The Melbourne Vixens have secured rising Jamaican star Kadie-Ann Dehaney, the 191cm defender rounding out the Club’s strong 2017 list.
Dehaney, 20, made her international debut for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls in last year’s Netball World Cup SYDNEY and is currently captain of the 21U side preparing for next year’s World Youth Cup.
Vixens Coach Simone McKinnis said the signing of the hardworking, up-and-coming defender was a real coup for the Club.
“I’m thrilled to have Kadie-Ann on board – she’s a really exciting young player with great potential and plays a different style of game, which provides us with something different,” said McKinnis of Dehaney, who like her fellow Sunshine Girl teammates Romelda Aitken and Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has the ability to play at both ends of the court.
“Kadie made her international debut at last year’s Netball World Cup, and I think she has great potential to keep developing her game and to really grow with our group.
“She is an exciting raw talent, and that compounded with her height, determination and international experience is a great addition to our list.”
Dehaney and the rest of the Melbourne Vixens playing list will assemble for the first time in early November when they come together for pre-season ahead of the 2017 National Netball League.
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