Surrey Storm can confirm that veteran Rachel Dunn has left the club.
The international shooter made her Storm debut in 2009, moving from rivals Team Bath to play for the brand new Netball Superleague franchise after spending a season in the ANZ Championships with Canterbury Tactix.
Dunn has been instrumental in Storm’s success over the last two seasons, finishing the 2016 campaign as the Superleague’s top scorer with 474 goals from 560 attempts. Her shooting partnership with fellow England star Pamela Cookey, who announced her retirement from the game last month, will go down in history as one of the all-time greatest attacking pairs in domestic English netball.
A two times Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner, Dunn brought endless international experience, reliability and leadership to the Storm squad.
Franchise Director Gavin Baker said: “Rachel has been an incredible servant to Surrey Storm since signing in 2009 and we cannot thank her enough for the professionalism that she has shown in a duck egg blue dress.
“Her shoes are incredibly big ones to fill, but we know that there are young shooters out there who have looked up to her for inspiration as the next generation of English attacking players.
“Everyone at Storm wishes Rachel the best in her future playing career.”
Talks with other current Surrey Storm players are ongoing, with contracts expected to be signed and announcements made in the coming weeks.
Look out for news of our brand new Director of Netball, who has just confirmed that she will be leading Surrey Storm into the 2017 Netball Superleague season, which is expected to be revealed next week.