Netball: new West Coast Fever recruit named Western Sting MVP

Jessica Antiss.
Jessica Antiss.

WEST Coast Fever recruit Jessica Anstiss (20) was crowned Western Sting’s most valuable player during the Jill McIntosh Medal event.

The midcourter was instrumental in the Sting’s run to their third consecutive Bronze Medal finish in this year’s Australian Netball League (ANL).

Her performances were rewarded by Fever with a 2017 playing contract, and head coach Stacey Rosman said the MVP award showed the club was more than justified in its decision.

“Jess is one of the leading young talents in the country and it was fantastic to see her consistency acknowledged with the MVP award,” Rosman said.

“Her ability to read the game with precision and make good decisions under pressure were critical in the Sting’s success and I look forward to seeing these qualities translate into our environment.”

Anstiss is one of four new faces in the 2017 West Coast Fever playing squad alongside fellow West Australian Annika Lee-Jones, versatile Victorian Shannon Eagland and English International defender Stacey Francis.