Hallam have come across to the OEFN from SNFL Div 4, Where they finished 4th in 2022 with a 13-5 record.
They took care of business in the semi final before suffering a heavy loss in the preliminary final.
Not only were they top 4, they were so far in front of the teams behind them, 5 wins ahead of the 5th placed Dandenong.
Hallam were a strong scoring team, scoring 94 points a game and conceded 54 per game in 2022 and will be hoping to replicate that this season.
Jack Sharlassian will be one to watch as he topped the goal kicking in 2022 with 56 with Rory McIver slotted 23 from 18 games.
Hallam struggled in 2022, winning just two matches and losing 14, albeit they were in Division 1.
Sharon Kirkpatrick led the goals with three, with a high of two goals, against Murumbeena.
Hallam conceded 58 points per game and only managed seven per game themselves but they improved throughout the season.
Given Hallam are coming across from another league (SNFL), it is hard to predict where they sit in comparison to other sides. They are in the OEFN’s Division 2, whilst they were in Division 1 in SFNL last year, so I expect them to win a handful of games.
After initially coming into the OEFN without any Netball teams.
The club has had a few things fall into place and are able to begin their journey in the Netball space a little earlier than anticipated.
Exciting times lay ahead for Hallam’s Netball players as they build toward the future.
By Jordan Peeler