28/02/2024
Romelda Aiken signs on for Year 15 in the purple.

Romelda Aiken signs on for Year 15 in the purple. (Photo: Super Netball)

The Queensland Firebirds have announced that star shooter Romelda Aiken will remain in the purple for 2022, in what will be her 15th year at the club.

Queensland Firebirds Goal Shooter Romelda Aiken has signed on for 2022, making it her 15th year in the purple dress. For all the 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.

Turning 33 in November Aiken shows no sign of slowing down with the Jamaican scoring 531 goals for the season with an 82 percent conversion rate.

Aiken is known for her strong presence under the post, being the number one offensive rebounder in the competition with 87 rebounds across the season.

Although there was some hype around Aikens recommitment to the club, she’s just glad to be back doing what she loves.

“For me it is just another year. I love playing and as long as I get opportunities to play, I am forever grateful and proud,” Aiken said.

“I am just very happy to be offered another year, these girls are passionate and just awesome to work with.

“I love how passionate we are as a club, the values we live and breathe are amazing and I love being a Birdie.”

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Being able to secure the signature of Aiken for another season has Firebirds coach Megan Anderson excited about the future

We’re thrilled that Romelda has re-signed for the 2022 season, she is one remarkable athlete and continues to improve and add new dimensions to her game each year,” Anderson said.

“Next year will be Romelda’s 15th season at the club – and we love that she has committed to bringing her vibe and passion for the game to our club and purple family for another year.

“She is a vital cog in our attacking circle and gives so much of herself to her teammates. We can’t wait to see her dominate the circle yet again in 2022.”

Aiken joins Kim Ravaillion Lara Dunkley, Kim Jenner and Gabi Simpson in the Purple for 2022.

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