Sunshine Girls captain Kelly joins up with Adelaide Thunderbirds


Sunshine Girls captain Kelly joins up with Adelaide Thunderbirds

by Wayde Brown

Sunshine Girls defender Malysha Kelly has now joined up her new professional team Adelaide Thunderbirds in Australia.

Kelly, who landed in Australia on the weekend, will turn out for her new team in the inaugural season of the National Netball League which replaces the ANZ Championship.

A veteran of 62 appearances for Jamaica, Kelly was also a member of the bronze medal team at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. She will lead the Thunderbirds defense when the season gets underway in February 2017 and runs until late May.

The defender played under current Thunderbirds coach Dan Ryan at Manchester Thunder last season and she said it had been a dream to play for the Thunderbirds.

“I worked with Dan last season in the UK and learned a lot from him,” Kelly said. “I feel I can grow with his coaching expertise so when I had to decide where to go this season, it wasn’t a hard choice for me.

“I want to adapt to the Aussie style of play, however, demonstrate the Jamaican way when it is needed.”

Kelly will be joined in Adelaide by the current England captain Ama Agbeze & England veteran Jade Clarke who have also signed deals with the Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds will kick off the 2017 season at Priceline Stadium on Sunday, February 19 against West Coast Fever.

Other Jamaicans in the new look league includes Kadien-Ann Dehaney (Melbourne Vixens) and Romedla Aiken who plies her trade for the Queensland Firebirds.

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