Athena's new NVL squad looked good in their pre-season friendly against Ashfield Vipers. Using a mixture of players from last year's title winning regional league squad and new additions, coach Gordon MacDonald was able to try out a number of different permutations and, considering that the squad have not yet had a training session together, they pulled out an excellent performance to win 4 out the five sets played.
New setter Paulina put in a very good performance, Petra was outstanding, new hitter Diane showed great promise and, across the whole squad, there were some really pleasing elements. after the match, Gordon said "Although there are a few things to work on, the basic core of what we want worked well".
Many thanks to Ashfield for coming down to play and we look forward to seeing them again in the league.