West Coast Fever re-signs defender Courtney Bruce

 Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, right, grabs the ball ahead of Courtney Bruce of the West Coast Fever. Picture: Dianne Manson/Getty Images.
Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, right, grabs the ball ahead of Courtney Bruce of the West Coast Fever. Picture: Dianne Manson/Getty Images.

WEST Coast Fever defender Courtney Bruce has re-signed with the club for two years ahead of the inaugural National Netball League season.

The 22-year-old, who was recently selected for the Fast5 Netball World Series to be held in Melbourne next month, said there was never any doubt about where she would play in 2017.

“Fever is in my blood,” Bruce said.

“I’m a proud West Australian and I relish each and every opportunity I get to represent the netball community here in the west, so I’m thrilled to recommit to the club and continue to contribute to our success.”

“We’ve laid a fantastic foundation in the past two seasons and there is still so much ahead of us, but I’m confident we’ll be a strong, united club, ready to match it with the very best this new league has to offer.”

Head coach Stacey Rosman said she was excited to watch Bruce grow as a player and a person this season.

“Courtney is one of Australia’s best emerging defenders and I am extremely pleased she has chosen to remain with us at Fever,” Rosman said.

“She has certainly formed a growth mentality, not only for her game, but also as a person, and as a result she continues to take her performances to a new level.”

“Her passion for the club and our State are qualities we should all embrace in our WA sporting community.”

Bruce will go to work alongside English defender Stacey Francis as well as 2016 teammates Verity Simmons, Kate Beveridge, Ingrid Colyer and Kaylia Stanton.