EWES goal shooter Shannon Couch has become used to success since joining Natimuk United in 2015.
The prolific shooter first started her junior netball at Pimpinio before spending most of her time with the Horsham Saints in the Wimmera Netball Association.
“I started at Pimpinio as a junior with my sisters from when I was eight and then we moved to the Horsham Saints in under-17s,” she said.
“I spent most of my time at the Saints. I used to play with Zeena Kelm who was one of my friends but also a great netballer. Playing with her was a highlight. We didn’t win any accolades there but we always had fun.
“I stayed there right up until I was married. Then I moved to Noradjuha-Quantong and won back-to-back premierships there in 2011 and 2012. I can say I shot heaps of goals with the Bombers but it’s always the team premiership that matters the most.”
After leaving the Bombers, Couch had a year off before joining the Ewes.
“I came across because my friends were there and we have been successful,” she said.
“I went to school with Michelle Trigg and she had been asking me for a few years to go out there and they’ve been very welcoming since I joined.
“We all do fitness training and work hard and that’s what gets us over the line.
“We are a great bunch of girls at Natimuk United. There’s no fuss or trouble, we are just mums who come and do what we need to do and play good netball. We seem to work well together most of the time.”
Couch said Laharum’s Bec McIntyre always posed a stern challenge with the two teams building a rivalry in recent seasons.
“Bec McIntyre definitely poses a challenge, we are a similar height and she is probably the toughest opposition I have in the league. She’s always friendly about it,” she said.
“Laharum is our strongest competition and hopefully come finals it’s a different ball game. We want to stay consistent and strong and hopefully come away with some wins.”