2019 Squad

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Final 2019 Squad:
Defenders
Geva Mentor
April Brandley
Matilda Garrett

Mid-court
April Bradley
Kim Ravaillion
Madi Robinson
Kelsey Browne

Goalers
Shimona Nelsen
Gabby Sinclair
Natalie Medhurst
 

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I agree she’s not star, but we’ve got a pretty inexperienced goal circle in Sinclair & Nelsen, and there is no doubt Medhurst brings a lot of top level experience to the table. It’s also worth noting that she can play mid-court as well in Wing Attack. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sinclair and Nelsen are the first choice goalers and Medhurst is a bench player at least to start with.
5 years ago Nat could play WA, absolutely zero effect as a WA now.
Her experience will be great at training.
 

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There is a lot to like about this squad having watched 3 out of 4 matches from the weekend. We looked a lot more flexible and within the squad making it a deeper looking team. Robinson played predominantly at centre during the Team Girls Cup, Ravallion played a little bit at centre, but mostly in Wing Defence along with Bragg, with Brazill only available for the Friday night match against Fever due to AFLW commitment and both Mentor and Nelson were pulled from the court at different times giving us a look at Medhurst/Sinclair combo up front and Brandley/Garrett combo in defence and both held up well.

There is also a better unity about the squad, and it looks like a focus has been on the combinations, because with all the different looks that took to the court for the magpies over the course of the weekend the combinations worked well together (although the stand out was the sisters of Browne and Robinson). You can't help but feel that Mentor and Wright have had a big influence in that regard.

And early on it looks like we might get a couple more wins from our ANL team as both Sinclair and Bragg (who is a training partner rather than in the main squad) look quite promising early on.

We do need to temper expectations a little as this is still a pre-season tournament and all teams were doing a fair bit of experimenting, but early on there is a lot to like about the 2019 iteration of the Magpies Netball team.
 
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