Lightning strike with new training partner
The Sunshine Coast Lightning squad is now complete with the final piece of the puzzle in place.
Maddie Hinchliffe has joined the club as a training partner for the 2021 Super Netball season.
Hinchliffe has previously spent time at the Queensland Firebirds as a training partner with the 22 year old adding another midcourt option for the team.
Lightning head coach Kylee Byrne said she was excited to see how Hinchliffe would make an impact this season.
“I have coached Maddie previously and she has always been on the radar as an athlete who has still got so much potential to progress through the SSN ranks,” Byrne said.
“She has the netball smarts and desire to really excel this year in the Lightning environment and we couldn’t be happier with how she has started season 2021.
“You know with Maddie that she will do the work and not leave any stone unturned in preparation for her own performance, so now the exciting part of what we can add to her game and how she can add to our Lightning squad comes into play.
“I am predicting a big year for Maddie and can’t wait to see what she can do.”
The 22 year old had her first taste of professional netball after the midcourter made her Suncorp Super Netball debut in 2019 when elevated to the Firebirds senior squad for one match.
Hinchliffe joins returning training partners Binnian Hunt, Annie Lawrie and Sienna Allen.