Greatest Aussie Nat Medhurst will officially return to the court at the Australian Netball Championships in August.
Incredibly, the retired Aussie diamond has been called up for West Coast Fever – nearly four years after leaving the club.
Medhurst is the biggest name to take part in the 10-club competition, which showcases the best talent outside of Super Netball in Australia.
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Super Netball’s young guns, such as Reilly Batchelor, Ruby Barkmeier and Sophie Faunce, will take part in the series, as will former representative players.
This is the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic that the tournament has been held since the series was abandoned in 2020 and 2021.
The competition was held in Victoria’s Fury is once again one of the favorites to claim their ninth title since its inception in 2008.
They are the only side to have won the series more than once – NSW (formerly known as the Waratahs), SA (Southern Power), Tasmania (formerly the Magpies) and WA (formerly the Western Stings) have all won once.
Of the MVPs of the annual tournament, only two did not go on to participate in the then-current ANZ Championship or Super Netball series.
The ANC will be held in Traralgon from 22-28 August.
Games are available live and on-demand at Kayo Freebies.
The full squads of the ANC
* Depends on fitness
Brave – Super Netball contracted athletes
Italic – Played in Super Netball/Extended SSN squads.
We have Nia
We have Sinai*
Lisa Mi Mi
A huge academy
QBE SWIFTS ACADEMY
Tegan O Shanasy
West coast fever awaits
Ingrid Moss (nee Collier)*
Sun Coast Lightning