14/04/2024

Northern Mystics looking to making moves in the premiership window - @Northern Mystics

We take a look at the Northern Mystics ahead of their 2021 ANZ Premiership campaign which kicks off this weekend.

What to expect for 2021

After a strong season in 2020, the Mystics should enter the new season full of optimism.

Very little list turnover has occurred during the offseason, with just three new signings.

Kate Burley will add versatility as an in-circle defender, having joined from the Stars after three seasons.

Filda Vui has been elevated from a training partner to a fully contracted player for 2021, after plying her trade in the Beko League for the Northern Marvels.

Several cameo appearances for the Mystics last season was enough for Vui to earn a spot on the roster for 2021.

Fa’amu Ioane will return to the Mystics, where her elite-level career began. Ioane was a foundation player for the Stars, playing for four years.

A serious knee injury saw Ioane miss all of 2019, however, the mid-courter returned last season and played an important role in the Stars line-up.

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Biggest Factor for Success

With the appointment of Sulu Fitzpatrick as the Mystics new captain, early season form may hinge on the transition to a new style of leadership.

Whilst Fitzpatrick is certain the change has been positive for the club, it’s important for the side to gel early to ensure a greater level of consistency is achieved. 

Having played ANZ Premiership Netball for 11 seasons, Fitzpatrick’s teammates will call upon the captain for guidance and advice throughout the season. 

Last Season: Third

Off-season player movements

In: Fa’amu Ioane, Filda Vui, Kate Burley

Out: Danielle Gray, Emma Iversen, Phoenix Karaka

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