The NSW Swifts are delighted to announce the five training partners which will be part of the first-team environment for the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season, including NSWIS athlete Olivia Coleman and former NSWIS scholarship holder Taylor Fraser.
The athletes will provide support to the main rostered squad and have key involvement in the day-to-day training of the reigning premiers.
Olivia Coleman and Kelly Singleton join fellow NSW netballers and returning training partners Sophie Halpin and Tayla Fraser as well as Victorian Elle Bennetts.
As well as training daily with the senior team, the training partners will also play for the Swifts’ feeder team in the Deakin University Australian Netball League (ANL). The players can also be named as replacement players if necessary.
NSW Swifts head coach Briony Akle said the 2019 Premiership campaign showed the importance of training partners.
“For Olivia and Kelly it is also a wonderful opportunity to continue their netball journey.
“Like the other training partners they have represented NSW with pride at either ANL or State Team level and shown that they have the potential to make that next step to elite club netball.”
“On our way to winning the title we had a lot of injury problems but we had players like Sophie Halpin, Tayla Fraser and Elle Bennetts who were able to come in and do brilliantly for us,” she said.
“All of them also helped take our feeder team all the way to the Australian Netball League decider, where they just lost out to Victoria by a goal.
“This club, along with Netball NSW, has a great track record of promoting up and coming talent in Australian netball,” she said.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by NSW Swifts (@nswswifts) on