Karla Mostert says SSN is the best league in the world.
KARLA MOSTERT COULDN’T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT SUNSHINE COAST LIGHTNING IN SUNCORP SUPER NETBALL.
Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Karla represented South Africa at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2011 Netball World Cup and more recently in the Netball Quad Series against Australia, England and New Zealand. In 2016 she was playing in England’s Super League for Team Bath.
The defender explained that the team list, with talent from across the globe, was a draw-card to move to the Sunshine Coast.
“When I got an opportunity to be part of this team, knowing that some of the best players in the world would be in the team was a big drawing card for me,” Mostert said.
“For me it was about growth, and representing my country out here.”
Mostert is one of two South African import players in Suncorp Super Netball, alongside Queensland Firebirds’ replacement player Erin Burger.
“For me and Erin to get that experience, we can further contribute to our national team back home,” the 27-year-old explained.
The move has paid off for Mostert, ranked fourth in the league for intercepts with 21, and showing signs of further improvement week in, week out.
“This is the best league in the world,” Mostert said.
“Every league I have had the opportunity to play in has prepared me for the next chapter.
“The consistency and intensity (of Suncorp Super Netball) is higher than what I have been used to.”
The defender believes that the tight contests have helped improve her game, as well as the performances of Lightning as a whole.
“The fact that the margins aren’t very big and it is a close game every weekend, you just become a better team and a better player by gaining that experience and playing at that level,” she said.
“You know every weekend it is going to be hard game. It makes you be a better player, because you are pushed out of your comfort zone.”
Sunshine Coast Lightning host the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the first game of a double header at Brisbane Entertainment Centre tonight. Last minute tickets available via Ticketek. Tune in at 7.00pm AEST on 9Gem or the Netball Live App.