There has been a significant change in players, volunteers and leadership at the Two Wells Netball Club this year, with a raft of new members and predictions of a “growth year” setting the club up for seasons to come.
Taking the helm as president for 2021 is former Rooster, Tamara Eves.
Eves returns to the club after a few years away interstate and has played five seasons overall for Two Wells, working her way up from A5 to A2.
She is excited about the year ahead, the influx of new players and the vibe around the club.
“This year I am playing A3 and I am looking forward to a successful season,” she said.
“I feel incredibly grateful following a COVID year that we have had the turn out we have.
“The quality of players from skill to attitude is just fantastic. “We are quite a young club this year but I believe this is a huge positive for us for this season but also in the seasons ahead.
“This year will be a huge growth year for the club but we are also hoping to come away with a few premierships.”
The club has approached the season with a focus on morale and club culture, aiming to foster a positive club atmosphere.
“The players have responded well to this and I am excited to see how the season progresses,” Eves said.
They have also taken on a specialty knee awareness program at training and on game day in a bid to reduce knee injuries in its players.
“This is a huge club focus for us going forward to prevent injuries and enhance overall performance,” Eves added.
Following an “incredibly competitive” trial process, the club will field all teams in the Adelaide Plains Netball Association.
“I’m very excited we have so many new faces this year,” Eves said.
“This is great for the club.
“I am a player myself and I feel the all-round vibe going into the season is really positive and I’m excited to see how we go in all grades.
“I have returned to the club after a few years away travelling and moving interstate with a new found respect for the committee and everything they do to keep the club running.
“A club doesn’t run unless we have volunteers and I really felt the need to give back.
“I took on the president role with an open mind to listen, guide and support our players and coaches to enjoy netball and to really band together as a community.”
Eves said in the short period of being president the support she had received from the club committee and coaches was admirable.
“I am very lucky to have the senior and junior coordinators, Jamie Dinham and Jodi Zilm, who have made my experience so far enjoyable with both being very knowledgeable and easy to bounce off,” she said.
“Two Wells has always felt like my home club with my parents living in Lewiston and I’ve always enjoyed the country feel and club atmosphere.
“Here’s to bringing home some flags!”