01/03/2024

NSW Swifts co-captain Paige Hadley (Photo: Elly McNerney/2022)

Another Swifts centurion, Paige Hadley, signs on alongside Maddy Turner and Sarah Klau to take the NSW Swifts one step further in 2024.

Missing out on the 2023 premiership which was won by the Adelaide Thunderbirds, the Swifts have signalled their intent to get back to the decider by signing a majority of their list for 2024.

Hadley signs on for three more seasons, taking the midcourter’s contract through to the end of the 2026 season.

Starting out, Hadley made her debut back in 2012 and has played 157 games for the Swifts. One of the heart and soul players of the club, she has played in five Grand Finals which resulted in two premierships in 2019 and 2021.

She has been captain of the Swifts since 2020 and the Vice-Captain of the Australian Diamonds on a few occasions. She played her 50th Test Match for the Diamonds recently.

Having spent a decade at the club, Hadley never contemplated leaving her ‘home’.

“The Swifts are my home, the team I grew up supporting and I love everyone involved on court, off court and in the stands so I am stoked to sign for the next three years,” she said.

“I have made so many great memories at the Club, but there so many more that I want to create.

“Winning titles in 2019 and 2021 has only made me hungrier to win more. Because we came so close to another title last season, I am more driven than ever to win again.

“Sporting careers are short and I want to make the most of mine. I think at the Swifts we have a proven track record and legacy that drives us to constantly reach new heights, and I always want to be a part of that.

“I cannot wait to get to work with Briony (Akle, head coach) and the rest of the crew as we build up for 2024 and hopefully return the Swifts to the mountain top of Aussie netball.”

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Swifts head coach Briony Akle credits Hadley with being one of the modern greats of the club.

“In the modern era of the Swifts, Paige has proven herself to be one of the greatest to ever wear the dress,” she said.

“What I love most about Paige is her hunger and desire to constantly get better and drive standards. Despite winning multiple Premierships, World Cups and a Comm Games gold, she never rests on her laurels.

“Paige is a student of the game and loves the Club deeply. You can’t teach passion and talent doesn’t go far without hard work. Thankfully Paige is deeply passionate, talented and exceptionally hard working.

“She is the epitome of the modern elite netballer and the ultimate Swift and I am delighted that we have her in our side for another three years.”

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