Crystal-clear eye on future

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Women's A Grade Crystal Blues captain coach Shianne Arthur.
Camera IconWomen's A Grade Crystal Blues captain coach Shianne Arthur. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Crystal Blues will be out to make their presence felt in the women’s A-grade competition as they prepare for their first season.

Stepping up from the Year 11/12 competition, Crystal Blues will have a whole new squad from previous seasons.

With host of new faces and some familiar names in their inaugural squad, they will be hoping to push to make finals.

Player-coach Shianne Arthur said she was not sure how her team would fare.

“I don’t actually know how we are going to go, as it is a whole new squad,” she said.

Women's A Grade Crystal Blues' captain coach Shianne Arthur.
Camera IconWomen's A Grade Crystal Blues' captain coach Shianne Arthur. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

“I’m expecting us to be up there and ready for what the other teams have to bring to the court.

“We are going to enjoy our first season as a lot of our team has never played A-grade.”

Arthur said teamwork and consistent contributions across the board would be pivotal.

“If each of the girls pull their weight that’s what is going to help us through the new season,” she said.

“I have a lot of faith in my girls and if we make the grand final that would be a magnificent achievement but at this stage we will go week by week”.

Crystal Blues start their new season against last season’s runners-up Panthers on Tuesday night.

Crystal Blues squad: Shianne Arthur, Tamara Ditchburn, Valerie Corbett, Juliette Storm, Telikah Collins, Georgia Clark, Isabella De Giambattista, Anita Onions

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