Panmure could be the big improver in the Warrnambool and District league A grade competition this year.
The Bulldogs have a number of new faces in the mix for top-grade netball.
Coach Josie Ellerton said former player and A grade coach Mandy Van Rooy had returned to the club.
She coached South Warrnambool's open grade side in the Hampden league from 2017-19.
Ellerton said her old teammate, a midcourter, was planning to play this year.
The Bulldogs mentor is thrilled to have her back.
"Her passion is inspiring," Ellerton said.
Another past player Sophie Melican, a defender, has also returned.
Ellerton said she played some matches with the Bulldogs in early 2019.
Defender Lily Lourey, who has played open for Terang Mortlake in the HFNL, is also on board for 2021.
Laurie Symons and Maddie Mason, both goalies, are new faces to the club.
Ellerton is excited to have a mix of returning and new players who she feels will bolster all areas of the court.
It comes after the club recruited playing-assistant coach Jess Rohan, midcourter Lisa Pender and goalie Abby Sheehan prior to the 2020 season.
Panmure held its netball try-outs about three weeks ago.
Ellerton explained the A grade and A reserve squads would train together until closer to round one.
She's stoked to be working with new A reserve coach Kaye Barr.
"We're on the same page when it comes to the game and our approach," she said.
"So that's why we're happy to run training together for the time being in pre-season."
Ellerton also believes there is value in keeping the squads together in the lead up to the season.
"We thought it would give everyone a chance to put their best foot forward and to work out combinations," she said.
"It strengthens both teams and then we're all on the same page with how we approach things."
The Bulldogs have a practice match against Terang Mortlake on Wednesday March 3.
Ellerton is hoping to have another one before their round one clash against Dennington on April 10.
The Bulldogs are aiming to train two nights a week with one fitness and one netball session.
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