Rising star Sam Wallace to boost Swifts Super Netball squad


Swifts goal shooter Sam Wallace is expected to take the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball competition 'by storm'.

The Swifts have been a powerhouse of Australian netball for the past 20 years.

But expectations are low for the NSW club heading into the inaugural Super Netball competition.

The departure of international players such as Sharni Layton, Kim Green and Susan Pettitt has left the Swifts with an inexperienced squad.

Twenty-three-year-old Sam Wallace will be among those hoping to make an impact this season.

The Swifts goal shooter is the first player from Trinidad and Tobago to join Australia's Super Netball competition.

"The atmosphere, you will see a thousand people coming to Netball whereas in Trinidad you can actually count on your fingers how many people are going to come to your game," Wallace said.

Wallace finished with 280 goals at the 2015 Netball World Cup.

Her performances grabbed the attention of Swifts coach Rob Wright.

"I think she could be anything," Wright said.

"She's going to be an exciting player and is just going to take this competition by storm."

The Swifts take on NSW rivals, the Giants on Saturday in the opening match of the competition.

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