Navarre will be without the services of premiership player Jess Parry for the upcoming season.
The Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball Leauge A Grade best and fairest has taken a coaching-playing role with Balranald.
Krystal Browne has committed to the team for another season as A Grade coach and said it was a big loss to the team.
“It is quite a hit to our A Grade side,” she said. “We are working hard trying to sure up our attacking side of the court.”
“We have a fairly consistent defence end which was our strength last season. I think we were struggling a bit to really settle our attacking end.”
Browne said the club is right in the middle of recruiting.
“We have signed Maggie Clough back to the club,” she said.
“She will be a player we will look to in strength in that attacking end.”
Jacana Gordon and Harriett Slorach have re-committed to the club.
“Jac was wonderful in defence so it’s great to have her back to steady that ship,” she said.
“Harriet is so versatile through the mid-court and the attacking end.
“We are still in negotiation with some more players and hopefully can get some more signings soon.”
Browne continued her commitment from 2018 which was her first senior coaching role.
“It was a big learning curve for me,” she said.
“After meeting with the committee, they were keen to have me back and I was keen to continue what I had started during the season.”
Pre-season began on January 9, with old and new faces participating in fitness activities.
“A core group of girls continued their fitness in the off-season,” Browne said.
“There were about 20 people there and it was nice to see some new faces, as well as returning players.”
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