After guiding the Swans through a nearly perfect season, Griffith Swans A grade coach Georgia Fuller was recognised with the Coach of the Year award for the RFNL netball season.
It was a season that saw the Swans end Mangoplah-CUE season-long unbeaten streak and had the Swans charging towards what looked like a strong finals campaign in A grade.
Despite the strong season, the award still came as a surprise to Fuller.
"I was shocked, that's for sure, but also excited because it was nice to get that recognition," she said.
"I think the most exciting thing was to get three in the team of the year, which we haven't been able to. It is a credit to the whole team effort with us having a strong season."
Fuller was also named at wing attack in the netball team of the season alongside teammates Jess Conlan who was named in centre, while Jenna Richards was named on the interchange.
In a season that was cut short, the Swans look certain to pose problems to other sides come finals time, and Fuller said there was still some disappointment that they wouldn't be able to close out the season.
"We are still a bit devastated that the season didn't go ahead," she said.
"So while we are disappointed, it gives you that bit more of a drive to go again next year and see what happens. Everyone will be keen to go again."
Having led the Swans side to a third-place finish on the ladder, the Swans coach didn't rule out staying in the top position next season.
"I have loved doing it this year. It has probably been my favourite year of coaching," she said.
"The club as a whole but in particular the A and A res squad that I worked with are just so great and quite easy to coach because they were so determined and committed, so it made my job a bit easier. It is a really young side for A grade. They are only going to get strong and better and gain more experience."
The Swans were also able to come home second in the club championship, which was a first for the club in a long time.
"We haven't been that high up in a long time, so that is really good to see to show that our whole club is getting stronger," she said.
Had the finals gone ahead in their full capacity, the Swans would have had four of the five grades taking part.
It is for that reason that Fuller is expecting to see a number of players in the top five of the best and fairest counts across the grades.
"B grade will poll a few as we get through the rounds and A res should go well as well," she said.
"There are lots of talented netballers throughout all grades and because we have had quite a few finish up the top as a team it will be exciting to have a few names hopefully in the top five."
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