The netballers of Seville have enjoyed a great start to season 2022 across all five teams where the clear highlight of its campaign so far has been its defeat of top-placed Berwick in A Grade, whom they met for the first time.
The terrific start has come off the back of a strong pre-season training program where a great amount of depth is present across the squad.
Despite poor conditions weather-wise where it rained on and off, the Blues held its ground against the Wickers and put in all the work they needed to get the job done.
“It was certainly nice to chalk up the win in our first matchup against Berwick,” said Netball Coordinator Sue Tucker.
“It might be a bit more intense when we play them next time, but I feel like we have a solid team that have a strong chance of coming away with some success at the end.”
The success of the remaining squads at Seville sees B Grade sitting in second with five wins, on top in C Grade with six wins, fourth in D Grade with three wins and the 17 & Under squad sitting in second with five wins.
The 17’s squad have settled into the culture well at Seville with coach Michael Priestley developing them into a formidable side, where some individuals have received an opportunity to step into a senior team when called upon.
“It’s been great to have them fill those gaps when needed as it’s great for their development,” Tucker explained.
“We have been trying to give them as much opportunity with the aim to have them stick around into the future when they become full-time senior players.”
A bye is what’s ahead for the Blues this week, but there won’t be much rest as training will go ahead on Thursday night, as well as many of its players taking part in VNL or development squad commitments, where the aim is to keep them motivated and active as they tackle the remainder of the season.
With the Blues hosting a Ladies Day this weekend, it is hoped that many of the netballers will come together on Saturday morning to watch the 17 & Under squad take on Healesville and then hang around afterwards to socialise.
Looking ahead to the remainder of the season, Seville have its eyes firmly focussed on the potential of making finals come September but will also look to provide opportunity for players to get a go in higher grades where possible.
“It will be about keeping on top of their performances to ensure they can stay in the team,” Tucker said.