Player profile: Emily Patterson, Swifts

GOOD MOVE: Defender Emily Patterson, right, is jumping for joy about her move to Swifts. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

GOOD MOVE: Defender Emily Patterson, right, is jumping for joy about her move to Swifts. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

EMILY Patterson proves the old saying ‘winning isn’t everything’ is true.

Patterson is in her first season of netball with Swifts after playing for 

Maryborough Castlemaine District powerhouse Navarre.

She admitted her switch to the Baggies, who recently won their first game in more than three years, was something of a shock after growing accustomed to winning with Navarre.

Patterson said she had no regrets about the switch and loved her new club.

“I’ve really enjoyed it even though we haven’t been winning a lot,” she said.

“Last year at Navarre when we won it wasn’t a big deal, but playing here makes you appreciate wins a lot more and makes you want it more.”

She said the atmosphere at the club had also helped make the transition easy.

“Everyone has been so welcoming compared to the other clubs I’ve played for,” she said.

“Everyone knows everyone, so it’s very friendly – I definitely don’t regret my decision to move.”

Patterson started the season in the midcourt for the Baggies but has moved into defence.

She played a key role in goal defence in the team’s breakthrough win against Taylors Lake.

Patterson said she was happy to have the chance to play in defence.

“I love defence and I’m really glad I got a chance to go back there,” she said.

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