The #VixensFamily will stay together for Season 2018 with the full playing group now signed on with the mighty Melbourne Vixens for next year.
The league’s youngest captain, Kate Moloney heads-up the list of re-contracted players and said she is really pleased she will again be joined on court next season by her 2017 teammates.
“It’s so great that we are all sticking together. We had such a great season in 2017, and really are like a big family.
“The season didn’t quite finish the way we wanted, but next year we will be able to come together again and try and take that next step,” said Moloney.
No doubt Vixens fans will be thrilled with the news the team is fully committed, and excited to learn that their favourite shooting duo – Tegan Philip and Mwai Kumwenda – will be back together in 2018 in the Vixens teal, navy and crimson!
Not only that, but the Vixens line-up also boasts eight international level players with five Diamonds (Philip, Moloney, Liz Watson, Jo Weston and Emily Mannix), two U/21 World Youth Cup players (Emma Ryde – Australia; and Kadie-Ann Dehaney – Jamaica) and Malawian national, Kumwenda.
With the Melbourne Vixens Netball Victoria’s representative team in the Suncorp Super Netball League, Netball Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King also said how great it was to see our players recommitting to the club for 2018.
“We are thrilled that our playing group wants to stay together after such an amazing season and start to the new Suncorp Super Netball League in 2017,” said King.
“Through lots of hard work and planning our coaching and list management committee secured and brought together some of the best young netball talent in the country for season 2017. To see these players grow together on and off the court this season, and now commit again to the #VixensFamily in 2018 is wonderful,” said King.
With Head Coach, Simone McKinnis OAM also commited to the club next season the future is looking bright for the Vixens.
The contracting period for the 2018 season commenced on Monday 19 June. Clubs had an exclusive right to sign any of their existing 10 contracted athletes, permanent or temporary replacement players and training partners, for the 2018 season in the seven weeks leading up to the contracting period.
With the three-week contracting period now open, clubs can sign any player not formally contracted to a team as one of their 10 players. Playing lists must be finalised by Monday 10 July, 2017.
For more on the contracting process visit the Suncorp Super Netball website.
Netball Australia also recently confirmed the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball Season will begin later, in April, to allow for an uninterrupted season following the Commonwealth Games.
2018 Melbourne Vixens