goal defence / goal keeper
DOB: 25 May 1998
Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
National Representation: Australian Development Squad Player 2019 – present
Previously Played With: Queensland Firebirds
The former Queensland Firebirds Vice Captain is a welcome addition to Lightning’s circle defence in 2022 and possesses talent in spades. Hinchliffe is currently named in the Australian Development Squad and was a touring member in the Diamonds 2021 Constellation Cup campaign in New Zealand earlier last year.
Throughout her time at the Firebirds, the 23-year-old received a number of accolades, including finishing equal third in their 2020 Player of the Year awards, as well as being acknowledged with the 2019 Spirit Award.
Tara is currently rehabilitating a ruptured ACL after sustaining the injury at a training session in the lead up to the Queensland state derby in Round 10, 2021. She is expected to return to court early to mid season in 2022.