Kelsey Lewis, Eve Duckmanton to boost Hamilton Kangaroos' scoring in 2017

STEPPING UP: Eve Duckmanton and Teagan McIntosh are aiming to lift Hamilton Kangaroos back into finals contention in 2017. Picture: Rob Gunstone
STEPPING UP: Eve Duckmanton and Teagan McIntosh are aiming to lift Hamilton Kangaroos back into finals contention in 2017. Picture: Rob Gunstone

HAMILTON Kangaroos will unveil a new-look goal circle as they strive to climb up the Hampden league ladder in 2017.

Second-year coach Kelsey Lewis is expected to slot into goal shooter after maternity leave and Glenthompson-Dunkeld recruit Eve Duckmanton into goal attack.

Duckmanton, who was raised in the south-west but completed university in Western Australia, is excited to hone her craft under Lewis.

The pair were Mininera and District league opponents during Lewis’ Penshurst playing days.

“I have played against her a lot but never played with her,” Duckmanton said.

“She’s a much stronger holder, so that will be nice, to learn how to hold better.

“She’s tall, got long arms and she’s intimidating on the court and she can move as well. There’s a lot to pick up and learn.”

Duckmanton, 24, said she wanted a new challenge on the netball court.

“I thought before things go south I should try and play higher,” she said.

Third-year Kangaroo midcourter Teagan McIntosh, who grew up in Digby, made her A grade debut last season.

“I was a bit timid coming through but with one year under the belt, I should be a bit stronger this year,” she said.

McIntosh, 18, will join fellow teenagers Emily Kermeen – the 2015 league 17 and under best and fairest winner – and Bec Langley in the Roos’ top grade.

Kelsey Lewis

Kelsey Lewis