05/03/2024

Teigan O'Shannassy will be a Swift for another two seasons. (Photo: Teigan O'Shannassy/Instagram)

Exciting young goalkeeper Teigan O’Shannassy has secured her immediate future as a member of the NSW Swifts defence, signing for the next two years.

After recovering from a troublesome early-season calf injury, O’Shannassy had a break-out year in 2023, and a further two seasons working alongside the experienced pairing of Maddy Turner and Sarah Klau can only accelerate her development further.

O’Shannassy will approach the upcoming Suncorp Super Netball season full of confidence after being a part of the Australian team that successfully defended the FAST5 Netball World Series, defeating hosts New Zealand in the final in Christchurch last month.

The 24-year-old was also a key member of the Manly-Warringah side that beat the ERNA Hawks by a goal in a classic NSW Premier League grand final at the Ken Rosewall Arena in August 2023.

An excited O’Shannassy now looks to add to her tally of 16 games in the red of the Swifts. She spoke glowingly of the club itself and the people around it.

“The club has such an amazing and wholesome culture to it. The support from on and off the court is a key as to what really bonds this club and there’s never a dull day,” she remarked.

Coach Briony Akle is just as enthused about the signing as O’Shannassy.

Akle felt that a match in Perth where O’Shannassy more than held her own against the power and poise of Jhaniele Fowler set the tone for a successful career to come.

“I feel that (O’Shannassy) has a lot more to give this coming season and we’re ready to see even more of what she can do.”

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O’Shannassy is not setting a ceiling on what she can achieve, and certainly gave the hint the possibility of further honours is well and truly on her radar.

“I want to go to the next level and I know that Bri, as well as working together with Turner and Sarah, can take me there.”

It is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that this proud Northern Beaches product will be amongst the SSN’s elite defenders before the completion of her two-year contract.

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