Promising shooter Georgia Heffernan bounced back in style last season and will again line up in Steel colours in 2023. A Silver Ferns Development Squad member, Heffernan quickly found her feet after missing all of 2021 with a serious knee injury and completed 2022 on a high when winning the Aspiring Silver Ferns award. She was also a part of the history-making Mixed Invitational team during the Cadbury Netball Series and a strong presence for the FAST5 Ferns bronze medal-winning team during the FAST5 Netball World Series. Heffernan got her first full contract in 2020 before being dealt a cruel injury blow. She will, once again, team up with her identical twin sister Kate at the Steel. Heffernan has a strong sporting pedigree, also being a talented cricketer, and played for the Otago Sparks before making netball her priority. She is the daughter of former Silver Fern Annette Heffernan.