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TARA HINCHLIFFE

GOAL DEFENCE / GOAL KEEPER

Age: 25

Height: 185cm

DOB: 25 May 1998

Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD, Yuggera Country

National Representation: Australian Diamonds, 2022

Previously Played With: Queensland Firebirds

Vice Captain Tara Hinchliffe is a hard worker that demonstrates defensive smarts and leadership on court. After making her debut with the Queensland Firebirds in 2018, she made the move to Lightning in 2022 and cemented herself as a key contributor to the Club. Hinchliffe captained the first ever Australian team to win a gold medal at the Fast5 Netball World Series in 2022 and made her green and gold debut in the same year. While unfortunately missing the 2023 season due to an ACL injury, Hinchliffe will be looking to make a strong return to the court for the 2024 season.
Awards and accolades:
  • Sunshine Coast Lightning Community Champion Award, 2023
  • Sunshine Coast Lightning Coaches Award, 2022
  • Fast 5 World Series Gold Medal & MVP, 2022
  • Queensland Firebirds Spirit Award, 2019
  • World Youth Cup Australian Team MVP, 2017

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