The Great Southern Netball Association will have four clubs compete at League level

ONE OF THE BEST: Myponga have appointed Sarah Raper as the new League coach. Sarah was part of the 2015 premiership team and played netball at elite level. Myponga have much talent in their ranks.
ONE OF THE BEST: Myponga have appointed Sarah Raper as the new League coach. Sarah was part of the 2015 premiership team and played netball at elite level. Myponga have much talent in their ranks.

Yay, netball lovers, it's finally arrived. Firstly, I would like to congratulate GSNA Management and five clubs for their passion, dedication and commitment to their members for getting the 2020 season off the ground.

COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we all go about our daily business and it is a credit to you all that we can now play netball.

So, who is in and who is out?

Langhorne Creek - Langhorne Creek have a new coach with the appointment of former League player Bree Leibhardt. They will be looking at continuing to support their young players whilst keeping a bit of experience in this year's League team.

I am hoping to see Shane Nethercott go around another season in defence and pocket rocket Brooke Ronskley through the middle. Let's also hope they keep their youngsters Caitlin Dewhurst and Charlee Clifford keen, as towards the end of 2019, they were working well together in attack.

Myponga - Myponga have appointed Sarah Raper as the new League coach. Sarah has played netball at an elite level for many years.

Myponga will lose the drive through their mid court with the loss of Kirsten Rothwell, who is contracted to South Adelaide. Myponga certainly have experience with Emma Raper and young talent in Elly Hutchins, Rachael Rothwell and Lucy Raper.

Victor Harbor - Victor are confident in defending their title. Di Johns is back from a season off with an ACL injury and Luka Miller returning to the team after a year off for the birth of her child.

With the retirement Emma Gryczewski and Courtney Barry contracted to South Adelaide in the SANFLW, coach Pauline Edwards will be looking at the club's talented Senior 2's to fill a spot in the team.

Willunga - Willunga certainly had momentum at the end of 2019, only losing the grand final to Victory by only 6 goals. It's nice to hear that Willunga are giving young Gabby Scarpantoni an opportunity in the League team again this year. I'm looking forward to watching her develop.

Nicole Lander has returned to netball. Will she line up in goals with Amy Bull or will Amy move back into defence? Either way, Amy is strong at both ends and is always a tough opponent.

Encounter Bay - Unfortunately the Bays don't have a League, Senior 2 or Inter 1 team this year. I'm not sure that COVID is to blame for no League team as they have not been able to fill one for a few years. I hope that they can still maintain some of their talented junior players and start to rebuild for 2021.

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