#19 Kate Shimmin
- Position: GK / GD
- Previously Played With: Adelaide Thunderbirds, Queensland Firebirds
- Age: 29
- Height: 185cm
- Place of Birth: Adelaide, SA
Kate Shimmin will bolster Lightning’s defensive stocks as a new addition to the 2021 squad, bringing both experience and a strong work ethic to the Club. The English Roses player, who formerly played for both Adelaide Thunderbirds and Queensland Firebirds, is known for her competitive flair and versatility in the defensive circle – excelling at both Goal Defence and Goal Keeper.
The 29-year-old South Australian was named Player of the Year for Thunderbirds in 2018 after an impressive season. Shimmin also has history with Lightning Head Coach Kylee Byrne, who previously coached her while attending the Australian Institute of Sport.