Speedy midcourter Jemma Mi Mi has put pen to paper re-signing with the Queensland Firebirds for next season. For all your Suncorp Super Netball signing news, stay up to date with our Off-Season Hub and follow The Inner Sanctum’s netball podcast, Over a Third, on Twitter and Instagram to get the news when it breaks.
Mi Mi’s recommitment has created a buzz around the purple army, with many excited to see her speed and agility out on court again in 2022.
The signing of Mi Mi has completed the Firebirds midcourt as she joins Kim Ravaillion, Lara Dunkley, and Gabi Simpson in the middle for next season.
During the off-season, Mi Mi has spent the last few weeks visiting remote Indigenous communities as part of Netball Queenslands Diamond Spirit program.
Firebirds coach Megan Anderson believes that her compelling midcourter’s best netball is yet to come.
“Jem is such a naturally gifted athlete and netballer,” Anderson said.
“She has silky smooth skills, her feed into the circle is brilliant and I’m constantly in awe of her footwork and the way she bamboozles her defenders.
“Jem’s 2021 season was a bit disrupted by injury so I’m expecting big things from her in 2022, after a solid pre-season.”
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After being in the purple dress for five years at Super Netball, Mi Mi is ready to continue to develop her game in 2022.
“I’m so excited to be back in the purple dress for the 2022 season,” Mi Mi said.
“We’ve got an incredible playing group and I can’t wait to show everyone what we are capable of next season.”
With Mi Mi re-signing with the Firebirds, it means that she will be the only Indigenous player at Super Netball level. She hopes that she can inspire other Indigenous players to follow in her footsteps.
“I hope to still be a role model to young Indigenous kids out there who love sport and one day want to play at the elite level.”
Mi Mi joins Ravaillion, Dunkley, Simpson, Romelda Aiken-George, Gretel Bueta, Mia Stower, Kim Jenner and Ruby Bakewell-Doran in the purple for season 2022.
The Firebirds will announce their final signing in the coming days with the deadline fast approaching.
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