It's been a long time since Natimuk United has stepped back onto the netball court in the bid to go one better after the loss of the 2019 Horsham and district grand final. It will be 574 days to be exact.
But dwelling on the grand final is something A Grade coach Casey Vanstan said hasn't been the focus in the lead up to the 2021 season.
"We're always striving to better ourselves and improve our game," she said.
"There are things we'll work on this year to hopefully get us across the line."
Natimuk United has welcomed two newcomers in Aleisha Rintoule and Kyra Clarke.
"They have fitted in really well," Vanstan said.
"There's a slightly different dynamics. It's going to be a great year and it's just so exciting to be able to play again and getting back out there with our friends.
"And nurturing that club spirit - hopefully with fingers crossed we can get through the season uninterrupted."
Vanstan said she felt 2020 was a tough year but found the majority of players were able to find some time to do some training.
It's been great so far.Casey Vanstan
"We got back into the regular schedule of training as soon as we could," she said.
"We actually started training a week before we normally would because where the season would fall around Easter. Training has gone really smoothly. It's been great so far."
Vanstan said 2021 would be an interesting year for netball within the league.
"We've got a new team in the mix so that will be good to see," she said.
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"We've also heard some other clubs have made some changes due to numbers.
"We're just hoping we can improve on our skills and bettering ourselves as our main goal and hopefully we are awarded the opportunity to be playing in the grand final once more."
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