01/03/2024

Adelaide Thunderbirds young gun Georgie Horjus (Photo: Elly McNerney/2022)

Having started her career at the Thunderbirds in 2020, versatile young gun Georgie Horjus will continue to thrive with Adelaide through until the end of 2025, after re-signing for two more seasons.

The first player signing out of the Adelaide Thunderbirds, fan-favourite Georgie Horjus will continue to play in pink for two more seasons.

Having to made the move to become more of a mid-court presence than the first few seasons, Horjus will continue to play through the middle as a playmaker and workhorse for the Thunderbirds. While getting her start in the SSN, Horjus was mostly a long-range threat, with her weapon being her ability to put up shots.

In doing this, Horjus was named the Player of the Finals in her first SSN finals series. She was a major player in their ascent into the competition’s top four last season.

In the Grand Final, she was immense, registering 24 goal assists, 33 feeds, 21 centre pass receives and an intercept (88.5 Nissan Net Points).

Horjus notched up 326 feeds, 271 goal assists and 305 centre pass receives, the most of any Thunderbird in 2023. She was also second for overall Nissan Net Points (1018.5).

Georgie Horjus played in Australia’s Fast5 Tournament win

Pitre Bourdon, the Thunderbirds High Performance Manager spoke about how integral Horjus was to the side’s success in 2023.

“Georgie played a key role in our success in 2023 and we know she will continue to drive us forward into the future,” Bourdon said.

“She was impressive all year in wing attack and brings exceptional game smarts and versatility to our team, with the ability to deliver in goal attack as well.

“She has achieved a lot at just 21 years of age and we look forward to working with her again to see how far she can take her own game and contribute to the success of the Thunderbirds.”

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