Queensland netball fans of the Queensland Firebirds were cheered by reports that star player Caitlyn Nevins will be supplying her services to the team for the next two years.
Nevins cited the modern coaching philosophy of Roselee Jencke and an environment that is conducive to winning as making the decision to remain with a the Firebirds an easy one.
From her position on the wing, she was a key factor in the championship double in 2015 and 2016.
The Firebirds saw their ranks decreased by three when Laura Geitz became pregnant, stalwart veteran Clare McMeniman called time on her playing days and Kim Ravaillion jumped to Collingwood.
Nevins is the first resigning to be announced, with the transfer window now officially open, with more signings expected later in the week.
She also experienced considerable success when she won the grand final in 2014 with the Melbourne Vixens for an unprecedented third straight time.
Collingwood attempted to lure her with the benefit of providing a return to her native state of Victoria, but that entreaty fell flat, as Nevins expressed no interest in leaving the Firebirds.
She expressed confidence that the status quo will remain in effect for the Firebirds in the upcoming season despite the departures of the others.