Duhaney eager to rejoin Vixens
Sunshine Girl defender Kadie-Ann Duhaney said she is eager to prove her worth for the Melbourne Vixens in the Australian Suncorp Super League next year.
Duhaney had her campaign cut short last season due to injuries which limited her to just five starts for the Vixens.
However, the highly skilled 21-year-old, who recently signed a one-year contract with the Vixens, told STAR Sports that she is fit and ready for the new season.
"It's a great feeling to know that I am going back. This says to me that I did well last year and they decided to re-sign me for next season," said Duhaney.
"I think I did well for them to want me back. I was also pleased with my improvements, physically and mentally.
"I am also really looking forward to go there and prove to everyone what I am capable of doing on court," Duhaney added, pointing out that despite her limited time on court, the Vixens coaching staff and management were pleased with her work ethic and attitude during last season.
"I played like five games last year because, half the season, I was injured but I did well when I got my opportunity to play on the court," she explained.
"The coaching staff rallied around me while I was injured and they kept on encouraging me along the way," she said.
Duhaney, captain of Jamaica's Under-21 team which finished fifth at this year's World Youth Cup in Botswana, noted that she has been working hard in the off season to improve her all-round game.
"Last year, I was going into a new environment. This year, I am more familiar with the country and its culture," she said.
"I have a feeling of the workload. I am not going in blind like last year. I have been doing some work on the court and in the gym and so I will be in better condition compared to last year.
Dunahey's national teammates, Romelda Aiken and Jhaniele Fowler-Reid also ply their trade in the Australian Super League.