05/03/2024

Kadie-Ann Dehaney (right) will not return to the Lightning in 2024 (Image: Elly McNerney, 2022)

Jamaican Sunshine Girl Kadie-Ann Dehaney ends her journey with the Sunshine Coast Lightning after a two year stint.

Dehaney started 2023 season off with a bang, being a standout defender in the league. She ended the season third in the league for defensive rebounds with 23, along with 21 intercepts and 64 deflections.

Dehaney moved to Queensland ahead of the 2022 season after serving with the Melbourne Vixens for five years. She debuted in 2017 and was a part of the Vixens dominant premiership run in 2020 whilst in the Brisbane hub.

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Lightning head coach Belinda Reynolds praised Dehaney for her work rate and hopes she continues growing as a player.

“KD is a high-quality, experienced defender and continues to improve her game year-on-year,” she said.

“Her height and athletic ability makes her a tough opponent to play against, and she’s played some outstanding games against some of the best shooters in the world.

“I’d like to thank KD for everything she’s contributed to our club both on and off the court and wish her the best in her future endeavours.”

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