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Sport Netball star Langman sticks with Lightning

11:50  10 october  2019
11:50  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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New Zealand mid-court star Laura Langman is rejoining Super Netball champions Sunshine Coast Lightning after missing out on their latest title win. However, Netball New Zealand have relaxed their eligibility qualifications and granted Langman a 12-month exemption under the Silver Ferns selection

Laura Langman of the Lightning in action during the Super Netball Grand Final match between the Sunshine Coast Lightning and the Sydney Swifts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on September 15, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.© Getty Images Laura Langman of the Lightning in action during the Super Netball Grand Final match between the Sunshine Coast Lightning and the Sydney Swifts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on September 15, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

Perennial Super Netball force Sunshine Coast Lightning have received a massive boost, with their captain and New Zealand midcourt superstar Laura Langman re-signing for the 2020 season.

Langman, played for Lightning in 2017 and 2019 and had a year off in between.

Lightning, who won the first two Super Netball titles and were minor premiers and losing grand finalists in 2019, have retained all ten of this year's core squad members.

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Previously Played With: Netball QLD Development. Smart and strategic, the 24-year-old has been compared to Lightning captain Laura Langman and former Diamonds legend Julie The athletic midcourter is a natural-born leader, despite being one of the younger members of the Lightning team.

Laura Langman 's elite netball career may be over after terminating contract with Lightning in Australia. Langman , who has been barred from playing for the Silver Ferns since last year because she was competing in Australia, has withdrawn from the Lightning squad and returned to New Zealand.

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Its' good news for new coach Kylee Byrne, who has taken over from Noeline Taurua, who is continuing as New Zealand national coach, after helming Lightning through their first three seasons.

"The form that Laura was in this year and especially post-World Cup was some of the best of her career," Byrne said.

"She is so important to this Club, and to be able to go around again with her is special.

"There is certainly a feeling of unfinished business within this group so to retain them all is so exciting for 2020."

That sentiment was echoed by 33-year-old Langman, who is playing for the Silver Ferns against the Australian Diamonds in this month's four-Test Constellation Cup series.

"I feel honoured to be able to represent Lightning again next year, 2019 has left a fire in the belly and I'm excited for what next season has in store," she said.

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