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Swifts lose Garbin as #SSNTrade ramps up

NSW Swifts today confirmed dual-premiership shooter Sophie Garbin is departing the club to take up a contract elsewhere.

After making her debut – against the Queensland Firebirds in Round 1, 2018 – Garbin went on to make 49 appearances for the Swifts. She took out the MVP Award in her very first game for the club after putting in a stellar performance against legendary defender Laura Geitz.

A key member of the Swifts’ Premiership successes in 2019 and 2021, Garbin said she would forever cherish her years with the seven-time Premiers.

“It has been an honour to play for a club as prestigious and successful as the Swifts and I will be forever grateful for the experiences and opportunities I’ve had since joining four years ago,” Garbin said.

“I have made many friends for life and a part of me will always belong to this club.

“A lot of players don’t get the chance to win a Premiership and I’ve been lucky enough to win two in my time at the Swifts. That wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my Swifts teammates, coaches, club staff and members and fans; all of whom I will be eternally thankful for.

“The decision to leave has been one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make but I would like to thank everyone at the club, its supporters and Netball NSW for an amazing four years.”

Swifts head coach Briony Akle wished Garbin all the best for her next chapter.

Vixens announce Kaylia Stanton won’t return

Melbourne Vixens confirmed goaler Kaylia Stanton would not return in 2022.

Stanton played 12 games for the Vixens in 2021, awarded Player of the Match in round nine.

General Manager – Vixens, Performance and Pathways, Rebekah Webster thanked Kaylia for her time at the club.

“Kaylia has been a great asset for the team this year, on and off the court, and we thank her for her contribution,” said Webster.

“With the contracting window for 2022 now open, we are currently making decisions and plans that will put the Vixens in the best position for championship contention.”

Announcements on player signings will begin for Vixens from 6pm tonight.

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