English Premier League team, Loughborough Lightening netball club has named mid-court player, Rachel Henry as team skipper for the 2015 season.

Loughborough Lightening is home to Uganda She Cranes Net ball captain, Peace Proscovia.

Rachel Henry, an intelligent mid-court player is optimistic ahead of the new season and her new role;

There is a lot of anticipation around the squad and franchise at the moment off the back of a successful pre-season and also with the injection of new players.I am excited by the challenge and opportunity to the lead this group that are constantly pushing each other for improvement and results. We are looking forward to the start of the season and making a real impact.

Assisting as vice-captains are Lauren Steadman and Rachel Forbes.


On the choice of the team captain, the club head coach Karen Atkinson said;

Henry has special leadership abilities both on and off the court. She will ably serve the purpose

Loughborough opens the 2015 campaign away to Yorkshire on February 1st before hosting the home game 6 days against Hertfordshire.

Loughborough Lightening 2015 Squad:

Shooters: Peace Proscovia, Maryka Holtzhausen, Vanessa Walker, Olivia Mason, Flo Edwards.

Mid Court: Rachel Henry, Hannah Joseph, Fran Desmond, Lauren Steadman, Niamh Cooper.

Defenders: Lauren Massey, Rachel Forbes, Rebekah Airey, Sophie Masterson, Phumza Maweni.

Head Coach: Karen Atkinson

Assistant Coach: Olivia Murphy

Loughborough Lightening 2015 Opening Fixtures:

Fri, January 30th: Yorkshire Vs Loughborough Lightening

Sat, February 7th: Loughborough Lightening Vs Hertfordshire

Mon, February 9th: Loughborough Lightening Vs Celtic Dragons

Mon, February 16th: Team Northumbria Vs Loughborough Lightening

Sat, February 21st: Loughborough Lightening Vs Surrey Storm

Sat, February 28th: Manchester Thunder Vs Loughborough Lightening

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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