GOLD medal winning Western Sting defender Jessica Penny has been announced as a Training Partner for the second season of Super Netball.
The Meadow Springs athlete has been selected following a strong Australian Netball League (ANL) campaign, as well as an MVP performance in the West Australian Netball League grand final.
Penny was part of one of the most formidable defensive circles in the ANL throughout the 2017 season.
Penny said she was “super excited” to get a contract to train with the West Coast Fever.
“There are four rookies and we’ll get to train with them,” she said.
“If we do well, we might get court time and could get a full contract next year.”
Penny said the team was the equivalent to the West Coast Eagles in the AFL.
Penny has been playing netball since she was eight years old, starting with the Silverettes Netball Club as part of Mandurah Netball Association.
West Coast Fever head coach Stacey Marinkovich said she was looking forward to welcoming Penny and the other recruits into the Fever training environment.
“All four players have had significant experience at State and National level, and I am confident they will enter training excited by the opportunities that lie ahead of them,” Marinkovich said.
“To have these athletes all come through the West Australian player pathway is something we’re proud of, and I look forward to seeing them continue their progression at the elite level.
“Our Training Partners are an incredibly important element of our club, and there’s no doubt they’ll challenge our contracted athletes on the training court.”
The Training Partners will enter the West Coast Fever environment from October.