CLAWS coach Katrina Whitham has selected two Claws squads from yesterday's trial, which attracted 33 players at Emmaus College.

But importantly, four positions are yet to be filled in the 15-strong Claws squad, with Whitham naming only 11 yesterday.

"I have only selected 11 players for the Claws squad," Whitham said.

"There are still four positions up for grabs."

"I have also selected 11 players for our development squad.

"So if any of those players in the development squad want to make the step up there are four positions remaining for them to fill."

Whitham said she was delighted with the turn out, but the majority of players' trialling were centre court specialists and she remains on the hunt for goal shooters and defenders.

"The trials were middle heavy," Whitham said.

"We are a bit light on both ends. I am still looking for shooters and defence."

A core group of players were retained from last year and include Shanita Smith, who has been named captain as well as Courtney Wheeler and Diana Tummon, both named as vice-captains.

Joining them are Marissa Buchanan and Mikeeley Hoch.

Three players from last year's development squad have been rewarded with spots in the Claws senior squad for next season. They are Lily Bartlem, Rebecca Hall and Ashley Whouley.

Joining the Claws squad for the first time are Sophie Boland, Jemma Hancox and Gemma Bleney.



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