NORTH Central open team coach Janelle Hobbs has named a powerful squad that she believes is capable of winning next weekend's V/Line State Titles.
Only Colbinabbin's mid-court star Olivia McEvoy remains from last year's team which went down by two goals in a semi-final against Latrobe Valley.
But Hobbs has selected another talented and versatile group from across the region for the titles on October 5 and 6 at the State Netball and Hockey Centre.
Gisborne premiership goaler Annie Stewart, YCW flag-winning coach Cara Bastian and Maryborough gun Jordan MacIlwain lead the attack.
Team captain McEvoy, Gisborne's Betty Thompson medallist Tiana Newman, Eaglehawk's standout Sarah Hill and Castlemaine young gun Chelsea Sartori will patrol the mid-court.
First-year Golden Square defender Allira Holmes, runner-up in the Betty Thompson Medal, Colbo's Louise Dupuy and Rochester's Bridgette Holt can all rotate through the backline.
Calivil United's Meleta Roberts gives the squad x-factor.
It's a completely different team to last year, but it's still really strong
The goaler is new to the region and has played for Papua New Guinea and was in the Queensland Firebirds' squad.
"It is very strong, nice and tall and athletic," Hobbs said. "We've got a really good team and they're coming together well at the moment so hopefully we can do well.
"I'm really happy that we've got them from all different leagues and not just the BFNL. We've got a good mix there to represent the region.
"It's a completely different team to last year, but it's still really strong.
"So that goes to show how much talent we've got around here.
"We've been training since we had selections at the end of May. We've prepared well, so I'm confident that they can combine well."
The open, 17 and 15-and-under teams were presented with their dresses at a dinner attended by more than 100 people at Bendigo Stadium on Monday night.
The Jody Chant and Michelle Atherton-coached 17s are aiming to improve on last year's 11th placing.
The squad is Jessica Mangan (Kyneton), Maddy Ruggles (Echuca), Brooke Bolton (Sandhurst), Danni Wee Hee (Kangaroo Flat), Bronte Deary (Kangaroo Flat), Amy Bimpson (Kangaroo Flat), Zoe Davies (Heathcote), Sharna Appleby (YCW), Ashley Ryan (South Bendigo) Amy Gledhill (Echuca).
The 15s team, which finished ninth last year, will be co-coached by Betty McCoomb and Rose Buckley.
The 15s squad is Imogen Sexton (Sandhurst), Elley Lawton (Sandhurst), Abbey Ryan (Golden Square), Abbey Poulton (Echuca), Eve Gregor (Echuca), Olivia Houlden (Sandhurst), Meg Williams (Sandhurst), Dearnah Kent (Echuca), Milly Wicks (Golden City), Bronte Miller (Kangaroo Flat).
The North Central Netball Region Facebook page will provide score updates during the state titles.