Despite last-minute changes, in place due to border restrictions, the first round of the 2020 Super Netball season started yesterday at Brisbane's Nissan Arena.
Sunshine Coast Lightning
Full Squad: Cara Koenen (GS, GA), Laura Langman (WD, C), Annika Lee-Jones (GK, GD, GS), Phumz Maweni (GK, GD), Maddy McAuliffe (C, WD), Karla Pretorius (GD, WD), Peace Proscovia (GS), Jacqui Russell (WA, WD, C), Laura Scherian (WA, C), Steph Wood (GA, WA).
Training Squad: Sienna Allen (GK, GD), Binnian Hung (GA, GS), Annabelle Lawrie (GS, GA), Ashlee Unie (GD, WD).
Coach: Kylee Byrne
DID YOU KNOW today marks Lightningâ€™s 50th match 💛 in the @SuperNetball! â£— Sunshine Coast Lightning (@sc_lightning) July 31, 2020
🥳Congratulations to Karla and Laura who have not missed a game since 2017! This will also be @KyleeByrneâ€™s 50th match as she officially steps on court as Head Coach 💪â£
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West Coast Fever
Full Squad: Jess Anstiss (WD, C), Courtney Bruce (GK), Verity Charles (C, WA), Ingrid Colyer (WA), Shannon Eagland (GD, WD), Jhaniele Fowler (GS), Stacey Francis (GD), Olivia Lewis (GK), Kaylia Stanton (GA), Alice Teague-Neeld (GA, WA).
Training Squad: Sunday Aryang (GK, GD), Emma Cosh (GA).
Coach: Stacey Marinkovich
When speaking of the last-minute changes, Suncorp Super Netball CEO Chris Symington stated:
‘’The league has understood from the beginning that this season would need to be flexible to ensure we’re able to carry out a full 60-match competition and we have created a system and fixture to deal with the uncertainty of this health emergency,” he said.
“The health and safety of all players, officials and support staff is paramount and by moving all scheduled matches to Queensland this weekend and beyond, we’re ensuring this safety, along with the sustainability of the season.
“We thank all of our players, officials and support staff, especially those based in New South Wales today, for being so flexible with the circumstances we’re facing. We understand it isn’t easy to leave home for an extended period at short notice and we will ensure the league is adequately supporting these teams.”
Sunday's first match will be on Nine and Netball Live. The last will be on Telstra TV and Netball Live.