Fast facts for Firebirds fixture
Via Netball Australia
Queensland Firebirds vs. Sunshine Coast Lightning
Saturday 18 February 7.45pm
Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Broadcast: Live on 9Gem, Telstra TV, Netball Live App
On Demand Catch Up: 9Now, Telstra TV, Netball Live App
Umpires: Joshua Bowring & Marc Henning
Reserve: Emma Davey
• Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke has the highest winning percentage of all SSN coaches, with 74%. She has coached the Firebirds since 2010.
• Jencke is the most successful Trans-Tasman Netball League coach, with three premierships (2011, 2015, 2016).
• Lightning coach Noeline Taurua was the last coach to record a win against Jencke, in Round 13 of the Trans-Tasman Netball League in 2016.
• Prolific Firebirds shooter Romelda Aiken recorded 740 goals from 858 attempts in the 2016 Trans-Tasman Netball League, the most of any current SSN shooter.
• Firebirds captain Gabi Simpson will lead her team for the first time.
• Lightning midcourter Laura Langman did not miss a single game of the Trans-Tasman Netball League, playing 137 consecutive games from 2008 – 2016, the only player to achieve this.