Heading into her fourth season with the Firebirds and first as a full-time squad member, Bakewell-Doran will be hoping to have an impact in the upcoming season and let her defensive attributes do the talking. Renowned for her hard work and reliability down back, the developing defender has plenty of upside, and while she has been subjected to her fair share of injury problems at such a young age, she has more than proved she is willing to put in the hard yards to come back better and stronger than before. A clever mover, Bakewell-Doran has showcased an ability to adapt to the circumstances and work around issues to ensure she has a continual impact on court.
Bakewell-Doran has left her mark from a training standpoint with her tenacity and commitment to the contest, working hard throughout her time as a training partner and earning her debut in the purple dress during 2021. She is a resilient and hard-working defender that oozes versatility able to seamlessly transition between goal keeper, goal defence and wing defence such is her netball nous, and will look to continue her development with a new-look circle defence unit in 2022.
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