Rovers A grade profiles

September 08, 2017

Rovers A grade (back, from left) Jackie Thorpe, Chrissy Hurst, Natalie Henthorn, Bree Collins; (front) Jemma Kerr (coach), Lucy Howard, Kearea Norris and Sarah Purtill.

Lucy Howard (GS/GA): Multiple club and league best and fairest. A quick, agile and consistent shooter, Lucy is a natural, all-round athlete who knows exactly where she needs to be.

Chrissy Hurst (GS/GA): First year for the Rovers and slotted in beautifully. Gives the team great direction with her voice and smart ball use. Chrissy is focused and works hard in the ring. Very accurate and shows strength in the goals.

Sarah Purtill (WA/C): Very dependable mid-court player who drives well and feeds into the shooters with accuracy.

Kearea Norris (C/WA/WD): An athletic and speedy mid-court player. Continually anticipates interceptions and creates many turnovers.

Bree Collins (GD/WD): Youngest player in the side stepping up from U-17s every week. Determined defender who has very good space awareness. Always prepared for tips and deflections and never gives up.

Natalie Henthorn (GK/GD): A disciplined, focused and talented defender. Always aware of what is happening around her and reads play well. Has an amazing ability to rebound the ball and uses her height to advantage.

Jackie Thorpe (WD): A strong and dynamic defender. Plays a massive supporting role to the defenders in the ring and creates many turnovers. A very gifted and explosive player.

Lainey Blake (GS/GA/WA): First year to senior netball. An extremely accurate shooter, strong and dependable in the goal ring, and rarely misses.

Simone Conn (GA/GS): A very accurate shooter who directs her teammates confidently around the circle. Renowned for her quick hands and fierce, competitive nature.

Millie Joice (WA/WD): A natural all-rounder who can play all positions. Very strong in the mid-court, talks and directs play well.

Maggie McCalman (GK/WD/GD): Puts plenty of pressure on her opponents, fighting hard all game and linking well up the court. The ball is a magnet for Maggie’s hands.

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