Keep an eye on this name, Reilley Batcheldor will be a future Australian Diamond. This up-and-coming Goal Attack has signed with Sunshine Coast Lightning for the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season.
Reilley will be mentored by fellow Australian shooters in Steph Wood and Cara Koenen.
Reilley's rise has been no eay feat. Reilley suffered an ACL injury in 2019, successfully completed her rehabilitation, and returned to court having a stella 2021 season with QUT Netball in Netball Queensland's HART Sapphire Series.
How were you told you were offered a contract from Sunshine Coast Lightning?
I received a phone call from head coach Kylee Byrne, she said that she was impressed with my attitude and how I played throughout the year, I was so stoked to receive that phone call, I never expected it this soon in my career!
What are you looking forward to most about 2022?
I’m looking forward to meeting all the players and playing with 2 Aussie Diamond shooters in Cara and Steph, I will learn heaps and have so many great opportunities.
What advice do you have for young players aspiring to play in the Suncorp Super Netball?
All the extra work you do behind the scenes, is the work that counts. And every set back is an opportunity to take a step up!
What is your favourite quote?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.