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Pretorius Named QSport Sport Star Of The Year Finalist

After a stellar season, Sunshine Coast Lightning defender Karla Pretorius has been named as a finalist for the Courier Mail Channel 7 Sport Star of the Year in the 2019 QSport Awards.

Lightning’s Player of the Year was influential throughout the season, helping lead the Club to its first Minor Premiership and third consecutive Grand Final.

Pretorius also put on a dominant display in the 2019 Netball World Cup, where she represented her home nation South Africa and earned the prestigious title of Player of the Tournament.

The QSport Awards will be held on Saturday 30 November 2019 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

Other nominees include tennis star Ash Barty, Olympic sailor Mathew Belcher, water ski jumper Jacinta Carroll, surfer Stephanie Gilmore, Hockeyroos captain Jodie Kenny, cricketer Marnus Labuschangne, Ironwoman Georgia Miller and swimmer Ariarne Titmus.

Lightning are also finalists at the QSport awards for Administrator of the Year, Danielle Smith, Coach of the Year, Noeline Taurua, and Team of the Year, Sunshine Coast Lightning.