This Friday night we’ll be celebrating Collingwood Magpie’s best and fairest player from the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season.
For every game played, Head Coach Rob Wright and Assistant Coaches Nicole Richardson and Kate Upton rank the best and fairest players in a three, two and one point system.
Which player consistently impressed this year?
We’ve put together a guide below on some of the contenders for this year’s 2019 Best and Fairest.
Ash Brazill: Brazill arguably had the season of her career, playing all 15 games and slotting into the centre position mid-season which resulted in her earning herself the MVP for three weeks straight, an honour we’re sure doesn’t occur often, if ever before. Braz’s stats consisted of 18 intercepts, 72 deflections and 34 turnover gains. Post-season Braz was recalled into the Diamonds squad for the upcoming Constellation Cup series, which summarises her impressive season.
Geva Mentor: The two-time premiership player was welcomed with open arms at the Magpie nest, and it didn’t take long for her to make her mark. The world class defender cemented the Magpies backline, playing all 15 games this year. Mentor finished the season with a massive 19 intercepts, 86 deflections and seven turnover gains. The co-captain was a steady force of leadership for the Magpies this year, and with her premiership experience, she knew how to get the team over the line when it mattered.
April Brandley: In 2019 Brandley continued to prove herself as one of the elite defenders in the league. Playing all 15 games for the Magpies this season, she clocked up 19 intercepts, 58 deflections and 22 turnover gains. Brandley excelled alongside new recruit Geva Mentor, as they quickly became the strongest defensive duo in the competition. Brandley’s form earned her a spot on the Diamonds squad for the 2019 Netball World Cup which was held in July this year, where she walked away with a silver medal. Brandley also revealed post season that she was pregnant, and found out just before the World Cup – just to add to her impressive season, meaning she played the final four rounds of the home and away season, and the semi-final carrying a baby.
Kelsey Browne: The recent Diamonds debutant showed no signs of slowing down in 2019, with her season cut short when she went down with an ACL injury, the superstar is still a strong contender for Best and Fairest. Browne played 13/15 games in the 2019 season, and finished with 264 assists, two intercepts, 58 turnover gains and 275 centre pass receives. Browne excelled with some outstanding drives and feeds into the shooting circle, making life for our shooters extremely easy.
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