Georgie Horjus signs two-year deal with Adelaide Thunderbirds

South Australian talent Georgie Horjus cemented her commitment to the Adelaide Thunderbirds signing a two-year deal.

Horjus is the first athlete to officially sign for the club for 2022.

In her first official season as a contracted athlete, Kangaroo Island native Horjus backed up her strong debut Super Netball season in 2020 with another stellar year in 2021.

She shot 183 goals, recorded 118 goal assists, and topped her side for centre pass receives with 252.

Horjus was named goal attack of the Nissan Net Points Team of the Round on three occasions, in Rounds 5, 6 and 13, and went on to be named overall Player of the Round in Rounds 6 and 13.

In the side's nine-goal victory over the Melbourne Vixens in Round 13, she received her first ever Player of the Match accolade after recording 70 Nissan net points, 14 goals at 93 per cent and 14 goal assists.

Last month, Horjus was named in the 2021/22 Australian Development Squad at just 20 years of age.

NETBALL STAR: Adelaide Thunderbirds player Georgie Horjus with the top 11&U goal throwers Sierra and Imogen at the 2021 Kangaroo Island Netball Association grand final. Photo: Maggie's Photography

NETBALL STAR: Adelaide Thunderbirds player Georgie Horjus with the top 11&U goal throwers Sierra and Imogen at the 2021 Kangaroo Island Netball Association grand final. Photo: Maggie's Photography

Thunderbirds high performance manager Pitre Bourdon said the club was thrilled to secure the young local SA star for another two seasons.

"Georgie cemented her place in our starting seven in 2021, building on the potential we saw from her in 2020," Bourdon said.

"She is an incredibly talented local netballer with strong netball smarts and we're very excited to see her continue to grow in the coming seasons.

"Georgie is passionate about the club and playing for her state and we're confident she will play a key role in our club's future."

Horjus was able to attend the Kangaroo Island netball and football grand final matches on her home ground in Parndana earlier this month.

She was given the honour of handing out the goal throwing awards to the junior netballers.


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