Toni Wilson Medallist Beck O'Connell believes the standard of netball in the Tallangatta and Hume leagues is on par.
The former Billabong Crows' premiership coach got a taste of the TDNA for the first time this season after joining Yackandandah.
"There's lots of talent in both leagues," O'Connell said.
"I think any of the top teams in the Hume League and in the Tallangatta League would go toe-to-toe."
O'Connell helped the Roos to a fourth place finish this season, landing ten wins alongside Mitta United.
She admitted it was unfortunate that the top five teams couldn't contest finals, but was happy to have had some form of season this year.
"It was just about trying to keep the girls motivated and connected, while not overloading them," she said.
"You had to find the balance.
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"We had such a stop-start year, but I also feel for the Hume League.
"They went through just about the entire season unscathed to now have finals impacted."
O'Connell was part of the Roos' leadership group this season, assisting in the midcourt.
After a change of guard halfway through the season saw Nicky Coleman hand the coaching reins over to Emma Maslen, O'Connell stepped into the role of assistant coach.
"Nicky did a great job to start with, and then Emma had a seamless transition," she said.
"She (Maslen) has just done a stellar job."
O'Connell claimed an A-grade flag with the Crows in 2018 before landing a B-grade premiership with Corowa-Rutherglen in 2019.
She's yet to make a call on next season.
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