Christmas is still months away, but one Elderslie teenager has already got everything she could have wished for.
The Sydney Thunder today announced the signing of year 12 student Hannah Trethewy for their Women’s Big Bash League squad.
The 2017/18 season will be the third for the WBBL and Trethewy couldn’t be more excited to join the Thunder team.
“I’ve always been a massive fan of Sydney Thunder and it’s fantastic that I can put on the green this season,” she said.
“I was pretty excited to tell my friends I’d been offered a Sydney Thunder contract.”
It’s been a great year for the Elderslie High School student, who was also named the young sportsperson of the year in the Camden Council Australia Day awards.
The Thunder’s first game will be played five weeks after Trethewy finishes her Higher School Certificate.
They will play the Melbourne Renegades on December 9.
“Even if I don’t get on the park this season I’m really looking forward to the experience,” the 18-year-old said.
“I’m keen to learn off such incredible players and to be around such an elite team and environment.
“I’m mainly looking forward to the experience and having some fun as well.”
The Campbelltown-Camden District Ghosts product has long been passionate about women’s sport, and even won a debating competition about the subject when she was in year 9.
The talented wicket-keeper is looking forward to seeing the women’s league continue to grow.
“I’m so excited to see how WBBL03 goes, but also women’s cricket in general,” she said.
Sydney Thunder general manager Lee Germon – a former New Zealand test keeper – can’t wait to see Trethewy develop as a player.
“Hannah is a very talented young wicket-keeper who is also part of the NSW Breakers squad,” he said.
“It is very exciting to provide the opportunity for young, home-grown Thunder Nation talent like Hannah to mix and learn whilst being part of a Thunder team that will contain some of the best players in the world.
“Hannah has a lot of potential in a very demanding position and I know she will make the most of this opportunity.”
The first Sydney Thunder game of the WBBL season will be played at North Sydney Oval. They will take on cross-town rivals the Sydney Sixers at the same venue on December 10.