West Coast Fever have promoted training partner Jessica Eales to the playing squad for tomorrow night’s fixture against the NSW Swifts at HBF Stadium.
The current Western Sting Captain will replace midcourter Shannon Eagland, who was ruled out for the remainder of the season earlier this week with a ruptured ACL, for the Round 5 Suncorp Super Netball clash.
Fever Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich welcomed Eales’ inclusion, believing it was the right move for tomorrow night’s game.
“Jess is very familiar and aligned with our game plan and culture given her exposure to our training environment, and should therefore make a smooth transition, particularly with such a short turnaround between games,” Marinkovich said.
“She plays with a level of hardness and tenacity that we really admire as a Club because physical contests are obviously becoming a focal point of the game.”
“I have no doubt Jess will relish this opportunity and, if given the chance to step out on court, will put her best foot forward.”
Eales is another product of the Netball WA pathway, currently in her third season with the Western Sting in the Australian Netball League (ANL) and having previously represented Western Australia at State 17U, 19U and 21U level.
The 23-year-old also captained the West Coast Warriors to last year’s West Australian Netball League (WANL) premiership.
Limited tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s match at HBF Stadium, with centre pass scheduled for 6:40pm.
To secure your seat, visit westcoastfever.com.au