Lightning coach Taurua returns home to be with family
NETBALLL: The Sunshine Coast Lightning will head into their round four Super Netball clash without head coach Noeline Taurua.
The club announced on Saturday night that Taurua had returned home to New Zealand to be with her ill father.
She will miss Sunday's match against the Collingwood Magpies in Melbourne for round four of the Suncorp Super Netball competition.
Assistant Coach Kylee Byrne will assume head coaching duties for the match with support from the club's development coach, Christine Voge.
The club said in a statement that the "Lightning's heart goes out to Noeline and her family during this difficult time.”
The Lightning will play from 1pm at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday.