21/02/2024

Former Adelaide Thunderbird Maisie Nankivell and Former West Coast Fever player Sasha Glasgow (Photos: Elly McNerney/2022)

Playing briefly together at the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2020, Sasha Glasgow and Maisie Nankivell will re-unite at the Mavericks after both claiming a premiership each in their time since.

After returning from a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), now England Rose, Sasha Glasgow played at the Thunderbirds alongside Maisie Nankivell who played her first season.

They will re-unite four seasons later, both having won premierships for the Fever and Thunderbirds respectively to hopefully bring the new team to glory.

Glasgow will join Nankivell’s premiership teammate from Adelaide in the goal circle, Eleanor Cardwell. Both are known for their firepower under the post, but particularly their long-range shooting while also bringing leadership within a side.

Glasgow was a pivotal piece in the Fever’s maiden 2022 premiership taking out the Grand Final MVP award.

Melbourne Mavericks coach Tracey Neville spoke about their decision to sign Glasgow.

“Sasha is the most composed player I have ever watched; she goes about her game in a clinical way,” Neville said.

Her ability to shoot from range is a massive threat to teams and her change of direction under the post is a pleasure to watch.”

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Nankivell, formerly a dual athlete, having played for the Adelaide Crows AFLW side, will be an asset to the Mavericks in 2024. Playing all three midcourt positions, she offers agility and flexibility against any line-up in the competition.

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She was coached by Neville at Adelaide last season where they won the Suncorp Super Netball Premiership.

“I was so impressed with her at Adelaide last year. This was an athlete who never gives in, she was relentless in training and on the court and became a key member of the grand final success,” Neville said.

“She showed her versatility across the three midcourt positions. She has a huge tank and is an extremely powerful athlete.”

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