Sinclair signs for third term whilst McCollin joins squad

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Collingwood have strengthened their shooting circle today having signed Trinidad and Tobago national Kalifa McCollin whilst retaining Gabby Sinclair for 2021.

Tash Lewis

Collingwood have strengthened their shooting circle today having signed Trinidad and Tobago national Kalifa McCollin whilst retaining Gabby Sinclair for 2021.

On the first day of the Super Netball contracting period, McCollin joins the side after a season with the Southern Steel in New Zealand’s ANZ Premiership League. The 25-year-old held an impressive 84 per cent shooting accuracy for the 2020 season.

The experienced goal-attack formerly played three seasons in the United Kingdom’s Superleague.

Last year McCollin represented Trinidad and Tobago’s national netball team, the Calypso Girls, in the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, her second national selection following the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.

Sinclair re-commits for a third term with Collingwood.

The emerging goal-attack acted as a second attacking option in the circle this year, working in partnership with Shimona Nelson.

The 27-year-old was a standout performer with the league’s addition of the two-point Super Shot at 57 goals, the second highest tally in the league.

McCollin and Sinclair join Molly Jovic, Jodi-Ann Ward, Geva Mentor, Kelsey Browne, Shimona Nelson and Ash Brazill as contracted players with Collingwood for the 2021 season.

Collingwood’s GM of Women’s Sport, Jane Woodlands-Thompson, said the two singings will add great value to the Pies’ attack end.

“We are thrilled to have retained Gabby for a third season and welcome Kalifa to the side,” Woodlands-Thompson said.

“Gabby has demonstrated her ability to step up during a time of change within the game. Kalifa adds international experience and holds a superior shooting accuracy.

“The pair, along with Shimona, will be an attacking triad of strength for 2021.

The Super Netball player signing period will conclude on November 14.

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