COLAC Tigers netballers are preparing for a fast-paced game against St Albans.
St Albans boasts a youthful line-up under coach Nicole Richardson who also manages Netball Victoria’s state junior teams.
Victorian representative goaler Maggie Lind leads a talented Supersaints outfit and will shoulder the attacking duties at St Albans Park tomorrow.
Colac Tigers coach Rebecca Finn said Richardson would have St Albans primed for a tough match.
“Most of the St Albans team is made up of one of the Victorian sides with a lot of their juniors,” she said.
Finn said the Tigers would not try to intimidate St Albans with physical play.
“We aren’t a physical side, we play a lot off the body and we rely on quickness and speed rather than bodying up,” she said.
“The game played will be played at a quick standard right across the board.”
New Tigers defensive combination Emma Hillman and Tahlia Jeffreys are set to play their second full game together and Colac has no injury concerns.
Finn said she would look at giving Tigers juniors opportunities to pay through the midcourt.
“We’ve been rotating through wing attack and that’s a position we’ll be looking to settle in the next couple of weeks,” she said.
“We are bringing up juniors when we can and giving our 17s a quarter here and there and it’s a matter of when we can get that settled line-up at the moment.”
In other GFL netball matches, Bell Park takes on reigning premier South Barwon, Geelong West-St Peters plays Leopold and Lara battles Newtown and Chilwell.
North Shore hosts Grovedale and St Marys clashes with St Josephs.