The South Coast Blaze have made a huge acquisition as they prepare for their second tilt at the NSW Premier League premiership.
Former Silver Ferns representative and NSW Swifts star Kayla Johnson (nee Cullen) will bolster the Blaze opens team's defence. The side has also picked up young gun Tegan Holland, who moves across from Sutherland Stingrays.
The long list of re-signings include inaugural club captain Taylah Davies and experienced sharp shooter Katrina Brice as the Blaze look to build on last year's fourth place finish in conference B.
After reaching last year's grand final, South Coast's under 23s have also picked up two new players, headlined by 15-year-old Illawarra local Gabby Eaton, who went through the franchise's Talent Identification Program. Former Manly Warringah Sapphires player Mackenzie Farrow also joins the Blaze squad in 2021.
The Premier League season will start on April 7 and is set to run for 18 rounds.
2021 South Coast Blaze squads
Katelyn Begley, Te-Arn Bradley, Kristina Brice, Taylah Davies, Tegan Holland, Kayla Johnson, Shelby Mallon, Abbey McFadden, Elecia Parrott, Peti Talanoa and Chaise Vassallo.
Opens training partners:
Danielle Di Bartolo, Chelsea Bolton, Kristen Chadrawy, Amberley Moore, Lauren Russell and Thalia Uilelea.
Under 23s team:
Abbey Baker, Sharnee Behr, Jessica Bowden, Chloe Burden, Annalise Chadrawy, Selene Chadrawy, Emily Dunn, Gabby Eaton, Mia Evans, Mackenzie Farrow, Aimee Landrigan, Bronnee Loy, Ky-Mani Schewnke and Kiah Yealland.
Under 23s training partners:
Larissa Clarke, Caitlin Fenner, Taylah Flack, Emma Keane, Emilia Krstevski, Claudia McGoldrick, Kate Meurant, Stephanie Muirhead, Piper Sievers, Olivia Smith and Amy Younie.