It looks as if you can again throw a blanket over the top sides in the Goulburn Valley League netball ranks, with little separating those in the premiership window once more.
Seymour will defend its hard-earned crown with plenty of might, but the likes of Shepparton United, Echuca and Mooroopna are coming fast for the title.
The Murray Bombers have been clear in that intent, with new coach Steph Vick stating further along in this magazine that “we are going for a premiership”, while the Demons will again be one of the toughest sides to match up on across the court.
Maddie Wong is back for the Cats and will relish resuming her role next to defensive pillar Ash Lancaster, giving the side a clear edge heading into the season.
Shepparton and the Shepparton Swans will expect to play finals as well, but will have to fight off strong challenges from an improved squad out of Benalla and a healthy one in Kyabram.
Euroa could be a massive mover this season after recruiting Ovens and Murray Netball League experience, while Rochester, Mansfield and Tatura will again rely heavily on youth to carry the torch this campaign.
1 Shepparton United
4 Shepparton Swans
GOULBURN VALLEY LEAGUE PAST PREMIERS:
2014: Shepparton United
2013: Shepparton Swans
2010: Shepparton United
WELLMAN FAMILY MEDALLISTS:
2019: Jessie Barnes (Shepparton United)
2018: Emma Ryan (Tatura)
2017: Steph Vick (Kyabram)
2016: Steph Vick (Kyabram)
2015: Elle McDonald (Seymour)
2014: Jacinta Todd (Shepparton)
2013: Jade Heinrich (Mansfield)
2012: Ash Mangan (Kyabram)
2011: Kathryn Hard (Seymour)
2010: Ash Mangan (Kyabram)