The Northern Stars team have replaced injured player Holly Fowler with Kate Burley.

Holly was ruled out of the ANZ Premiership with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee.

Kate Burley has been training with the Northern Stars as a training partner since before Christmas.

Northern Stars coach Julie Hoornweg says Kate has been training incredibly hard and this is just rewards for her efforts. She has a bright future and Hoornweg knows she will thrive in this elite environment..

“It is always tough coming in to replace a team mate but Kate has shown us that she deserves this opportunity and I have every reason to believe she will give us her very best on, and off, court"

The Northern Stars management and medical team continue to work closely with Holly as she looks to her recovery phase.