The 2018 Adelaide Metro Netball Division (AMND) begins on Saturday 14 April with League and Seniors the first to take to the courts.
C6, Intermediate, Junior, Sub-Junior, Primary and GO grades commence on 12 May.
Jaki Fuss along with her teammates in the Matrics League team are looking to go one better this year, after the team just fell short against Contax in the 2017 grand final.
“We were runners-up last year; now we have to go one better and win,” Jaki said.
“We have a team that is energised and ready to take on the season.
“A couple of our girls have been training with the Premier League side, so they’re bringing that high-level energy and intensity back to our trainings, so that’s a huge benefit for the playing group.”
Apart from spending a few years overseas, Jaki has played for Matrics for 16 years. Her first Matrics memory was going out to trials as an 11-year-old and not knowing what to wear.
“I wasn’t sure if I was meant to wear the club dress out to trials,” she said.
“I was also quite nervous, because it was the first time I would be playing for a club and I didn’t know if I was going to be good enough.
“I actually made the top division for my age group; my family is quite sporty, so I think those genetics helped me along.”
Along with her own netball successes, Jaki said a highlight has been watching her Matrics teammates, namely Sheree Wingard and Laura Packard, go beyond club level to represent the state and play for the Adelaide Thunderbirds.
“It’s also been great to see our current young Matrics players make their way through the pathways and be selected for the Southern Force.”
The AMND will see the same number of teams compete this season as the competition had in 2017.
For further information on AMND visit www.amnd.sa.netball.com.au.