SHE GOT THE HATRICK! ….This year’s Coaches Most Improved was a difficult one as so many players have been working hard to up their game this season and showed such determination to improve themselves and help their team, and other teams, by playing where needed. It has show us a great level of adaptability that we pride ourselves on at Hawks and some new skills for individuals that we look to be able to build on this season.
For this award I’d like to recognise the following players:
Tara Morris for her resilience and recognising her growing confidence as a shooter which she moved to help her team out when they lost Jo due to injury early in the season. But has since really has made her own as the sexy pencil, and is going from strength to strength as she grows in confidence.
Natasha Manton, it’s been great to see your confidence grow as well and to see you build new partnerships this season. You really have stepping up your game and have shown diversity in your skills at the opposite end of the court and learning GK.
Liv Hunt and Jenny Russell, you two have really worked on your defensive skills this season. Trying new things to help combat the different types of shooters we meet on court and working really well together as a unit.
And in H1, Leanne Fletcher you’ve grown really well into the WA position and worked hard on the different feeds into the circle and have stepped up your game and grown in confidence in the GA position too.
Liz Peckham has also had a fantastic season and what’s been great is seeing you help other defenders with their positioning on court.
But my coaches player goes to someone who has played a variety of positions and has played with almost everyone here in some line up across CDNL, Fenland and summer league. Starting the 2022/23 winter season in circle attack, she moved to WA mid-season and really flew with it. Her confidence has grown so much and with that her skills have improved making her stand out week on week and a record run at POM! Her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn are inspiring. She will literally play wherever you need her but still not sure she’s grown to love Centre just yet!! Coaches Most Improved player this year goes to Kate Quinsee.