A total of six new faces will feature in Coach Tamsin Greenway’s 2015 Superleague squad, with a wealth of experience boosting Storm’s chances of glory next season.
Former Mavericks trio Mikki Austin, Josie Huckle and Laurelle Borck all made the cut, joining England captain Pamela Cookey who confirmed her place in the roster in October.
Both Austin and Huckle featured in Mavericks’ 2014 season squad, narrowly losing out on a place in the Grand Final after suffering a semi-final defeat to Storm in April.
Former New Zealand U21 Borck, who has plied her trade in the ANZ with Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, returns to England following a stint with Hertfordshire in the 2009/10 season.
Ex-Team Bath shooter Kat Hayes and former Loughborough Lightning defender Becky Gentle, who plays alongside a number of Storm players at Premier club Downs, complete the line-up of new signings in today’s announcement.
Returners to the squad include England shooter Rachel Dunn, defensive pair Hannah Reid and Katy Holland, mid-court players Amy Flanagan, Katt Ainsworth and Georgia Lees, University of Surrey Netball Club shooter Katie Harris and player-coach Tamsin Greenway.
This squad of 14 will be joined by another international netball player, who will be announced in the coming weeks.
Amanda Davis, Issy Kemp, Liv Emanus and Freya Thompson will all provide training support for the team, but will not feature in the playing squad this season.
Stef Bello, Dani Finnigan, Kate Murphy and Alex Sinclair will not be returning for Storm this season, but we wish them all the best with their future netball careers. Becky Trippick will also be missing from action due to the impending birth of her first child.
Fans will get their first chance to see the final squad in action this Saturday as Storm host Team Bath and Hertfordshire Mavericks in the ReEnergise Tri-Tournament at Surrey Sports Park. Tickets for this pre-season competition are SOLD OUT, but there is still availability for 2015 season fixtures including Netball London Live at the Copper Box Arena. Click here for more information and to buy online now.
2015 Netball Superleague Squad