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Marinkovich spoilt for choice

West Coast Fever Head Coach Stacey Marinkovich says she is spoilt for choice across the court following the Club’s two impressive wins against the Queensland Firebirds on the weekend.

Jamaican shooter Jhaniele Fowler was a standout in her first appearances in the green dress, with the 198cm shooter near unstoppable under the post, while also forging strong combinations with Nat Medhurst and Kaylia Stanton at Goal Attack.

“I’m spoilt for choice, they (Stanton andMedhurst) play two completely different styles of Goal Attack, and I think that’s the part that gives us a bit of flexibility,” Marinkovich said.

“It can keep the opposition guessing.”

The possibilities extended further down the court, with Jess Anstiss and Ingrid Coyler each bibbing up in a number positions during the games.

Marinkovich praised their physical capacities, as well as their defensive efforts, which allowed circle defenders Stacey Francis, Courtney Bruce and Annika Lee-Jones to haul in a number of interceptions.

“The way they’re running out games, I think that was something that was really pleasing they we’re able to play four quarters,” Marinkovich said.

“That constant applying of pressure and the way the team did it collectively enabled our defenders to have a go.”

Both Anstiss and Coyler’s performances have created more ideas for Marinkovich, with midcourt stars Verity Charles and Shannon Eagland both back in full training.

Marinkovich also has also called on the West Australian netball community to throw their support behind the Club.

“We have a great home crowd, and to have people come down and see the brand of netball that’s going to be displayed is something that you don’t want to miss," she said.

“It’s fast, it’s dynamic and I think it’s going to be an extremely close competition.”

Fever will finalise their preparations for the season proper, when they travel to Sydney in March for their final bout of pre season matches. 

Tickets to Fever's first three home games at Perth Arena went on sale last Friday, with the Club already seeing strong support for their matches against the Magpies, Giants and Thunderbirds.

Tickets to the first three home games at Perth Arena can be secured here.

 

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