9th Dec, 2016

New-look Wasps Netball side taking shape with the arrival of eight star-studded players

Steve Carpenter 23rd Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WASPS look set to be force to reckoned with in their debut season in the Netball Superleague after announcing a star-studded line-up for the new campaign which gets underway next year.

The club’s director of rugby Tamsin Greenway has wasted not time in assembling her new squad with the addition of eight leading players in the sport.

The signings include 17-year-old attacking sensation George Fisher from Hertfordshire Mavericks who was capped by England Under-17s at just 14 years of age.

Hannah Reid, Francesca Williams, Amy Flanagan, Josie Huckle and centre Sophia Candappa are also making the move to the Ricoh Arena from last year’s Netball Superleague champions Surrey Storm.

The young and talented Lucy Harris arrives from Yorkshire Jets alongside arguably one of the best defenders in the league, Australian Samantha May who joins from Hertfordshire Mavericks.

Greenway has spent the last six weeks building her squad ahead of the start of training in October and she now has just four more slots to fill for the new season which begins in Febuary next year.

She said: “Wasps have made it plain that they want their new netball team to be a major force in the game and being able to assemble a squad from scratch has been hugely exciting.

“I think it’s fair to say that the announcement about the formation of Wasps Netball has captivated people across the sport – and I expect today’s signings will do the same.

“Obviously, the only thing which really matters is results on the court and how we fare during what is bound to be a competitive season, but I am extremely excited by the signings we have made so far – and don’t forget there will be more to come.”

Fans will get a first glimpse of Wasps Netball’s new side in February at the newly-named Ericsson Indoor Arena when the Vitality Netball Superleague gets underway.

For more information about the new club visit www.waspsnetball.co.uk.