New Sunbury Kangaroos netball coach Cassie Borg is excited by the challenge ahead this season.

In the off season, the Kangaroos moved to the Essendon District Football League which is set to kick off a new competition this year after running a Rock Up Netball competition last season.

It is Borg’s first foray into coaching.

“We were looking for a coach for a couple of months,” she said.

“I have been playing here for the last three years and I thought it was a good step to learn some new skills.

“I’ve never coached before, but I’m excited to take on the role and see how we go.”

Borg said moving to the EDFL was a good opportunity for a fresh start.

The club has struggled to fill the full four-team quota expected in the Riddell District Netball League.

The Kangaroos had just two teams last year and they only had one win between them.

“It’s a good opportunity,” Borg said. “This year will be like a trial run to see how the competition is.

“The last couple of years there has been a struggle for numbers. We’ve been competitive but we haven’t been able to get the wins over the line which is difficult.

“It can be draining, but wins aren’t everything.”

The Kangaroos held trials last week and plan to field two teams this season.

Borg said anyone who couldn’t attend the trials was still welcome to come down to the club for pre-season training.

“It’s a positive environment and we’re happy to get as many people on board as possible,” she said.

“We’ve had a few put their names down as interested. We’ve had a few who are interested in joining for the football-netball environment.

“I didn’t know anyone when I joined and everyone was really welcoming and I’ve formed friendships.

“You don’t even have to have had netball experience.”

Contact Rachael Shalders on 0422 744 831 or sunburykangaroosnetball@outlook.com.