Mid South Eastern Netball season preview

Mid South Eastern Netball season preview


There have been a lot of changes in the A Grade side, with Emma Grant, Tori Gluyas, Georgia Perkins, Halle Carter and Ellen Ramke having left the team.

The side remains nice and strong with Alannah Jennings, Emillie Gould and Sarah Laurie stepping up, who all very capable, plus the addition of Sophie Bates from Naracoorte.

Kim Austin has stepped down as A Grade coach with Annie Regnier taking on the role.

Lucindale’s Jane Gould has joined the team as an assistant coach.

Robe will come up against Tantanoola in the first round and the game is sure to be a tight one.

The last time these two teams played each other was in the semi final last year with Tant coming away with the win by just one goal.

A GRADE SIDE: Coach: Annie Regnier, Assistant Coach: Jane Gould, Team Manager: Halle Carter, Goalies: Sarah Laurie, Demi Carter, Mid court: Annie Regnier, Lucy Perkins, Sophie Bates, Defence: Emillie Gould, Alannah Jennings.


Nangwarry’s A Grade team is a young and very new side with only one returning player from season 2023.

Club president Chrystal Lock will coach in her debut as an A Grade coach, having previously coached many other grades over the years.

“I have been blessed with the return of Michelle Richardson to Nangwarry as my assistant coach,” Lock said.

“Her wealth of knowledge and supportive persona will really help guide this new side.”

With a very new team will come a lot of challenges, in both learning how to play together but also learning how the other teams play.

We know there are going to be some hard weeks, but the team are all getting around each other and eager to be pushed to see what their true potential can be.

Our goal will be to grow this young fresh side, in hopes that in years to come they will be getting the wins they deserve whilst still hitting the courts loving the game and being a team to envy with how much they get on and support each other.

PLAYER MOVEMENTS: Kayla Gray – Only returning player. 2023 Nangwarry Runner-up best and fairest; Maddi Stephens – Returning to Nangwarry after playing her junior years at the club; Taysha Marshall – Season 2023 off to have her son; Lacey Neale – Returning to Nangwarry after playing her junior years at the club; Ebony Wurst – New to the club – first year out of juniors; Alice Circelli – Has filled in for A Grade a couple of games in 2022 and 2023 but 2024 saw her transferring her uni studies to Mount Gambier and able to become a full time member of the team; Jemma Glynn – Returns to Nangwarry and netball after a couple years off – this is her A Grade debut; Sheridan Sakkers – New to the club; U17 players Scarlett Black and Kaitlin Roissetter will be gaining some A Grade experience this year and possibly getting some court time.


We are still getting used to and settling into new combinations.

As a group they hardworking, fit and have great versatility.

With a mixture of experienced players and upcoming talented juniors, they are showing great focus and team unity.

“I’m excited to watch this group of girls develop and grow over the season,” coach Keston Green said.

A GRADE SIDE: Goals – Demi Vanderhorst and Bree Harris; Mid Court – Tegan Merrett, Erin Watson and Lara McGregor; Defence – Maddie Pulmer and Chelsea Owen; New recruits – Chelsea Owen previously from Glencoe and Bree Harris interstate, previously played for Naracoorte; Upcoming juniors – Niah Faulkner and Kalli Nettle; New coach – Keston Green. Glencoe

After a hard-working off season the Glencoe Netball Club is eager to take on the challenge of the 2024 season.

The A Grade side will again be coached by Sarah Edwards who is hoping to outdo their third place finish in a disappointing 2023.

The side welcomes the inclusions of Caitlin Hentschke and Ashlea Pfitzner who both return from seasons off due to pregnancy.

These inclusions will bolster the experience of the team, with the majority having put in a good time now as a core group.

The loss of youngster Chelsea Owen to rival club Hatherleigh will shake up the line up.

With five familiar faces from the 2022 premiership season and a very versatile team the girls look set to push hard again this year.


The A Grade side will be coached by Leah Ousey in her second year at the helm, but she will be without the player support of Keryl Ousey who has relocated to Canada for basketball and Tayla Rowe who has relocated to Adelaide for university.

PLAYER MOVEMENTS: Ins – Bella Poulish – first year out of juniors and playing full time senior netball. A very talented player who can play at both ends of the court. Provides a focal point as a strong goalie or provides quick, agile defence as a defensive player. Has been part of the A Grade training squad for the last couple of years and has had her opportunities to play and has proven to be a very strong player who fits in very well on the A Grade court; Shelby Ryan – has been brought up to A Grade from playing A Reserve last year in her first year at Tantanoola.

A very accurate goalie who reads the play well.

Works well in any combination and can also play as a feeding player.

Has been injured during pre-season but we hope to see her back on the court mid-season.

Constants: Emma Gould – a strong goalie who reads the play well and can confidently take on any defensive player. May also be seen in defence during the season if needed; Jami Walker – a goalie who despite her height is one of the strongest and most accurate goalies in the league.

Played in the mid-court for majority of last season but will more than likely play in goals until the return of Ryan; Casey Walker – A quick midcourter who can play on either wings or through the Centre.

A very smart player; Kate Varcoe – her ability to read the play and deliver the ball is her strongest quality as a player.

Played through the middle last year but may be seen on the attacking wing this year; Kate Bromley – A very reliable defensive player who can take intercepts and rebounds with ease.

A very strong ball-getter.

Training partner: Molly Cushion – A very talented junior who is currently in Under 17s and is looking to get as much senior experience as she can.

A young player who can play in any position.

Port MacDonnell

The Port MacDonnell Netball Club has been very fortunate to have plentiful numbers again this season with strong numbers across our senior and junior teams.

We finished last year on a high, hosting the 2023 Grand-Final in superb conditions in what was a highly successful day for both our netball and football clubs.

We hope to continue the same enthusiasm into season 2024 and our committees look forward to welcoming back our families and supporters and welcoming our new faces around the club.

Our 2023 A Grade team was competitive in all games, losing quite a few close games and finished in 6 th position on the ladder.

This year our A Grade would really like to make the four and experience playing finals again, something that has eluded us since 2019.

We have retained most of our players from 2023, welcomed some new faces and also hope to blood some juniors through the senior ranks.

Narelle Lewis again takes the A Grade coaching reins.

With many years of netball knowledge behind her, her coaching style is a credit to her.

All players thrive under Narelle’s coaching as she has immense knowledge to pass on to senior and junior players.

Shooting goals for our A Grade this year will likely be Kori Collins and Cody Manning.

Kori had a great year last year, her first for the Bay, and we look forward to seeing what she can do again this year.

Cody Manning was last years A Reserve League Most Consistent and has earned this opportunity in A Grade after a stellar shooting 2023.

We have back up in Megan Hein and also talented juniors waiting in the wings for their opportunity.

Featuring in our mid-court this year will be Kate Faint, Alysha Coon and Megan Hein.

All talented players, exceptionally fit, as well as all three being extremely versatile.

Alysha is also a capable defender, with exceptional aerial skills, making her a perfect candidate to run the centre.

Kate is a tenacious player who does not give an inch.

All three of our midcourters can play any midcourt position and it will be coaches dream to work with these three talented girls.

Our defensive team includes gun recruit Emily Thompson. Emily is a past Glencoe talented junior and senior player and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Bay.

She will combine well in defence with Alana Berkefeld who will play her third season for the Demons.

Alana is an incredible defender who’s on-court presence is settling, along with an incredible ability to create many turnovers in defence.

She will be pushing to help her side play finals this year.

Megan Hein will likely play predominantly WD this year, Megan is a wonderful reader of the ball and also has height in her favour.

We have four juniors this year who are a big part of our A and A Reserve. Sophie and Bailee Lewis have been given the opportunity to be our junior development players in 2024. Both very talented players waiting for their A Grade opportunity.

Sophie plays midcourt and is gutsy, tenacious, fast and never gives up.

Bailee is a versatile player, playing goals or midcourt.

With height, speed and accuracy on her side, she poses a threat for any circle defender.

We are hopeful we will see both girls make their A Grade debut this year.

Layla McPherson and Bree Ridding are our A squad junior training partners for season 2024.

Both talented girls, Layla is a defender who reads play well and possesses sound ball skills.

Bree is a talented athlete, playing in the mid court or goals.

Both these girls will gain valuable experience training with our A squads, helping them further develop their skills.


The 2024 season sees the Kalangadoo line up fairly unchanged, with the team comprising a mix of youth and experience.

With the changing of the guard, Abbey Duncan takes over from Jayde Peacock as coach and while they lose the finesse of Chloe Peacock in the mid court, they have elevated another talented and hard working junior Georgia Gentile into the defensive third.

A GRADE SIDE: Abbey Duncan – Goals; Ebony McDiarmid – Goals; Melissa Russell – Goals; Georgia Duncan – Defence; Georgia Gentile – Defence; Jane Nunan – Mid; Jayde Peacock – Mid; Lara Munro – Defence; Lauren Kain – Mid. Mount Burr

Mount Burr A Grade netball is gearing up for an exciting season under the guidance of coach Madi Haggett.

We’re thrilled to welcome a couple of fresh faces to our team this season, each bringing their own unique blend of experience and enthusiasm.

We also have the emergence of our promising juniors, showcasing our commitment to nurturing talent from within our club.

While we acknowledge that we are a young side this year we are confident in our ability to harness this youthfulness and translate it into a competitive edge.

As we eagerly anticipate the commencement of the season, our players have demonstrated a commendable dedication and commitment throughout preseason sessions, setting a solid foundation for the season.

With the energy and enthusiasm flowing through the team, we are ready to tackle each game with tenacity and resilience.

Confident in our abilities and driven by a shared goal, we are ready to give it our all this upcoming season.


The Kongorong A Grade side will be coached by Tilah Buckingham, who has coached for several seasons.

The bench coach will be Kongorong life member Sarah Lucas.

The club has suffered an ACL injury to Kate Wright, which will see her sidelined for the season and Riley Buckingham has moved to Penola to play.

The remainder of the team is fairly similar to last year, with some U17 players set to make their A grade debut this year.

All of the other grades look set for a strong season.

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