Our Open Womens team has a new fresh look to it.
After a disappointing first half of last season, a coaching change and 5 consecutive wins and a semi final spot was just reward for excellent finish to the season. Matteo Maiorana is back as coach while Lydia Budgen will be the team manager.
The Magic womens team has always been built of dogged defence and the ability to ground out a result. But this season the team has an embarrassment of riches in the attacking half Magics favourite daughter the brilliant Natalie Spirovski is back from her short stay at the Dural Warriors, last seasons Golden Boot Filiz Urkanci crosses over from Mascot Vipers while just as significant is the signing of one of the competitions deadliest finishes in Caitlin Pommie Jarvie from the SCE.
Club captain and team spiritual leader Rose Scarlato is back as are team mainstays Elyce Goss and Amanda Horafios. An added bonus for the team is the return of once competition superstar Natasha Lo Giudice. If Tash can get back anywhere near her best it would be a huge bonus for the team, and the early signs are very promising.
The team will be rounded out by the “Magic Generation next” 4 members of last seasons 16g team in Samantha Scarlato, Zoey Zaczek, Emily Usherwood, last seasons Club Championship hero Amy Dahdah and even younger gun Rhianna Pollicina.
Exciting times for the team. We are sure they will do the club extremely proud. Good luck girls for the upcoming season.