Durheim gets her Swift chance

FORMER Lismore netballer Kristy Durheim has been drafted into the NSW Swifts team for the game against the Adelaide Thunderbirds tonight.

Durheim now plays for Manly-Warringah and attends the NSW Institute of Sport.

She replaces Vanessa Ware, who has a back injury.

It will be Durheim’s first foray into the ANZ Trans-Tasman Championship and she will face no tougher challenge than running out in front of a parochial Thunderbirds crowd in Adelaide.

“Kristy has come a long way in the past 12 months; her game has gone from strength to strength,” NSW Swifts coach Julie Fitzgerald said.

“We have an excellent medical team that is working with Vanessa to ensure that she makes a full recovery.

“I’m hopeful she will only miss the Thunderbirds match and be back for the third round against the Tactix.”

The Thunderbirds’ English defender Geva Mentor tonight will renew her international rivalry with Swifts captain and shooter Catherine Cox.



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