The Giants are in the mix for another finals campaign with defender Jess Kotzur playing a pivotal role. She spoke to The Border Mail’s BECK O’CONNELL this week.
BO: You play goal defence for the Rand-Walbundrie-Walla Walla Giants Netball Club, it’s quite the mouthful, do you ever get that fully out on game day or do you like to abbreviate?
JK: We like to go by Giants, it’s much easier than trying to get all the three towns out (laughs).
BO: You guys are proving that merged clubs can be really successful, obviously you guys are the most recent club to have merged, how was the experience?
JK: It was great. I came across from Walla and I had played for Walla my whole life and didn’t think I could ever play for another club that would be as great as Walla. The merger has certainly proved that wrong, it’s a terrific club to be a part of and everyone seems to get along really well.
BO: Out of the four senior grades, all are in the top-four. Is there anything you guys do specifically or what do you think it is that is getting you so high up the ladder?
JK: We all like to train together. I think it’s a really great atmosphere and we can attract players to the club. I’m not really sure what it is, but it’s obviously paying off for us.
BO: You’re a school teacher, whereabouts do you teach?
JK: I’m at St Pauls College in Walla and I’m a science teacher.
BO: Are you the Kotzur’s that are on all the farming equipment and the silos?
JK: Yes, that’s my mum and dad’s business.
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