Lightning 10 locked in
It’s official. Our new Lightning squad is locked and loaded and we’re counting down the days until the 2019 season kicks off!
In case you missed it, we’ve welcomed a few fresh faces to the fold and re-signed the majority of our premiership-winning team.
International superstar shooter Peace Proscovia was in strong demand across the globe with several clubs fighting to secure her signature for 2019, so we’re thrilled to have Peace joining our ranks!
Peace captained the Ugandan national team to an undefeated 2017 season that culminated in winning the Africa Championship and she scored the most goals of any shooter in the 2017 and 2018 seasons of England’s Vitality Netball Superleague.
Not to be forgotten is Goal Keeper Phumza Maweni, who competes alongside Karla Pretorius in the international arena as part of the SPAR Proteas.
Our coaches searched far and wide for a circle defender who would complement our existing players and play Lightning’s preferred style of defence and Phumza fit the bill perfectly. Standing at 186cm tall, Phumza hails from South Africa and, like Peace, has spent the last few years playing in England.
Our newest Aussie recruit, Annika Lee-Jones, is already well-versed in all things Suncorp Super Netball, having debuted for West Coast Fever in 2017.
As an underage-pathway athlete, there are few defenders around that have as much potential as Annika and our coaches are eager to help her develop into a future Australian Diamonds defender.
We’re also excited to be welcoming back a familiar face in kiwi Laura Langman. Lauz was one of our foundation players back in 2017 and will re-join our ranks for 2019.
Last, but certainly not least, we’re stoked to have Steph Wood, Karla Pretorius, Laura Scherian, Maddy McAuliffe, Cara Koenen and Jacqui Russell back on board for another year.
With such a skilled team ready and raring, we can’t wait to hit the court in 2019!
2019 Sunshine Coast Lightning squad (in alphabetical order)