Yorkshire Jets Unveil Squad For New Season
With just a few weeks until the start of the Yorkshire Jets new campaign, which begins in Sheffield in January, Head Coach Anna Carter has unveiled the players who will compete for the Jets in the UK's top netball league.
There are a number of key changes from the 2014 squad, including the addition of international mid-court player Sally Butters, from Australia, and shooter Lottysha Cato, from Grenada.
For the second year, Yorkshire player Lauren Potter will captain the side with Natalie Haythornthwaite as vice-captain.
The other players in the squad are, shooters, Nikki Smith and Brie Grierson; in mid-court, Lucy Richardson, Lydia Walker, Steph Wilson and Jess Shaw; and in defence, Meg Clark, Tuaine Keenan, Claire Wilshire and Bea Skingsley.
This season, the Yorkshire Jets are taking their home games across Yorkshire to Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield for the first time and are partnering with the tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire.
The 2015 Superleague campaign begins against Loughbrough Lightning, who they beat in a pre-season friendly on Monday, at the EIS Sheffield on Friday 30 January at 8pm.
Tickets are now on sale for the season at www.yorkshirejets.net
Head Coach Anna Carter said:
"I am delighted to be naming a strong Yorkshire Jets squad for the 2015 Superleague season with a range of Yorkshire, UK and international players with a mix of developing young talented and experienced players. We are excited for the new campaign and the team are already hard at work.
"Our squad, backed up by our games taking place across Yorkshire, shows our commitment to developing and showcasing netball around the region."
The full Yorkshire Jets squad for 2015 is as follows:
Lottysha Cato, Natalie Haythornthwaite (vc), Nikki Smith, Brie Grierson, Lucy Richardson (subject to injury), Lydia Walker, Sally Butters, Steph Wilson, Jess Shaw, Meg Clark, Tuaine Keenan, Lauren Potter (c), Claire Wilshire, Bea Skingsley
Home games for the Yorkshire Jets for the 2015 Superleague season will be:
Friday 30 January - 8pm - v Loughborough Lightning - Sheffield (EIS Sheffield)
Friday 13 February - 8pm - v Manchester Thunder - Leeds (Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University)
Monday 2 March - 7.45pm - v Hertfordshire Mavericks - Huddersfield (University of Huddersfield) - Live on Sky Sports
Monday 16 March - 8pm - v Northumbria - Hull (Hull Sports Arena)
Friday 20 March - 8pm - v Surrey Storm - Leeds (Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University)
Thursday 2 April - 8pm - v Bath - Leeds (Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University)
Monday 6 April - 7.45pm - v Celtic Dragons - Hull (Hull Sports Arena) - Live on Sky Sports
Yorkshire Jets Unveil Squad For New Season, 14th December 2014, 15:06 PM