New West Coast Fever recruit Sasha Glasgow has been a key part of the club’s undefeated run in 2021, adding to the already dangerous Fever attack line.
The Inner Sanctum spoke to Glasgow about her move to the Fever and the club’s four wins on the trot.
After spending four years with the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Glasgow decided to make the move out west in search of new opportunities.
“For me obviously I had been at Adelaide for four years I had a couple of injury spouts, non selections and selections,” Glasgow told The Inner Sanctum.
“I was looking for change when I was approached by Stacey (Marinkovich) and made that conversation, she instantly said ‘what do I want to get out of my netball,’ and that’s something that I haven’t really been asked before.
“I’d already felt valued before I met her in person, for me it was a really easy decision. I had a good feeling about coming over west and just took it, rolled with it and have loved it ever since.”
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Being at a new club means building new on-court connections with the rest of the attack end. For Glasgow it was seamless with her fellow goalers in Alice Teague-Neeld and Jhaniele Fowler.
“I didn’t realise how seamless it would be back there with Alice,” Glasgow said.
“We had about a six week block where J [Jhaniele Fowler] was in quarantine and the Diamonds girls were away and Alice and I got to really utilize that moving circle, so creating that versatility when J wasn’t at the back.
“Being at the World Youth Cup four years ago I didn’t realise how great it was getting to build that connection, being friends before that was quite easy.
“What an honour for both Alice and I to play with J, she’s the best goal shooter in the world.
“She’s taking balls left right front and centre, she’s so encouraging too. She doesn’t say a lot but when she does say certain things it really does hit you and makes you feel really good.
“She’s really supporting Alice and I out the front and that’s what you really want from a goal shooter.”
An undefeated head to head
Fever are currently one of two sides still undefeated in the competition, which has gone a long way to creating a great vibe around the club.
“It’s such a good vibe, round two was really special,” Glasgow said.
“All the people upstairs putting in such hard work for us to be able to get a home game and to see it all come to fruition, get that success and be able to play in front of our crowd, that was a really special moment, and I’m looking forward to it this round.
“The vibe is really good between the girls, the coaches and the club. Everyone is really getting around us and the green army too. It’s so nice to be at netball and have people say how well we’ve been playing and they’ve been watching the game.
“We feel really supported and it’s so good here out west, everyones been lovely and so supportive.”
The other undefeated side, the Giants, are the Fever’s Monday night opponents at RAC Arena. For the Fever to get the win, it’s all about picking up their lacking first quarter starts.
“I think we need to have a really good first quarter,” Glasgow said.
“At the moment we’ve been emphasising and focusing on our first quarter starts, they’ve been a little bit slow in the first four rounds and in the end we’ve been chasing in the second and third quarter.
“For us, making sure that [we] need to start nice and hard and the Giants are fierce two point opponents as well, if we don’t start well they’ll try and trample us early.
“Other then that we’ve been doing all the research, so performance analysis and seeing how they play.
“They’re a more physical side as well, so bracing for that… as well as seeing the things that we can tidy up too individually, as a unit and as a team.”
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