Peace Proscovia Credit: Sunshine Coast Lightning

After a tough season in Australia with the Sunshine Coast Lightning, Peace Proscovia has returned to the United Kingdom.

The She Cranes shooter and captain has joined Vitality Netball Superleague side Surrey Storm for the 2022 season.

“Peace is a class athlete who brings a wealth of skill, experience and accuracy to our squad, her achievements at Loughborough Lightning and Sunshine Coast Lightning have made her one the world’s best goal shooters. She’s also an incredible human being who will add value to our team environment,” Mikki Austin, the head coach of Storm, said as quoted by Sky Sports.

Before moving to Australia, Proscovia played for Loughborough Lightning between 2015 and 2019, establishing herself as one of the top shooters not just in the Vitality Netball Superleague but the world.

While at Lightning, Proscovia helped them progress into two Grand Finals and take a British Fast5 All-Stars Championship victory.

“I feel blessed to be given this opportunity,” Proscovia said about signing for Storm as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I never thought that I could be offered a contract in England again but had faith that somehow one day I will get back.

“I have always admired Mikki’s style of leadership and am excited to be coached by her. I can’t wait to get back to England.”

Peace Proscovia has joined Surrey Storm | Credit: Sunshine Coast Lightning

The 31-year-old who scored 670 goals in 42 games for the Loughborough, including a career-best of 53 against West Coast Fever during the 2019 season, adds: “I will bring my extensive experience playing against some of the best defenders in the world under pressure. I will also bring my accuracy and dominance under the post and share my knowledge with the upcoming Surrey Storm shooters.

“I never thought that an opportunity would present itself for me to go back to where my professional life all started.

“I believe everything happens for a reason and now that I have an opportunity to return back, there’s no better feeling than this. Thanks a lot for this opportunity. I missed all my fans in England and I can’t wait to reunite with them.”

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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