01/03/2024

Tayla Fraser will don the blue next season signing with the Melbourne Mavericks (Image: Elly McNerney)

Tayla Fraser will join the Melbourne Mavericks for the 2024 Super Netball after five years with the NSW Swifts.

A young but certainly not in-experienced Swift, Tayla Fraser leaves the club having won two premierships in her five year tenure. She started her career for NSW in Round 10 of the 2019 season as a replacement player.

The 24-year-old was a member of the inaugural Swifts Academy and became a training partner in 2019.

Fraser received her first contract in 2020 being used mostly as an impact player, but she was a starting player in the 2023 season. Her exit from the Swifts was due to talents such as Paige Hadley and Maddy Proud making it difficult to get more court time.

Fraser played for the UTS Sparks in the NSW Premier League for several years, quickly making the jump into the NSW Waratahs in the Australian Netball League.

Being a part of the New South Wales Institute of Sport, Fraser got to travel to New Zealand to compete in their pre-season tournament ‘Super Club’.

Fraser has represented NSW at multiple age groups, going on to be a member of the Australia Under 17s squad twice.

The 60-gamer prides herself on her versatility being able to play all three midcourt positions as a starter. Her attacking game is her best asset being able to outrun anyone.

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Head Coach Tracey Neville is excited to have Fraser on board to bring in her dynamic movements to use.

“This athlete has speed to burn, and her ability to get the ball is exciting,” Neville said.

“I like that she has taken this opportunity to take the next step in her netball journey. She is ready to make a statement.”

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