19/04/2024

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The Vixens have added an up and coming defender to their squad for the 2021 season that is set to kick off next week.

Defender Gabby Coffey has secured a spot in the Vixens squad after signing on as a training partner for the 2021 season.

Coffey is originally from Alice Springs and is a proud Wiradjuri woman. She has been in Melbourne since 2017 after moving over to pursue her netball career.

The 20-year-old has progressed through the ranks of Melbourne Lightning at VNL level as well as representing her home state of Northern Territory at the National Netball Championships, also being selected to be apart of the Melbourne Fury in 2019.

This marks Coffey’s first official Suncorp Super Netball contract, which looks to be the first step in a great netball career.

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After joining the team for pre-season games in Sydney, Coffey was offered the contract to join the Vixens’ squad.

“I fell in love with the Vixens’ team – all the girls are just so welcoming, and it was just so easy to slot in, so I think that’s why I wanted to be a part of it,” she said.

“While this is a big step up, having been part of the Netball Victoria pathway for the last few years, I feel like I’m very prepared to take this on.

“The plan is to be ready, hopefully, if they ever need me – which at the same time you hope they don’t, because you hope there’s no injuries or anything. But it would be incredible to get on court and I am excited for this year and excited to keep working really hard.”

Coffey will join Tayla Honey, Sacha McDonald, Hannah Mundy, and Jordan Cransberg as the Vixens training partners for 2021.

A replacement for Liz Watson is yet to be named.

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