2017 Canberra GIANTS Player of the Year, Kiera Austin, has kicked off her GIANTS Netball campaign with impressive performances in pre-season matches against Suncorp Super Netball side West Coast Fever and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games bound England Roses.
Austin who advanced from her 2017 training partner position to the GIANTS Netball 2018 Playing Roster took to the court in both midcourt and shooter positions against some of the world’s best netball talent.
Talking about the games on the weekend Austin said she was happy to be challenged by the physicality of the games.
“Fever is one of those more physical teams … it was a great wake up call for me, as being strong is something I’d like to achieve this year, so being exposed to that was awesome”.
Alongside Austin in the shooting circle was legend of the game, Susan Pettitt, who has played a mentor role for Austin in the past three years.
“Prats has been a mentor for me, always telling me different skills and tricks to pull out every now and then”
“It’s a new level for me, and seeing my teammates give it their all, it was amazing,” said Austin.
Hear what Kiera has to say about her pre-season games as GIANTS Netball Rookie.