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Mansfield Courier - - Sport Courier -

Smith will re­turn to the side af­ter hav­ing a baby, Sheri­dan re­mains out of ac­tion due to lin­ger­ing is­sues with her calf, but will be re­placed by Christina Hamil­ton (ACL) while Nat Tay­lor will again run Bon­nie Doon’s mid­court.

The Bombers will be coached by Cass Mc­Cor­mack and as­sisted by Hamil­ton in 2019.

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“That was a while ago now, I have had a lit­tle girl since then and I have de­cided to get back into play­ing and help­ing out coach­ing wise last sea­son.

“Christina Hamil­ton will help coach B grade, while I play, then I will coach from the side­lines for A grade while she plays; I think that will work ZHOO IRU ERWK RI XV ´

The Bombers have missed the past two post sea­sons due to per­cent­age, which is due to the in­juries to key play­ers through­out the club.

“Nat (Tay­lor) was re­ally un­lucky to miss coach­ing the side LQWR WKH ¿QDOV ´ 0F&RUPDFN said.

“In­juries re­ally played a part in how last sea­son played out; if we FDQ NHHS ¿W DQG KHDOWK\ , EDFN XV LQWR PDNH WKH MXPS ´

It has been a dif­fer­ent pre­sea­son for the Bombers as they have looked to com­bat the in­juries and it has come from a strong source.

Mia Tan­ner, two-time Bon­nie Doon C grade premier­ship player, has ac­cepted an aca­demic board­ing schol­ar­ship at Scot’s Col­lege Al­bury and while Tan­ner will play for Wodonga Raiders, Scots and rep net­ball on the bor­der, her trainLQJ VHVVLRQV KDYH ¿OWHUHG EDFN to her home club.

“Michelle Tan­ner, Mia’s mum, is our train­ing coach; Mia is ob­vi­ously train­ing and play­ing at a higher level, but she has been nice enough to pass what she is com­plet­ing in $OEXU\ GRZQ WR XV ´ 0F&RU mack said.

“It has been re­ally good so far; the warm ups en­sure we are ready to go and the train­ing that Michelle is putting us through is at a very high level.

“When Mia was home over the hol­i­days she joined in and took a ses­sion for us as well.

“With Michelle tak­ing the train­ing side and Nat Tay­lor ORRNLQJ DIWHU WKH ¿WQHVV VLGH RI the court we have had a very strong pre­sea­son; with those two tak­ing a ma­jor­ity of the Tues­day and Thurs­day ses­sions it has al­lowed Christina and I to WUDLQ ´

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