Jets the only regional side in league season
The ECU Souwest Jets will be the only regional club in a newlook WA Netball League for the 2019 season.
The Jets received one of seven licences after the former competition was disbanded and a new league begins to take shape.
The future is looking bright for South West netball with 16 Souwest Jets athletes selected this year in the Fever in Time State Academy Squad, in addi- tion to the club’s WAIS Scholarship holders Jessica Repacholi, Giselle and Ella Taylor and Riley Culnane.
Souwest Jets interim chairman Troy Jones said the club was proud of its history and excited about its future.
“Being the only regional club in the newly-formed West Australian Netball League provides our netballers the opportunity to remain part of their home club,” Jones said.
“The opportunity to showcase the talent from throughout the South West is very exciting.
“We already have exceptional talent with several of our younger players already at State level and in some cases national level, so to build on that through our new Jets Academy in the South West will be exciting.
“The ECU Souwest Jets will continue to provide opportunities for our talented young netballers from all over the South West.”
The Jets submitted a formal application and subsequent presentation to Netball WA to obtain one of the licences, which will allow them to compete between 2019 and 2021.
Regional development officer Dale Nielsen said the club would continue to develop its talent.
“The Souwest Jets, over the past 30 years, have provided an important step in the South West netball pathway for players, coaches and umpires to develop and reach their goals,” he said.