UP-TO-DATE AS AT 6PM 7 JULY 2022
The window is open! What window? The 2023 Suncorp Super Netball signing window of course!
From 4 May until the day after the SSN grand final, clubs were only allowed to contract their existing athletes. But the morning after the big dance, all uncontracted athletes are ‘free agents’, able to enter into discussions with other clubs and start bidding wars for their talents. Clubs now have until 22 July 2022 to complete their 2023 rosters. And, from 25 July, clubs can start filling spots in their training partner rosters.
At this stage, clubs are only allowed to sign athletes for one year.
It can be a confusing time for fans, knowing who is in and who is on the move. So, Netball Scoop has you covered. Here is what we know so far:
Thunderbirds were the first to drop an athlete for the 2023 season – letting go of South African international, Lenize Potgieter. While there is still one shooter spot vacant in their lineup, the attack was significantly bolstered with the signing of English Rose, Eleanor Cardwell. The GS/GA has impressive ball handling skills and an enviable long range shot which will no doubt be put to good use in the Power 5 periods.
Their midcourt is also largely off-contract. We have no doubt that Tayla Williams will be re-signed but the others are more dubious.
Ins: Eleanor Cardwell (Manchester Thunder, VNSL)
Outs: Lenize Potgieter
|Eleanor Cardwell||Hannah Petty||Matilda Garrett|
|Georgie Horjus||Shamera Sterling|
Collingwood had a great surge of form at the end of the 2022 season. Jacqui Newton was utilised effectively off the bench in 2022, so will no doubt be offered a contract. Maggie Lind saw less and less court time as the year went on, so will be anxiously waiting to see if she gets renewed.
Outs: Gabby Sinclair
Coach: Nicole Richardson
|Sophie Garbin||Ash Brazil||Geva Mentor|
|Shimona Nelson||Kelsey Browne||Jodi-Ann Ward|
GIANTS charged out the gate before the season even ended and re-signed their entire 2022 lineup. And why wouldn’t they? This side has the makings of a champion team, so they will no doubt eagerly hunt the trophy in 2023.
Coach: Julie Fitzgerald
|Sophie Dwyer||Maddie Hay||April Brandley|
|Jo Harten||Amy Parmenter||Matilda McDonnell|
|Matisse Letherbarrow||Jamie-Lee Price||Lauren Moore|
Only one spot remains vacant for the Minor Premiers. Olivia Lewis was a versatile off-the-bench athlete, so there is little doubt Vixens will want to retain her. So, will she be offered another contract or will she look elsewhere for more court time?
Coach: Simone McKinnis
|Kiera Austin||Kate Eddy||Emily Mannix|
|Mwai Kumwenda||Kate Moloney||Jo Weston|
|Rahni Samason||Hannah Mundy|
NEW SOUTH WALES SWIFTS
The NSW Swifts are the second team to lock down their 2023 lineup, opting to sign Sophie Fawns over Kelly Singleton. That is the only change from their originally signed 2022 side. Will it be enough for them to climb back up the premiership ladder in 2023?
Outs: Kelly Singleton
Coach: Briony Ankle
|Sophie Fawns||Tayla Fraser||Sarah Klau|
|Helen Housby||Paige Hadley||Teigan O’Shannassy|
|Sam Wallace||Maddy Proud||Maddy Turner|
The Firebirds are the team with the most to do in the signing period. As well as filling 5 more rostered spots, they will also be looking for a new coach after Megan Anderson’s departure.
The attack end is all sewn up with all shooters, including Donnell Wallam re-signed and specialist wing attack Lara Dunkley locked-in. And, now that Ruby Bakewell-Doran has re-committed till the end of 2023, fans will be eager to learn how the rest of the defence end takes shape.
Outs: Coach – Megan Anderson, Eboni Usoro-Brown, Jemma Mi Mi,
|Gretel Bueta||Lara Dunkley||Ruby Bakewell-Doran|
|Mia Stower||Kim Ravaillion|
|Donnell Wallam||Gabi Simpson|
SUNSHINE COAST LIGHTNING
Not a lot went right for the Lightning in 2022. But they will be hoping when Karla Pretorius returns to the side for 2023, that all the pieces fall into place. However, they have four signed in the defence end, leaving question marks over the signings of young Annie Miller or Maddie Hinchliffe. Both athletes were utilised well in 2022 and will be bitterly disappointed if they don’t come back. Perhaps they can travel up the Bruce and sign with the Firebirds?
Coach: Kylee Byrne
|Reilley Batcheldor||Mahalia Cassidy||Kadie-Ann Dehaney|
|Cara Koenen||Laura Scherian||Tara Hinchliffe|
|Steph Wood||Karla Pretorius|
WEST COAST FEVER
The 2022 Premiers locked in a number of their big stars for two years leaving only two vacancies. Who will replace Stacey Francis-Bayman after her shock retirement announcement? Will Emma Cosh be back for 2023?
Outs: Stacey Francis-Bayman (retired)
Coach: Dan Ryan
|Jhaniele Fowler||Jess Anstiss||Sunday Aryang|
|Sasha Glassgow||Verity Simmons||Courtney Bruce|
|Alice Teague-Neeld||Rudi Ellis|