Samantha Poolman on court for Adelaide Thunderbirds preseason

ADELAIDE Thunderbirds goalkeeper Samantha Poolman was keen to show her worth on the weekend at the ANZ Championship preseason tournament, Summer Shootout, held in Melbourne.

It is the second year the Newcastle local has played for the side, which won the ANZ Championship Premiership last year.

Poolman was used as an impact player throughout the 2013 season and is looking for a spot in the starting seven, with the deflection of stalwart defender Sharni Layton to the NSW Swifts in the off-season.

The Thunderbirds managed to win two of their six games, dropping matches to the West Coast Fever, Southern Steel, and the Melbourne Vixens, and taking a draw with the Tactix.

The NSW Swifts showed their dominance across the two-day preseason hit-out and were the only unbeaten side out of 10 teams.

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