15 Jul 2013

Thunderbirds expect rival attempts to lure premiership players

6:16 am on 15 July 2013

The triumphant Adelaide Thunderbirds coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson expects cashed-up rivals to try to poach many of her trans-Tasman netball championship winners.

The Thunderbirds held off a fast-finishing Queensland Firebirds to win yesterday's grand final 50-48, becoming the first club to claim two trans-Tasman titles.

Goal attack Erin Bell was the stand-out, shooting 24 goals and picking up the most valuable player award.

Woodlands-Thompson, concedes it will be a challenge to keep her title-winning squad together next season, and expects lucrative offers will come thick and fast.