Rudi Ellis has signed a two year deal with the West Coast Fever. (Photo: Netball Queensland)

Defender Rudi Ellis has put pen to paper, signing a two year deal with the West Coast Fever after spending two seasons with the Firebirds.

Former Queensland Firebirds defender Rudi Ellis has signed a two year deal with the West Coast Fever after making the move from the Queensland Firebirds. 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.

Ellis played 17 Suncorp Super Netball games for the Queensland Firebirds across both goal defence and goalkeeper since debuting in 2020.

During the 2021 season, she recorded 24 deflections, 8 intercepts and 4 rebounds as part of the Firebirds’ defensive rotation. Ellis’s season had been recognised and was selected in the 2021/22 Australian Development Squad.

Ellis has had a taste of the ultimate success, being a premiership player with the Victorian Fury and has spent time apart of the New South Wales Swifts (2017) and the Melbourne Vixens (2018 and 2019 extended squads).

Rudi Ellis set to head west in 2020. (Photo: Queensland Firebirds)

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Ellis said she was looking forward to making the move west and playing with Fever in front of the Green Army.

“I’m really excited to move west and have the opportunity to play with such an amazing team. It’s going to be great coming into the Fever environment with a team that has been building these past few years, but with a new coach that offers new perspective,” Ellis said.

“I think being a part of such a successful team with what seems to be an amazing club culture was the biggest drawcard for me. Also being able to learn and play with some of Australia’s best circle defenders in Courtney Bruce and Sunday Aryang, as well as practising week in and out on one of the world’s best shooters, Jhaniele Fowler.

“I am really looking forward to getting to know the team, coaches and support staff. I’m not afraid of new challenges and although my time in Perth has been limited, I have family and friends in WA and I cannot wait to call it my home.”

Ellis joins Fowler, Bruce and Verity Charles as confirmed signings for the West Coast Fever in season 2022.

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