West Coast Fever midcourter Jess Anstiss says she’s excited by how the side has returned to training, ahead of the second season of Suncorp Super Netball.
Anstiss was dominant in her first year at the elite level in 2017, winning the Club’s Most Valuable Player Award, and said she had enjoyed the dynamic nature of training so far.
“Pre season has been pretty hard, but I am enjoying being back and having all the girls back,” Anstiss said.
“It’s been a really positive environment and everyone is enjoying each other’s company, which is really good.”
“Everyone is loving being back and training and getting ready for next year.”
Fever trained at Anstiss’ former school Darling Range Sports College earlier this week, and have also taken part in stand-up paddleboarding sessions and athletic movement sessions at the beach as part of a new-look pre season.
The 21-year-old had a breakout year, following her debut in Round 1 against the Adelaide Thunderbirds earlier this year, finishing the year with most interceptions of any midcourter in Suncorp Super Netball, and was rewarded with selection in the Australian World Youth Cup team.
Anstiss also recently completed her Exercise Sport and Rehabilitation Science degree.
The Maida Vale product was also excited by the impending arrival of Jamaican shooter Jhaniele Fowler.
“We have done some footage on her (Jhaniele) and she is unstoppable really,” she said.
“Everyone is really keen to get her over here and get her into the team.”
Fowler will arrive in Perth and enter the West Coast Fever environment in January.
To see Anstiss and Fowler in action in 2018, secure a West Coast Fever Membership here.