Sunshine Coast Lightning’s ANC team is preparing to travel to Victoria this weekend, announcing two changes to the team list.
Sunshine Coast Lightning Training Partners, Jada Gafa and Ashlee Unie will no longer compete in the tournament, with both taking this time for personal and recovery reasons.
QUT player Chloe Litherland along with USC Thunder player Lily McClure have been elevated into the team of twelve.
Four training partners have also been joining the team in preparations including Brianna Martyn, Sarah Harris, Jada Delaney and Baylee Boyd.
Lightning will play four games against Victorian Fury, Tasmania, Southern Force and GIANTS Academy, before moving into semi finals, and potentially the bronze or gold medal match.
ANC Lightning Head Coach Chris Voge said the opportunity for the club and for the athletes representing Lightning is a much-needed competition after a number of COVID-disrupted years for this group.
“I have been working with most of these athletes throughout the year in our Lighting programs and pathways and am looking forward to see what this team can achieve for the first time as a club team at the national championships,” she said.
“The team includes exciting talent across the court and the group has come together quickly to form some new connections. I cannot wait to help each of them achieve their personal and collective performances we are striving for throughout the week.”
Lightning’s fixtures (as of 16 August 2022):
- Monday, 22 August at 11am (Victorian Fury)
- Tuesday, 23 August at 1pm (Tasmania)
- Thursday, 25 August at 5pm (Southern Force)
- Friday, 26 August at 3pm (Giants Academy)
- Saturday, 27 August from 11am–7pm (semi-finals)
- Sunday, 28 August from 8.30am–10.15am (5–10th position play-offs)
- Sunday, 28 August at 12.15pm (bronze medal match)
- Sunday, 28 August at 2.15pm (gold medal match)
The 2022 Australian Netball Championships will be available to watch live, on-demand and free via Kayo Freebies, as part of the new era of netball on Fox Sports.