Talented midcourter Kate Heffernan has taken little time to leave her imprint on the netball court, capping her rapid rise with selection in the Silver Ferns team for Netball World Cup 2023.
Already a White Ferns cricketer, Heffernan impressed enough during 2021 to earn selection in the Silver Ferns squad for the first time, quickly going on to make the cut for her first Commonwealth Games campaign in 2022 and will now attend her first World Cup.
Making a successful switch to centre after largely playing wing defence for the Steel, Heffernan has been an integral component of the Steel midcourt for five years where her game has continued to impress.
The midcourter made a seamless transition to the higher ranks of elite level domestic netball after being called up as an injury replacement in 2018 and hasn’t looked back. Standing at 1.81m, Heffernan is tall for a midcourter, her long reach and athletic ability proving a disruptive influence as she has gone on to become an accomplished performer across two midcourt positions, both as an attacker and defender. She is the daughter of former Silver Fern Annette Heffernan.
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