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England test for Wallace in pre-season clash

Published: 
Friday, January 26, 2018
Samantha Wallace Photo by:Narelle Spangher

T&T netballer Samantha Wallace and her New South Wales Swifts will come up against England Roses and West Coast Fever as they gear up for the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball League season in Australia.

The matches against the Commonwealth Games-bound Roses and fellow Suncorp Super Netball rivals the Fever in pre-season will take place at the Genea Netball Centre, Sydney Olympic Park on March 17 and 18.

Another Suncorp Super Netball club, Giants Netball will also do battle with the same opposition over the course of the weekend.

The 24-year-old Wallace is heading into her second season with the Swifts having started every game for the team in the 2017 campaign and shooting an impressive 517 goals from 580 attempts to be the fifth best scorer overall.

A star of the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney, Wallace was one of the shooting standouts in the dress of her native T&T and initially made a name for herself in the 2016 English Super League with the Mavericks, copping the Vitality Netball Super League “Player of the Year” award before moving to the Swifts ahead of their 2017 season.

Over in England, Kalifa Mc Collin, T&T’s other overseas-based netballer is set for her second season in the Vitality Netball Super League, this time with the benecos Mavericks.

Last year, Mc Collin, starred for Celtic Dragons and ended as the league’s sixth best scorer with 526 goals from 567 attempts at a league best 92.8 shooting percentage.

Ironically, when the 2018 season jumps off, Mc Collin will come against her former Dragons team-mates on February 12.

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