Local young gun Annika Lee-Jones joins West Coast Fever as one of the most highly sought after defenders in the State. She was impressive at this year’s 20U National Netball Championships in Tasmania, and was named in the 20U National Squad. Lee-Jones was named in the the Australian team for the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana next year.
Standing at 197cm tall, Lee-Jones enters the Fever realm as the tallest player on the 2017 roster, and spent time at the Tall Player Specialist Camp in Canberra earlier this year. She has formed an integral part of the Western Sting’s campaigns in recent years, and has been a standout for the Perth Lions in the Smarter than Smoking West Australian Netball League. She was named Most Valuable Player in the 2015 Premiership winning Perth Lions side.
Do you have cool hobbies/classes you take?
I really love baking, so that's probably my number one hobby. When I was at school I also did textiles (sewing) as a subject until Year 12 where I actually topped the State.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I think when I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher.
Have you ever played another position?
Throughout my netball career I have switched quite a lot between being a defender and a shooter, and sometimes both at the same time!
Are you a morning or a night person?
What is your ambition for West Coast Fever 2017?
I think we will make finals and prove everyone who has doubted us wrong.