Langman Impressed By Leadership Across Lightning Roster
While Laura Langman may hold the ‘Captain’ title at Sunshine Coast Lightning, she certainly does not carry the load alone.
One thing that has impressed the midcourter is the division of responsibility and the willingness of her teammates to stand up and lead when their time comes – and Langman believes that quality bodes well for Sunday’s Grand Final.
Season 2019 has seen new names become part of the fabric at Sippy Downs, while emerging players have been demanding more court time, but that competition for spots has only made Lightning stronger.
“I think we generally have just chipped away in the season to find out who we are and how we best play,” Langman said.
“What I’ve really enjoyed is the leadership amongst our roster, [it’s] massive.”
As Lightning eye their third consecutive Premiership, Head Coach Noeline Taurua’s message to the players is simple – get out on court and attack the game.
“I really want our team to have a really good game and get out there and play,” Taurua said.
Lightning finished the season as Minor Premiers, with a ten goal victory against the NSW Swifts in the Major Semi Final confirming their third Grand Final berth.
The feat made more remarkable by the fact that Lightning was established just three seasons ago.
Opposition Coach Briony Akle anticipates a fierce clash between the two sides, despite her NSW Swifts ten goal loss last time they met.
“I think it’s a fitting Grand Final for two teams that have had a fantastic season,” Akle said.
“We’ve had great battles against them and hopefully this time we can turn that around.”
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