THERE'S a new look to last year's Bathurst Netball Association A grade winners Collegians Mystified.
What hasn't changed though is their ability to play some brilliant netball.
After two rounds of the new competition they have racked up two big wins and already looked to be the benchmark team heading into their next game this Saturday against Panthers Mustangs.
They've picked up a 57-29 win over Panthers Agriwest and a lopsided 64-14 victory over Bulldogs Hurricanes, taking them to the top of the table on point difference ahead of fellow unbeaten sides Panthers A Grade and Bulldogs Verdelho.
Collegians have found those results with a team split nearly half-and-half between new and returning faces.
Sam Thompson, Ebony Hotham, Amy Belfanti, Teagan Germech and Georgia Teirney keep together a strong core while Lucy Teirney is back after a year out with a knee injury.
Former top grade player Imogen Flood is back, Caroline Abraham returns from time away while rising juniors Kate Fallon and Pearl Grimmett complete the squad.
Returning coach Melissa Noonan sometimes has to pinch herself when she looks at the squad that has been pieced together.
"It's a beautiful bunch of girls again. I'm very blessed," she said.
"They try really hard to put whatever I say into action on the court, while they're also happy to challenge me and ask what on earth I'm talking about.
"They're really going a great job and I'm so happy with how they've started the season. I hope they can keep building on it."
Noonan said signs are positive so far.
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"We haven't had a full team yet and we've run the last two weeks we've run eight players, but we're able to slot them in anywhere which is lovely," she said.
"They got off to a great start. The opening game was against an A grade team as such ... and they're going to be a quality side once they get used to the pace.
"Last week was an A1 team and while the scoreline blew out in our favour at not point did you really feel like it was getting that way."
The Collegians-Panthers game starts from 2.30pm.
The other A grade match at that time slot will be the Bulldogs Hurricanes and Panthers Agriwest game.
In the day's other games CSU Hawkes play Scots All Saints College, Panthers Toshacks test themselves against Bulldogs Verdelho (both 1.15pm) while Panthers A Grade play Mana.