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Pitman confirms Thunderbirds departure

England player and Thunderbird co-captain Chelsea Pitman has announced an end to her time at the club.

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It is with mixed emotions I announce to my friends, family, our amazing Pink Army and my followers that my time at the Adelaide Thunderbirds has come to the end. I am disappointed to not be offered a 2021 contract from the club because I truly felt we were building towards something great in 2021 and beyond. I am heartbroken that I will not continue my netball career with the team I have worked so hard with over the last 4 years and co-captained for the last 2, but that is sport. It is sometimes brutal and cut throat, always rewarding and sometimes lifechanging. I am thankful to have been able to see growth and change with the beginning of some success, and I hope to see that continue into 2021 and beyond. For more than half my life all I've wanted to be was a netballer. The beauty of my sport, is that it has allowed me to fulfil being a person away from it but as all athletes know is that no matter what level your sport is tagged at, amateur or professional and everything in-between. You sacrifice so much to give it your all and it does become your life. β˜†This is not a retirement post, this is a Thank You post and a See You Next Year post. Unsure what that looks like for me but I'm hopeful that this week is not my last game at this level πŸ’• @adelaidethunderbirds @supernetball #netball #adelaidethunderbirds #suncorpsupernetball

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