Noradjuha-Quantong A Grade side sign on versatile starlet | Footy and netball focus 2017 | Video

PREPARED: Sharon Fedke will be a joint coach with Yolanda Francis and will try and go one up on last year's grand final appearance.

PREPARED: Sharon Fedke will be a joint coach with Yolanda Francis and will try and go one up on last year's grand final appearance.

SPEED, excitement and and know-how are just a few ways to describe what the Noradjuha-Quantong A Grade side will be showing in 2017. 

The Bombers reached the grand final in 2016, losing out to Harrow-Balmoral. 

Joint coaches Yolanda Francis and Sharon Fedke have a realistic approach to the 2017 campaign. 

The star-studded side will be taking on the top five outfits in the league twice this season and Francis wants the side to come together as a team and enjoy playing netball every week. 

The side has lost two big name netballers in Brooke Pay and Sammi Avery but has gained the services of Edenhope-Apsley starlet Ash Ryan. 

Three juniors will also be joining the fray on a regular basis in Maddi Focroul, Lucy Brand and Georgia Lowe. 

“These girls have been worked through the senior sides last year so they are prepared for this season and Shaz and I are so excited to see what they can do,” Francis said. 

The Bombers will be out to defeat the sides kryptonite Harrow-Balmoral in 2017. 

“They are well drilled, experienced and strong bodied,” Francis said.

Versatility will be another key option for the Bombers this season, with all mid-court players having the ability to play in either attack or defence. 

“We will be offering a bit more of speed in attack with the inclusion of junior Lucy Brand into goal attack,” Francis said. 

Brand is one of the fastest players in her position in the league and is not shy when it comes to using her body. 

Five minutes with Yolanda Francis and Sharon Fedke

What has you most excited about this season?

Settling the junior girls into senior netball and including Ash Ryan into our line up, she will offer a lot of drive through the mid-court, height in attack and solid hard work in defence.

Our speedy mid-court is another exciting thing for us.

Who do you expect will take a step up this season? (ie from reserves, new to the team, juniors coming up)

We have 3 junior girls possibly slotting into the A grade side, Maddi Focroul who has played A grade for three seasons already, Lucy Brand and Georgia Lowe.

These girls have been worked through the senior sides last year so they are prepared for this season and Shaz and I are so excited to see what they can do.

They provide something new to us and our team but also for the opposition to handle, its such a privilege to play A grade and these girls have really earned their spots through hard work.

Where do expect improvement to come?

I think the speed we can offer through the mid-court can really set us apart and if we use it wisely we will catch teams off guard.

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