Despite losing some players over the off-season, a strong recruitment drives sees the Beaconsfield Netball Club in a good position for a successful year, with a particular focus towards its junior teams who have looked promising thus far.
Some of the major departures included the likes of Elizabeth Murphy who has left for Emerald, while Ciara Nelson and Katherine Grigoriou have taken up another opportunity at ROC.
The recent pickup of players has resulted in an engaging pre-season training program where motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to the Eagles has been of a high level.
Club president Wayne Nelson is pleased with what he has seen so far and looks forward to what 2022 can produce.
“We are excited and ready to go,” he said.
“It was always going to be a challenge to encourage people to come back to community sport after what we have been through over the last two years, but the response has been fantastic.
“The people that want to be here are really backing us and it’s fantastic.”
Remaining in premier division for the senior ranks, the idea of again making finals appeals to Nelson but he is also pleased with how well his junior netballers are tracking and would love to see some success from this group too.
“I would like to see some finals involvement in our senior squad as they’re looking good, but our junior eagles in particular are looking strong,” he explained.
“We will field six teams in juniors and four teams in seniors and they are all extremely committed to the year and look really good.
“I would like to thank everyone for their efforts to training thus far, it has been a tough couple of years, but the signs are looking positive for the season ahead.”