Sunshine Coast Lightning’s international athletes will be in the spotlight in the coming weeks with both South Africa and Jamaica competing in test series this month.
Newcomer Kadie-Ann Dehaney will be on show from Thursday in the 2021 Sunshine Series, representing her home nation of Jamaica.
The series will see the Jamaican Sunshine Girls compete against Trinidad & Tobago and the Jamaica Males team between Thursday 14 October through to Friday 22 October.
See Dehaney in action, with further information on how to stream the matches released closer to the date.
While Karla Pretorius’s SPAR Proteas South African side was set to compete in the same series, it was this weekend announced they will instead head north to Europe due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Netball South Africa announced the side is set to compete in matches against Ireland, Wales and Scotland, with finer details yet to be released.
Former Lightning player Phumza Maweni will also be joining Pretorius once again in the SPAR Proteas defence end.
While the Australian Diamonds team were poised to play against both New Zealand and the English Roses during the netball offseason, COVID-19 travel restrictions forced both competitions to be cancelled.
The national team instead participated in an intensive camp held on the Sunshine Coast in recent weeks, as preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign.