Heathcote netballers on the way up

By Brayden May

HEATHCOTE is set to leave no stone unturned in a bid to push their way up the Heathcote District Netball League ladder next season.

Under the guidance of A grade coach Lorrae Closter - who has committed to the club for another season - the Saints have signalled their intentions of a big recruiting drive to help them improve on their 2-14 in 2019.

And the changes will see new faces arrive and familiar faces shift.

"Our big goal is to add more depth to all grades," Closter said.

"Every club aims to have as many successful teams as possible and we are no different.

"It's no secret we struggled as an A grade team this year but there was still a lot to get excited about.

"We lost a few close games but we took away plenty of lessons from those. We've already started our planning for next year which has involved speaking to players from other clubs."

The Saints have already taken a big step towards next year after they announced the signing of Brooke Bolton from Sandhurst in the Bendigo Football Netball League.

Bolton arrives at the club having been selected as an interleague representative on several occasions after earning a reputation as a star in mid-court.

"We're really excited to have Brooke join the club," Closter said.

"She is going to add a lot of experience to our team and we're hopeful she can help with the development of our girls.

"Brooke is coming from a strong competition so I don't think she will look out of place in our league.

"I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of working with her."