Annie Miller has been announced as the tenth and final signing for the Sunshine Coast Lightning for 2022. For all your Suncorp Super Netball signing news, stay up to date with our Off-Season Hub and follow The Inner Sanctum’s netball podcast, Over a Third, on Twitter and Instagram to get the news when it breaks.
Miller was previously a Training Partner with Giants Netball, and made her Suncorp Super Netball debut in Round 2, 2021, as an injury replacement player.
The 20-year-old said she was excited by the opportunity to join the Lightning, and that she was looking to make her mark.
“Lightning is continuously amongst the top teams in the league and I’m just grateful to Kylee and the team for this opportunity,” Miller said.
“Playing in my first SSN game earlier this year just consolidated in my mind that professional netball is my passion and I can’t wait to get into pre-season training and get started!”
The speedy midcourter brings cover to the wing attack and centre positions and will be able to learn from elite players like Laura Scherian as she develops her game.
In what shapes as a big move for the Orange local, she will have a chance to play with some of the Diamonds shooters as she makes a start to her Suncorp Super Netball career.
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Sunshine Coast Lightning coach Kylee Byrne was excited to have Miller joining the Club.
“Annie is a real fierce competitor and has consistently been a top performer while rising through the junior netball ranks,” Byrne said.
“I think she will really benefit from our Lightning program, working with our team of coaches and High Performance staff, as well as our nine other athletes.
“One thing I’m really looking forward to in our 2022 team is the injection of young talent – they are excited, eager to learn and want to put in the hard work to get those on court opportunities.
“These athletes, like Annie and Reilley, are the future of Lightning and I really believe will complement our core group of leaders.“
Miller will be part of a high-powered midcourt that includes Mahalia Cassidy and Laura Scherian. It’s expected that the Lightning will play a taller, traditional defender in the wing defence position.
Miller’s signature means that the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s roster is now complete for 2022. There are now five teams that have announced complete rosters.
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