Ava Black will return to the squad this weekend to take on the West Coast Fever at UniSC Arena.

Courtney Bruce continues to be rested and will miss Round 8, with Shannon Eagland remaining in the side as her replacement.

“Ava has been working hard to rehab her ankle and I’m pleased she’s been cleared to play this weekend against the Fever,” Head Coach Belinda Reynolds said.

“Courtney has been progressing really well and while we’re disappointed she’s not back this weekend, Shannon has done an excellent job at playing her role for the team.”

Lightning’s round 8 team list:

  • Steph Fretwell
  • Cara Koenen
  • Tara Hinchliffe
  • Reilley Batcheldor
  • Ashleigh Ervin
  • Leesa Mi Mi
  • Liz Watson
  • Mahalia Cassidy
  • Ava Black
  • Shannon Eagland (TRP)

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