialist Coach
Shelagh Newham Team Manager
Brendan Kennedy Strength Coach
Trevor Lawrence-Brown  Physiotherapist
Mark De Cruz Doctor