ROOKIE TEAGUE-NEELD SIGNS ON FOR TWO YEARS

Teague-Neeld, 18, is one of Victoria’s brightest shooting prospects and finds herself as one of the youngest signings for the Vixens since the ANZ Championship began in 2008.

Part of the extended Vixens training squad, Teague-Neeld was a replacement player for four rounds during the 2014 ANZ Championship season and is currently representing the Victorian Fury in the Australian Netball League.

“Alice is one of the most talented young shooters coming through our Victorian and national pathway,” said coach Simone McKinnis.

“She can play both goal attack and goal shooter, she has great timing and no hesitation in going to the post which I love.”

“I was impressed with the improvements she showed when working with us consistently during the year, especially in her ability to hold her own in the physical contest and training with our Vixens group.”

“I’m looking forward to the development in the combinations with herself alongside Karyn Bailey and Tegan Caldwell.

Teague-Neeld said it still hadn’t sunk in that she would be joining a premiership team in the coming months but is ready for the challenge of the ANZ Championship.

“It’s exciting and just a really great opportunity to learn so much from all of the girls in the team,” Teague-Neeld said.

“Definitely playing ANL with Fury and Flames has helped me develop and I am just looking forward to working with some of Australia’s best netballers and coaches.”

An Australian schoolgirls representative in 2011-12, Teague-Neeld captained the undefeated 17/U Victorian team in 2013 and was named the championships' Most Valuable Player.

Currently finishing her final year of high school at Ivanhoe Grammar, the 18-year-old represents City West Falcons in the Victorian Netball League and has played with both the Victorian Fury and Victorian Flames teams in the ANL competition.

2015 Melbourne Vixens Team

Karyn Bailey

Bianca Chatfield

Tegan Caldwell

Geva Mentor

Madi Robinson

Alice Teague-Neeld

Joanna Weston