New South Canberra coach Linda Fox will look to continue the rebuilding process by blooding a number of promising junior players in this year’s Canterbury State League competition.
South Canberra finished at the bottom of the ladder last year but with the addition of a couple of experienced players and some exciting juniors they’re hopeful of an improved season.
“We know that it will be another tough season, especially as we have lost five players from last year’s division one line up,” Fox said.
“But with those losses comes an opportunity for someone else to step up and we have some good juniors coming through like Georgia Winter, Leila Basic and Riley O’Shaughnessy who will get their opportunity in Division One.”
Fox said her side’s preparation for the upcoming season had involved a heavy fitness program during pre-season.
“We’ve certainly worked the girls hard on their fitness and that combined with our training sessions and practice games has us ready for the start of the season,” Fox said.
“Our expectation of the players is every time they take the court they give it 100 per cent and work hard for each other.”
South Canberra faces last year’s runners up Canberra in their opening game on Friday night. All division one games commence at 9pm.