Megan Werner on target for Warrack Eagles

ATTACK: Megan Werner returned to action in 2017 after having 2016 off but said she was much better prepared for the 2018 season. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
ATTACK: Megan Werner returned to action in 2017 after having 2016 off but said she was much better prepared for the 2018 season. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

MEGAN Werner was feeling as fit as ever heading into the 2018 Wimmera Netball Association season and it showed on Saturday.

The Warrack Eagles goal attack shot 54 of her sides 71 goals in a big opening round win but she could not put her finger on what allowed her to shoot so well.

“If I had the answer to that I’d probably be a much better player,” she said.

“It was just a good day.

“I’ve come back feeling fitter and stronger this year – I’ve really just been enjoying it and I went out there to have fun.”

Werner has played more than 200 games for the Warrack Eagles and grew up playing for the club.

She said it was the people at the club which helped it continue to be successful.

“Everyone is really friendly – whether it is game day or training you just enjoy yourself so much,” she said.

“I think we’ll be really competitive again this season.

“Hopefully we can get top three but obviously everyone wants to get to the grand final.”

Werner grew up playing alongside co-coach Sarah Spicer and said she had also learnt a lot from Jane Richardson and Penny Fisher.

“I really enjoy playing with Sarah,” she said.

“We’re the same age and have played a lot of netball together.

“It will be really great to have her back on the court later this season.”

She took the 2016 season off to have a baby before returning to the court in 2017.

“He can choose whatever sport he wants but hopefully we’ll get to see him out on the track for the Warrack Eagles at some time,” she said.