Bell a Magpie in 2018

Shooter Erin Bell will join Magpies Netball Club ahead of 2018, after eight seasons with the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

The former Thunderbirds’ captain brings a wealth of experience to the Magpies, one of the best long-range shooters in the league.

Originally from New South Wales, Bell started her career with the NSW Swifts before joining the Thunderbirds in 2010.

After successful stints at both clubs, Bell became the first player to win three Trans-Tasman netball premierships.

She also boasts two Netball World Cup gold medals with the Australian Diamonds, after making her international debut in 2011.

Bell will re-join former teammate Sharni Layton at Collingwood, having played with the defender at the Adelaide franchise during 2010-13.

She’ll be met with another familiar face in Magpies Head Coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell, who was part of the coaching panel at the Thunderbirds in 2016.

“We are excited to welcome Erin into the Magpies nest,” Keppich-Birrell said.

“Erin’s passion for the game and silky skills will add yet another level of excitement to our game.

“She brings with her an invaluable knowledge of the game and we look forward to seeing Caitlin, Alice and Shae build great combinations with her in the 2018 season.”

Bell will replace goaler Cody Lange in the Magpies’ squad, who has been sidelined after rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament in May.

The official 2018 Suncorp Super Netball contractin period will conclude on July 10. Follow all of the updates as they happen.

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