|Positions||GD, GK, WD|
Originally named as a training partner for the Stars in 2018, Kate Burley was elevated to full playing status as an injury replacement and grabbed her opportunity with both hands. A string of impressive efforts earned the rangy in-circle defender a spot in the Silver Ferns Development Squad in 2018, a position she has retained for 2019-20. Elevated to a full playing contract with the Stars in 2019, Burley is one of a core group to return in 2020. Particularly strong in the air, Burley will have plenty of opportunities in a new-look Stars team, the exciting prospect now poised to reignite a successful start to her elite level career.