Fowler-Reid ready to spread wings

July 28, 2017
@Normal:Jhaniele Fowler-Reid poses with trophies she won in last season's ANZ netball league in New Zealand for the Southern Steel.

National shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid said the need for more intense competition has prompted her move from the New Zealand ANZ Championships to the Australian Super League competition.

Fowler-Reid, who led the Southern Steel to this year's title, recently signed a two-year contract with for the West Coast Fever, one of the top netball club teams in Australia.

Fowler Reid will join three other Sunshine Girls in Australia. These are Romelda Aiken, Malysha Kelly, and current Under-21 captain Kadie-Ann Dehaney.

solid finals performance

Fowler-Reid and the Southern Steel had a perfect season, winning all 21 matches played, including a solid finals performance where they outplayed Pulse 69-53.

She told Star Sports that she is looking forward to playing in the Australian league next season, where she will match skills with some of the best players in the world.

"It was just my need for change, I've being with the Southern Steel for five years and the good thing about it is that we finished the last year winning a championship with them," said Fowler-Reid.

"I am very pleased about it and so I feel it is now time for me to move on to another team and to just spread my wings and see what the Australian league has to offer," she said.

She added: "It's (Australian league) more competitive, but that is not why I switched. I switched to see how much more I can blossom and I feel that the Australian league will do that. So, I will appreciate the intensity that they have ."

Meanwhile, Fowler-Reid, who returned to the Sunshine Girls team on Wednesday, after missing their recent drawn three match series against Barbados, said her aim is to help Jamaica win this year's Caribbean title next in St Lucia.

"Honestly, we have a very good chance because all the girls are very talented. I am sure that we are going to put up a good fight in the Caribbean Cup," said Fowler-Reid.

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