Thunderbirds sign rising stars

Thunderbirds sign rising stars

Two Limestone Coast netballers have been named in the Adelaide Thunderbirds Futures Squad for 2024.

Mount Gambier’s Nyah Allen and Millicent’s Lucy Denton are in the 13 member squad which will compete in the new Super Netball Reserves pilot program.

The program will run during a portion of the 2024 Suncorp Super Netball season.

Developed in consultation with member organisations and SSN teams and supported by the Australian Netball Players’ Association, SN Reserves will run over five weeks from June 1 to July 7.

The program will feature athletes who are in or on the cusp of SSN, including training partners, state league players and other athletes.

Allen is one of the Adelaide Thunderbirds training partners.

The side will be led by head coach Jacqui Illman, assistant coach Jenny Borlase and apprentice coach Amanda Shattock.

The Adelaide Thunderbirds Futures 2024 squad comprises Nyah Allen (Garville), Chelsea Blackman (Contax), Sophie Casey (Matrics), Sophie Croft (Matrics), Lucy Denton (Garville), Poppy Gilfillan-Silk (Oakdale), Kayla Graham (Contax), Brooke Irlam (Garville), Jemma Kelly (Matrics), Tabitha Packer (Contax), Aaleya Turner (Matrics), Lucy Voyvodic (Matrics) and Molly Watson (Contax).

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