The allrounder from Hay, in the western Riverina region of the state, was part of the Sixers squad in each of their first four WBBL campaigns.
Hicks is an allrounder off the cricket field too, managing her cricket commitments alongside playing for the GWS Giants in AFLW, making the 22-year-old one of the busiest athletes in the country.
The right-handed batter, right armed leg spinner said she had the support of both clubs across the two sports and that had helped her become a better athlete all round.
“Having both teams excited for me to play both sports really helps me get on the park for every game in the best shape possible,” Hicks said.
“I have to communicate between the two sports and make sure I can fit in all the required training, while also making sure I am not overtraining and can get the best out of myself.
“It’s a challenge, but one I enjoy.”
Hicks is full of admiration for the Sixers players and support staff, praising their professionalism.
“The Sixers, I think are the best team in the business in any sport in the country. The way they go about their business on and off the field is so professional and it’s a privilege to be part of the club and this WBBL team,” Hicks said.
Sixers WBBL head coach Ben Sawyer said Hicks was a valuable member of the squad, who brought plenty of energy to both training and game days.
"Jodie was part of the playing group at the Sixers in each of the first four years of the WBBL," Sawyer said.
“Last summer she joined us mid-season as an injury replacement and immediately lifted the group with her positive energy.
“To play at this level in one sport requires a high level of professionalism, so to be able to play professionally in two sports at once is a big task and one that Jodie is handling with maturity and passion.
“We are looking forward to her continued development in WBBL|05.”