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Squad to remain relatively settled: Lee

Matt Burgan  May 17, 2017 11:39 AM

We’re really happy with how our team is and our squad is, but we have to be diligent and have a responsibility to have a look [at a potential trade], if something has been put on the table for us to have a look at it

WOMEN’S football operations manager Debbie Lee says she doesn’t expect many changes to Melbourne’s list for the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s season.

Lee said the squad would remain relatively settled, although she wouldn’t rule out any possible trades during the AFLW sign/trade period from May 15 to 26.

“It’s hard to know how many trades will happen at this given point,” she told melbournefc.com.au.  

“We’re really happy with how our team is and our squad is, but we have to be diligent and have a responsibility to have a look [at a potential trade], if something has been put on the table for us to have a look at it.

“We need to review it and see if it does fit in our team structure, but at the moment, there is not going to be much movement from the Melbourne footy club. We’re really pleased with the players we’ve got and also what they were able to produce this year.”

But Lee said the club was delighted to snare exciting basketballer-turned-footballer Kate Hore as a rookie.

“We’re really excited about having Kate on board. She’s come from a basketball background and played at the elite level and she plays for the St Kilda Sharks,” she said.

“She’s only played a couple of games thus far, but we were really impressed in what she was able to do in such a short time, and how she’s been able to transition from basketball to footy.”

“We think she’s got the football attributes, but also the character attributes to fit into our team.”